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Dayton peace (dis)agreement, 25 years on

December 15, 2020 by Emir Hadzikadunic

Emir Hadzikadunic || 15 December 2020   Today marks the 25th anniversary of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also known as the Dayton Accords. The landmark agreement between Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia, which […]

25 Years On, The Dayton Peace Agreement Is a Ticking Time Bomb

November 21, 2020 by Dr Emir Hadzikadunic

Throughout Danis Tanovic’s Oscar-winning film “No Man’s Land,” a viewer waits distressingly for the bouncing mine to explode below the body of Cera, an injured Bosnian soldier lying in a trench. The last moments of this antiwar satire do not […]

The Paradox Between Shoe Diagram and Sound Mind

November 18, 2020

Muhammad Irwan Ariffin || 18 November 2020 I am appalled when I read the statement issued by the Mufti of the Federal Territory on the issue of using the diagram of the Prophet’s shoe to invoke the blessings of Allah […]

Déjà Vu In France: Change Attitudes

November 2, 2020 by Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 1 November 2020   As events unfold in France centring around Islamophobia, there is a feeling of déjà vu. We have witnessed a few times before this sequence of events. There is some provocation or other targeting […]

Freedom of Expression or Freedom to incite Hatred and Violence?

October 30, 2020 by Lucy J. Aguilar

Lucy J. Aguilar || 30 October 2020   As a neutral (non-Muslim and non-religious) world citizen, I’m indignant at the media’s pathetic attempt to garner public sympathy by portraying Charlie Hebdo as a staunch defender of the freedom of expression, […]

Killing for the sake of something called … ART: The Charlie Hebdo Affair

October 1, 2020 by Shabbir Akhtar

Shabbir Akhtar || 1stOct 2020   The trial of a dozen French Muslims, accused of complicity in the Charlie Hebdo killings, has started.  The French artistic elite repeat their mantra: ‘Relax: it is only satire.’ But why should we not take […]

Beirut Blast

August 9, 2020 by Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 9 August 2020   Four days after the Beirut Blast of 4th August 2020, the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun, has attempted to explain what caused the largest explosion since the end of the Second World War. He […]

An Interview with the International Quran News Agency (IQNA) on Ali Shariati in commemorating the 43rd Anniversary of his death | 18th June 2020

June 18, 2020

Prologue Ali Shariati, (born 23rd November 1933, Mazīnān, Iran—died 18th June, 1977, England), Iranian intellectual and critic of the regime of the Reza Shah Pahlawi. Ali Shariati developed a new perspective on the history and sociology of Islam and gave highly charged lectures in Tehrān […]

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

June 15, 2020

Human Rights Council Forty-third session 24 February-20 March 2020 Agenda items 2 and 7   Database of all business enterprises involved in the activities detailed in paragraph 96 of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the […]

Freedom of Religion and the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 5, 2020

By Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi | 5th May 2020   Any place on earth can be a mosque and prayer can be offered wherever there is the presence of God. The movement restriction order is preventing us […]