Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Give Peace a Chance" is now *Official* Pakistani Policy

And not just the Government of Pakistan; but all political parties.

Oh, and also "Trade not aid":
Source: Press Information Department, Government of Pakistan. Download the MS-Word Version here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Challenge to those cussing the Media Blackout

Challenge: every time someone that starts a status/sentence/tweet with "What you won't see on the mainstream media..." Please end it with "... so here's what you should be watching/reading/listening to".

Don't just cuss the darkness; light a candle.

Another IMF Director; Another West African

So first, y'all saw the symbolism of the IMF chasing a poor West African down to brutalize her made all too real through the actions of the institution's director; now here's the next director literalizing another aspect of the organization: that of embracing a member of the West African ruling class:

[AFP Picture with the caption:
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde greets Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala prior to a meeting of the Intergovernmental Group of 24 (G-24) at the IMF Headquarters in advance of the 2011 Annual World Bank - IMF Meetings, in Washington, DC, September 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB.]

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Loving "Islamic Science" while you diss Traditional Muslims

My thought for this week is that I am very unsettled by those who wax eloquent about historic "Islamic" achievements and then condemn anyone or anything that actually still shows any sign of following or having any allegiance to the historic cultures and traditions that produced them.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tarek Fatah on "Hijab" vs Dupatta

"I have no problem [with] Pakistani women wearing a dopatta; my issue is with those who wear the Muslim Brotherhood sanctioned Arab Hijab that is a political flag, not […] attire based on our culture and heritage."
—Tarek Fatah on Facebook

Sunday, September 11, 2011


 9/11 can and only should be a time for reflection. My thoughts were carried by Newsline Magazine and New American Media.

Let's hope the next 10 years are more positive.