A fierce debate began soon after the book I am Malala appeared across Pakistan. Some view the book a conspiracy to defame Islam and Pakistan while others consider it a masterpiece for women’s rights. Social media in Pakistan slammed Malala Yousafzai’s book and called her a western agent. Religious leaders have questioned her role as a Muslim. It is also argued that the book has been written by controversial British journalist Christina Lamb, author of Waiting for Allah. […]
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The most important and noble service a Saudi prince can ever deliver is transforming the progress-impeding and intolerance-propagating Saudi educational system. The selection of the former governor of the Asir and Mecca regions, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, can potentially propel the academically backward country from its current nomadic status into a new era of enlightenment and scientific advancement without which the country will slip further into the gutters of darkness and clutches of religious extremism. The […]
Courageous voices across the globe advocating democracy, transparency and accountability. Twitter is not just a rich source of information on your favorite athlete, musician and celebrity. There are many activists, academics and political leaders who risk their lives speaking out against repressive, tyrannical governments. If you are interested in learning more about their unique perspectives and struggles, follow these five Twitter accounts that focus on democracy and human rights issues. 1. Sanjar Umarov RT “@EFNetwork: […]
After two years of revolution, protests, and violence, it is unlikely that genuine democracy will flourish in the Middle East. Democracy, an ancient term and political system, is perceived today as the “ideal” form of governance. It is promoted by the West and lately aimed at the Middle East and developing world. Implementing democratic systems differs from country to country and it’s highly influenced by many factors. The main factors are considered to be: 1) […]
As a proud Malaysian citizen, I’d like to see corruption eradicated; a truly free-market economy; and protection for refugees and minorities. As these words are written, Malaysia will be conducting her 13th General Elections this week. As a first time voter and an amateur political observer, I am naturally excited because I’ll be exercising my right as a citizen to cast my vote for the first time and to play a part in electing the […]
On April 3, 2013, Sharnoff’s Global Views interviewed Ahmed Shebani, founder of The Democratic Party in Libya. SGV: Opponents of the international intervention in Libya sometimes made it sound like the opposition was mostly Islamist and linked to al-Qaeda. How accurate was this depiction? AS: The Islamists are clearly against the international intervention. But, ordinary Libyans are for it in principle given the mess Libya is currently experiencing. However, they want it to be decisive […]
Pakistan was established in 1947 and since its independence, it has faced countless issues: Poverty, illiteracy, foreign interference, political instability and corruption. A common English saying goes as “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” This saying may explain why the political process in Pakistan has yet to fully mature with genuine freedom and democracy for all of its citizens. Shortly after 1947 the sincere and loyal Pakistani officials were […]