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[28 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

BOOK REVIEW: Thread not Scissors: Common Spiritual Heritage for Peace and Harmony; Compiled by Ahmad Salim; South Asia Resource Centre Islamabad 2009
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Thank God we have got over our love of the Taliban or we would have had to apostatise a lot of other ‘potentially excludable’ communities to make the national flag almost half white. Shia, Ismaili, Bohra and Barelvi all would have found themselves in the white patch
The white patch in our flag are the non-Muslims. There was no one in our midst who objected to this separate …

Ahmadiyyas, Bangladesh, Entertainment, Headline, Religious Freedom »

[5 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

Bangladesh is dropped from the US watch list on religious freedoms.  The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), government aided panel had placed Bangladesh on the list of countries deemed to violate minorities’ right to religious freedom for the past three years from 2005 to 2008.
The Commission in its latest report released in Washington this past week noted that the election held last year end has brought about some qualitative difference. It asked Washington to encourage the new government in Dhaka to take early action on certain issues.
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