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 July 2011

Peter King continues anti-Muslims witch hunt
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali:
Republican Rep. Peter King continued his anti-Muslim witch hunt Wednesday with his congressional hearing on the so-called "radicalization" of American Muslims.  This time the focus of his hearing was the Somali community. This was King’s third such hearing that came five days after the Oslo Massacre by the right-wing terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik who was perhaps radicalized by a group of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam American bloggers and zealots such as Bat Ye’or, Daniel Pipes, Hugh Fitzgerald, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer Walid Shoebat.
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Oslo massacre exposes the nexus of Islamophobia and right-wing extremism
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali:
More details have emerged on the Norwegian terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik and now we have enough details to piece together what’s behind Friday’s massacre which saw car bombings in Oslo and a mass shooting attack on the island of Utoya that caused the deaths of more than 90 people.  Hours before his terrorist acts, Anders Behring Breivik left a 1550-page manifesto on internet. Its title is 2083: A European Declaration of Independence. Apparently, the title is rooted in a demogrpahic claim that Muslims will become a majority in Europe. Read More

Brief historical overview of complexity/diversity of Islamic mosaic
By Arthur Scott: Middle East complexity is today being played out by what we in the West call “The Arab Spring”. Predictably, each Arab country as it struggles for “democratic reform,” has to do so within the context of its geography, history, culture, religion, resources and political legacies. Read More 

Dr. Fai’s arrest tit-for-tat move by the US
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali:
US-Pakistan relations took a new twist Tuesday when Washington arrested the Kashmiri leader, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, on charges of working for the Pakistani spy agency, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) which purportedly gave $4 million to Dr. Fai for years to lobby for the Kashmir issue. However, Pakistan Today newspaper reported that the arrest of Washington-based Kashmiri American Council (KAC) President Dr. Fai, seems to be an act of retaliation by the US in response to Islamabad’s refusal to set free Dr Shakil Afridi, a local physician arrested in the wake of the May 2 Abbottabad operation on charges of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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SkyTeam Diplomacy of Saudi Arabia
By Abdulateef Al-Mulhim
: In the past few months there was a talk about bringing back the Saudi Peace Initiative and at the same time we heard that Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) announced that in 2012 it will join the airline alliance, the SkyTeam which has become a political issue. Some Jewish organizations in the US have written to Delta Air Lines’ CEO to stop the admission of Saudia into the SkyTeam.
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Congress and Its colonialist agenda
By Stephen Zunes
: Up until the mid-20th century, Western attitudes regarding national freedom essentially went like this: the independence of white Western nations (Great Britain, France, the United States etc.) was a given. Independence for nonwhite, non-Western nations (such as those in Africa, the Middle East and Asia), however, could only be under conditions granted by the occupying powers. The time at which these nations could be free, their specific boundaries and the conditions of their independence could only be reached through negotiations between the colonial occupiers and representatives (if approved by the colonial powers) of the conquered peoples. It was not the purview of the League of Nations, the United Nations, or any other international legal authority to adjudicate such matters, so went the argument, since the rights of those in the colonies were limited to what was willingly agreed to by the colonizers.
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The US mounts pressure on Pakistan Army as Washington-Islamabad relations get worse
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali: Washington's latest accusation against the Pakistani spy agency ISI and the purported North Korean letter, claiming transfer of millions of dollars to Pakistani generals, came amid reports that the United States has been pressing the Pakistan Army to allow the posting of a Security Liaison Officer (SLO) at every corps headquarters of the military but the army has rejected the demand considering it a security threat. Read More