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Past articles by Abdus:

Houthis Reject Proposed GCC Peace Talks In Riyadh| Countercurrents

The Houthis have rejected the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) offer to broker comprehensive peace talks in Riyadh between the warring factions. → Read More

Commemoration To Mark 1961 Paris Massacre Of Algerians| Countercurrents

Commemorations were held on Oct 17 to mark the 60th anniversary of a bloody Paris police crackdown on a demonstration by Algerians that occurred during the → Read More

Prominent Leader’s Assassination Highlights The Plight Of Rohingya Muslims| Countercurrents

A prominent Rohingya Muslim leader has been shot dead in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. → Read More

American Muslims 20 Years After 9/11| Countercurrents

“The rising power of American Muslims” is the title of special issue of The Newsweek on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. It published an article by Steve → Read More

24 Muslim Brotherhood Members Sentenced To Death In Egypt| Countercurrents

An Egyptian kangaroo court on Thursday sentenced 24 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death in two separate cases, the daily Sabah reported. → Read More

Explosion Kills 9 Chinese On Way To China-invested Dam Project In Pakistan| Countercurrents

Nine Chinese nationals and four Pakistani nationals were killed in a shuttle bus explosion in north Pakistan on Wednesday morning on their way to the → Read More

American Muslim groups urge suspension of US aid to Egypt

The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of major national, regional, and local Muslim organizations, Monday sent a letter to Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken calling on the Biden administration and Congress to demand that “the Egyptian government halt its plans to conduct a mass execution of democracy activists, faith leaders, and other political prisoners in… → Read More

Bosnia commemorates victims burned alive in war

Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday, June 14, commemorated the massacre of more than 3,000 Bosniaks during the war between 1992 and 1995. Bosnian news agency provided a graphic account of the massacre. On June 14, 1992, more than 70 civilians were burned alive by Bosnian Serb forces in the eastern Bosnian city of Visegrad, where soldiers locked up Muslim Bosniak women, children[Read More...] → Read More

Why Pakistan is reluctant to host US military bases?

Pakistani officials have privately begun confirming a secret visit to Islamabad of CIA Director William Burns and are suggesting that he was firmly told that Pakistan would not host the spy agency’s drone bases on its territory, according to the daily Dawn. This comes after New York Times in an article published on June 6 claimed that Mr Burns had[Read More...] → Read More

Jewish Chronicle criticizes Pakistani You Tubers for extreme anti-Israel position

The Jewish Chronicle has bitterly criticized Pakistani You Tubers for their anti-Israel and anti-Jews mind-set and position. The world’s biggest video sharing platform is hosting extreme antisemitism in the Urdu language, the Jewish Chronicle said Friday. The rash of antisemitic clips, produced by YouTubers who attract millions of views, spread fake news about Israel, naked Jew-hatred and… → Read More

American Muslim groups denounce night of terror at Al-Aqsa Mosque

American Muslim civil advocacy groups have denounced what they called Israeli aggression on unarmed Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque. The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of major national, regional, and local Muslim organizations and Islamic institutions, strongly condemned the ongoing Israeli violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan that Friday night (7 May / 25… → Read More

Judiciary launches scathing attack on Pakistan’s all powerful army

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan says the army has become a “land grabber group.” His remarks came Wednesday during the hearing of three petitions against the Defense Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore. The Chief Justice directed DHA Administrator Brigadier Waheed Gul Satti to appear before the court along with the record of LHC’s 50-kanal land in possession of[Read More...] → Read More

Over 40 million people captive in modern slavery worldwide: ILO

More than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). In addition, more than 150 million children are subject to child labor, accounting for almost one in ten children around the world. “Modern slavery is used as an umbrella term covering practices such as forced labor, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human[Read More...] → Read More

United Nations panel calls for end of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory

The United Nations has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for Palestinian self-determination and end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory since 1967. The resolution was approved on Thursday by the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee — the committee that deals with human rights and humanitarian affairs. It was passed 163 to 5, with 10 abstentions. Those who voted against… → Read More

Three Muslims elected to the US House of Representatives

Three Muslim candidates were re-elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election. Ilhan Omar won in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District and Rashida Tlaib won in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. They are the first Muslim women elected to the Congress in 2018. In Indiana, Rep. Andre’ Carson (D) won his re-election bid for the 7th District. US Representative Ilhan Omar[Read… → Read More

Anti-France protests draw tens of thousands across Muslim world

A rift between the Muslim world and France is widening, as leaders and the public in Muslim countries respond to the October 2 speech of President Emmanuel Macron saying Islam was “in crisis” globally. The fallout deepened with renewed Macron support to show caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and anti-France demonstrations on Friday in several Muslim countries. Tens of thousands[Read More...] → Read More

The Muslim World denounces French President’s remarks against Islam, its prophet

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned continued attacks and incitement against Muslim sentiment and insults of Prophet Muhammad, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. A statement by the 57-member pan-Islamic OIC criticized the “discourse from certain French politicians, which it deems to be harmful to the Muslim-French relations, hate-mongering and only… → Read More

Religion & Politics: US, Vatican clash over China-Vatican agreement

The Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has asserted the Vatican’s right to pursue an accord with Beijing on the appointment of bishops that has been strongly criticized by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo met Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Foreign Minister Archbishop Paul Gallagher on Thursday on a visit marked by Vatican irritation over[Read More...] → Read More

Anti-Turkey alliance emerging in the Arab World

The intended target of the UAE-Israel alliance is not Iran but Turkey, whose regional clout poses a threat to Gulf rulers, says David Hearst, the editor in chief of Middle East Eye. In an article titled – A new message resounds in the Arab world: Get Ankara – Hearst wrote Saturday: Israel had been saying for some time to Arab diplomats[Read More...] → Read More

American Muslims 19 years after 9/11

19 years after the ghastly tragedy of 9/11, civil rights remains the major problem for the seven-million-strong American Muslim Community. The Covid-19 Pandemic shut down the US economy and disturbed the social life however even in this challenging times American Muslims were victims of hate crimes, discrimination and Islamophobia. Almost two decades after 9/11, American Muslims still dealing… → Read More