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Muslims Angry Over Trump’s Use of ‘Pig’s Blood’ Myth

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Muslims Angry Over Trump’s Use of ‘Pig’s Blood’ Myth

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said Friday that leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s continued use of a debunked anti-Muslim myth is endangering ordinary American Muslims who are already facing a surge in hate. At a rally in California, Trump repeated the myth about U.S. Gen. John [...]

NATO Getting Ready for the Warsaw Summit

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NATO Getting Ready for the Warsaw Summit

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Albanian President Bujar Nishani to NATO Headquarters today to discuss preparations for the Warsaw Summit. The 2016 Warsaw Summit will take place in Warsaw, Poland on July 8 and 9. It will be a meeting of NATO heads of state and heads of government. Speaking at a joint press [...]

Death Sentence for Apostasy on Mauritanian Blogger

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Death Sentence for Apostasy on Mauritanian Blogger

The United Nations human rights office deplored Tuesday the confirmation of the death sentence for apostasy against a Mauritanian blogger, Mohammad Ould M’Kaitir, by the appellate court on 21 April. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), Mr. Ould M’Kaitir was convicted in the first instance by the criminal [...]

Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

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Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman Yoga is largely a Hindu-only exercise, as it was first practiced in ancient India by Hindu Sanyasis (or ascetics) as part of their lifelong practice of self-denial. However, the [...]

UN Welcomes Release of 83 Prisoners in Myanmar

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UN Welcomes Release of 83 Prisoners in Myanmar

The United Nations (UN) rights chief has welcomed the release of a second wave of 83 prisoners on Myanmar’s New Year last Sunday, by Presidential amnesty. This, according to a UN statement, follows the release of 199 political prisoners on April 8. Myanmar had dropped charges against them or they were pardoned. The prisoners included [...]

India: Civil Servants or Uncivil Masters?

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India: Civil Servants or Uncivil Masters?

Civil servants in India are so unskilled that their behaviour spews uncivil tantrums. Now, they are uncivil masters of the Indian masses. By Rakesh Raman If after even seven decades of its independence, India is still an underdeveloped country, it is mainly because politicians and bureaucrats (also called civil servants) are clueless about the evolving [...]

Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for Breakfast?

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Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for Breakfast?

Starting a cereal company may seem like a strange way to teach a child about the presidential election. But that’s exactly what one Miami couple did. Sandy and Giselle Cueto came up with a unique way to teach their daughter, Hannah, about the election process— by starting a cereal business. Together they launched a company [...]

Republicans Issue Open Letter on Hillary Clinton Taxes

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Republicans Issue Open Letter on Hillary Clinton Taxes

Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter Monday to Hillary Clinton’s accountant, Rorrie Gregorio, on Tax Day. RNC said the letter is supposed to highlight the hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton’s tax plan. The letter calls on Clinton to put her money where her mouth is and pay the additional taxes her plan [...]

Who Will Be the Next UN Secretary-General?

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Who Will Be the Next UN Secretary-General?

Three days of informal briefings came to an end Thursday after nine candidates for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General answered all together some 800 questions from the UN membership and the public on how, if selected, they would lead the world body. The current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was appointed for a second [...]

Why Are Muslims Getting Close to Narendra Modi?

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Why Are Muslims Getting Close to Narendra Modi?

Although Muslims are getting close to Narendra Modi, a large section of them has repeatedly demanded – albeit in a timid voice – apology from him for his past mistakes. By Rakesh Raman Despite Narendra Modi’s terrible record in Gujarat where thousands of Muslims were massacred when Modi was the Chief Minister of the state, [...]

Exhibition of Presidential Cars Opens at National Mall

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Exhibition of Presidential Cars Opens at National Mall

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced Monday that its second Cars at the Capital exhibition on the National Mall in Washington, DC will feature two iconic presidential automobiles. These are: President Taft’s 1909 White Steam Car, the first White House limousine; and the 1962 Willys ‘Jeep’ CJ-6 President Reagan used at the Reagan Ranch in [...]

New Book on Donald Trump Warns of Trumpocalypse

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New Book on Donald Trump Warns of Trumpocalypse

While the the biblical book of Revelation describes Apocalypse as the complete and final destruction of the world, a new book predicts the same fate for Americans with Trumpocalypse if the Republican front-runner Donald Trump happened to become the President. Written in a satirical tenor by the online magazine Onion’s founding editor Scott Dikkers, the [...]

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