June 29, 2014
Nasir Khan, June 29, 2014
My greetings to all Muslims and other believers on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. We learnt at school that Satan is chained during this holy month, unable to do any usual mischiefs or mislead any good Muslim. That was good to know. Possibly, this referred to that Satan who has been around from the beginning of the universe. But there are still many people who call themselves Muslims but are doing exactly the opposite of what Muslims or other human beings should do. They are killing each other on sectarian grounds, misusing the name of God and Islam to unleash violence upon innocent people in various countries. This is so in case of the indoctrinated and misguided Muslims. Many so-called Muslim rulers are also doing the same by patronising and fanning such anti-human violence and hatred for their own political ends. In my view, these actions and crimes are the actions of Satanic forces and the followers of the Satanic forces. These actions have nothing to do with the forces of good and humanity.
June 28, 2014
Editor’s Note: Both America and Israel did the same thing during the Iraq-Iran War. They made sure no one side wins and did so by selling more arms to both sides during the war so that they prolong the war and weaken each other. Indeed, this they did. The resulting slaughter of Muslims on both sides was not a human tragedy for them but a strategic victory of U.S.-Israeli objectives.
Netanyahu suggests pinning ISIS against Iran
WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu waxed broadly of a Middle East in turmoil on Sunday, in his first public comments on the threat posed to the region by ISIS, a terrorist militia conquering swaths of territory in eastern Syria and northern Iraq.
Threatening a borderless conflict between “extremist Shi’ites,” funded by leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and equally extreme Sunnis— a soft “alliance” between ISIS and al Qaeda— the Israeli prime minister suggested the United States should largely stay out of the fight, and instead allow the parties to weaken one another.
“Don’t strengthen either of them. Weaken both,” Netanyahu said.
As US President Barack Obama weighs precise air strikes against the Sunni terrorist group, which seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate across Iraq and the antiquated al-Sham lands, Netanyahu declined to comment on the wisdom of direct intervention.
June 26, 2014
Nasir Khan, June 26, 2014
When did ‘science’ start in human history? And when did the ‘scientific thinking’ start? These seemingly simple questions can only be answered by a historian of science who has acquaintance with historical data relating to the issues. In other words, to find an answer we need the expertise of specialists. However, we should keep in mind that science is not any static body of knowledge but rather an active process through the ages.
Man’s use of his near environment and his attempts to understand the phenomenon around him goes back to the times when he started to use his hands and much later in the history of his social evolution he started to use stones and flint, for instance, to hunt and skin off the animals for food and clothing. That is the time when man started to affect his near environment intentionally that was primarily to meet his practical needs for his survival. These can be called man’s first steps towards ‘science’ in a general sense.
But the question of scientific thinking has a dialectical relationship with man’s relationship with nature as he started to form some ideas about how things work. These were his early steps towards understanding how things worked. That process has gone on in history for long. What we associate with scientific thinking’ in contrast to idealistic, speculative and mythical thinking
(eventually becoming religious thinking) belongs to the period after the Renaissance. But to a historian of ideas and science any such periodization is only for our convenience, not for its historical accuracy.
June 6, 2014
Nasir Khan, June 6, 2014
The Normandy landing on June 6, 1944 was a decisive military operation on the Western Front. It dealt a heavy blow to the Nazi occupation of Western Europe and liberated France from the German occupation. Joseph Stalin had for long asked United States and Britain to open up a western front that could have eased up the Nazi military pressure on the Eastern Front. President Roosevelt was willing to do so but Prime minster Winston Churchill hesitated. However the great D-Day was a monumental military operation in 1944.
We congratulate all those who opposed the Nazi war and brutal occupation and helped liberate Western Europe and Eastern Europe. Our solute to the brave men and women who took part in this war of liberation both on the Western and Eastern fronts and bow our heads in gratitude to those who sacrificed their lives in the war against the Nazi scourge.