It’s that hallowed time of the year again – International Women’s Day!
The date March 8 is a legitimate excuse to emphasise yet again, just how much gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development. The day is an opportunity to rally across the globe with events and ideas for generating relevant policies that stress the vital role of women as potent agents of development! The UN’s allocated Continue reading →
It is not secularists who need to quit opposing Islam. It is Islam who needs to abolish Islamism, and learn to respect everyone else!
Islamic countries have to change their approach towards interacting with other Islamic countries and everyone else. They cannot continue with the same political approach and socio-cultural ideology, while unceasingly blaming the West for their misfortunes! Muslims will need to hang up their global islamisation agenda. They will also need to give up this religious nationalism agenda Continue reading →
Sita Ram Goel was a secular humanist, historian and campaigner. He was also an intellectual, writer and publisher in the late twentieth century. A survivor of India’s partition related riots, he advocated establishing the authority of the secular state over that of religious texts. To this end, he infamously petitioned India’s Calcutta High Court, specifically calling for all books containing enmity, hatred and ill-will, on the grounds of religion, to be “forfeited to the government” in order to stem religious-incited riots, promote civic cohesion and true secularism in india. In his petition, Goel brought before Calcutta High Court, multiple ‘fighting verses’ in the Quran that incited violence such as Quran 9:5, 39,123 and 25:52. Continue reading →
Just because M. A. Khan is such a fantastic writer, so easy to understand, and his book Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery is so well detailed and thoroughly researched; we are hosting a link to the book’s free online copy! The link below leads to the free copy, via M. A. Khan’s website. Enjoy!