By brutally killing staffers of Charlie Hebdo magazine, the violent extremists have offended their faith far more than the perceived blasphemy of the magazine. Theirs is a political ideology -- of using terror as a weapon -- to avenge a history, to settle grievances and to assert power through violence.
Bahrain must tread carefully. The ruling monarchy finds itself vulnerable to a resilient Shi'ite opposition and a growing current of pro-Daesh elements within the monarchy's political and security structures.
If the moderate Muslim community is the key to defeating radicalism that so many seem convinced that it is, then we cannot continue this juvenile attitude of pointing fingers only to pull away and turn our backs when it is their turn to bury their dead.
India's covert armed conflict in Pakistan via these terrorist factions is what has surfaced and is being talked about on various platforms, especially after the Peshawar attack. The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry who is currently visiting Pakistan will also be provided with proof of this ongoing undercover warfare.
Nations do inane things under panic. Pakistan has chosen to amend its constitution to empower the armed forces to execute "religious terrorists" without due process and fundamental rights otherwise available under the criminal justice system in civilian courts.
Silbi Kelly Stanton comes by her interest in counter-terrorism honestly. The daughter of both Irish Catholic and Protestant Irish descendants, Stanton also studied The Troubles in Ireland before turning to the Al-Qaeda conundrum.
To believe that the attack in Paris was a tragedy singularly about a cartoon or as an event solely to be defined as an assault on freedom of expression, is to be daft and incongruent with the history and reality of American and Western policy in the Middle East.
Here is my challenge to Amir Liaqat. If you are sincere that your religion forbids you from hating anyone, or wishing death upon anyone, and if you are sincere that you want to give Ahmadi Muslims a voice -- then prove it with your actions.
This reported phrase from the Sermon on the Mount aimed at hypocrisy comes to mind as I contemplate the "furious" reaction of Pakistani officials at the portrayal of their country and their countrymen in the TV series Homeland.
When did I become a feminist? There are lots of moments in every woman's life that make her stand up for herself and her sisters, and there were many in mine. But the first one that comes to mind is the day I was told I couldn't take a seat on the bus, simply because I was a woman.
2014 was a bad year for children and education.
In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.
In the wake of the Peshawar massacre, Legislators in Pakistan are contemplating a constitutional amendment to authorize army officers to administer courts. Military courts are contrary to the fundamental idea and the core principles of democracy.
We live within the same borders as these unlucky people, perhaps even a few kilometers away from their hell on earth, but as we cross over to the better half of our country, we easily forget the turmoil our personalized war on terror has caused to millions.
"End of U.S. combat means that fewer American lives will be lost in Afghanistan and less American money spent, but Afghans will continue to die, even more now because they no longer have the support of foreign troops."
Nothing will change until this narrative changes and our mindset which accommodates it changes. Pakistan has to realize that it is its own worst enemy.