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Being a good Muslim

Beyond any shadow of doubt, people judge others by their behavior not by their faith. So, who is a Muslim? A Muslim is any individual who proclaims Shahadah.



Respecting the right to education

The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (MDGs) of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school.



Palestinian rift will only benefit Israel

Barely a week had passed since a cease-fire agreement was reached between the Palestinians and Israel, through Egyptian mediation, before verbal clashes ensued between President Mahmoud Abbas and Hama



Conflicting consequences

Barack Obama’s recent confession that his country did not so far have a strategy as far as the so-called Islamic State (IS) is concerned has been pilloried as a gaffe.



Pakistan’s political deadlock

The Sharif-led government in Pakistan has pushed itself deeper into trouble by resorting to violence against protesters in Islamabad.



Why Cameron’s threat has no teeth

David Cameron’s plan to fight the terrorist threat posed by Islamic State got off to a doubtful start when he was forced to shelve key proposals even as legal uncertainty painted him into a corner.



Israel and unexpected outcome of Gaza war

In the rush to analyze the outcome of Israel’s 51-day war in Gaza, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, some may have neglected an important factor: This was not a war by traditional definitions of warfa



Nothing Islamic about this caliphate!

Weak-minded young Muslim men with western passports are attracted by the notion of an Islamic State.



Make OFWs’ return easier

For many of them, leaving Libya was a difficult decision to make due to uncertainty of finding a job back in the Philippines.



Is brown the new black?

Back in 2006, Joe Biden, then a Senate candidate ran into trouble for a remark that “you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”

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