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How to Transgender Islam

How to Transgender Islam

Joseph Massad, professor of Arab politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University, is a towering post-colonial theorist and political scientist. Wide-ranging though his academic interests are, his writings primarily focus, just as those of his teacher Edward Said do, on the aggressive colonial politics of Israel and the western liberal nation states. At the theoretical […]

July 3, 2015 Shameer.ks
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Journalist Praful Bidwai Is No More

Journalist Praful Bidwai Is No More

Prominent journalist and political commentator Praful Bidwai died on Sunday, June 21, in Amsterdam, where he was a fellow at the Transnational Institute. He was 65 years old. “Our dear friend Praful died unexpectedly in Amsterdam last night, 21 June. We are in shock,” read the note next to Bidwai’s bio in the international advocacy […]

June 25, 2015
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Buddhist monks seek to ban schoolgirls from wearing headscarves in Burma

Buddhist monks seek to ban schoolgirls from wearing headscarves in Burma

An influential group of Buddhist monks in Burma is proposing to ban Muslim schoolgirls from wearing headscarves, in the latest sign of growing religious tension in the country. The Organisation for the Protection of Race and Religion, a panel of monks known locally by the acronym Ma Ba Tha, said the headscarves were “not in line with school […]

June 23, 2015 Interactive News Desk
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China bans Ramadan

China bans Ramadan

Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region working as civil servants, students and teachers were banned from fasting during the days of Ramadanon Wednesday. According to Agence France-Presse, The state-run Bozhou and TV university said on its website that it would enforce the ban on party members, teachers, and young people from taking part in Ramadan activities. […]

June 22, 2015 Interactive News Desk
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In China Uighurs Face Ban on Fasting, Mass Arrest

In China Uighurs Face Ban on Fasting, Mass Arrest

China has imprisoned around two dozen Uighur Muslim leaders , including “ wild imams” who allegedly preach illegally in the Muslim majority region of Xinjiang for “ illegal religious activities”. The 22 suspects were sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to 16 years at a mass public sentencing in Xinjiang on Monday, the state-controlled […]

June 22, 2015 Interactive News Desk
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Malcolm X: Between Symbolic Exercises and Reality Check

Malcolm X: Between Symbolic Exercises and Reality Check

“A 21 year old white man, police suspect, shot dead nine people at a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina yesterday. The officials refer to it as a hate crime. The gunman is supposed to have sat in on a bible study meeting for up to an hour before opening fire, killing six […]

June 22, 2015 Ali Ahsan
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Ramadan in Gaza

Ramadan in Gaza

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June 22, 2015
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The Prophet for All

The Prophet for All

Blessed are those small books that you can read at one sitting or, to say in justification of the context of this writing, during a two-hour train commute. Publishers might be scared to read this. If a product, the result of a harrowing spending spree- buying copyrights, commissioning writers, roping in editors, getting the manuscript […]

June 17, 2015 Shameer.ks
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UN peacekeepers accused of swapping goods for sex

UN peacekeepers accused of swapping goods for sex

UN peacekeepers commonly pay for sex with cash, dresses, jewellery, perfume, mobile phones and other items despite a ban on such relationships, a draft UN report has concluded. The draft study by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), obtained by Reuters news agency and since seen by Al Jazeera, says surveys of hundreds […]

June 12, 2015
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AKP: A Slump, Minor Scar or Wake-up call?

AKP: A Slump, Minor Scar or Wake-up call?

Has the era of Erdogan, so hugely popular as to be called by his cynical critics as the next autocrat of Turkey, started to exhibit the signs of slow disintegration? Or else, as sympathisers of AK party (Justice and Development Party) say, it is just a jolt or wake up call to regain strength, which, […]

June 10, 2015 Interactive News Desk
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