The Missing Millions

The Missing Millions

China is home to an alarming fact: more than 500,000 elderly people go missing every year. That is 1300 people aged over 65 are reported lost every single day. Where are these elderly people disappearing? What is happening to them and who is responsible?

China’s law has legislated that children are responsible to house their parents. However, China’s one-child policy, introduced in 1978, restricted people from having more than one child, unless the first  child was a girl, or they belonged to an ethnic minority. According to the Chinese government, this policy prevented approximately 400 million births. Consequently, the generation which had children in the 70s, which is the over-65 population now, has to depend on their sole child through their old age.  If a child has died or moved away from home for work, these elderly people have no one to care for them. To make their plight worse, it is reported that a large percentage of these elderly suffer from dementia and alzheimer’s, or some other memory impairment. Of those who are found, 25% go missing again, in the absence of a support network or close family to care for them.
The one-child law was finally changed by the Chinese government on 1 January 2016, replacing it with a two-child policy. This is too small and too late a step to undo the monumental damage already done.There are 114 million people over 65 at present in China, the biggest elderly population in the world, and  another 90 million are expected to reach retirement in the next 30 years. This is indeed a crisis of unimaginable proportion unless steps are taken to prevent further loss of life and to ensure the well being of these missing millions.

Michelle Obama on Donald Trumps Comments

The first lady, Michelle Obama, delivered an emotional speech about Donald Trump and the effect of his actions and personality, on women’s psyches, calling them “sexually predatory behavior”. Watch her powerful message to all women:

Islam and the Presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both answered a question by a Muslim woman, Gorbah Hamed, in the second presidential debate.  Her question was: There are 3.3 million Muslims in the US and I am part of them. You have mentioned working with Muslim nations. But with Islamophobia on the rise, how will you help people like me deal with the consequences of being labelled a threat to the country after the election is over? Watch this video to decide for yourself who is the best person to lead the country and under whom Muslims in America will not be considered a threat but be recognized as an integral, productive and peaceful part of this country.

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

Killer Hurricane Matthew which killed hundreds in Haiti is about to hit America and has been termed as a monster hurricane. The states of Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina have already asked  residents to move out of the area where this hurricane is about to hit land.

Those who have not moved out of their homes are urged to take shelter at the places organized by local authorities. Please spare a moment and pray for the safety of all the people who are in the path of this devastating hurricane Matthew. May Allah protect the lives and property of everyone in the path of hurricane Matthew

Housewife takes on ISIS

Housewife takes on ISIS

An Iraqi woman has taken it upon herself to fight ISIS, the self-proclaimed Islamic state which is wrecking havoc through its terror tactics all over the world. She and her men, part of a tribal militia, recently helped government forces drive ISIS out of the town. In the man’s world that is rural Iraq, female fighters are a rarity.

Wahida Mohamed described herself as a housewife; her home has been attacked several times over the last few years by the ISIS. She says they have tried to assassinate her six times, and she has shrapnel in her face and legs and her ribs have been broken, but she is undeterred and leads an army of men to fight ISIS, and was fighting Al-Qaeda before that. Her first and second husbands, her father and three brothers have all been killed by ISIS. She, in turn, has pledged to fight and uproot them and support for her strategies is growing phenomenally.

Why Obama won’t say “Islamic Terrorism”

Why Obama won’t say “Islamic Terrorism”

President Barack Obama has made some very pertinent comments about why he won’t use the term “Islamic Terrorism”. He echoed the sentiments of billions of Muslims all over the world when he called Muslims peace-loving and responsible, and said that he did not want to lump Muslims along with the murderers who are terrorists. President Obama reminded the CNN audience that Muslims in America are fellow troopers, fire-fighters, teachers, neighbors and friends. He used a hypothetical example of a group of people who start killing other people in the name of Christ- they would not be allowed to represent all the Christians of the world in their deplorable activities. And the same hold true for Muslims, who do not want  to be associated with terrorists when they do not agree with what is being carried out in the name of Islam. Watch the full video here:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/28/politics/obama-radical-islamic-terrorism-cnn-town-hall/index.html