Archive | February 4, 2014
Christian militiamen, known as anti-balakas, in the main street of Njoh, 200km north of the capital Bangui

Christian militiamen, known as anti-balakas, in the main street of Njoh, 200km north of the capital Bangui (Michael Zumstein)

Central African Republic: ‘I have never seen such hatred or violence’

by Simon Bradley, February 4, 2014 – 10:25   At least 2,000 people have been killed and one million – a quarter of the population – displaced by fighting since the mostly Muslim Séléka rebel group seized power in March last year in the majority Christian country. The situation has stabilised somewhat since rebel-turned-president Michel […]

Robert Fisk: Using ‘generic’ illustrations in news stories dishonours the dead and distorts the truth One day, Stalingrad can be transposed for Kursk, or Alamein transposed for Tobruk

We all know about Photoshop and the dissimulation of truth.  A picture taken recently of an armed Syrian fighter with a rifle in his hand contained an unexplained video-camera in the bottom left hand corner. So the photographer, in the interests of clarity, deleted the intruding camera in favour of some grainy trench wall. The […]

As war on corruption mounts, China’s rich flee to America

Global Post: HONG KONG — It’s a favorite pastime: Americans worried about their country’s direction love threatening to move abroad. “That’s it, I’m going to Canada!” they say. Of course, they almost never do. In China, however, that’s now no idle threat, especially for the rich. Amid a widening crackdown on corruption, China’s wealthiest citizens are increasingly seeking […]


Musharraf to appear in special court on Feb 7: sources

DAWN.COM ISLAMABAD: Sources close to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf have confirmed that the ex-army strongman would appear before the special court on February 7 for the treason case hearing, DawnNews reported. Sources moreover said the joint police team comprising personnel from Islamabad and Rawalpindi had been informed of Musharraf’s decision. On Jan 31, the […]


Qasim Rashid: Blasphemy charges pervert Islam’s teachings

Source: The famous Indian poet Sarojini Naidu famously called ‘The Nightingale of India’ who was also a  child prodigy and Indian independence activist, once wrote: “(Islam) was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy ….” (RNS) Sentenced for professing his atheism, Alexander Aan was recently released after 18 months in an Indonesian prison. Masood Ahmad […]

Joyce Dickson, congregational designated minister at the Grace United Church speaks to the audience at the fourth annual Interfaith Symposium at Lakeland College.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association’s fourth annual Interfaith Symposium at Lakeland College

Source: The message of the Interfaith Symposium was “Love for all, hatred for none” said Rizwana Ahmad, President of the Lloydminster Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association, which took place this past Saturday evening at Lakeland College. The meeting of faiths brought roughly 90 attendees, nearly twice as many compared to last year’s Symposium. The event has […]


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