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Views on the News 12/03/2021

Headlines: • Switzerland Referendum: Voters Support Ban on Face Coverings • India: Teaching of Hinduism Books in Islamic Madrasas Sparks Anger • China’s Crackdown on Muslims Spreads to Tropical Hainan Switzerland Referendum: Voters Support Ban on Face Coverings Switzerland has narrowly voted in favour of banning face coverings in public, including the burka or niqab […]

America US is no More the Super Power it Used to be

‘Europeans say they want cooperation with Washington. Their latest actions speak a different language.” (Foreign Policy) Comment: Among Democrats, it was obvious that the election of Joe Biden would trigger reverberant cheers throughout the world and expressions of sincere gratitude that America was resuming its historic role as leader of the ‘free world’, but it […]

Condemning Ahmed’s Custodial Death but at the Same Time Collaborating with Tyrant Hasina is a Glaring Example of Western Hypocrisy

Ambassadors and high commissioners of 13 countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have expressed grave concern over the death of detained writer Mushtaq Ahmed. “The undersigned Heads of Mission in Dhaka express our grave concern about the death in custody of Mr Mushtaq Ahmed on February 25, 2021,” said a […]

Views on the News 6/03/2021

Inflationary Fears over Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill The American Congress is consumed with US President Biden’s early key legislative initiative to provide a $1.9 trillion financial stimulus to the American population in the form of direct payments to American citizens and allocations for cities and state governments, schools and selected programmes, as well as […]

No Justice Without Islam

The British Supreme Court judgment in Shamima Begum’s case offers little resolution to an issue our government wishes would go away. While the court deferred to the home secretary’s decision to bar Begum from returning to Britain, it offered no solution to the intractable problem of her continued detention in a dangerous and unstable Kurdish-run […]

Selangor State Shariah Law Criminalising Gay Sex is Unconstitutional!

On Thursday 25th February, a man won Malaysia’s first legal challenge against the Selangor State Syariah law which bans gay sex. The victory was hailed as “monumental progress” in combating persecution of the LGBT community. The man was charged in the state of Selangor Syariah court in 2019 for attempting to have ‘intercourse against the […]

Government of Pakistan Playing Shamelessly with the Education of its Children

It appears that the Pakistani Government is bent upon throwing the education sector of this country into a mire of uncertainty. The Punjab Text Book Board has introduced a new No-Objection Certificate (NOC) criterion for hundreds of private publishers who have been printing and publishing learning and teaching materials for the schools of Punjab. (The […]

No Change Without Khilafah

The rejection of the government of Imran Khan is now widespread, even extending to previously hopeful, but now disappointed, supporters. The rejection is not through misplaced trust in the opposition, but due to Imran’s own performance. The government’s failure is not due to mere incompetence alone, but due to its fulfilling the requirements of its […]

Trump or Biden: Neither Makes Capitalism Worthy of our Allegiance

The last year has made one thing very clear- Capitalism and Democracy are delusions, which have failed the world. The Capitalist system, which values profit over its citizens’ well-being has created a situation where the healthcare systems, among other things, were unable to care for the population. Unemployment increased, the inequality between the classes rose, […]

“Capitalism delivers what the capitalists want, but not what man needs”

“Japan to discard millions of Pfizer vaccine doses because it has wrong syringes,” according to a Guardian headline from the 10th of February, 2021. The Guardian also said that the US and the European Union have the same problem, and warned that this would result in “strong competition to quickly secure additional supplies.”

100 Years Without the Khilafah: The Ummah Keeps Drowning in Tribal Conflicts

The Garre and Murule communities from Mandera County in Kenya have fought for years over boundaries, pasture and water amongst other vital resources. The two feuding communities were brought together by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and officers from both the National and County governments. NCIC formed an arbitration committee to bring peace […]

View on the News 10/02/2021

Headlines: * China’s Population Beginning to Decline? * UAE Reached for the Stars China’s Population Beginning to Decline? The number of newborns registered with the government in China dropped almost 15% in 2021. According to figures published by the Ministry of Public Security this week, there were 10.03 million new babies registered in 2020, compared to 11.79 million the […]

Views on the News 05/02/2021

Headlines: • Covid-19: 4,000 Variants of Coronavirus around the World, British Minister says • US Report Highlights Pakistan-China Closeness in Afghanistan • UK Tribunal to Hear Witnesses on China Genocide Accusations Covid-19: 4,000 Variants of Coronavirus around the World, British Minister Says There are around 4,000 variants of the virus that causes Covid-19 around the […]

Lawmaker Papul is a Glaring Example that Corruption is Sacred in Secular Politics

Corruption and scams have always been part and parcel of secular democracy in Bangladesh and all over the world. The involvement of the politicians into corruption has never been a matter of surprise for the people in Bangladesh. But it came as a shock for the Hasina government to see the four-year sentence of Kazi […]