Browsing All posts tagged under »democracy«

For Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, goodbye to goodwill

November 16, 2009


By Pamela Constable Washington Post Foreign Service November 16, 2009 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — President Asif Ali Zardari, who entered office 14 months ago on a wave of post-dictatorship goodwill and sympathy for his slain wife, Benazir Bhutto, now faces growing public anger and disillusionment over his remote presidency. Some critics are urging him to step […]

Congressman Ellison Acts Against Irresponsible Lending and Unfair Credit Card Gimmicks

May 7, 2009


From Congressman Keith Ellison’s Newsletter Irresponsible lending practices and lax regulation by the Bush Administration were driving forces in the collapse of the financial markets and the largest number of home foreclosures since the Great Depression. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, my focus is on preventing this from happening again. This means […]

An Islamic Perspective on Civic Engagement and Voting in America

October 9, 2008


Islamic Shura Council of Southern California The future of America will be decided as Americans cast their votes this November for the next president of the United States. In looking to the coming months, the Muslim American community must remain steadfast in our commitment to political and civic participation in accordance to the guiding principles […]

The U.S. Building Friendly Relations with yet Another Muslim Dictator and Tyrant: Gaddafi

September 7, 2008


Note from Rafik Beekun: It is time that our country shows some backbone when dealing with tyranny around the world. Gaddafi is a dictator who has been linked to terrorism and repression for decades. However, in spite of his lack of movement towards democracy and the domestic repression in his own country, all is now […]

Thwarting Democracy over Headscarves: The Move to Ban Turkey’s Ruling Party

March 17, 2008


 Al-Jazeera A state prosecutor has asked Turkey’s highest court to shutdown the ruling AK Party for allegedly undermining secularism. Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya, the court of appeals chief prosecutor, as quoted by Turkish television as saying he wanted senior party members, including the president and prime minister, banned from politics for five years. Yalcinkaya said a government […]

Survey: Pakistanis want larger role for both Islam and democracy, but reject ‘talibanization’

January 7, 2008


Contact: Steven Kull office: (202) 232-7500, cell (301) 254-7500 C. Christine Fair cell (202) 460-9295 Washington, DC, Jan 6—An in-depth survey of Pakistani public opinion reveals majority support for a moderate and democratic Islamic state, though a small but significant minority shows sympathy for Islamist militant groups. Most Pakistanis want Islam to play a larger […]