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Pakistan chief of Islamic State killed while planting bomb

Apr 17, 2015

Pakistan chief of Islamic State killed while planting bomb

Pakistan chief of Islamic State Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report. #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #bomb #TTP #islamic-state
Rampur officials back down, cancel demolition of 800 Valmikis' homes after conversion row

Apr 17, 2015

Rampur officials back down, cancel demolition of 800 Valmikis' homes after conversion row

In a new twist to the ongoing fracas over alleged conversion to Islam by a group of people in Rampur, the district administration on Thursday promised not to forcibly evict them or demolish their shanties. #Uttar Pradesh #Islam #ConnectTheDots #Rampur #Valmikis #conversion row
Valmiki conversion in Rampur or ghar wapsi, genuine religious conversions are rare

Apr 16, 2015

Valmiki conversion in Rampur or ghar wapsi, genuine religious conversions are rare

Most conversions happen due to the pull effect of material or non-material benefits, or the push effect of your social condition in your present religion. Genuine conversions for purely non-material reasons are thus rare. #Gandhi #Islam #ConnectTheDots #Ambedkar #Christianity #Azam Khan #Rampur #Valmiki Conversions #Hinduisn
Islamic State gains ground near Iraq's Anbar province

Apr 16, 2015

Islamic State gains ground near Iraq's Anbar province

Islamic State militants gained ground in western Iraq on Wednesday, overrunning several villages on the edge of the capital of Anbar province, police sources and local officials said. #Syria #NewsTracker #Iraq #militants #Anbar #islamic-state #Several villages #local officials
Iran to appoint first female ambassador since Islamic Revolution in 1979

Apr 15, 2015

Iran to appoint first female ambassador since Islamic Revolution in 1979

Iran will appoint its first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the semi-official Fars and Mehr news agencies said late on Monday, citing unspecified reports. #NewsTracker #Iran #female ambassador #islamic revolution #Marzieh Afkham

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Islam and prejudice Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Nov 11, 2012

Islam and prejudice Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Much of what Naipaul has said about Islam's damage to native cultures, based on field reportage, is visible and indisputable unless one is blind to what is around. #Islam #Music #Islamophobia #VS Naipaul #Secularism #Girish Karnad
Anti Islam video Free speech at what cost?

Sep 14, 2012

Anti Islam video Free speech at what cost?

Free speech absolutists want the US govt to assert First Amendment rights and not compromise this most sacred principle. But they dont explain how a government is to protect its citizens a task more sacred. #ThatsJustWrong #Libya #Free Speech #Terry Jones #Anti-Islamic Film