Prosecution of Muslims in China – World Needs Attention

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan The ancestry of Chinese Muslims goes back to the time of the 3rd Caliph in Islam, Usman Ibn Affan in 651 when he sent companions of Prophet... Read more »

The Role of Journalists and Academics in Halal Affairs

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan; [Talking about Islam, we should not be diplomatic to say that today, Islam has been the most misunderstood religion within or outside the Muslim World and regrettably... Read more »

Full blown ethnic cleansing wiping out Muslim Rohingyas

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan In 2002, I wrote an article ‘A Silent hope for an oppressive nation’ on Aung San Suu Kyi, I praised her in my article for her struggle... Read more »

Wake up Australians

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan The Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 is now under debate in the Australian Federal Parliament. According to... Read more »

Panama reveals Aqama

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan The Pandora box of corruption in Pakistan is unstoppable The on-going investigations against Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and his family in relation to Panama case running... Read more »
Premier Mike Baird embraces his family after the press conference announcing his resignation. Photo: Janie Barrett

Why I’m disappointed Mike Baird quit politics

Our governments simply don’t think, even strategise, longer-term. They are mostly “reactive” not “proactive”. By John Hewson While I understand and accept his personal reasons, I am personally disappointed that Mike Baird... Read more »

The latest outburst of Altaf Hussain and its fallout

The MQM local leadership has dissociated themselves from the anti-Pakistan tirade of Altaf Hussain ..  This unprecedented backlash because of their leader’s hate speech might relegate Altaf Hussain to the political oblivion... Read more »

Role of Sufi Islam in countering Turkish coup

It was disciple’s commitment in Sufism that played essential role in unsuccessful Turkish coup. To understand that, we have to go back into the history of Turkish society where Sufi Islam is... Read more »

No sincerity to cure Karachi

My 10-Point suggestions for Karachi By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia An ordinary mind can understand that a system which has been built on divisions, discrimination, and corruptions cannot be fixed... Read more »
Female ministers and assistant ministers pose with Malcolm Turnbull after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday. Andrew Taylor/AAP

Small number of Liberal women MPs spark a fresh debate in Australia

Liberals deride quotas for women MPs but how are they going to make targets work? By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Before the election, Malcolm Turnbull had no trouble calling himself a... Read more »
Brexit

Britain’s ‘Bregret’ offers timely lessons for Australian voters this weekend

Australians heading to the polls this Saturday can draw important lessons from the UK referendum By Mark Chou (Australian Catholic University) and Michael Ondaatje, (Australian Catholic University) Last week’s Brexit decision sent... Read more »
What Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia

What Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia

UK’s vote to leave EU is a major turning point in Europe’s history and a significant crack in a unified concept of “the West”. It is not in Australia’s interests. By Ben... Read more »
Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the Art of the Reboot

The Trump campaign is like a team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who raised money, launched a venture, recognized quickly that their business model was failing, and pivoted. Many successful teams had to... Read more »
San Bernadino, terrorism and government hacking of iPhones

Pandora’s Box: San Bernadino, terrorism and government hacking of iPhones

Why doesn’t Apple want to help law enforcement in any way it can to track down the terrorists who may still be at large connected with the horrific December San Bernadino attack?... Read more »
Sri Lanka

Reconciliation cannot divide or break up Sri Lanka

The stakeholders of Sri Lanka must consider these arguments if any attempts are being taken to do the opposite of what we expect from reconciliation  By Shenali D Waduge The word reconciliation has... Read more »
Pakistan Malaysia

Pakistan and Malaysia – Tale of Misery vs Prosperity

Malaysia can be a good case study for Pakistan from which Pakistan can learn lessons on ethnic harmony and economic development By Dr. Minhaj Qidwai Pakistan and Malaysia both were liberated from... Read more »

Pakistan’s intolerant Social Media

Social media can be used to bridge polarisation, something mainstream media in Pakistan has failed to achieve .. But this is a society riddled with biases, intolerance, sarcasm, hatred and general abusive behaviour... Read more »
The execution of Nimr al-Nimr has brought the Middle East to a boiling point.

The Execution of Sheikh Nimr and Sunni-Shia Feud

The unity of Muslims as one nation would remain a myth and unattainable goal unless the Muslim clergies of both the sects reconcile on living in harmony despite their mutual differences of... Read more »
Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, speaks during an interview at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian

What if the Oregon Protesters were Black or Muslim?

Oregon incident has quickly led to questions about a double standard, particularly from liberals and the left, who asked: What if the armed men were Muslim or black? By Katie Rogers (NYT) The... Read more »
Cameron enters war without military strategy or exit plan

UK enters Syria war without military strategy or exit plan

Cameron’s speech may have won over 397 MPs but he failed to properly address concerns on key issues such as military strategy, the absence of credible ground forces, the lack of a... Read more »
Paris attacks highlight selective grief and outrage of Western world

No to ISIS, No to Imperialism – Solidarity with the Paris Victims

The November 13 attacks in Paris: the terror of the Islamic State, the state of emergency in France, our responsibilities By Pierre Rousset and François Sabado November 13 represents a change in... Read more »

What Putin’s visit to Iran means for Middle East?

Russia;s relationship with Iran should be seen in the light of ending of the P5+1 nuclear deal that effectively put an end to Iran’s geo-political isolation By Yasmeen Aftab Ali A very important... Read more »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AFP)

Modi, Sharif had hour-long ‘secret’ meeting during SAARC 2014

A year ago all that the people saw was a quick handshake but away from TV cameras Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif held an hour-long secret meeting... Read more »
ISIS

ISIS and the West: A Clash of Savageries

Once again, the West is using heart-wrenching scenes of loss and sorrow to win support for its misguided war on terror. By Lamis Andoni November 22, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “Al... Read more »