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Gilgit, September 20: Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI is doing whatever it takes to drive a wedge between the Shias and Sunnis in the hitherto peaceful region of Gilgit Baltistan. While locals strive for peace the spy agency is furthering Islamabad’s policy of divide and rule.
20 Sep 2011
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Enough bovine excrement about America's involvement in the Iraq war. Here's what is really going on, and here's what the world should do instead.
6 Mar 2007
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Unity Of The Ummah - Dr. Zakir Naik Who are you? Hanafee? Shaafiee? Maalikee? Hambalee? Salafee? Ahl Hadith? Or A MUSLIM? A very important lecture by Dr. Zakir Naik regarding of muslim's identity. A muslim should be recognised as a muslim or as a label of following madhab (e.g., Hanafee, Shaafiee, Hambalee or Salafee)? Watch this lecture to find out your answer according to Quran and Sunnah... Dr. Zakir Naik is a medical doctor by profession but is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Zakir Naik clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam using the Quran, authentic Hadith and other religious scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts.
25 Dec 2009
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Muzaffarabad, June 01:The identity factor has marked the political history of pakistan in the last sixty years.Much like the early colonizers, Islamabad continues to exploit the religious differences to oppress and rule occupied Kashmir and its people.
2 Jun 2010
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BY BRANDON TWICHELL ANCHOR: You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy. Fighting in Egypt between Muslims and Coptic Christians escalated after a group of Muslims set fire to two Coptic churches. The ensuing violence killed 12 and injured more than 200 others. A CNN reporter explains what potentially sparked the violence. “What sparked this were rumors that a woman, a Coptic woman who had converted to Islam was being held against her will in one of those churches. There’s no clear information whether this woman was actually there or whether she converted to Islam, but it set off a night of violence.” The Wall Street Journal reports this incident was just the latest in a string of violent clashes that share a common theme. “The rise in sectarianism has appeared in parallel with an increasingly vocal Salafi movement—a fundamentalist form of Islam widely practiced in Saudi Arabia—and is posing a significant challenge for the military leadership that assumed power after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.” The Egyptian government says it will protect places of worship from further attacks. Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm reports an Egyptian activist is holding the government to its word. “If the Egyptian government and army are unable to protect us, then we call on the international community, and the US specifically, to protect us or let us leave Egypt and go anywhere else since we feel we’re not Egyptians.” One Egyptian citizen tells Al Jazeera he welcomes the idea of a tougher government - especially since inaction has allowed violence to continue. “The only solution is to have an iron fist. If the perpetrators of the previous attacks that were taking place recently were apprehended, this wouldn’t have happened. There would have been a deterrent, but there’s no deterrents. There’s no leadership. The armed forces aren’t doing anything.” Most of the Muslim and Coptic witnesses to the violence claim the attackers were thugs and not from the neighborhood. The government announced it has arrested 190 people for violence. Those people will undergo military trials. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your newsfeed. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy
10 May 2011
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*******www.globalchange**** New consumer groups, tribes, activist movements. Every company is a tribe, and every brand creates a tribe. Niche marketing, affinity marketing, customisation of products and services. The stronger your tribe, the stronger your brand. Clash of tribes, clash of cultures. Extremes of tribalism lead to sectarian violence, civil wars and terrorism / new generations of terrorists. Global leadership. Tribal leadership leads 20,000 in the same direction - team leadership leads just 5-15. Future of culture, nations, communities, consumers, governments, brands and corporations will be dominated by tribalism. Extract from presentation by Futurist keynote speaker Dr Patrick Dixon at MTN conference event.
7 Mar 2008
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*******www.instablogs****/ Satyam fraud One feels terribly ashamed of Mr. Ramalinga Raju, for the amount of damage he has done to the Indian IT industry is simply un-imaginable. Astonishingly the news broke out this morning but Mr. Raju and his CFO’s are not behind the bars. In fact, the company which audited their accounts all these years plus the chartered accountants should be banned from their profession. My heart goes out to the employees of the company but didn’t they act stupid by believing in sales which they knew never existed. Anyways the cat is out of the basket and those who have invested their hard earned money in big names with huge assets and apparent profits should begin exercising caution. Sectarian riots on Muharram, Pakistan The 9th and 10th day of Muharram are sensitive days of the Islamic month of Muharram in Pakistan especially in the NWFP province where a number of districts are prone to sectarian violence. The north western district of Hangu is particularly infamous for sectarian riots. Violence has broken out in the town more than a dozen times since 1998. This year the government has prepared a special security plan to prevent any sectarian outbreak in the town as well as curbing the threat of terrorists who are believed to have plans for using the sectarian tensions as a precursor for their own malign designs. Army and frontier constabulary have deployed security teams at all the strategically important spots in and around town. A strict curfew has been enforced in Hangu since last evening January 6 in order to prevent the vulnerable exposure of any religious procession. The curfew will hold till the 10th of Muharram which falls on the 9th of January. Hundreds of people have fled to neighboring town and cities in order avoid any emergency in the city of Hangu. Fashion and Michelle Obama Michelle Obama it seems is the right person to rejuvenate the US fashion industry. She could potentially do what Jackie Kennedy did; bring about a new awareness and a fresh outlook. During the election campaign she signaled an interest both in looking stylish and also in advancing the cause of American fashion and those who design and make it. She wore off-the-rack stuff from J. Crew and, at times controversially, designs by fashion darlings like Isabel Toledo, Thakoon Panichgul and Narciso Rodriguez. She brought to the campaign a sophisticated approach to high-low dressing, a determination to adapt designers’ work to suit her self — adding jewelry or sweaters or wearing flat shoes with sheaths or even altering dressmaking details. That’s how Michelle Obama is, a woman without any pretence and a working mother with kids who knows the big designer names but also shops at J. Crew and the Gap. *******www.instablogs****/
8 Jan 2009
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*******www.instablogs****/ Satyam board reconstituted This is a vital stabilizing development for Satyam and it marks the beginning of a new chapter in the company's history. The reconstitution of the board will help ensure business continuity, build confidence and protect the interest of all stakeholders – employees, customers and investors. The decision to appoint HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, the former Nasscom President Kiran Karnik and the former SEBI member C. Achutan as a three-member board will restore confidence of global investors in India Inc. especially after this unprecedented financial fraud in India's corporate history. Having taken charge of the troubled company, the government's priority should be to ensure that the Satyam board immediately arranges financing to ensure that salaries and payrolls of the 50,000 plus employees are met without disruption. Mexican drug cartels reach Europe Violent Mexican cartels that have killed thousands in a drug war at home this year are increasingly smuggling drugs to Europe by way of Africa. A 15-month international drug sweep called "Project Reckoning" captured 500 Gulf cartel collaborators in the United States, Mexico and Italy. Given the pressure from the Calderon government, we are seeing some of the Mexican groups seeking alliances with Europeans. According to the United Nations, The poor and weak states of West Africa make an ideal base of operations for international drug traffickers. Interpol says Mexican drug cartels could be using Africa's Atlantic seaboard for transport or storage purposes. Pakistan sectarian violence It is more than ten years now that Hangu has been suffering from continual eruption of sectarian violence. Hundreds of people have been killed and injured from both sides Shia and Sunni during these clashes. Nauroz is celebrated on 21st March and Ashura that is observed on 10th of Muharram are particularly sensitive at these times in this regard. The main reason behind the recurrence of sectarian violence is the lack of negotiations for long term peace in the area military curfew is imposed each time violence erupts but soon after that tragedy people and the government forgets about improving the ties between the Shias and Sunnis communities. The fresh outbreak of sectarian violence reminds us of the need for honest and effective reconciliation between Shia and Sunni sect especially in such times when terrorist elements are there to take advantage of such tensions for their malign designs. Starvation grips northern Kenya Nearly two million Kenyans face imminent starvation following crop failure in parts of Eastern and Rift Valley provinces. In Eastern, maize and bean crops have withered due to a long dry spell, while in Rift Valley Province, the shortage has been attributed to the delayed effects of the post election violence, which caused delays in planting last year. About a quarter of the six million people in the region have been affected causing the demand for relief food to shoot up. Residents have been left with no option and are living on porridge and wild tubers after herdsmen migrated with their animals in search of pastures and water near the Uganda border. The government's recently launched subsidized maize flour has not yet reached most parts of the country heavily facing food shortage hence worsening the situation. Food prices continue to rise across the country and worse are expected since rift valley province the country's bread basket will not be able to produce enough to feed the nation since farmers in the region were heavily affected during the poll violence early last year. *******www.instablogs****/
12 Jan 2009
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awlessness and sectarian violence quickly engulfed Iraq after the fall of Saddam, leaving women especially vulnerable. Correspondents Anna Badkhen and Mimi Chakarova visited a secret women's shelter in Baghdad to document the stories of rape victims and war widows. CIR spoke to the reporters via Skype for this episode of The Investigators. *******centerforinvestigativereporting****/articles/behindtheveil
27 Jun 2009
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BY TRACY PFEIFFER ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource headline news analysis from Newsy. In world news-- a mosque bombing during evening prayers in Baghdad leaves dozens dead-- including a member of the Iraqi parliament. Worshippers were attending a special service at the Sunni mosque as the Holy Month of Ramadan comes to an end. Euronews has more. “The attacker, posing as a beggar, detonated the explosives in the middle of the building just as evening prayers finished. …It’s the most serious incident in Iraq for two weeks, when a series of suicide bombings killed at least 70 people across the country. The power-sharing government is struggling to overcome sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites, that almost left to civil war after the U.S.-led invasion.” Still in world news-- Libyan rebels make their way towards Sirte (Sert), the hometown of ousted leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi. Al Jazeera reports-- they have a different tactic now that Gaddafi is out of power. JACKY ROWLAND, AL JAZEERA: “The strategy of the Libyan fighters now is to move forwards steadily. They tell me that in the past they’ve made mistakes, they’ve dashed forward, they’ve captured towns, and then they lost them. …Morale is high, and even as they fight on, they hope for a peaceful solution.” ALI GELAL, FIGHTER: “Already, the other people inside Sirte, it’s our family. They are Libyan. So we don’t need more blood. That’s enough.” In U.S. news-- the East Coast begins picking up the pieces after being pummeled by Irene over the weekend. Irene was downgraded from a Hurricane to a Tropical Storm as it passed, but as of Monday morning, more than 20 deaths have been blamed on the storm. Here’s HLN with a look at some of the devastation. ROBIN MEADE, HLN: “In Prattsville, New York, an official says that the volume of water coming off the Catskills Mountains could be bigger than Niagara Falls. Isn’t that incredible? Now look what happened in Vermont. Peaceful streams have turned into raging rivers. Floods washed away some of this building’s foundation. Look at the flashes of light in the window-- those are alarms going off.” Finally-- in entertainment news-- the world gets a peak at the latest installment in the Halo series. New series developer 343 Industries released this trailer at the Pax Prime convention over the weekend. Halo 4 will be the first game in a new "Reclaimer" trilogy and according to PCWorld, should be available around the 2012 holiday season. (Video: YouTube/HaloWaypoint) Stay with Newsy for more analysis on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Christina Hartman, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy
30 Aug 2011
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