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  • The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians0

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    • September 27, 2017

    The plight of the Rohingya is a rare moment of global unity for Muslim countries. But will that be enough to save them?   The systematic persecution of Palestinians has long occupied a place in the consciousness of the ummah, the global community of Muslims. Muslims worldwide have watched for decades as Palestinians have been

  • Contextualizing Extremism in Pakistan: The Need of the Hour!0

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    • September 27, 2017

    Violent extremism has emerged as a serious issue in the contemporary world. A closer demonstration puts out the fact as for how for centuries the societies have remained hostile towards different categories of religious, ideological, political, racial or cultural extremism. Soviet communism was signified as extremism by the so-called ‘free and democratic world.’ As for

  • ‘Everything’s changed’: despair of Briton held without charge in Bangladesh0

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    • September 25, 2017

    Hasnat Karim remains in prison although no evidence has been produced to implicate him in 2016 Holey Bakery attack in which more than 20 were killed Bangladeshi police officers escort Hasnat Karim, centre, to a court appearance in Dhaka in August 2016. Photograph: ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock ‘Everything’s changed’: despair of Briton held without charge in Bangladesh

  • The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya0

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    • September 25, 2017

    Engy Abdelkader, Rutgers University Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year. The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group and described the atrocities by Myanmar’s authorities as “ethnic cleansing,” whereby one group removes another ethnic or

  • The Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming!1

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    • September 24, 2017

    Posted at: Sep 24, 2017 MOCKINGBIRD Saba Naqvi Indian television has been at the forefront of Muslim-bashing. If stories of traitors and love jehad weren’t enough, TV channels are making us believe that the Rohingya will spread terror   I have spent most of my life believing in such nonsense as humanism, secularism, composite culture,

  • The US Has High Stakes for a Peaceful Outcome in Myanmar0

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    • September 23, 2017

    This Article was published in Huffington Post on September 22, 2017 and is Co-Authored by US Ambassador Osman Siddique & Samier Mansur As world leaders converged upon New York City for this week’s UN General Assembly, over 420,000 Rohingya refugees traversed the monsoon rains and bloodied fields of Myanmar into Bangladesh’s make-shift and overcrowded refugee

  • H-1B Visas; How Hyderabadis & Indian IT firms fooled Americans0

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    • September 23, 2017

    U.S. government created the H-1B visa program in 1990 so, that U.S.companies could hire foreigners with special skills. Approximately 85,000 H-1B visas are distributed annually. (1) Majority of them go to technology companies, which claim that U.S has a shortage of skilled technology workers. (6) Critics, however say that H-1B visa program has been hijacked

  • LAUDABLE MOVE OF ASSAM GOVERNMENT IN INDIA TO CONTROL POPULATION0

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    • September 21, 2017

    Assam government has approved a proposal to insist that each family in the state should have not more than two children. The Assam government proposes to deny several privileges to those bearing more than two children including the denial of state government jobs. They cannot contest the local body elections. This is a much-needed step

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  • China, Nepal to focus on cross-border Railway!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Pivot Like USA and Russia that have assumed Asia pivot to influence the continent, China also has its own Asia pivot, but it also has South Asia pivot too trying to woo the nations to come under its new Silk route program nicknamed the ‘One Belt, One Road (OBOR)’ initiative. China’s

  • Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like0

    Alicia de la Cour Venning, Queen Mary University of London The world is witnessing a state-orchestrated humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The latest UN figures show a staggering 370,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August 25. An unknown number have perished. Around 26,000 non-Muslims have also been displaced. This is just the latest

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