Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ellis Island remains a symbol of many nations sending their sons and daughters to the US, People of every conceivable ethnic group came through Ellis Island. Contrary to popular misconception,
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Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
When a state defines itself as theocratic, as being established according to the dictates of a book it deems holy, it places upon itself a heavy responsibility as a representative of a faith. Pakistan is a state that defines itself as Islamic. How do religious minorities fare in Pakistan compared to America and Canada?
Today in the US and Canada, if a Muslim and a Christian are debating their respective faiths, they are on equal footing. They can each give their efforts to convert each other their best shot. In Pakistan, if a Christian answers the Muslim, or even says that he does not recognise the sanctity of the Koran, he can be thrown in jail.
Non Muslims are physically attacked, kidnapped, raped and even murdered for the sake of conversion to Islam.