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Islam is just as European as Christianity

Islam is just as European as Christianity by Haroon Moghul, qz.com September 20 On the ground in Bicske, Hungary. Photo by: (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh) “Xenophobic and anti-Muslim” was how the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights described Hungary’s treatment of Syrian and other refugees, desperate for safe harbor. Yet Hungary appears unmoved by the fierce international … Continue reading

Bernard Lewis Plan to Carve up Middle East and Pakistan

The present turmoil in the Muslim world which affects the world peace is of special concern to Pakistan being a deeply affected country. Pakistan has lost over sixty thousand people in the terrorist attacks while economic cost is estimated to be over  $ 100 Billions. While some terrorists are killed in the US drone attacks … Continue reading

Peace-Forum: The Refugee Crisis is a Crisis of Imperialism

The real tragedy is the refusal of Western leaders to acknowledge the cause of the refugee crisis – Western imperialism’s genocidal and never ending wars on the people of the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. There are now more refugees than at any time since World War 2, and the number of refugees has … Continue reading

Why Many Muslims Hate the West?

Many Americans and Westerners are baffled by the violent rage expressed by many Muslims, but the reasons for their anger are real, deriving from a “deep history” of anti-Islamic wars and colonial exploitation of the Middle East, as ex-U.S. diplomat William R. Polk describes. By William R. Polk The issue of terrorist attacks on America … Continue reading

INDEX | Faith Forum

Faith forum is a project of Peace Forum Network,  a nonprofit e-Forum to promote Peace through developing understanding of  Humanity, Religion, Culture &, Science for Peace.  The enterprise is managed by Aftab Khan, a freelance researcher and writer. His work and collection is available in the form of e-Books. articles, magazines, videos, posts at social media, blogs & video … Continue reading

How To Speak of Hiroshima? 

The liberal imagination has seldom clubbed Auschwitz and Hiroshima together.  Auschwitz was both a labor and extermination camp, and more Jews, Roma, and others deemed “undesirables” were killed at Auschwitz than in any other camp in the Third Reich’s vast machinery of death.  One of Auschwitz’s more remarkable survivors was the Italian Jewish chemist Primo … Continue reading

Do Religions cause Wars?

There is no scholarly agreement on which are the most common motivations for war. Motivations may be different for those ordering the war than for those undertaking the war. Since many people are involved, a war may acquire a life of its own from the confluence of many different motivations. In Why Nations Go to War, by John G. Stoessinger, the author points out that both sides will claim that morality justifies their fight. He also states that the rationale for beginning a war depends on an overly optimistic assessment of the outcome of hostilities (casualties and costs), and on misconceptions of the enemy’s intentions. This is an endeavor to analyse the role of religion as a cause of wars through the history, remove misconceptions to understand the real cause of wars to avoid them, if possible. Continue reading

Capitalism & Islamic Financial System: Differences

Islam gives supreme allusion to brotherhood and socio-economic justice and obliges a balance satisfaction of both the material and the spiritual needs. Islam instructs its economic system which is fundamentally distinct from the existing economic systems, i.e. capitalism, socialism and communism. The aim of Islamic economic system is not primarily on private earning but rather … Continue reading

5 Ridiculous Things you Probably Believe About Islam

Missionaries to Muslims Agree to Soften Criticisms of Each Other: Ten years after 9/11, the heated debate over contextualization is about to get more civil. By Warren Larson Evangelists and missiologists have long debated how best to contextualize the gospel within Islamic contexts. The debate over “insider movements” revolves around a key question: Should converts from … Continue reading

Islam: Puritan and popular religion

Throughout the history of religion, the question that arose from time to time was whether religion should evolve according to social, political and economic needs of society or should it retain its original teachings. Those who are in favour purity of religion argue that despite changes in society, believers of a religion must observe its … Continue reading

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