Paaras Abbas

LAPIDO INVESTIGATION: Any room at all for discussion of Islam in Pakistan today?

by Paaras Abbas - 12th September 2012

Anybody who gives a liberal interpretation of Islam cannot live in Pakistan’.  Startling claim by Director of Pakistan’s Human Rights Commission.

Read more »

Death and devotion

by Paaras Abbas - 18th July 2012

KARACHI:  Pakistan’s biggest mela attracted thousands again this year despite increased violence against folk Islam worldwide.

Read more »

KARACHI: Sufi pilgrims defiant despite threats

by Paaras Abbas - 18th July 2012

Awareness of a concerted global strategy by Saudi-style religionists to destroy folk Islam is growing.  What effect have the Timbuktu bombings had elsewhere?

Read more »


World Media Watch

Featured Publication

  • Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam

    WHAT ARE THE RELIGIOUS trends that inform the thoughts, feelings and actions of Britain's Muslim communities? Philip Lewis reviews an indispensable and accessible work that lays bare the ideologies informing the main Islamic movements in Britain today.