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Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency | by Syed Zafar Mehdi : Indian analyst Prof. Dibyesh Anand says that Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities, especially Muslims, so that majority of Hindus would think if…

Iraq's new political class - Abdul Hussein Abtan wants a new political narrative

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SHAFAQNA - On 28 January 2007 Iraq security forces foiled a sinister plot in a surrounding village to the sacred city of Najaf. The plotters belonged to a messianic cult: the Soldiers of Heaven, a group hell-bent on seeing through its members'…

Slander and bias against Muslims in politics

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SHAFAQNA - The Michigan gubernatorial race took an ugly turn last week, when a Republican contender accused a Democratic candidate of being part of a “civilizational jihad” to take over America. The Republican, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck,…

It's Basically Just Immoral to be Rich

SHAFAQNA - Here is a simple statement of principle that doesn’t get repeated enough: if you possess billions of dollars, in a world where many people struggle because they do not have much money, you are an immoral person. The same is true…

Interview: Joseph Nye on Iran and the End of American Exceptionalism

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SHAFAQNA - Professor Joseph Samuel Nye Jr. is the former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He currently serves on the Harvard faculty as a University Distinguished Service Professor. Along with Robert Keohane,…

Judiciary chief denounces propaganda against Iran's human rights

SHAFAQNA - Human rights propaganda raised against the Islamic Republic of Iran is mostly politically-motivated, and sometimes rooted in a hypocritical view, Amoli Larijani said. Americans accuse Iran of violating human rights while they…

Power struggle rising between Saudi top princes

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SHAFAQNA - The Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, falling oil prices and rising jihadist violence are putting the country’s leadership to the test, nine months after King Salman assumed the throne following the death of king Abdullah. The…

What a difference a day makes: The reframing of Canadian Muslims has begun

SHAFAQNA - Women in headscarves are smiling everywhere. They are in the subway station in Montreal with brightly coloured headgear and cell phones to match. They are at a rally in Ottawa, up close with the prime-minister-designate as they snap…

Who Should Arabs and Muslims Vote for?

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SHAFAQNA - The NDP is my clear answer. But why? On Sept. 17 a group of prominent Arab and Muslim organizations from across Canada got together and sent a letter* to the leaders of the five main federal parties: Conservatives, NDP, Liberals,…

American Muslims want to change the political narrative - Interview

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SHAFAQNA - From the in-school arrest of 14-year old Ahmed Mohamed to Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson stoking the flames of Islamophobia, American Muslims are a frequent topic of discussion, but we rarely hear…