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General Ziaul Haq: The man to answer for a lot that went wrong with Pakistan

Source: Dawn

By Haseeb Asif

It is now generally agreed upon by most people that Ziaul Haq’s martial law changed Pakistan’s destiny for the worst. Most, but not all. 755 more words


Ask me why?

Readers of this blog will probably have realized that my personal beliefs (philosophy), as well as those associations of which I am a member/supporter because of actions emanating from these beliefs (ethics), are very much in line with the ideas and campaigning strategies of the National Secular Society (NSS). 793 more words

I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have

Source: The Guardian

By Nadia Murad

Nobel peace prize winner Nadia Murad describes her extraordinary journey from suffering at the hands of Islamic State to human rights campaigner… 1,232 more words


Lord Curzon's Intention

‘“We must put an end to anything which brings about any Islamic unity between the sons of the Muslims. The situation now is that Turkey is dead and will never rise again, because we have destroyed its moral strength, the Caliphate and Islām.”

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Religiosity v Objectivity

Just a couple of quick points following on from the religiosity spectrum concept introduced in my last blog 

First point. I think it’s fair to say most people can be classified either as needy theists, passive theists or non theists. 260 more words


Pakistan Supreme Court, Blasphemy Laws and Fate of Asia Bibi and a Whole Nation

Supreme Court reserves verdict on Asia Bibi’s final appeal against execution

Source: Dawn

A special three-member bench of the Supreme Court on Monday reserved its judgement on the final appeal against the execution of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. 1,233 more words