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April  2016

A Confused American Muslim Community and the US Politics
By Syed R. Mahmood: Why are American Muslims an easy target in the United States to become victims of BIGOTRY and RACISM? Nowadays, the situation is so bad that Muslim children are asking their parents, “are we going to be kicked out of this country?” Every time you turn around, as you watch the news, someone is making anti-Muslim or anti-Islamic comment. Although there are a good number of Americans who are very supportive of American Muslims, bigotry and racism remain part of American History. Read More

Bernie Sanders is a better presidential candidate
By Habib Siddiqui:
Last week, I watched the debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. I am glad that I had the time to do so. To me, the most important task of the President of the USA is about foreign policy, which he conducts through his Secretary of State. The debate allowed me to understand the candidates' views on Israeli state that has benefitted enormously from the US patronage since its birth.
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Hillary and Bernie Part Ways on Israel
Stephen Zunes:
The foreign policy divide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders could not have been more obvious than in last week’s debate in Brooklyn when the moderator brought forward the issue of Israel and Palestine. The answers they gave not only revealed differing emphases among two politicians who both strongly identify as being “pro-Israel,” it revealed a striking contrast regarding the role the United States should play as a mediator in international conflicts and attitudes towards international humanitarian law. Read More

The Hardwara Incident:  A Lesson in Tyranny
By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai:
The circumstances surrounding the Handwara girl seem to have brought to the surface the true state of Indian occupation in Kashmir.   The obvious ravaging of this young woman, a mere child, and her reputation demonstrate the lengths to which a military and police authority will go to protect itself from accountability. It was one thing for an individual soldier to attempt to molest her in a public convenience, but quite another for the state to illegally place her face, her identity, and what seems to have been a forced confession contradicting earlier statements in a video in public for all the world to see. 
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Trump/Hitler/American Muslims
Arthur Kane Scott:
Watching Trump campaigning is likeobserving a rerun of Hitler in the 1920s.They both use inflammatory language, over-simplify, repeatcatch-phrases, and appeal to dark nationalistic impulses by targeting vulnerable groups as responsible for their countriessocio-economicills. Hitler often said: “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” Donald J Trump picking up on Hitler has called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering US.”
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Global tax havens or havens for dirty money
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali:
The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The documents show the myriad ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. The massive leak of confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm has shown how some of the world's richest people hide assets to avoid paying taxes.
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Pakistan abandons to reform controversial blasphemy law
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali:
Pakistan government has abandoned plans to amend the country's blasphemy law following protests in its capital Islamabad that left the city paralyzed for almost four days.The Sunni Tehreek group descended on the capital on Sunday, March 27, to denounce the hanging of police officer Mumtaz Qadri for the 2011 murder of Governor Salman Taseer. Hundreds of protesters rallied for days in Islamabad before ending their sit-in after gathering assurances from the government.  One of the main demands of the demonstrators was government assurances that the blasphemy laws will not be amended.
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