Recently a report by Thomson Reuters Foundation cited the evidences of the thriving sex trade in Bangladesh that currently hosts large number of Rohingya Muslim refugees that escaped from Myanmar following the barbaric military crackdown in August 2017. Almost eight months passed but the Rohingya conflict has escalated into more chaos, whereas Myanmar’s de facto Leader Aung San […]
“Antisemitism”— was a word familiarized by Adolf Hitler during the World War II. To be put in simple words an antisemite is a person who has an irrational fear of Jews. A keen study of the World War II makes us better understand the words — genocide, exodus, evacuation, gas-chambers and other related holocaust jargon. I once laid my hands on Hitler’s autobiography “Mein Kempf” but could not get to complete it due to the amount of negativity and hatred filled in the pages. An analysis of Hitler’s religious views reveal the fact that he was born to Catholic parents and later on in life he moulded his religious views and beliefs as per his political needs and ambitions. This malleable stance of Hitler towards religion may indeed be a reason for his sadistic behavior.
What was Hitler really famous for? The blatant answer to this infamous question is his absurd…
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It’s finally happened? Actually no! Muslims have been suffering from Islamophobia, fuelled by the media and intolerant sections of society, for almost two decades now. The sickening and revengeful attack by Darren Osborne upon innocent, peace-abiding worshippers at Finsbury Park Mosque, is just a high profile reminder of what Muslims in the UK have had to deal with for many years.
This is just an open example of what many Muslims, and other people from a minority background, have known existed in UK society – a deep and indiscriminate hatred for Muslims; a villifying sentiment that has run through society and been allowed, by the Government, to grow and grow. The media has fuelled this and, with their constant negative portrayal of Muslims, the media should shoulder some of the responsibility of what…
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Earlier in January, a United Nations report cited damning evidence on the Burmese Army’s ethnic cleansing campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. This is not the first time that such news have emerged out of Burma whose powerful military has been successful in hiding its decades old gross human rights abuses in Muslim populated regions including the Rakhine.
UNHCR’s representative Mr John McKissick said, “Burmese troops have been killing men, shooting them, slaughtering children, raping women, burning and looting houses, forcing these people to cross the river” into neighboring Bangladesh. On the other hand, Bangladeshi government is actively discouraging Rohingya Muslims from entering the country since if they all leave this would imply that Burma would become successful in achieving its ultimate goal of the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Those who are stuck behind and still remain behind are suffering the inhumane atrocities done by Burmese military and…
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It’s been 100 years since the great Canadian conquest of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Today it’s still a piece of national history and Canadian pride. Four Canadian divisions faced an uphill battle against German troops at Vimy. The goal was to push the German army back from a strategic position along the ridge. A four day offensive led to 3,598 dead, but a major strategic victory for the Allies. It also cemented Canada as a country of its own, rather than just another British colony.
A long time has passed since World War I. And yet, despite being called “The War to End All Wars”, nothing ended. If anything, it began a period human history where war became an ongoing machine, where the our goal was to develop more elaborate methods of killing each other.
As long as people will be around, there will be war. It’s a…
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The Human Lens condemns this latest act of evil and idiocy that has taken place in the already escalating Syrian war conflict. The USA has commenced missile strikes on Syrian soil deeming that dictator Bashar Assad has crossed a many too lines to let it be.
As a human rights defender I cannot stand in silence as spectators shower praise and applaud a rogue nation’s unconstitutional and unlawful attack on Syria. Let me be crystal clear, I have no doubt that Bashar Assad is a brutal dictator who has committed human rights crimes against his own nation and is also complicit to the use of chemical weapons.
But the latest US strikes on Syria are not a humanitarian mission from any perspective, regardless of the fact that Trump is painting them as the best thing he ordered for Syria. Let us not forget America’s great role in the many wars…
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A Queen. A powerful business woman. A scholar. These titles aren’t what you would expect to hear when you hear the phrase “Muslim woman”. However, the Islamic faith is rife with examples of women who defied the conventions of their time, and were praised for it. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) […]