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***SEMINAR*** 

POLITICS, RELIGION AND  TERRORISM 

BY

FAMILY OF THE HEART

 

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FAMILY OF THE HEART SEMINAR, DECEMBER 11, 2005

OPENING ADDRESS THE MODERATOR - FARZANA HASSAN

 

    Farzana Hassan

Good Afternoon, 

My name is Farzana Hassan and I wish to extend a warm welcome to all of you. You have braved the cold to come here and be a part of this very important exercise.  We are discussing Terrorism, its history, its root causes and it implications, but  we are also here to make a serious attempt at finding solutions and remedies to the growing threat of international Terrorism. more...


PAPER PRESENTED BY ZIAUDDIN AHMED

 

    Ziauddin Ahmed

The interest in God and religion has once again been revived in recent years. The reasons for it are well known to most of us. It is not that the world has suddenly become God fearing or God loving, it is perhaps more a desire for recognition and finding a place and need for religion and spiritual belief in the development of the present human psyche. more...


PAPER PRESENTED BY NAJEEB KAZMI

 

   Najeeb Kazmi

The subject of today’s discussion is very complex and multi-faceted, often not fully understood. Even when many feel that they have understood the issues related to this subject and is like a matrix of ignorance. This evening, in a very limited time allotted to me, I will try to present a summary and analysis of the root causes, as I see them. more...


PAPER PRESENTED BY TAREK FATAH

 

    Tarek Fatah

Terrorism is the unconventional use of violence for political gain. In legalese, it is a strategy of using coordinated attacks that fall outside the laws of war commonly understood to represent the bounds of conventional warfare. more...


PAPER PRESENTED BY NARGIS EBRAHIM

 

    Nargis Ebrahim

Salaam Farzana, as promised here's the outline of my presentation. I will be speaking from these notes & will not be writing a detailed version.


Hope that will be okay as this is my first involvement with the Family of the Heart. more...


PAPER PRESENTED BY ABDUL MUTAAL

 

    Abdul Mutaal

An article titled “Koranic Duels Ease Terrors appeared in the Christian Science Monitor in its February issue this year. The article was posted on the Writer’s Forum[1] website courtesy of Mike Ghouse of Foundation of Pluralism[2]. It describes the efforts of Yemeni Judge Hamoud al-Hitar to bring peace to his troubled country by challenging terrorists of Al-Quaida to enter into dialogue with him.  more...

PAPER PRESENTED BY RASHID MUGHAL

 

    Rashid Mughal

When we come together at seminars such as this to collectively examine where the roots of terrorism reside, we are really indulging in an intellectual exercise in futility. Unless you and I are seriously willing to look in the mirror and point our accusing finger at the real culprit, which is my self, chances are we will remain as toothless as the bulldog called the United Nations. The self that I am referring to is made up of you and I together.  more...