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Interesting!
First published on 3quarksdaily.com A few days ago, Graeme Wood wrote a piece in the Atlantic that has generated a lot of buzz (and controversy). In this article he noted that: "The reality is that the Islamic State is Islami...
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Another Angry Voice on Podemos
On facebook I follow the extreme left page, Another Angry Voice , and they have a small piece on Podemos, the new left-wing party that's virulently growing in Spain ( even more worryingly the party wants to call a referendum on the Spanish monarchy ). Podem...
On facebook I follow the extreme left page, Another Angry Voice, and they have a small piece on Podemos, the new left-wing party that's virulently growing in Spain (even more worryingly the party wants to call a referendum on...
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I never really realised this about the Baha'i faith but apparently a central innovation is the "Convenant" & Administrative Order. That is we sort of see our Holy Writings as a Constitution with the UHJ as a legislative body. Interestingly since the passing of the Guardian, the executive branch of the Baha'i faith has lapsed.

So it's really a hybrid system for a "New World Order."
Razib put up an interesting post on this topic on his blog . I think his point is that no religion is a "religion of the book". People make the religion and they remake it as time demands. Messily and unpredictably in many ca...
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I guess also intermarriage is a proxy for how involved one is in community life in the Diaspora. I also think US & UK have very different communal structures, up north here the Mirpuris and their biraderis are overwhelmingly dominant.

I also imagine that the US has a very different attitude towards immigrants, despite all the talk of multi-cultural America historically does a pretty good job at absorbing all populations (with the exceptions of Aframs & indigenous peoples) whereas in Europe it's a more protracted (tortured?) process.
Over at The Aerogram there is an interesting piece up, Caste Privilege 101: A Primer for the Privileged. The main downside of the piece is that it is standard post-colonial "social justice warrior" claptrap. Unless you buy in...
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that same intermarriage results in dimwits who are carrying all their family's respective recessive genes, etc etc. sorry fior the frank speak
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Interesting question but how does this stack up to other minority discourses (in the US?)

I can't think of many minorities other than Cuban-Americans, increasingly white ethnics (who obviously aren't minority) and conservative Jews who are breaking to the Right. 
Any thoughts? It's a consistent tendency that explicitly South Asian (de facto Indian) websites tend to have a Left inflection. This means that they're soaked in critical race theory assumptions, but also genuflect to broader...
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The power of blasphemy
There is never a point to deliberately offend; in fact BP is a perennial victim of that. There was a time in our first year when we were hitting a tipping point and then we became a target, which led to several website issues. Ever since we moved from WordP...
There is never a point to deliberately offend; in fact BP is a perennial victim of that. There was a time in our first year when we were hitting a tipping point and then we became a target, which led to several website issues...
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Sometimes the Bible just gets it right
I can't claim to have read the Bible, the only books I read are book club prescribed ones and Holy Books haven't yet come onto the selection. But I always turn back to my favorite chapter .  To every thing there is a season—Whatever God does, it will be for...
I can't claim to have read the Bible, the only books I read are book club prescribed ones and Holy Books haven't yet come onto the selection. But I always turn back to my favorite chapter.  To every thing there is a seas...
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Interesting but how is it relevant anymore? There are stronger geo-historical forces that sort of drive the division of the Subcontinent (India should have been the hegemonic regional power of Southern Asia, from Arabia to Malaysia, circa 1947).

I was reading in a book that the Brits apparently left India because of the 1945 (?) naval mutiny, which convinced them that the Indian Army could no longer be relied on for their loyalty. 
As usual, a post from Hamid Hussein, this time about the British Indian army in East Africa, with some comments about "all Muslim regiments' and neo-orientalist claptrap about the Pakhtoons and the British. Enjoy.  Omar  ...
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Desis are fairly dull I've begun to realise lol. The conversation is still 50years or so behind on mainstream discourse; to be fair though I do love going to India and I find that very exciting but South Asia's global position & performance is nothing to be happy about imho.
Just some random thoughts trigerred by a question that Razib asked and a post on FB. The question: "Why are all South Asian American websites so Left? Any thoughts? It's a consistent tendency that explicitly South Asian (de f...
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lovely article
I just picked this out of a past post about the cruel blasphemy execution (by being burned alive) of a Christian couple in Pakistan. I am posting this here because blasphemy is in the news again and I cannot count the number ...
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Who reads BP anymore?
Leave a comment if you do; I'm not expecting many to be honest even if we do have robust viewing figures. The first couple years of the blog had an excellent comments section especially when we were WordPress.
Leave a comment if you do; I'm not expecting many to be honest even if we do have robust viewing figures. The first couple years of the blog had an excellent comments section especially when we were WordPress.
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