National mottoes and slogans have long stirred the patriotic fervor deep within the souls of any given nation’s true sons and daughters. Well, usually. Continue reading “India; Islamic fatwa issued against patriotic slogan”
While most Westerners believe the war on international terrorism is only against ISIS and their Libyan and Nigerian brethren, many forget that our Indian allies have been battling militant Islamic jihadists for decades. Case in point would be the recent ambush of a bus filled with soldiers of the Indian Army in the violence-wracked Pampore area of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region. Continue reading “Jihadists bestow ‘bravery award’ on terrorists who ambushed Indian Army bus”
The Republic of India is the largest democracy on the planet and rightfully proud of her place on the world stage. Already proving to be an economic powerhouse, those who want to see their nation progress into the 21st century are too often seeing their fellow citizens and government revert back to its ancient and technically illegal caste system.
Thirteen members of the Islamic Jihadist group The Popular Front of India (PFI) have all been found guilty of kidnapping, assaulting and lopping off the hand of a university professor in Southeast India. As reported by The Independent (of London, England) on May 10, 2015 and also by India’s New Delhi Television (NDTV) online news portal on May 8, 2015, Professor TJ Joseph of Newman College in the town of Thodupuzha, Kerala, India has finally seen his assailants found guilty and sentenced to various lengths of incarceration.
What could be a prime example of the 21st century meeting the 7th, Muslim authority figures have issued what could mildly be described as curious statements concerning education of the youth in their respective nations, as reported by The Indian Express (of New Delhi) on Nov. 19, 2013 and also by the US military-controlled East Africa-centric news portal Sabahi.com on Nov. 20, 2013.
Southern India’s influential Muslim cleric Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musaliyar gave a thumbs-up to women and girls receiving a formal education, but only under certain conditions. Continue reading “Reading, Writing and Repression: Muslim Leaders Slam Education”