Tag: Terrorism

10 Islamic Rules of War Given by Prophet Muhammad #2

10 Islamic Rules of War Given by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Islam is often projected as a violent religion, either due to bias or misinformation. At times, mainstream media portrays Islam as an ideology of violence. This leads to many people...

/ August 2, 2017
Free Syrian Army soldier walking among rubble in Aleppo

A Cry of Truth Suppressed: A Poem for Aleppo

A cry of truth suppressed, Is heard without being expressed. Blood red hues of lost humanity Pierce human consciousness and sanity. The lava of hatred and deception Erupting from the...

/ January 2, 2017

Nellie Massacre, 1983: A Hate Crime Against Muslims

18 February, 2016 marks the 33rd anniversary of one of the worst-ever genocides committed in post-1947 India against Muslims in Assam, that is, the Nellie Massacre. Three decades have passed,...

/ February 20, 2016

Remembering Dayton Accords, 1995

Back in the early 1990s, a war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over 100,000 people lost their lives, and over two million were displaced. Rape, prison camps and genocide...

/ December 17, 2015

Middle East: The Way Forward

Ever since World War I, if there is one region of the world that has been in constant turmoil, it is the Middle East (or West Asia, whichever way you...

/ November 11, 2015

Netanyahu, The Grand Mufti, And Hitler

In a recent speech, Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the Grand Mufti of Palestine at the time, Haj Amin al-Husseini, had counseled Hitler to “burn the Jews”. It is quite astonishing...

/ November 2, 2015

Bosnian Victims

This is a poem about the Bosnian Conflict. Learn more about the conflict and genocide on this page. Two young women shield their faces; children again, they block out the...

/ September 19, 2015

In The Lucidity Of A Solemn Silence

In the lucidity of a solemn silence The night overtook those who transgressed. Nations we liberated and others we built As shelters for masses oppressed. Our hearts resounded with a hungry...

/ September 12, 2015

The Smile I Will Not Trade For Anything

Before the political conflict and civil war in Syria broke out, I visited the country two times. Friends from Egypt responded excitedly when they knew I was flying to Damascus....

/ July 22, 2015
Installation view at the Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo

Mass Graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre, which was a part of the larger Bosnian Genocide undertaken by the Republika Srpska. In an enclave protected by the UN,...

/ July 13, 2015
Moscow Cathedral Masjid, Moscow

5 Masjids That Were Destroyed By Extremists

Over the course of years, several masjids have been converted or transformed into churches, museums, etc. Even worse, many a times, masjids have been martyred or destroyed by extremists and...

/ July 9, 2015

From A Non-Muslim: A Logical Reading of Islam

To avoid unscrupulous suspicions of emotionally driven bias towards my argument, I think it is helpful to note that I am not a Muslim, nor do I have any particularly...

/ June 17, 2015