Egypt arrests student blogger for defaming Islam


It is such a shame. Let’s not stop the bloggers express themselves. We need true democracy where differing opinions can be voiced.

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces have arrested a student blogger whose writing was critical of Islam and the government, security sources and rights activists said.

Arabic blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, a 22-year-old aspiring human rights lawyer, was arrested in the coastal city of Alexandria on Monday (local time).

His detention was the latest crackdown on political opposition by Egyptian authorities following arrests and beatings at street protests earlier this year, despite calls from Egypt’s US ally for political reform.

“The accusations directed against him are that he published opinions aimed at disturbing public order, insulted the head of state and defamed Islam,” said Sally Sami, programme officer at the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRInfo), which is representing him.

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At the crossroads of secular tolerance and militant Islam


Bangladesh become Independent nation in December 1971 after India’s Army intervened to end the genocide being inflicted by the Pakistan leaders and its brutal Army on its eastern wing – the Bengali Muslim majority province of East Pakistan. Initial promise of Bangladesh just after declaring Independent nation was to develop secular model where every one can live happily and peacefully has gone in vein, result of this failure Islamic fundamentalisms came on rise, this failure to live up secular model has given way to these fundamentalist to rise. Because of this Islamic fundamentalist rise, many European and Westerns countries showed the concern as Islamic fundamentalist threats are no longer confined to sources from Pakistan, Sudan, Chechnya and Afghanistan. They have started emanating from Bangladesh as a base too. A worrying situation for the world and wake up call for India.

Bangladesh’s eclectic culture is threatened by the conflict that has now erupted into violence on the streets

A country torn by a low-intensity cultural civil war has seen at least 25 people die in this conflict in the last 10 days; its capital city is strewn with overturned cycle rickshaws, rocks and broken glass. A tense and watchful calm has since returned to Dhaka, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, although sporadic violence continues in some outlying districts.

This is Bangladesh, the country of origin of about 300,000 British people, with the fourth-largest Muslim population in the world. The disturbances at the end of October followed the end of the five-year mandate of the Bangladesh National party and its religious-party allies, Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Oikya Jote. These allies never believed in the existence of Bangladesh; they fought on Pakistan’s side in the 1971 liberation war, in which at least a million Bengalis died.

The cause of the riots was the appointment of the leader of a caretaker government for the three months before elections next January. The president, Iajuddin Ahmed, subsequently assumed leadership of the interim administration. The opposition Awami League has given him until November 10 to “demonstrate his neutrality”; if he fails it will intensify popular demonstrations by the 14-party combine it leads.

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Kashmir incursions steady but violence dips – India


Good news for India and all Kasmiri’s as Violence only know one language “Kill Innocents”. But second part of report says

“The infiltration comes despite a ceasefire between the two armies and India’s new fence along the militarised Line of Control dividing the Himalayan territory. India accuses Pakistan of supporting Muslim militants fighting against its rule in Kashmir and of failing to deliver on a promise to end what it calls “cross-border terrorism” — a pledge which is central to the peace process between the nuclear-armed rivals”

shows that Pakistan is not doing enough to stop infiltration. Pakistan leaders are not honest in their commitment that “We will stop infiltration”. I still don’t understand why our government is still relying too much on Pakistan to stop infiltration. Every one knows Pakistan will never ever help India in ending terrorism.

SRINAGAR, India, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Militants continue to sneak across the frontline from Pakistani territory into Indian Kashmir in large numbers but violence has dropped in the disputed region this year, an Indian official said on Tuesday.

The infiltration comes despite a ceasefire between the two armies and India’s new fence along the militarised Line of Control dividing the Himalayan territory. India accuses Pakistan of supporting Muslim militants fighting against its rule in Kashmir and of failing to deliver on a promise to end what it calls “cross-border terrorism” — a pledge which is central to the peace process between the nuclear-armed rivals. “They are maintaining the level of infiltration and the level is a yardstick of Pakistan’s commitment to end cross-border terrorism in the region,” said K. Srinivasan, regional intelligence chief for India’s Border Security Force. The comments came as officials of India and Pakistan were due to resume talks early next week to push forward a slow-moving peace process launched in 2004. Srinivasan said at least 590 Muslim militants had crossed into Indian Kashmir during the last 10 months as compared to about 580 during the corresponding period last year.

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Westerners outsourcing themselves


For many decades, highly skilled graduates of India’s took jobs in many western countries, helping fuel the high-tech boom. For many years, US firms were wooing India’s computer science graduates with lucrative job offers and a chance to live in USA. Now, it’s India’s turn, many young Westerners especially Americans are discovering India as a land of economic opportunity. Currently, more than 10,000 American expatriates work in India for Indian information technology consulting and other outsourcing firms, a number that is expected to grow. So can we call it start of IND-US civilization?

 

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More Americans are going with the flow of jobs to India, and finding challenge and opportunity!

NEW DELHI — Going halfway around the world for a job that pays about $11,000 a year hardly sounds like a great career move for an Ivy League graduate.

But for Michael Delfs, the chance to work in India and see the country’s economic boom for himself was all the incentive he needed. In August, Delfs, 26, became one of many foreign workers outsourcing themselves to India, following the explosion in jobs in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

“Going to India and actually seeing what was happening seemed like a good idea,” said Delfs, who graduated from Columbia University last spring and estimates he could have made about $100,000 in a job in the West.

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