Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

China is the latest victim of Pakistan's Islamist problem

20 July 2021 12:05 am

Nine Chinese engineers were killed in an explosion near Pakistan’s Dasu hydroelectric dam last Wednesday. The government initially said that their…

Nigeria’s abduction epidemic and the silence of the west

7 July 2021 5:20 am

Every day, more and more children are going missing in Nigeria. At least 140 schoolchildren were kidnapped in Nigeria’s northwestern Kaduna city yesterday.…

Austria's 'Islam map' is dangerous

3 June 2021 7:35 pm

Austria’s government has unveiled a map detailing the locations of mosques and other Muslim associations all over the country. The…

Boko Haram’s demise will only strengthen Isis in Africa

26 May 2021 1:21 am

Multiple reports have confirmed that the Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau is dead. Shekau’s demise came after Boko Haram last…

Imran Khan’s dangerous bid to export Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

29 April 2021 4:00 pm

Imran Khan appears to want to impose Islamic blasphemy laws across the world. ‘I want the Muslim countries to devise…

How terror took over the African continent

27 April 2021 5:28 am

Eight law enforcement officials, including three policemen and five members of a local anti-jihadist force, were killed in a jihadist…

India’s selective Covid crackdown

20 April 2021 11:47 pm

India’s Covid crisis is raging out of control. Over the past two months, the country has witnessed a staggering ten-fold increase in infections.…

Imran Khan’s cowardly response to Pakistan's rape crisis

8 April 2021 9:28 pm

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan has once again blamed women for an appalling rise in rape cases. Khan used a televised question…

Bangladesh could pay for failing to crack down on its Islamist threat

31 March 2021 12:15 am

Bangladesh turned 50 last week and the country has much to celebrate. Having inherited a dismal GDP growth rate of…

Are Switzerland and France really ‘Islamophobic’?

11 March 2021 5:30 pm

Is Switzerland ‘Islamophobic’? Critics of the country’s decision to outlaw face coverings think so. The ‘Burqa ban’, which passed into law this week…

Indonesia’s mandatory hijab ban is a triumph for women

12 February 2021 7:16 pm

Last week, Indonesia banned schools across the country from forcing girls to wear the hijab, after the parents of a…

When will Pakistan take a stand against terror?

3 February 2021 2:03 am

Last week, Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the release of UK born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh who was accused of kidnapping…

Are we witnessing the birth of an African Islamic State?

15 January 2021 2:24 am

On Monday, 13 soldiers were killedby the Islamic State in northeastern Nigeria. A week ago, just after midnight on Friday…

Could Saudia Arabia and Pakistan soon recognise Israel?

26 November 2020 2:39 am

Mohammed bin Salman and Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting – albeit deniedby Riyadh – shows it is surely only a matter of time before…

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A third of Muslim voters backed Trump. Why?

12 November 2020 1:13 am

Donald Trump’s defeat in the election was widely predicted. What was less anticipated was the level of support Trump received…

Macron's clash with Islam and the hypocrisy of the French boycott

27 October 2020 3:59 am

Emmanuel Macron’s staunch defence of the right to publish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad proved popular in France. But now the…

Pakistan's lockdown gamble appears to have paid off

10 September 2020 12:39 am

Pakistan’s stock exchange isn’t typically seen as one of the world’s best, but in recent weeks it has outperformed almost…

It's time for Imran Khan to accept Israel is here to stay

22 August 2020 12:56 am

‘Our stand on Israel is clear,’ Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan said this week. ‘We cannot recognise Israel until Palestinians…

Pakistan has transformed into a covid-19 success story

6 August 2020 7:07 pm

As the covid-19 pandemic rages on, Pakistan is emerging as an unheralded, and unlikely, success story. Despite having the fifth…

The hypocrisy of Turkey and Pakistan's Islamophobia claims

15 July 2020 5:00 pm

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a sucker for conquest symbolism. As Covid-19 restrictions were being eased this year, he ensured that…

Pakistan's forced conversions brings shame on Imran Khan

11 June 2020 5:17 pm

The parents of Suntara Kohli, Bhagwanti Kohli, Aisha Megwad and Priyanka Kumari continue their protests against the abductions and forced conversions…

Pakistan's 'Islamophobia' problem

22 May 2020 9:25 pm

Imran Khan has dedicated much energy to the plight of Muslims around the world. Now, his government has finally decided to…

Meet the Pakistani cleric who blamed women for Covid-19

30 April 2020 7:01 pm

It was only a matter of time before a Pakistani cleric blamed the Covid-19 outbreak on women. It just happened…

Islamists are frustrating Pakistan's fight against coronavirus

1 April 2020 8:48 pm

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Pakistan currently sits at 2,042 alongside 26 deaths. With only limited healthcare facilities, the country…