Day: June 17, 2011

10 epic train journeys

For most of us, a train journey means a sleepy-eyed commute to work. For trainiacs, they’re another entry in the little black book. But for a lucky few, a rail journey is an expedition through cultures and across lands, providing an experience that’s equaled by no other means of transport. […]

There is more to the West

TO the present-day Muslim masses, the West mainly signifies indecency, materialism and an insatiable hunger for global political dominance. This perception is largely based on prejudices caused by a lack of adequate and credible information regarding different western societies. It is true that certain western moral norms are unlike ours; […]

The Islamic Atlantis, or: Europe’s forgotten origins

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-768956312207897325&hl=nl&fs=true Direct link | larger screen option Use this special contents page to navigate through 100 minutes of fascinating history. The Islamic roots of Modern civilisation and the construction of European identity In this BBC documentary, English historian Bettany Hughes examines the Muslim contribution to the formation of modern Europe. She also […]

Muslim hearings recall my life in internment camp

Editor’s note: Rep. Michael Honda, D-California, is senior Democratic whip and a member of House Budget and Appropriations Committees. (CNN) — Who would have thought that my early childhood experience in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II would offer such useful insight, 65 years later, in determining the […]

Way To Go: Mali

By Bunmi Ajiboye June 17, 2011 The Republic of Mali is one of the countries in West Africa which offers sublime tourist destinations. This once French-colonised country is bordered by Algeria, Niger, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mauritania. The capital city is Bamako and the country gained independence […]