Category: ASIA

What Salman Taseer’s Assassination Means for the Future of Pakistan and a Moderate Islam

What Salman Taseer’s Assassination Means for the Future of Pakistan and a Moderate Islam

| January 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Source: NewsGram The assassination on 4th January of Salman Taseer, the secular governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been overshadowed in western media by the attempted murder of U.S. Congress member Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona, four days later.  The violent incidents bear a common element.  In both, the men charged with the shootings were quickly […]

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Between Culture and Corruption: The Story of Assiya Rafiq

Between Culture and Corruption: The Story of Assiya Rafiq

| July 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Nicholas D. Kristof Source: NY Times MEERWALA, Pakistan  – After being kidnapped at the age of 16 by a group of thugs and enduring a year of rapes and beatings, Assiya Rafiq was delivered to the police and thought her problems were over. Then, she said, four police officers took turns raping her. The […]

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