In the 15th century, Christian Europeans began making oceanic voyages of discovery. Very quickly, these voyages led to the outright economic, political and religious domination of the globe. This domination lies at the heart of the problems the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia facing today. Continue reading “How the West came to dominate the World. “
Here are just a few examples of exceptional Muslim tolerance:In
What happened to muslims living in non-muslim countries?
Communist Russia they were forcibly marched into the gulags of Siberia. In Eastern Europe it was the genocide of Bosnia and Srebrenica that awaited them. In Palestine, it is 60 years and counting of occupation, humiliation and imprisonment. In Spain, it was total annihilation, such that not one man was left to call the adhan.
Continue reading “The Supreme Muslim Tolerance “
By: Goolam Vahed
University of KwaZulu-Natal Associate Professor Goolam Vahed provides us with perspectives on the integration experience of South African Muslims and the diversity that characterises the Muslim community.
Islam is a minority religion in South Africa. Numbering around one million, Muslims make up less than 2 per cent of the population of 52 million. Around 90 percent of Muslims are termed “Indian” and “Malay” Muslims.
Continue reading “Muslims in Post-Apartheid South Africa; A Model of Integration?”
‘Do not go extremes in religious matters, for you will not be able to continue in that way’
– Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
The Crimes of the Indian occupation forces, numbering more than half a million, against the people of Kashmir have now reached genocidal proportions, presenting the worst example of state-sponsored terrorism. Because, the people of Jammu and Kashmir were pledged by no less an authority than the UN Security Council to exercise their right to decide their future under conditions free from coercion and intimidation.
Barely 65 years have passed and yet the Olympics, Downton Abbey, The King’s Speech, royal weddings and babies are all being deployed to present us with an idea of imperial Britain and the Windsors as harmless anachronisms, and not the brutal genocidal murderers who plundered, raped, imprisoned and murdered their way across the whole globe. Virtually every conflict today can be traced back to British colonial policies and divide and rule tactics. While we are well aware of the horrors of the Nazis, British concentration camps in South Africa are little known, as are the genocides, famines, displacements and brutalising all over Africa, Asia, Palestine and the Middle East in the name of the British crown. It is no exaggeration to say that 100s of millions of people suffered and died under the rule of this family’s ancestors down to the present day, yet they are paraded in public as though there is no shame in their past and as though they have no blood on their hands at all. And we are allowed no accountability, no anger, as though it never happened at all.
It is quite rare these days to hear anything good about Muslims from the Anglo-American news media. There are, however, some exceptions in the West and Dr. Richard Bulliet, Professor of History Columbia University, New York is one of them. Continue reading “The Islamic empires that gave Europe its Renaissance”