Author: imbuenomad

How the Arakanese state’s loss of access to Bengal’s resources and wealth in 1677 may partly explain the Arakanese hatred for the Rohingyas

How the Arakanese state’s loss of access to Bengal’s resources and wealth in 1677 may partly explain the Arakanese hatred for the Rohingyas By M Ahmedullah, 3 September 2017 For several centuries, there was an independent and powerful Arakanese state, and its capital was called Mrauk. The state enjoyed good trade with many regions in […]

The ‘Axis of evil’ idea soon after the invasion of Afghanistan shows that the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had a more sinister purpose than the stated objectives

It’s quite easy to take a position on what’s happening in Afghanistan concerning the withdrawal of western forces. Many people are doing just that: some for and some against the Taliban takeover, and similarly there are divergent feelings concerning sympathy for those Afghans leaving or trying to leave their motherland. The respective positions that people […]

A moral evaluation on the rights and wrongs of what’s unfolding in Afghanistan

I have been trying to understand the Afghanistan issue to undertake a more balanced moral evaluation on the rights and wrongs of the policies, actions and reactions of the various internal and external parties to the conflict. On the one hand, what happened in Afghanistan in 2001 was not about a classic case of outside […]

Malala’s struggle is just and sacred – she is also an incredibly inspirational brave young lady

In the light of the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, I am sharing something I wrote about Malala in 2014. MALALA YOUSAFZAI Malala’s struggle is just and sacred – she is also an incredibly inspirational brave young lady By Muhammad Ahmedullah, 12 December 2014 Malala was recently awarded the Nobel Prize and she has also […]

How did the Taliban take over Afghanistan at such lightning speed?

Of course, I don’t know, but I can’t stop speculating. I feel that Imran Khan convinced Trump that it was time to leave Afghanistan. Many Americans were looking for a way out anyway as they knew that winning the war and defeating the Taliban was becoming more and more impossible by the day. Trump, being […]

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, I was undertaking my last year of ‘O’ Level studies

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, I was undertaking my last year of ‘O’ Level studies at Trinity School in Canning Town of East London, which has since become the Rokeby School of today. At that time, the GCSE qualification wasn’t yet born. I had lived in Plaistow until the summer of 1979 […]

Problems with pride in celebrating Kishwar’s MasterChef achievements

The achievement of Kishwar Chowdhury in the Australian MasterChef competition is something that should be celebrated. No doubt, she is an inspiration to many, especially young women of, particularly, Bangladeshi origin. Seeing the real food that we eat at home being presented in such a way in the competition has brought pride in many of […]