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Brazenly invoking Islamophobia to instigate Muslims: Why CAIR has become an Islamist front
Opinion

Brazenly invoking Islamophobia to instigate Muslims: Why CAIR has become an Islamist front

Even as Muslims struggle to challenge the stereotypical portrayal in popular media and a just and equitable position in American society, CAIR is more concerned about furthering the agenda of the Islamists

Taslima Nasrin writes: Why Muslims must reform themselves first before seeking to transform Islam
Opinion

Taslima Nasrin writes: Why Muslims must reform themselves first before seeking to transform Islam

My guileless mother used to read the same Quran that the murderers at ISIS read. My mother used to forgive, while ISIS only kills. The time has come to turn Islam into a religion of peace

Nigeria: 600 inmates escape as Jihadis attack jail in capital, authorities blame Boko Haram
World

Nigeria: 600 inmates escape as Jihadis attack jail in capital, authorities blame Boko Haram

The Islamic extremist rebels who attacked the prison have waged an insurgency in the country’s northeast for over a decade. Their attack on the detention facility freed many of their members who are inmates, prison officials said

Why Salman Khurshid runs with fundamentalists and hunts with liberals
India

Why Salman Khurshid runs with fundamentalists and hunts with liberals

Salman Khurshid seems to be imbibing the Jinnah syndrome, assimilating the two contradictory traits, with the clear ascendancy of the faith over everything else

How Hindutva is the Hinduism that resists
India

How Hindutva is the Hinduism that resists

Things evolve with time and so has ‘Hindutva’. Once it was the only saviour of others, but the condition demanded it to add a new feature: Resist

Opinion | Normalising Islamist terror, the Salman Khurshid way
India

Opinion | Normalising Islamist terror, the Salman Khurshid way

Salman Khurshid’s statement equating RSS with Boko Haram and ISIS is a sordid attempt to normalise horrendous crimes of Islamist terror groups.

Nollywood films like The Milkmaid bring to fore the grim toll exacted by Boko Haram in African countries
Entertainment

Nollywood films like The Milkmaid bring to fore the grim toll exacted by Boko Haram in African countries

Making a serious drama about Islamic fanaticism — in a country where roughly half the residents are Muslim, and where recent instances of religious terrorism have gained unwelcome global attention — makes such a task especially daunting.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent activism on Kashmir is motivated by Turkey president's Caliphate dreams
World

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent activism on Kashmir is motivated by Turkey president's Caliphate dreams

Although Turkey has traditionally supported Pakistan in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) against India on the Kashmir issue, its recent activism in South Asian affairs emanates from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's larger ambitions of leading the Islamic world

30 killed in Nigeria triple suicide bombings: No groups claim responsibility, but attack bears imprints of Boko Haram jihadist group
World

30 killed in Nigeria triple suicide bombings: No groups claim responsibility, but attack bears imprints of Boko Haram jihadist group

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group.

Sri Lanka bans 'face veils': Why have Muslim items of clothing always suffered in fight against terrorism?
World

Sri Lanka bans 'face veils': Why have Muslim items of clothing always suffered in fight against terrorism?

So deeply entrenched is our impression of equating the violent Islamism of the Islamic State to the everyday habits of followers of Islam that it skipped the attention of the world at large that Sri Lanka had become only the second ever country in Asia to enforce such a countrywide ban.

The new  Viagra of  terror
World

The new Viagra of terror

Churned out by legal and illegal factories from Punjab to Gujarat, painkiller Tramadol has taken the conflict zones of the world by storm

After week-long delay and conspiracy claims, Nigeria goes to polls at last; series of blasts rock Maiduguri city
World

After week-long delay and conspiracy claims, Nigeria goes to polls at last; series of blasts rock Maiduguri city

Nigerians began voting for a new president on Saturday after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Shortly before polls opened, a series of blasts rocked the northeastern city of Maiduguri, which has been repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists.

30,000 fled Nigerian town to Cameroon in two days as 'preemptive measure' amid Boko Haram threat: United Nations
World

30,000 fled Nigerian town to Cameroon in two days as 'preemptive measure' amid Boko Haram threat: United Nations

Rann, near the border with Cameroon in northern Borno state, already saw an exodus of some 9,000 people earlier this month after a Boko Haram attack on 14 January left 14 people dead

90 students kidnapped in Cameroon released; fate of school principal, a teacher and driver unknown
World

90 students kidnapped in Cameroon released; fate of school principal, a teacher and driver unknown

All are enrolled at the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda, capital of Cameroon's Northwest Region.

Boko Haram kills 30 Nigerian soldiers in raid; sources say militants seized military base in Borno state
World

Boko Haram kills 30 Nigerian soldiers in raid; sources say militants seized military base in Borno state

Boko Haram has intensified attacks on military targets in Nigeria of late, in an attempt to undermine repeated claims that the militants had been defeated.

17 Nigerian soldiers killed in latest Boko Haram attack on military base; government claims militant group has been 'decimated'
World

17 Nigerian soldiers killed in latest Boko Haram attack on military base; government claims militant group has been 'decimated'

On Wednesday evening, heavily armed Boko Haram jihadists in trucks stormed and looted weapons and vehicles from a military base in Garunda village in Borno State, the epicentre of the Islamist insurgency that has been raging for nine years.

Boko Haram attack in southeastern Niger: Ten soldiers killed, four others missing after strike on military camp
World

Boko Haram attack in southeastern Niger: Ten soldiers killed, four others missing after strike on military camp

An attack on NIger's military camp by Boko Haram killed 10 soldiers, injured three and four others have gone missing

Four killed, another four injured in Boko Haram attack in Nigerian camp for displaced civilians
World

Four killed, another four injured in Boko Haram attack in Nigerian camp for displaced civilians

Boko Haram jihadists broke into a civilian camp in Nigeria's Kano. They killed four, injured four others and stole their supplies

Communal clashes kill over 200 in Nigeria: Attack reflective of terrorist invasion, says Plateau State governor Simon Lalong
World

Communal clashes kill over 200 in Nigeria: Attack reflective of terrorist invasion, says Plateau State governor Simon Lalong

Lalong suggested "criminal elements" were exacerbating hostilities, including "conflict merchants" involved in cattle rustling, theft and other crimes.

Nigeria violence: Clashes between nomadic herders and farmers kills 86, demolishes 50 houses in Jos
World

Nigeria violence: Clashes between nomadic herders and farmers kills 86, demolishes 50 houses in Jos

Fighting between Berom farmers and Fulani herders claimed 86 lives and demolished 50 houses in Nigeria's Jos