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Slouching Toward Global Disaster: Chaos and Intervention in the Middle East   | Global Justice in the 21st Century

There are many disturbing signs that the West is creating conditions in the Middle East and Asia that could produce a wider war, most likely a new Cold War, containing, as well, menacing risks of World War III. The reckless confrontation with Russia along its borders, reinforced by provocative weapons deployments in several NATO countries … Continue reading

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The world is in turmoil; mass killing, genocide, ethnic cleansing, occupation of lands for natural resources, oppression, expulsions, deprivation and exploitation of innocent, people by power hungry corrupt despotic rulers, greedy powerful countrymen, extremist religious groups and Neo-colonial powers has reached unprecedented level. People are perplexed, they want to get out of this quagmire but there … Continue reading

Disenchantment with Islam

Those who call themselves Muslims while simultaneously disowning political aspects of Islam are in a strange dilemma: they do not want to leave the fold of Islam and they do not want to fulfill its rights. Instead, they choose to talk around the matter and find a way out of their collective obligations as Muslims … Continue reading

5 Ridiculous Things you Probably Believe About Islam

Missionaries to Muslims Agree to Soften Criticisms of Each Other: Ten years after 9/11, the heated debate over contextualization is about to get more civil. By Warren Larson Evangelists and missiologists have long debated how best to contextualize the gospel within Islamic contexts. The debate over “insider movements” revolves around a key question: Should converts from … Continue reading

Islam: Puritan and popular religion

Throughout the history of religion, the question that arose from time to time was whether religion should evolve according to social, political and economic needs of society or should it retain its original teachings. Those who are in favour purity of religion argue that despite changes in society, believers of a religion must observe its … Continue reading

Religion and reason: The challenges of modernity

Religious scriptures are the most revered pieces of writing. They have been recited millions upon millions of times and raging debates have been carried out to determine the one true meaning behind their allegories and metaphors. Two schools of thought emerged as a result of this battle of semantics. One school which has been dominant … Continue reading

Zionist Christians: Useful tool for Zionist Jews

Christian Zionists believe that in order to fulfill Biblical prophecy, Israel must conquer most of the Middle East. They are a growing force in American politics with ties to many powerful pro-Israel groups in Washington. Once considered a marginal doctrine among evangelicals, the dispensationalist theology of Christian Zionism includes a belief in the rapture, when … Continue reading

Concept of Equality of Men & Women in Islam

“O Mankind! Be conscious of your Sustainer, who has created you out of one living entity, and out of it created its mate, and out of the two spread abroad a multitude of men and women. And remain conscious of God, in whose name you demand (your rights) from one another, and of these ties … Continue reading

Muslims of France

There are an estimated five million Muslims in France today, which is the largest such population in Western Europe. What challenges have generations of Muslim immigrants in France been facing to retain their cultural identity? Read more >>>> http://wp.me/p1dL2Q-gc Please visit: http://aftabkhan.blog.com

How Islamic Inventors Changed the World

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we in the West take for granted. Here are 20 of their most influential innovations: (1) The story goes that an Arab named Khalid was tending his goats in the Kaffa region of southern Ethiopia, when he noticed … Continue reading

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