Haroon Shah

  • There is a tempest in a teacup over categorically so simple an issue in principle:  freedom of speech. All western states, America included, have made it a constitutionally granted right. Such unequivocal harmony in considering free speech a fundamental right has left many slack-jawed over ...

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  • From New York in September 2001 to Madrid in March in 2005 to London in July 2005 to Paris in 2015--- attack on Charlie Hebdo--- to Brussels in 2016, leading analysts of West  have made the masses believe that Muslims have failed Europe and they hold Islam responsible. Flemming Rose, the ...

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  • The tragic death of Aylan Kurdi and Germany’s humane stance on Syrian refugees left Muslims in fits of both sobs and cheers, at the same time. Aylan Kurdi, a three years old Syrian boy washed ashore on a Turkish beach, is now destined to remain seared in the conscience of both Orientals and ...

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  • The very mention of the word “Muslim” generates in the minds of Americans the vision of a specter: gun-toting, bearded, fanatic terrorist, who is hell-bent on destroying its great enemy, America. Renaissance and Reformation metamorphosed the way the narratives were formed, with potent ...

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  • Owing to the Western media’s partial reporting and Western doyens’ subjective commentary of Islam, the occidental world has pityingly failed in circumscribing an unprecedented groundswell in Islamophobic sentiments. The grand alliance between Orientalists and journalist-cum-scholars of ...

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  • Islam is the religion of universality transcending phony Islamic versus Judeo- Christian fault-lines demarcated to preclude the very possibility of an all inclusive world. Citing mutashābih, or symbolic, allegorical verses, pseudo-Orientals have leveled an accusation at Islam of being ...

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  • In the past, literature either cherished romantic notions of love, nature, and simplicity, or lashed out at the evils of society, employing satire and sarcasm. During the Dark Ages, the Church was depicted as the sole reason of vices as it digressed from the Christ’s teachings. During the ...

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  • To a historian is granted a gift that even the gods are denied - to alter what has already happened! Though the saying is scornful but worthy of generalization as it spares the audience from useless wobbling by pointing to a historian’s tendency to alteration, misinformation, ...

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