Thousands of protesters and dozens of civil rights lawyers from ACLU and CAIR flocked to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to free Muslim travelers detained by the US Customs and Immigration Service after President Donald Trump's Muslim Ban
executive order over the weekend.
Silicon Valley companies rely on technology talent from many Muslim nations around the world. They also do significant… Continue
Added by Riaz Haq on January 30, 2017 at 6:30pm —
Why did President Donald Trump bar entry of citizens of 7 Muslim majority nations (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen) for 90 days? Will it extend to Pakistan
and other Muslim majority countries in the future? What message does it send to world's 1.5 billion Muslims, including American Muslims?…
Added by Riaz Haq on January 29, 2017 at 1:30pm —
India, often described as the world's largest democracy, is home of 18.3 million slaves, the highest number of people trapped in modern slavery anywhere in the world, according to Global Slavery Index 2016 report.…
Added by Riaz Haq on January 26, 2017 at 10:30am —
When the Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer found himself being barraged with unpleasant US media questions at his first press briefing today, he called upon Pakistan-obsessed Indian-American Raghubir Goyal to ask a question.
Goyal has been at the White House for over a decade. In 2002, the … Continue
Added by Riaz Haq on January 23, 2017 at 6:00pm —
What tone did President Donald J. Trump
set in his inauguration speech on Jan 20, 2017? Can Trump simultaneously take on the US establishment, friends and foes all at the same time? How will he browbeat US businesses to stop offshoring of manufacturing and jobs? How will he "eradicate radical Islamic terrorism"
without the… Continue
Added by Riaz Haq on January 22, 2017 at 11:21am —
Top 1% of Indians own 58% of wealth in India, according to a recent report by Oxfam as published by Wall Street Journal. The report said the global average for wealth ownership of the top 1% is 51%.…
Added by Riaz Haq on January 18, 2017 at 11:00am —
"Ulat Dunya Kee Sair", my friend Ali Hasan Cemendtaur's latest travelogue written in Urdu, was launched on January 15, 2017 at an event organized by Urdu Academy of North America, a Silicon Valley-based group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Urdu language in the United States and Canada. The travelogue tells the story the author's travels to the world Down Under (appropriately translated by the author in Urdu as "Ulat Dunya), specifically three southern hemisphere nations of… Continue
Added by Riaz Haq on January 17, 2017 at 12:00pm —
Why are Indian soldiers publicly speaking out
against poor food and airing other grievances on social media? How is India's massive defense budget
spent? Why do Indian soldiers lives are almost a decade… Continue
Added by Riaz Haq on January 15, 2017 at 10:30pm —
Karakoram is the most magnificent and captivating area in Pakistan. A great attraction for adventure freaks and tourists and definitely a feast for the senses; Pakistan's northern mountains call for an open spirit of adventure and bring the pleasure of experiencing indeed the most picturesque mountain scenery in the world. Such is the setting of Karakoram Range, this remainder of a prehistoric ice age, "the third pole," with sizeable glacier systems and the substantial concentration of… Continue
Added by Muhammad Abdullah on January 11, 2017 at 1:53am —
Altaba, the new name for Yahoo after its deal with Verizon, is currently the name of a Pakistan-based company spelled as Al-Taba, according to the New York Times. Is this plagiarism?…
Added by Riaz Haq on January 10, 2017 at 3:08pm —
What is Om Puri's Legacy? Will he be remembered first and foremost as an accomplished actor? Or as a vocal peace activist pushing for better India-Pakistan ties through greater cultural contacts
? Why was he so viciously attacked by right-wing Indian media
? And mightily harassed by… Continue
Added by Riaz Haq on January 8, 2017 at 8:00pm —
The Indian Army formed after the atrocities and violent protests in Kashmir Valley in an investigative report which appeared conscious of Modi put them away.
British broadcaster the defenseless people by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir to be targeted by violence and said to the representative of the Kashmiri youth 5 members of an investigative report public… Continue
Added by Farrukh nawaz on January 8, 2017 at 7:55am —
Did the Obama administration enable ISIS, also known as Daesh, to unleash its reign of terror in Iraq and Syria? Have the policies of successive prior US administrations contributed to rising wave of global terrorism today? Is the American filmmaker Oliver Stone right when he says "we are not under threat. We are the threat"? Let's examine answers to these questions in light of available facts and… Continue
Added by Riaz Haq on January 4, 2017 at 1:30pm —
How was the year 2016 for Pakistan? What can Pakistan expect in 2017?
Did Pakistan’s internal security
improve in 2016? If do, how? And by how much? How was it done? By Zarb e Azb military operation? Did Pakistan implement the National Action Plan to address extremism and radicalization in society?…
Added by Riaz Haq on January 1, 2017 at 6:30pm —