Day: May 13, 2011

Jesus Loves His Enemies…and Then Kills Them All

This article is part 5 of LoonWatch’s Understanding Jihad Series. Please read my “disclaimer”, which explains my intentions behind writing this article: The Understanding Jihad Series: Is Islam More Likely Than Other Religions to Encourage Violence? Anti-Muslim demagoguery relies on the demonization of the Prophet Muhammad, who is characterized as being especially violent […]

BP gets green light to explore Brazil waters

BP has finally been given permission to start deepwater exploration off the coast of Brazil after having to wait more than a year for approval from the national regulator in the wake of the Macondo well tragedy The Brazilian National Petroleum Agency (ANP) finally sanctioned BP’s purchase of Devon Energy’s […]

Aqaba taking Jordan along for the ride

Marsa Zayed envisions a marina development with room for 300 yachts and a cruise ship terminal all surrounded by a mixture of hotel, resort and luxury apartment complexes. The entire project is slated for completion in several years time, when Jordan first signed the development deal with Al Mabaar, a […]

Natural disasters a Divine Sign of the truthfulness of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Community, said: “Whenever any natural disaster occurs in the world, those who fear God are frightened lest any such future disaster puts them in difficulty. That any act of theirs may become a source of God’s displeasure. Such thinking is only of true […]

Terrorists and media

Terrorism in the media: More than just code of ethics Terrorists are also celebrities. The media popularizes them. Through TV we witness how the “hunted” and the “hunter” often sit side by side in talk shows. This fact reminds us of Erving Goffman’s book The Presentation of Self in Everyday […]

Wildcat train strike strands thousands

Train service was shut down nationwide yesterday when railroad workers called a wildcat strike after 10 of their colleagues, including the railway union’s top officials, were arrested during a demonstration Wednesday evening that turned violent. Service was halted at midnight and resumed only at 2 P.M. yesterday. The effects were […]

Democracy and Islam

IT is said by some that democracy has no place in the political system of Islam. Islam is not only a religion, rather it is a complete code of life. All aspects of Muslim society, individually or collectively, are covered by the social structure of Islam. Hence a political system, […]

Swiss reject UN request to take more refugees

Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga has rejected a request by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to take in refugees trapped on the Libyan-Tunisian border. At a meeting in Brussels focussing on the influx of North African asylum seekers, Sommaruga said Switzerland had no more “capacity” and that the government did […]