Tag Archive: Islam

May 04

Thoughts on the East Asian Miracle and Backwardness in Muslim World

The East Asian miracle is referred to the remarkable success and high growth and development of eight countries in East Asia- Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan (China) and Thailand over a smaller period of time than Western countries. Simply put, there are two views on how an economy should run, namely …

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Jun 19

24 female students sent to jail in Bangladesh for holding Quran Taa’leem program!!!

On the evening of 18th of June, police surrounded the premises of a house in South Goran, in the middle of Dhaka. The sheer levels of activity among the police forces indicated that they had come to arrest and apprehend anti-social elements of magnanimous nature, probably armed drug traders or holed up terrorists with big …

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Apr 21

Overwhelming Injustice in the name of Delivering Justice: The Case of Allama Delwar Hossain Sayedee

The International War Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh was set up to try those accused of crimes against humanity in the Liberation War of 1971. Till date, the accused facing trial has consisted of almost the entire dock of the central leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, the largest Islam based party in the country and key ally …

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Apr 11

The story of Karima El Serfy, one among 22,000 illegal Egyptian detainees

‘Excuse me, can I just put my scarf on..?!’ ‘Someone give me something to cover myself with.. please’ These were the last words Karima El Serfy was heard saying before the line abruptly cut off as the military police savagely knocked down the front door of the apartment where she was staying by herself after the illegal detention …

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