Democracy

Babar ki Aulad and Politics of Abuse in India


Abuse is never justified whatever the objective. In fact, it is a form of crime. Tragically, the law in India is spineless to respond to arrogance of Hindutva leaders’ abuse against Muslims. On the contrary, louder the pitch of abuse, stronger the loyalty of nationalism. Sickening narratives make Muslims completely hopeless and defenseless.

The rule of abuse does not last long. It will have its end if victims’ (Muslims) ignore the mental instability of abusers, for one cannot reason with abusers about facts of life and history.

The on-going parliamentary election in India may be dubbed as the biggest exercise of electoral democracy on the earth but in real, no democracy can be religiously genuine if its oppressed class is endlessly abused in a flagrant manner.

Let Democracy Win in Egypt


gypt stands at an important crossroads today. As the most populous Arab nation as well as the voice of the Arab street, it must lead the way in establishing an inclusive and modern Arab republic.

For that alone will be the real remedy to the excesses of the Mubarak regime. It is here that Morsi should reach out across the political spectrum and foster an environment of reconciliation and negotiation to draft Egypt’s new constitution.

Revenge is self-defeating


Revenge is a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. It is also called retribution, retaliation or vengeance.

Revenge killing is a phenomenon normally witnessed during the time of armed hostilities. Now, the time of war in Libya is over.  Furthermore, the country has an elected government.

Practice What You Preach


The war on terrorism is yet another example of global prejudice by imperial power. The slightest stir by Muslim youths amounts to a threat to world peace while young Muslim men and women are routine-day victims of bombs and military operations. The counting goes on.

Democracy is Tyranny


It is time those who preach the lesson of democracy to the world and truly claim to advocate and practice it shed prejudice against ‘democracy’ itself, for democracy followed by other people elsewhere in the world marks the same footprint of development as in those of advanced countries. Failing to do so is no less than autocracy being practiced in a democratic garb of tyranny and cruelty.

A Lesson for Democracy in Libya


During the time of Colonel Al Qathafi regime, life in Libya was static. Change was very slow or non-existent. Innovation was tightly controlled. And on rare occasions if at all it occurred, change was announced from above. Now that era of sluggishness and disenchantment is gone.

Currently Libya inhales a new breath of its existence. It has its birth now and marks a beginning in the history of modern nations.Democracy is just knocking its door to have its space.