Tag Archives: President Obama

President Obama appoints a Muslim as a Federal Judge

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Abid Qureshi, the first Muslim-American, to serve as judge on the federal judiciary, Huffington Post reported. This is the first such judicial nomination in the country’s history. “I am pleased to nominate Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity …

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Obama’s anger at Trump for using the term “Radical Islam”

Obama’s anger at Trump for using the term “Radical Islam”

An angry President Obama on Tuesday lashed out at Republicans, and particularly Donald Trump, who have called him soft on terrorism, warning that “loose talk” about Muslims has harmed the United States’ campaign against militant groups in the Middle East and elsewhere. Obama challenged the demand by his critics that he characterize acts of terrorism, including the mass shooting in …

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United State’s criminal acts around the world

United State's criminal acts around the world

This week, President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, the Japanese city that the United States nearly destroyed with a nuclear bomb in 1945. While the bombing is estimated to have killed as many as 150,000 people, Obama is not expected to apologize during his visit. It’s reasonable to ask, after more than 70 years, why not apologize for Hiroshoma? One well-worn argument is that …

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FPI identifies key US failures in dealing with Afghanistan

FPI identifies key US failures in dealing with Afghanistan

“We have made gains over the past year that will put Afghanistan on a better path,” said Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on January 27, in a message of congratulations to outgoing commander Gen. John Campbell. But the upbeat pronouncements of top administration officials are inconsistent with nearly all the information coming out of Afghanistan. On the day after Carter’s …

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Little Nests of IS emerging in Afghanistan – U.S. Defense Secretary

The Islamic State is establishing “little nests” in Afghanistan, adding to the complex array of threats confronting Afghan forces and their international partners as they try to reverse a serious decline in security, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Friday. Mr. Carter was visiting this base in eastern Afghanistan, where he conferred with Gen. John F. Campbell, the American commander …

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USA’s Muslims sports heroes

When President Obama said during his Oval Office address Sunday that “Muslim-Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co-workers, our sports heroes,” Donald Trump — as he so often does — fired off a tweet that captured what many were thinking. (Trump’s knack for saying what people are thinking is as big a reason as any for his steady …

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Terror may become part of US life

Terror may become part of US life

“Whether he intended it or not, President Obama implied in his address on ISIS that the country should brace for a new normal of small-scale, periodic terrorist attacks.” Whether he intended it or not, President Obama implied in his address on ISIS that the country should brace for a new normal of small-scale, periodic terrorist attacks. He acknowledged the reality …

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Discrimination against Pakistan

Part – II. The latest phase in the American pattern of discrimination against Pakistan is to demand a cap on Pakistan’s nuclear weapons production and missile delivery capabilities without any matching requirement on India. These proposals have been obediently parroted by American think tanks such as Carnegie Endowment and The Stimson Center as well as mainstream media including the New York …

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California Rampage

What was feared finally happened: a spectacular terrorist attack in the west killing many, perpetrated by Pakistanis or persons of Pakistani origin. Syed Rizwan Farooq and his wife Tashfeen Malik were both from here. According to media reports, both allegedly visited Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and were radicalised in the past two years. Obviously it was a well-planned terrorist attack. …

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Hillary’s limited vision and its global implications

Hillary's limited vision and its global implications

Hillary Clinton is the odds on favorite (83% probability) to win her party’s nomination and a heavy favorite (59% probability) to win the election over her opponent, who is favored to be Rubio (45% probability). While the Republicans debate, she has been moving toward her nomination and planned presidential victory for months now, constantly introducing proposals that aim for the …

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