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  • a good example of how muslims should live in half-naked....
    ( By hats off! )
  • one hindu hater always loves another hindu hater.
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  • if positive psychology is basically lying, obfuscating and misleading people....
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  • An excellent testimony on what religions should be and can be! The author is a practitioner of "positive psychology....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article! A good example for our ulama
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Why do right-wing bhakts hate Thapar so much...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Only a moron cannot distinguish between Hindus and Hindutvawadis. The latter are the dispensers of hate, just like Hats Off.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Poor Hats Off! He is frustrated because his hate prachar is not working.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • is this why every religion describes all other religions....
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  • the true scotsman. no doubt. the 'real' muslims, ....
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  • go home jojo. get back to where you once belonged. get back!'
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  • Dear friends, Female full and partial face covering so called HIJAB has nothing to do with Neither Islam nor the Holy Quoran. It ...
    ( By Maq Jirzeem )
  • Happy to see it. '
    ( By R. Maliha )
  • Electioneering brings out the worst in the BJP. Muslims form 14.2%...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Akbar Ahmed focuses on the prevailing view on Akbar whereas Hats...
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  • Customs. practices and rituals should never be an essential part of any religion. Religions should be all about....
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  • the more poignant thing is what the later muslims made out of this man and his ...
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  • The pertinent points to be noted are: The verses that mentions the exemptions for fasting does not exempt a menstruating woman. ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Isis is offshoot of Wahabism. Talibani is offshoot of Deobandis.
    ( By Yasir )
  • That is a silly rant against Fukuyama's nod to an inclusive sense of national identity. Muslim....
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  • For Hats Off, Marxist history is suspect, but Hindutva history is okay! This is exactly the answer...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "ISIS in our midst is an existential danger for all of us and we must fully cooperate with the authorities in...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • These requests are good. Let us hope they are taken into consideration. '
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • politicisation of history is the contribution of marxists-lenists to the....
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  • “National identities can be built around liberal and democratic political....
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  • Only an ignoramus with a hate agenda would not know Romila Thapar's credentials.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • who exactly is a renowned scholar, pray
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  • Why to blame pakistan ? If you plant a mango seed you get a mango...
    ( By Madhuraj Patinhare Covilakam )
  • Quran 4:19 (Mohsin Khan translation), "O you who believe! You are forbidden...
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  • Quran 4:128 (Mohsin Khan translation), "And if a woman fears cruelty or desertion....
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  • Quran 4:90 (Mohsin Khan translation), "Except those who join a group...
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  • Totally rubbish comment from Hats Off! Even renowned scholars become targets of his hate if they...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • He did not say Islam is a race. White racists and Zionists figure prominently among the Islamophobes.'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • a pot calling a kettle black. the leftist libtards...
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  • is islam a race? or are muslims a race? islam is an idea and muslim is just...
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  • Hats Off's deceptive techniques will not work here. The fact is that no one....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Very good discussion on what it means to be a Muslim in India.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Having an ideological dialogue with mass murderers does not only give....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article! Hindutva history is just a mythic creation to bolster...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • There was a general failure to understand the underlying unity of the...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    Mr. President,

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    Mr. President,

    The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan as well as from Iraq and Syria. Inspired by the Taliban declaration of victory, a radicalised terrorist in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, backed by a Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organisation, attacked an Indian military convoy, killing 40 soldiers. Similar suicide attack killed 27 elite revolutionary guards in Sistan, Iran. Emboldened Jihadists will surely carry out more such attacks in future. The gloating in Islamist circles for having “defeated” both the superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, has reached its peak.

    Mr. President,

    Still fresh in our minds is what happened when the international community abandoned Afghanistan in 1989. Taliban ruled and Al-Qaeda got a safe haven. A series of atrocities including 9/11 and horrors of Islamic State followed.

     In this backdrop, the complacency of the world community in allowing Taliban to govern Afghanistan is inexplicable. Jihadist strength does not come from their soldiers and territories. It comes from an ideology and ideologies cannot be defeated militarily.

    Mr. President,

    The Jihadist ideology is based on very solid foundations in Islamic history, scriptures and theology. Moderate Muslims have not yet succeeded in evolving a satisfactory alternative theology of peace and pluralism to challenge the current theology of violence and exclusion. Even when such a theology evolves, it will take time and effort for it to be established. Mainstream Muslims should be allowed the time and space to work out and propagate a counternarrative. I would, therefore, urge the international community not to repeat the mistakes of 1989 and invite further disasters....

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