Tag: Muslim

Interview: Khalida Kareemi, Founder of Pakistani American Cultural Studies Institute

Khalida Kareemi has been teaching English Composition Writing at the De Anza College for the last 15 years. She is also coordinator for the Urdu program that is offered through the Intercultural /International Studies Division. She has also just started a non-profit organization called the Pakistani American Cultural Studies Institute (PACSI) with a dedicated youth…

Thoughts on Libya Bombing

As I write these lines, the international forces have started bombing key installations in Libya. My feelings on this new air war are, as usual, deeply split. Part of me is sad because it is yet another Muslim country being bombed by the US and its allies. But another part of me is hopeful, as…

Peter King: Sham Hearings by a Terrorist Sympathizer

While the world was engrossed in the tragic events of the natural disaster in Japan and the popular revolutions in the Middle East, Representative Peter King, Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, was busy “investigating” the causes of Islamic radicalization in the United States. An apt line of inquiry, some might argue as…

When Gen. Zia imposed Arabic

The introduction of Arabic as a second language in Pakistani schools concretized Pakistani identity as inherently Islamic and restructured our desires in Islamist terms. The role of national languages in defining and articulating national identities is a hackneyed subject, but, somehow, the privileging of learning a sacred language has not been explored much in the…

Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (7): Maulana Muhammad Yasin

(From Mashal Books) Speaker: Maulana Muhammad Yasin Location: Jamia Masjid Ahle Hadith, Chakwal Sect: Ahle Hadith Language: Punjabi Time: June 2010 Audio Partial Clip:[audio:http://www.thepakistanforum.net-content/uploads/2011/02/Maulana-M.-Yasin1.mp3|titles=Maulana M. Yasin] Full Audio Clip: Click Here. Transcript: At the time of the Battle Uhud, Khalid bin Walid was not yet a Muslim. He was a clever military commander. Khalid said…