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  • Dutch envoy to return to Pakistan 4 months after receiving death threats in wake of anti-Islam contest

    The Dutch ambassador to Pakistan will return to Islamabad in February following an absence of more than four months in wake of the alleged death threat received last year, reportedly from religious parties angry over anti-Islam tweets by far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, the Dutch media said on Saturday...

    ”“The letter spoke of a 'specific threat' and was related to the [anti-Islam] cartoon contest which had already been...

  • Treasures of Islam

    Violent extremist groups’ disdain of history — ‘idol worship’, as IS has termed it — is as gro­tesque as their rejection of the fact that Islam has always been interpreted and embraced through the lens of local cultures and experiences, making it diverse, resilient and relevant...

    Pakistan is not immune to the threat of cultural cleansing that violent ex­­tre­mist groups pose...

  • Kalash girl says she converted to Islam of her own volition

    PESHAWAR: The dispute over conversion to Islam of a Kalash girl was resolved on Friday when 14-year-old Reena recorded her statement before a judicial magistrate, saying she had converted out of her free will, according to a government official...

    On Thursday, the girl’s decision to embrace Islam sparked a clash between the Kalash tribe and members of the Muslim community in Chitral’s Bamburate Valley, forcing police to use teargas to...

  • Saudi crown prince promises 'a country of moderate Islam'

    Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday vowed to restore “moderate, open” Islam in a kingdom known for its ultra-conservative rule...

    “We are returning to what we were before, a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world,” he said at an economic forum in Riyadh...

  • Islam & the Bolshevik Revolution

    Even though Galiev was an atheist himself, he believed that Marxism and Islam could coexist, insisting that the CP use gradualism to educate the Muslim masses and slowly win them over to communism...

    Galiev’s demands for greater decentralisation and democracy within the Communist Party and greater sensitivity to Islam could have changed the attitude of millions of Muslims to the revolution, especially in Central Asia...

  • Terror groups like IS, Al Qaeda have no links to Islam: imam of Kaaba

    The imam of the Kaabah, Dr Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid, was quoted on Monday by Radio Pakistan as saying that the militant Islamic State group and Al Qaeda have no links or concerns with Islam...

    According to Radio Pakistan, the imam said that only the state was responsible for declaring jihad, not an organisation or a group of people, adding that the Holy Quran said that killing a single person without any reason is like...

  • ‘PTV kept me away for five years’: Amjad Islam Amjad

    The Lahore-born Amjad Islam Amjad is rated as one of the finest dramatists and poets in Pakistan...

    His thoughts on the popularity of Turkish plays being shown in Pakistan?“Well, if we continue to rely on importing dramas that need only Rs2 lacs to dub in Urdu, then this turf will soon turn barren...

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