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Islam, freedom of religion and recent Jihadi attacks

Islam, freedom of religion and recent Jihadi attacks

It is generally believed that Islam is a backward religion, reinforcing the beliefs of medieval period, if not of the ancient period, it is conservative and even fundamentalist in its outlook, and it motivates its followers to be intolerant and violent. Islam, it is further believed, is incompatible with modern values and political systems, including, secularism, freedom of religion, human[Read More…]

by November 8, 2020 World
Islamophobia in France: Lessons for India

Islamophobia in France: Lessons for India

The gruesome beheading of a teacher in France has filled Muslim minority with fear of collective punishment. Communal reactionaries are spearheading hate against Muslims over Killings. The outpouring reactions of liberals and others have been on expected lines. More than 130 prominent Indians have also condemned killings. It has to an extent polarized Muslims and Majority religions across the world. Muslims[Read More…]

by November 5, 2020 World
Macron’s Incitement: ‘Crisis in Islam’ or French Politics? 

Macron’s Incitement: ‘Crisis in Islam’ or French Politics? 

There is no moral or ethical justification for the killing of innocent people, anywhere. Therefore, the murder of three people in the French city of Nice on October 29 must be wholly and unconditionally rejected as a hate crime, especially as it was carried out in a holy place, the Notre Dame Basilica. However, we would be remiss to ignore[Read More…]

by November 5, 2020 World
What do ‘God’s goons’ think?

What do ‘God’s goons’ think?

Terrorism has struck France again in the wake of the ongoing cartoons’ controversy. In a terrorist attack some years ago on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine following the publication of the controversial cartoons, several people were killed. And now, in a recent terrorist attack, yet more people have lost their lives. There can be no justification for committing acts[Read More…]

by November 3, 2020 World
France and Muslims Live on One Earth:  From Animosity to Politics of Reason

France and Muslims Live on One Earth:  From Animosity to Politics of Reason

French President Macron – What He Said and What He Meant? Politics is a game of pretension, saying something and meaning something else. President Emmanuel Macron appears to be no exception in a hybrid political culture of uncanny coincidence to blame Islam for the criminal acts of one individual. The reactionary beheading of a French school teacher has nothing to[Read More…]

by November 1, 2020 World
Charlie Hebdo Cartoons and Blasphemy Laws in Contemporary Times

Charlie Hebdo Cartoons and Blasphemy Laws in Contemporary Times

The murder of French school teacher Samuel Paty by an 18 year old Muslim boy of Russian origin has opened the Pandora’s Box all over. Few days’ later three people were killed in Nice, in France again. There were protests against France in few Muslim majority countries like Bangladesh and there was boycott of French goods in many of them.[Read More…]

by October 31, 2020 World
Muslim intellectuals, activists condemn Paris beheading, demand abolition of apostasy and blasphemy laws

Muslim intellectuals, activists condemn Paris beheading, demand abolition of apostasy and blasphemy laws

Muslim intellectuals and activists speaking at a webinar on Sunday the 25th of October, condemned the Paris beheading of a school teacher, Samuel Paty, by an 18-year-old Muslim fanatic, Abdullakh Anzorov. The webinar was organised by the Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy (IMSD). Moderated by its convener, Javed Anand, all four panellists are office bearers and prominent members of IMSD.[Read More…]

by October 26, 2020 World
Spectre of Jihadi violence in France

Spectre of Jihadi violence in France

The gruesome murder of a French school teacher in a Paris suburb on Friday is yet another pointer to the spirit of Jihadi Islam being conjured up by the young generation to set in a troubling spectre of violence and terror in the name of ‘faith and commitment.’ Sadly—but not surprisingly—Muslim Ulama across the world still remain silent on such[Read More…]

by October 19, 2020 World