“Islamophobia” a doctrine not to be taken

War-happy former US president George W. Bush was instrumental in creating Islamophobia to justify his attack and genocide in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the west, on the whole, has so far resisted the temptation to institutionalize those radical ideas of Bush. Since Bush, the US administration under Barack Obama has tried its level best to dilute the effects of Islamophobia by encouraging an inclusive society. Other than CNN and Fox TV most of the US media did not jump to any stereotypical conclusion in the aftermath of the Orlando attack. Instead they relied on honest investigation. US authorities found out that the Orlando attacker had repeatedly been a victim of discrimination at his workplace, was regularly ridiculed and taunted for being a Muslim in the bar he attacked. The US media, too, did not hesitate to mention that a Muslim bouncer at the said bar saved many lives that fateful night. Another investigative report found evidence that it was a young Muslim man who, long before the attack, alerted the FBI of the attacker's psychological trauma-led leanings towards violence. T...

Shyamananda Das, a Hindu temple worker, was hacked to death

Shyamananda Das, a Hindu temple worker, was hacked to death in Bangladesh Friday, police reportedly said. The incident is the latest in a series of attacks on secular and minority targets by suspected militants in the Muslim-majority country. Das, who worked at the Radhamadan Gopal Bigraha Math i...