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SYRIA : THE PRICE OF RESISTANCE

March 22, 2021

Chandra Muzaffar || 22 March 2021 Few nations in recent decades have been targeted by a superpower the way the United States of America has subjected Syria to various forms of attack. Apart from military assaults and acts of political […]

Magellan, Inquisition and Globalisation

March 16, 2021

Felice Noelle Rodriguez & Jomo Kwame Sundaram || 16 March 2021 KUALA LUMPUR: Globalisation’s beginnings are symbolised by Ferdinand Magellan’s near circumnavigation of the world half a millennium ago. But its history is not simply of connection and trade, but […]

WINNING VOTES THROUGH IDENTITY POLITICS

February 5, 2021 by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar

According to official estimates, Donald J. Trump obtained a little more than 74 million votes in the November 2020 presidential election losing to Joseph Biden who secured a little more than 81 million votes. Biden won by a comfortable margin […]

Leadership Manoeuvres : The Real Reason

January 12, 2021 by Dr Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 12th January 2021.   Why is it that in spite of increasing Covid 19 infections, rising fatalities, massive floods in a number of states and serious economic challenges, some politicians are still indulging in political machinations and […]

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 […]

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