Anonymous hackers release 4.6GB of .xml files on... →
Anonymous: US Doctors cure child born with HIV →
anoncentral: Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented. The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe. Though medical staff and scientists are unclear why the treatment was effective,...
Reblog if you're Pro-Palestinian
lovenerdeen: I want to see how many of us are on tumblr so we can hopefully create a network with the people that blog/reblog posts concerning Palestine.
mehreenkasana: “There, I became mystified.” ~ Orientalism explained.
According to FBI data, hate crimes against Muslims might be rising. The rate of...– Eight attacks, 11 days. (via Salon) Please be very careful, everyone. (via mehreenkasana)
So my collage of Pakistanis Against Stereotyping...
mehreenkasana: YOU GUYS HERE. AND MORE PICTURES TO COME. I FEEL LIKE TROLLING AYESHA BY UPDATING WHILE SHE SCROLLS ON AIR. But I won’t. Gotta behave.
ShortFormBlog: Former Prime Minister: Bashar... →
shortformblog: Only 30% of Syria under Assad’s control, former PM says source » Possibly a low point? Riyad Hijab, who was the country’s prime minister between June and August of this year, strongly suggests that Assad’s regime is on the way to collapse. “Oh devoted revolutionaries, your revolution has become a model of effort and sacrifice for the sake of freedom and dignity,”...
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi fires defence...
Powerful head of armed forces and chief of army staff dismissed and top commanders retired in shock announcement. aljazeera: The Egyptian president has ordered the powerful head of the army and defence minister, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, into retirement and cancelled constitutional amendments issued by the military restricting presidential powers. Mohamed Morsi announced through a...
Why are we in Gaza being punished for Egypt border... →
arielnietzsche: Egypt is the country that I have visited the most. Being a daughter of a Gazan father and a refugee mother (originally from al-Majdal or Ashkelon as it is now known), and a holder of a Palestinian identity card and passport, I have never been allowed to reach 1948 Palestine (modern day Israel). I have been to Jerusalem only once and spent only one night in Ramallah because the...
Bogus allegations of "anti-Semitism" create real... →
arielnietzsche: An attempt to portray Palestine solidarity campaigning on campus as “anti-Semitism” has failed — once again — at the University of California, Berkeley. Lacking evidence that would support their complaints, a group of Zionist students had to abandon a federal lawsuit and reach a settlement accord in late June. But this will almost certainly not be the last case of its type....
Taliban threaten to kill Imran Khan →
The Taliban have threatened to kill the former Pakistan cricket captain-turned-politician Imran Khan if he holds a planned march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border to protest US drone attacks. Although the Pakistani Taliban also oppose the strikes, which have killed many of their fighters, spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan said they would target Mr Khan because he calls himself a...
US Drone Strikes Undermining Pakistan Democracy →
I totally agree. Not only do they undermine democracy, but they imbalance civil-military relations in Pakistan. They destroy any semblance of Pakistani sovereignty in the FATA tribal areas. The citizens of FATA say that if the Pakistani government and Army can’t protect them from wanton attacks from the U.S. drones and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, then why should they listen to the...
Expectations from Pakistan's Federal Budget... →
As the present civilian government presents its fifth budget, will the general public experience any tangible benefits from one full term? The present coalition government led by the Pakistan People’s Party will present the fifth and final budget of its parliamentary tenure. This is the first ever time a civilian government has been able to do so in Pakistan. The budget is expected to be...
Afghan officials: NATO air strike kills six... →
arielnietzsche: A NATO air strike killed a family of eight, including six children, when it hit their home in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said on Sunday. Saturday night’s incident in Paktia province threatens to further sour already shaky ties between President Hamid Karzai and his Western backers and will likely enrage Afghan civilians weary of years of bloodshed. “Eight people, a...
As Tech In Asia reveals – citing a Chinese language report from Sina Tech — the...– China Confirms it Now Has More Than 1 Billion Mobile Phone Users (via thenextweb)
What has emerged in the second decade after 9/11 is a remarkable consensus among...– As shown through his stepped-up drone campaign, Barack Obama has become George W. Bush on steroids. - Foreign Policy In simple words: While domestic policies remain a forum where disagreement is diverse and intense, the platform for foreign policies is where agreement is reached. Which also means...
Obama administration quietly forms Internet... →
cognitivedissonance: aheram: CNET’s Declan McCullagh breaks this staggering news: CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center (DCAC), which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications. … DCAC’s mandate is broad, covering everything from trying to intercept and decode Skype...
According to an exposé by the Associated Press, the NYPD has been monitoring...– Over the last ten years the New York police department has become a sophisticated counter-terrorism agency. But now it may have crossed a line.
The belief that weak, impoverished, divided Pakistan has no alternative but to...– Simon Tisdall, Pakistan has had enough (via mohandasgandhi) The title says it all. Pakistan has indeed had enough.
Building bridges of peace over rivers of hate →
Today’s youth must utilize new technologies to reclaim ceded space and foster peace through tolerance in 21st century Muslim societies The Friday Times: Published in November 4, 2011 edition under the title “Generation Next“ For valid and practical reasons, the youth is always the most vibrant, energetic and hopeful constituent of any society. It is the ripe fruit which is cultivated and...
Sun Tzu's advice to medical wisdom
To foil the enemies’ plot is like keeping healthy so as to be resistant to disease; to ruin their alliances is like avoiding contagion; to attack their armed forces is like taking medicine; to besiege their cities is like performing surgery. Thomas Cleary’s translation Footnote to p. xii
Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Excerpts from Chapter 8: Variation in Tactics 2- When in difficult country, do not encamp. In country where high roads intersect, join hands with your allies. Do not linger in dangerously isolated positions. In hemmed-in situations, you must resort to stratagem. In desperate position, you must fight. 3- There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which...
Social Media Explained
Social Media Explained: Twitter = I need to pee. Facebook = I peed. Foursquare = This is where I pee. YouTube = Look at this pee! LinkedIn = I’m good at peeing. Google+ = Let’s all pee together.
Breaking: Massive floods wipe out 9,000 villages... →
ShortFormBlog: Hurricane Irene, by the numbers, to... →
inothernews: Storm now measures 580 miles in diameter; At least eight dead; 900,000 customers have lost power in those two states; All 11 Atlantic City casinos closed — only the third time in history; The Schuylkill River is expected to crest at 15 feet on Sunday night —… Hurricane Irene stats:
'HALAL' Pick Up Lines!
Ramzan Special - things you can only find in Pakistani smses during the month of Ramzan I love the way your hijaab flows when you walk Marry me so i don’t have to lower my gaze everytime you walk into the room. Would you like to help me wake you up for Fajr? Girrrrrll… when i saw you i said Mashallah, and then i said Inshallah. Are your feet tired? Because you’ve been...
Fighting the Ideological War →
Co-authored with Ali Abbas Zaidi for The Friday Times: Published in July 22, 2011 edition under the title “Countering Radical Ideology“
The Religious State of Pakistan →
Religion as a deliberate enterprise to seize the ultimate principle of value, and thereby to reintegrate the forces of one’s own personality, is a fact which cannot be denied. - Sir Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal
Justice and Accountability in Pakistan →
The Concerned Citizens of Pakistan (CCP) held a protest today against the brutal extrajudicial murder of Pakistani citizen Sarfaraz Shah by troops of the Sindh Rangers. This gruesome act was caught…
How very interesting...
Most of my Tumbleblog viewers from May 16th to June 15th this year have come from the United States (76). What’s surprising is that the second country from which most viewers saw my Tumbleblog was… no, not Pakistan, but Saudi Arabia (53)!!! I don’t know what Saudi Arabian internet users find interesting on my Tumbleblog, but if someone would let me know, I would post more and...
Should I change my Tumblr blog theme?
Also suggest an alternative theme if possible ♥