Decades after a fatwa on his head, Salman Rushdie was stabbed not by those whose sentiments were hurt with the Satanic Verses (even if they hadn’t read the book) but by a young man who was not even born in that era and who grew up in the West. This young man would possibly speak […] The post Should Salman Rushdie Be Confined To A Stereotype? appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary Ram Madhav’s recent statement — calling Muslims to relinquish “three concepts of kafir (‘unbeliever’), ummah (a supra-national community tied by religion) and jihad (‘struggle’, often used in the sense of ‘holy war’) are hindering the assimilation of Muslims into Indian society at large” – has generated an interesting debate. […] The post Is The Concept Of Ummah Vastly Exaggerated? appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.