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Iranian Media: Islamic World Needs Nuclear Weapons

Iranian state-run media has published a commentary that stated, “The Islamic world should rise up and shout that a nuclear bomb is our right.” The regime under Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has constantly stated that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. The commentary was published by Fars News Agency, which is run by the […]

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U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue Talks an Opportunity to get Partnership Back on Track

U.S. and Indian leaders hold their third round of Strategic Dialogue talks in Washington, D.C. this week amidst growing concern that the U.S.-India relationship is failing to live up to its potential or what U.S. policymakers expected from it seven years ago when the civil nuclear deal was first unveiled. A number of differences between […]

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Join Protest of the Chicago Caliphate Conference by Extremist Radical Islamist Group Hizb ut-Tahrir

by Ryan Mauro An Islamic extremist group called Hizb ut-Tahrir that opposes democracy and supports violent jihad, including the killing of U.S. soldiers, is coming to Rolling Meadows, Illinois on June 17. The conference, titled “Revolution: Liberation by Revelation–Muslims Marching Toward Victory” is about how Muslims must help resurrect the Caliphate and institute Sharia-based governance. […]

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Russia Has World’s Largest Nuke Arsenal – 10,000 Warheads

Russia, which is helping Iran develop nuclear power, has more nuclear warheads than any country in the world, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s annual report released Monday. Worldwide, there are an estimated 19,000 nuclear warheads held by eight countries. The list of countries includes Israel, which the Institute estimates has 80 nuclear […]

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Whore or Harem?

by Ranbir Singh   “An unmarried slave woman was at the disposal of her owner.” Bernard Lewis (1995), The Middle East, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1995, p.209 “Muslim prostitutes were numerous in northern India ranging from the inmate of a brothel to the wealthy courtesan, who earned a high fee for her singing and occupied […]

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U.S. Nods to India’s Closing Missile Gap with China

India’s successful test of the Agni-V, a nuclear-capable long-range missile, is a major step forward for New Delhi in attaining nuclear deterrence against regional rival China. The lack of U.S. condemnation of India’s latest missile test demonstrates that the U.S. is comfortable with Indian progress in the nuclear and missile fields and appreciates India’s need […]

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Understanding the Significance of Vaisakhi

by Ranbir Singh 13 April 2012 marked the date of Vaisakhi, the harvest and Spring festival celebrated across northern India and esepcially the Punjab. Because India remains a predominantly rural country the event retains much of its original agrarian emphasis. Punjab itself became the breadbasket of India following the Green Revolution of the 1960s. According […]

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Beauty and the ‘Beast’ of Sufism

by Ranbir Singh Sufism is contrasted with more intolerant strains of Islam, notably that advocating jihad, proscribing of dancing and music, intolerance towards the kuffar, and strict interpretation of sharia. Unlike the stern teachings found within Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia or the Shia strain in Iran , Sufi Islam holds a more mystical approach in […]

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