War of Terror, Cultures, Miracles and Signs

War of Terror: Non-fiction: No end in sight:

In a critical examination of the ‘Genesis of the Iraq War,’ the author discusses the agenda of the Bush administration and how the US and Britain invented deliberate lies to promote it, such as the claim about the weapons of mass destruction (which were never found) and the British ‘dossier’ about Iraq’s capability to attack in ‘45 minutes.’ Read full article: http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/01/war-of-terror-non-fiction-no-end-in.html

Identity politics and academia: Dusche, a German sholar shows us how Muslims have always been portrayed as a potentially dangerous group. He traces the origins of these perceptions of antagonism back to the Europe of Latin Christianity and the so-called Muslim world starting from the seventh century: ‘Europe formed its western identity first and foremost with the Islamic world as its “cultural” other. To build its own identity around the notion of Latin Christendom, western Europe needed Islam as its own antithesis.’ Read full article: http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/01/identity-politics-and-academia.html

Dissenting for love: DISSENT and heresy are words with deeply troubling connotations. They are regarded as the epitome of betrayal, the harbinger of sedition in a community, associated with ‘dangerous thinkers’ and ideas that undermine the fragile minds of the youth. In most Muslim communities, these words are usually tinged with the satanic. In A Call for Heresy he makes it clear that both Americans and Muslims are ‘strait-jacketed’ by economic, political, social and religious ‘orthodoxies’. That we become so accustomed to staying in our comfort zone that our habits of mind have morphed into unshakeable prejudices which prevent any real understanding of the ‘other’. Read full article: http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/01/dissenting-for-love.html

Clerics on the march: Lest we forget, the armies of the faithful – with their fearsome beards and shaven moustaches, shalwars pulled up over ankles – have never been in power in Pakistan (the MMA’s stint as Musharraf’s co-travellers in the Frontier not really counting in this equation). What Pakistan is today, the depths it has plumbed, the failures courted, the follies assiduously pursued, have been the handiwork of its English-speaking elite classes – who wouldn’t be caught dead calling themselves secular but who, for all practical purposes, represent a secularist point of view. Wrties Ayaz Amir Read full article: http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/01/clerics-on-march.html

Egypt to Execute Muslim in Killings Christians- Justice to Prevail: A Muslim men was awaiting execution Monday, January 17, after a court in Egypt sentenced him to death for his alleged involvement in the January 2010 killings of six Coptic Christians following Christmas mass. A Muslim policeman also died when three gunmen in a car attacked worshipers emerging from mass with bullets in Nagaa Hammadi, near the southern town of Qena. Read more: http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt-to-execute-muslim-in-killings.html

Bible, Qur’an and Miracles: Bible mentions that the Miracles are performed with the power of God: “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:”(Acts;2:22); “Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.”(John;10:25);“The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”(John;3:2, also Exodus; 8:19Act; 14:3; 15:12; 19:11). “We refrain from sending signs (miracles) only because the men of former generations treated them as false. For example, We sent the she-camel to the people of Thamud – a manifest sign – but they laid violent hands on her. We send the signs only by way of warning, and if people reject the sign after receiving it, they are doomed.”(Qur’an;17:59). Read more >>> http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/01/miracles.html

Signatures of Creator, Science & 19: God’s scriptures are not the only mathematically composed creations of God where the number 19 is the common denominator. It is profound indeed that Galileo made his famous statement: “Mathematics is the language with which God created the universe.” A plethora of scientific findings have now shown that the number 19 represents God’s signature upon certain creations. This divine stamp appears throughout the universe in much the same manner as the signature of Michelangelo and Picasso identify their works. Read and see more >>>> http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/01/signature-of-creature.html