Islamic state

  • Introduction

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    The entire Muslim Sunni world is in ferment and the faithful among them feel that a Caliphate is around the corner.The Caliphate was

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  • Mahmud of Ghazni is a much reviled character in Hindu literature, while Muslims bring out the fact that he defeated the " Hindus", the Hindu  writers portray him as a destroyer of temples. No wonder the Pakistanis have named one of their missiles as Ghaznavi.  Truth however can be

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  • Recently I recieved a book written by Dr.Peter Hammond titled " Slavery Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat" from a friend who has retired from the Central Industrial Security Force. I have read the book and  found that it gives a mine of information. The book

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  • Many people have asked me whether there is a Muslim secular state in existence. My answer is "yes". I know of two of them namely Albania( I have never visited) and Turkey, which I have visited twice. As I roamed the streets of Istanbul, I was struck by the European atmosphere enveloping the

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  • Background

    Belgium has been  besieged by terror attacks. In fact just a few days back hardline Islamic terrorists attacked the airport in Brussels as well as a metro rail station close to the airport and exploded bombs. This was an attack by suicide bombers and

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  • Introduction

    Pakistan is the obverse side of India. It is the second side of the coin. If India was heads Pakistan would be tails. Both countries are of the same racial stock and have by and large have the same ethos and culture but over the decades Pakistan which was conceived

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  • Saudi Arabia is a large country that occupies almost the entire Arabian Peninsula. It is also the only country in the world named after a dynasty. Saudi Arabia is ruled by the Saudi dynasty, which is also supposed to be the guardian and the custodian of the two most Holy  Shrines in Islam,

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    Sinai is a small peninsula  which is part of Egypt. It is mostly a desert with a few nomadic settlements. But it is the only source of

     

    At the start I must draw a parallel with Nazi Germany to bring out the point that the silent majority is often coerced into submisssion and a stage comes when it becomes irrelavent. This happened in Germany when Adolf Hitler rode to power.

    Hitler we must remember came to

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  • The United Arab Emirates is a union of 9 Sheikhdoms to form a single state. One of the member states is Dubai which is presently ruled by the Maktoum family. The present ruler is His highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. The UAE follows a watered down version of the Sharia and Islam is the state

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