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Urdu Persian poet Iqbal

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal

The impact of famous poet Dr. Iqbal on Pakistani politics and society
by Dr, Nasir Khan

First and foremost Dr. Mohammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was an eminent poet in Urdu and Persian, a poet whose ideas had a wide range and profound impact upon the educated Muslim masses. (As I have written about his political and social effect a few times earlier in my articles, I will not discuss him at length here.) What we see in the early period of his poetry are his universalist and humanist ideas - with no communalist or reactionary leanings as they became apparent later in his poetry.

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Hey guys. Did this whole crazy holy daze madcap bedlam thing sneak up on you this year, making the world speed up like a maglev Bullet Train going downhill lit by a strobe, like it did us? There’s a perfectly reasonable explanation. In 2014, Thanksgiving fell on November 27th: making it a mere 28 days between the Turkey and the Tree.

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My Glorious Brothers

Irgun underground

When I was 15 years old and a member of the Irgun underground (by today’s criteria, an honest-to-goodness terrorist organization), we sang “(In the past) we had the heroes / Bar Kochba and the Maccabees / Now we have the new ones / The national youth…” The melody was a German military marching song.

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Pakistan patron and victim of terror


So snugly does the idiom fit Pakistan. The terror that it disseminated has now come to haunt it. Purveyor of terror has now become its victim. And the worst manifestation of it was the Peshawar tragedy where as many as 145, including 132 children, were literally gunned down in a mid-morning attack in its Army Public School.

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Israeli Good Tidings for Palestinians

Tayseer Asmairi

Israel holds around 4.5 million Palestinians hostage on their own land in their own country. Under military rule. Affording them no rights whatever. Especially 1.8 million besieged Gazans. Trapped in the world's largest open-air prison. Another 1.7 million Israeli Arab citizens treated like enemies of the state.

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