In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


The West’s invasion of Afghanistan, arrogance, and the migrant crisis

By: Robert Fisk Source: The Independent As usual, all the warnings were there. Three Anglo-Afghan wars. Russia’s Vietnam. The Graveyard of Empires. Poppy capital of the world. The most bombed, crushed, corrupted, mined nation on the globe. So off we set in our righteous war of revenge for the Twin Towers and the dead of 9/11 to bomb Afghanistan all over again and – a new twist, this – to bring “democracy” to the land though which Alexander the Great passed en route to India. Osama bin Laden was our latest Hitler, although his protective screen of Salafist obscurantist Taliban legions could hardly be compared to the Wehrmacht. Bin Laden was a Saudi – so were 15 of the 19 hijackers who...

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Pakistan and Russia to hold first military drills

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, September 23 in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia, Reuters reports. During the Cold War, Pakistan spent a decade helping the United States funnel arms and fighters into neighboring Afghanistan to help insurgent groups fight Soviet soldiers following their 1979 invasion of Afghanistan. At the time, the communist Soviet Union was closely aligned with Pakistan’s arch-enemy India, while the United States was a staunch supporter of Pakistan. Pakistan’s top military spokesman,...

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Somalia 2016 HAIA emergency relief

Qurbani for Faiza: How you can help our neediest brothers and sisters

By: Alsou Kurlow Source: MuslimVillage Faiza is a 12-year-old girl living in Somalia. The second born in a family of six, she has spent her entire life in this part of the world, ravaged by war for the last two decades. Apart from the destruction, the war has deprived her of her parents prematurely and now she has to look after her four younger siblings. On a good day, they may be able to afford a meal for either lunch or dinner. And that would be due to the collective efforts of four sisters and two brothers. Literally, it is a life of hand-to-mouth. So desperate is the situation that they can’t even dream of education or decent housing. Their mud and brick home is all they inherited. Her...

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