Mob in India burns homes in fresh caste violence

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Hundreds of Indian security forces enforced a curfew on a tense district Wednesday after a mob set fire to the homes of two political figures from the country’s low-caste Dalit community. Amid heightened communal tensions over caste rights, some 5,000 people angered by earlier Dalit protests torched the houses Tuesday of a state legislator and former lawmaker in the Karauli district of the popular tourist state of Rajasthan. Neither was at home at the time, the district’s top ...

VIDEO: Fearing mass shootings, some US schools turn to armored equipment

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Linda Bragg wrote a "quote of the day" on the small whiteboard in her classroom, a teaching aid that can double as a bullet-resistant shield in the event of a school shooting. The tablets, made of polyethylene fiber and weighing just three pounds (1.5 kilograms), have been in the classrooms of Worcester Preparatory School in historic Berlin, Maryland since 2013. Berlin, which features a population of 5,000 and is located just miles from some popular Atlantic beaches, calls itself " ...

Pakistan violence drops for third year running

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Deaths and injuries linked to militancy have dropped in Pakistan for the third consecutive year, with 21 percent fewer incidents in 2017 than in the previous year, a security think-tank says. Some 2,057 people were killed and 2,074 wounded for a total of 4,131 casualties over the year, according to a report by the Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies seen Wednesday. That continued the trend from 2016, in which 2,613 people lost their lives due to violence and 1,714 were ...

Kuwait responds to President Duterte after Filipino girl’s body found in freezer

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry is seeking final solutions to the possible ban of Filipino workers going to the country after President Duterte condemned them of mistreating his ‘countrymen’, Kuwaiti media outlets reported.A local Kuwaiti newspaper cited diplomatic sources saying that any solution should be in accordance with diplomatic channels, away from media hype.The sources added that Kuwaiti authorities provided the criminal reports of seven cases of violence and murders of ...

Pakistan sentences man to death in student’s lynching

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced a man to death and convicted 30 others over the lynching of a 23-year-old university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, officials said.Mohammad Mashal Khan was killed by a mob on his university campus in April 2016 over rumors, which later proved to be unfounded, that he had shared blasphemous content on social media.BlasphemyBlasphemy against Islam is punishable by death in Pakistan, and mere allegations are often enough to provoke mob ...

Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest continues

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes continued nationwide. Over 300 protesters were arrested overnight and the army was deployed in several cities to help quell violent protests in Tunisia seven years after the overthrow of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in the first of the Arab Spring revolts. In Thala, near the Algerian border, ...

UN: Iraq must do more for ISIS sex abuse victims

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Iraq must do more to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by ISIS militants receive care, protection and justice, the UN said Tuesday. In a fresh report, the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN rights office also warned that the children born as a result of the sexual violence risked facing a lifetime of discrimination and abuse. READ ALSO: How a British man tricked a Moroccan woman into joining ISIS “The physical, mental and emotional ...

Attempting to understand the phenomenon of violence

Friday, 28 July 2017

There are several discussions about climate threats and the scarcity of food and dozens of prophecies about the dry land and the decrease of water. However the worst threat is violence with all its forms, the terrorist, the criminal and the political. A society’s luxury is first measured by its security and then all other standards follow. Although the world has witnessed major violence in East Asia, mass massacres in Africa, civil wars in the Middle East and massacres in Europe – of ...

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

Takfir is extremism’s demonic fruit

Monday, 17 July 2017

Al-Ghazali once said: “Only ignorant men rush to accusing others of apostasy.” I’ve memorized this quote ever since I read it and I recall it every time someone makes rushed judgments accusing others of apostasy. When I listen to how they ended up with this dangerous conclusion, I realize that Ghazali’s statement was accurate and true. If we delve into inherited jurisprudential legacies, we’d notice that takfir, i.e. accusations of apostasy, were common during times ...

Mohammed Al Shaikh

Jilted Indian lover rapes, kills ex-girlfriend

Sunday, 14 May 2017

A jilted man who kidnapped and raped his ex-girlfriend before smashing her head with bricks and running her over with a car has been arrested, Indian police said Sunday.Police in the northern state of Haryana said the 23-year-old victim was abducted by the man and his friend who then allegedly raped and mutilated her, in the latest case of sexual violence in the country.They then dumped her in an isolated industrial area where a local resident discovered her four days later, on Friday, when they ...

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