Anwaar Hussain

  • Some have romanticized them, others have idolized them, and yet others have abhorred them. All have feared them, however. Over the years, the Taliban have acquired an image of mysterious allure and danger, until the truth about them hardly mattered. With Pakistan Army now in the hinterland to ...

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  • With Taliban once again resurgent in Afghanistan, one is reminded of Robert Michael Gates’ words that he spoke at a press conference in Kabul in March 2010 as the 22nd Secretary of Defense of United States of America. He said: “There is still much fighting ahead, and there will ...

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  • There is no ordained priesthood in Islam. Every Muslim can be an Imam and can deliver a sermon. Not only that no ceremonial attire is needed for the Imam or any special dress for the congregation. Yet, ironically the Mullah, having crept in imperceptibly, now holds the Pakistani society by the ...

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  • Finally, after more than seven years since the inquiry was announced, Sir John Chilcot published the report now called the Chilcot Inquiry in the international press. The report stated in unambiguous, though official language, that Saddam Hussein did not pose an urgent threat to British interests, ...

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  • We are well into the month of Ramadan. We Muslims have once again launched headlong into starving ourselves every day from dawn to dusk. In all our religious obligations we have become so ritualistic that the substance is almost forgotten and the form has been kindled into worship itself. We have ...

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  • With the bulk of American forces now gone from Afghanistan, and with a mere token presence left behind, President Obama has allowed the remaining American troops to once again directly battle the Taliban, loosening restrictions on airstrikes and on ground combat in support of Afghan forces. The ...

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