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What Happened to the Key Tenets of Islamic Humanity and Spirituality That We Grew Up With?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

A corrective political course in Pakistan is the need of the hour. Corruption needs to be eradicated and good governance is essential.

When Sole Military Action Is Not Enough!

Sameer Siddiqui | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Sameer Siddiqui

Once the dust settles on the military response, we need to collectively learn as citizens of this 21st century that people different from us are not a binary 0 to our 1 or an off to our on switch

Pakistani Military Kills Dozens Of Militants In Retaliation For School Massacre

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounde...

Our Future Generations Will Never Forgive Us If We Do Not Act Now

Wasif Shakil | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Wasif Shakil

The barbarous targeted attack on helpless children has done what a decade of terrorism couldn't -- Pakistan reacted venomously. The outpouring of grief for the victims and their families from across the country, the region and world has changed the very paradigm of how terrorism has been tackled by the government.

Reflecting on the Loss of Life in Pakistan

Frank Fredericks | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While we can't grasp the motivations of all these murderous mad men, we can deduce from their actions. These heinous criminals fear the pen more than the sword. Education, from basic literacy to professional training, gives young people a real chance to live a better life than their parents.

An American Mother's Response to the Tragedy in Pakistan

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

Today, millions of children in Pakistan and around the world will return to their schools and will continue this fight. I know that I will have a very specific message for my own child as she grows... that no one belief system is higher or more worthy than another.

NBC News Producer's Children Were Inside School During Taliban Siege

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.17.2014 | Media

Mushtaq Yusufzai, an award-winning NBC News producer based in Pakistan, endured the most trying five hours of his career this week as Taliban militant...

Pakistan Must Discard its 'Good Taliban, Bad Taliban' Narrative

Beena Sarwar | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Beena Sarwar

The Pakistani government has put off a decisive move against the Taliban due to 'lack of political consensus.

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Hear From Defenseless Pakistani Children Attacked By The Taliban

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

The school day wasn't even halfway over when the fighters walked in with their guns. Several militants entered the campus through its lightly forti...

Why They Attack Schools

Michael Roth | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Why are schools and universities the scenes of such violence? Is it because schools, with all their problems, remain for us places of hope and optimism?

Pakistan's Tolerance of Jihadis Backfires Badly

Husain Haqqani | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

The policy of allowing militant groups to operate on Pakistani soil has proved disastrous. The jihadi militants do not accept the neat divisions between global, regional and local conflicts. Once they are convinced of the righteousness of their cause, they are willing to fight and blow themselves up anywhere. Rising militancy coupled with a significant decline in the capacity of the state has enabled Pakistan-based jihadi groups to wreak havoc not only in India and Afghanistan but also in Pakistan and its friendly neighbors, Iran and China.

Afghan Taliban Condemn Attack On Pakistan School

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

KABUL Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Afghanistan Taliban have condemned an attack by the Pakistani Taliban on a school in Pakistan that killed 141 people on...

Pakistan In Shock After School Attack That Killed More Than 100

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

In one of the worst terrorist attacks in Pakistan's history, militants belonging to the Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday launched a brazen attack on a mil...

Students Recall Horror Of Peshawar School Siege

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 16 (Reuters) - It began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the ...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Held Hostage At Pakistan School

Posted 12.16.2014 | World

Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, Dec, 16, 2014, killing and wounding dozens, offici...

Dozens Of School Children Killed In Taliban Attack

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

At least 141 people were killed and 121 injured Tuesday when Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan. 132 of the dead were...

Gunmen Hold Hundreds Of Students, Teachers Hostage At Pakistan School

Reuters | JIBRAN AHMAD | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Taliban gunmen took hundreds of students hostage at a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, and a...

Grenades Go Off In Movie Theater, Killing 11 In Pakistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED and RIAZ KHAN | Posted 04.13.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants threw grenades into a crowded movie theater in northwestern Pakistan, killing 11 people, officials said, in an ...

The United Nations: Caring for Children or Caring for Culture Warriors

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Sexual abuse of a minor is a sin and a crime and no organization can become complacent about addressing it. The Catholic Church has certainly done mor...

PTI Anti-NATO Route Campaign Will Directly Affect Pakistan's Economy and Innocent Truck Drivers

Kiran Nazish | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Kiran Nazish

While there are two sides of the story: Popular parties like PTI confuse the public narrative and have made their large fan following to believe in good Taliban and evil U.S.

We Need to Build Community Resilience to Conflict With Livelihoods

Beenish Kanwal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Beenish Kanwal

I am a simple woman. I didn't finish school. But I believe the real causes of conflict, in Pakistan and everywhere, are ignorance and poverty.

A Note to the Muslims Who Attacked Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan

Craig Considine | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

It is required by every Muslim to not only respect but also to embrace their Christian neighbors. Islam teaches Muslims to do the polar opposite of what the terrorists did this weekend to the two churches in Peshawar.

Death Toll From Pakistan Church Bombing Climbs

AP | By RIAZ KHAN | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Christians rallied Monday to denounce the deadliest attack ever in this country against the religious minority a...

Pakistan Church Bombing Kills 75 People

AP | RIAZ KHAN and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on ...