Islam is a religion of peace not terrorism : Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Islam is a religion of peace and tranquillity and totally opposed to friction and terrorism. President Zardari, in his message to the International Imam Council, organisers of Syeda Fatima (S.A.) Interfaith Conference at the House of Lords here last evening, noted that such conferences highlight the real image of Islam being a peaceful religion and clear the confusion that Islam, in any way, favours terrorism. The President said: ”It gives me immense pleasure that Imam Hussain Council arranged an Interfaith Conference in recognition of Hazrat Fatima Tu-Zahra ( S.A.) , the daughter of … Continue reading Islam is a religion of peace not terrorism : Zardari

Open letter to all Editors and News Producers

Mustaqbil Pakistan – A new Pakistani political party dedicated to bringing competence, decency, sincerity and honesty to Pakistan’s politics.  Below is the text of an open letter sent by the Chairman of Mustaqbil Pakistan to all of the country’s newspaper editors and producers of TV news and current affairs programs.  The letter has been sent out both in Urdu and in English.  An open letter from the Chairman of Mustaqbil Pakistan to all editors of newspapers and producers of TV news programs in Pakistan Subject: Rise to your responsibilities Ladies and Gentlemen, I am writing to all of you at … Continue reading Open letter to all Editors and News Producers

Netanyahu says the 1967 borders are “indefensible”

When Netanyahu says the 1967 borders are “indefensible”, this does not mean Israel must seek to avoid conceding too much West Bank land. It means Israel cannot make any concessions. Last week, in response to Obama’s speech, Netanyahu argued that for Israel, the borders that existed before the 1967 occupation are “indefensible”. He repeated the same point after their meeting yesterday. But what does it mean? At its core, the “indefensible” borders argument relates to Israel’s small size, and the concentration of its population in a narrow strip along the Mediterranean coast, in great proximity to Palestinian areas of the … Continue reading Netanyahu says the 1967 borders are “indefensible”

“De islam deugt inderdaad niet” (Wim Van Rooy)

Wim Van Rooy stelde samen met zijn zoon Sam een essaybundel over de islam samen. Vader en zoon tonen zich deze week in Knack sceptisch over de uitkomst van de Arabische revoluties. “Dat al die demonstrerende moslims in het Midden-Oosten democratie zouden willen zoals wij die hier kennen, is louter westers wensdenken. Op maandag betogen mensen voor vrijheid, op dinsdag mishandelen diezelfde mensen vrouwen omdat zij ook vrijheid vragen.” “De islam deugt niet”, is de laatste zin van de inleiding van jullie boek. En dan zijn jullie verbaasd dat men jullie ziet als islamrammers? Wim van Rooy: Waar ik geen … Continue reading “De islam deugt inderdaad niet” (Wim Van Rooy)