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“You’re either with us or against us” : A police officer’s plea

This article http://www.indianexpress.com/news/You-re-either-with-us-or-against-us/368483 – an article by an IPS officer defining how the police has a “thankless job” and has to work with either conspiracy theories or flak. The title of the article – “You’re either with us or against us” – rather sadly, defines the more highlighted muslim mindset, which is mostly a result …

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“Who Hijacked Jamia” : A different muslim perspective on the issue

This is a wonderful article by Arif Mohammed Khan, citing the poor leadership offered to the Muslim community from self-proclaimed muslim bodies such as the Personal Law Board, Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and Jamaat-e-Islami. These organisations he says hijack the core muslim agenda, often backed by shameless political patronage, just as had happened in the Shah Bano …

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Aurangzeb :: The worst thing to happen to the “Idea of India”

Acceptance of the havoc created by Aurangzeb, and in general by other followers of orthodox Islam, is key to having a progressive dialogue to make movement forward towards religious harmony in India. This article refers to research conducted by Francois Gautier, by studying Mughal references archived in Bikaner Museum. The author then tries to link this with a case to muslims softening their stand on Babri Masjid, suggesting voluntary relocation of some key flash points such as the Babri Masjid, as a radical step by the community to win over the confidence of the hindus, who have over the decades and centuries been in complete acceptance of Islam and demonstrated this by adoption of the mystical Sufi traditions and saints as their own.

Free Muslims Coalition :: a new way forward for muslims

I came across this very good website about Free and moderate Muslims working globally towards creation of a secular and democratic middle east, including Saudi Arabia. Their website is: http://www.freemuslims.org/. I quote several positions from their website which are very inspiring, healing and I believe progressive, thus leading to steps to create a better a …

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I stand by Bhutia and Aamir; shame to the CPM

While Bhutia refused to carry the Olympic torch in his support for Tibet and HH Dalai Lama, Aamir is carrying the same ‘…with a prayer for the Tibetans and their struggle’. I relate to both of these men, and their stand in taking opposite actions but with the same purpose. Shame to the communists in …

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