Day: August 8, 2011

India’s economy: Reflections of reality

Source: The Economist A RITUAL familiar to students of the subprime and euro crises has started taking place on Indian banks’ conference calls with analysts and investors. The number-crunchers probe the lenders about their exposures to potential bad debts. Bank bosses insist that, although there are niggles, all is under […]

“Things will get worse in Syria”

by Renat Künzi, and agencies The killing in Syria will continue regardless of what the UN Security Council says, according to Swiss-based Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker and activist Mano Khalil. The warning came as international pressure for an end to the violence intensified on Monday, with Bahrain and Kuwait joining Saudi […]

Human memory and the Muslim Heritage!

Professor Richard Dawkins describes every human as a composite of four memories, nothing less and nothing more: 1.  Human DNA a memory and repository of ancestral survival techniques. 2.  Human immunity as a memory of all the challenges his or her white blood cells have responded to. 3.  The common […]

Do critics actually read the Koran?

Courtesy or Source: Washington Post By Qasim Rashid Ramadan is upon us – a time of fasting, charity, prayer…and fighting off Libyan children study Koran inside the mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. (Sergey Ponomarev – AP) Islamophobia. Norweigian terrorist […]

A hater among us

Kevin Goudreau’s blue golf shirt is buttoned to the collar. Were it not, heads would surely be turning, because there is a large tattoo of a swastika on his chest. He keeps it under wraps during a recent interview, but it is on the Internet for all to see, along […]

Injured Ahmadi Faces Jail Time

Adding insult to injury, prosecutors at the Serang District Court on Tuesday recommended nine months in jail for an Ahmadi man critically injured in the deadly attack on members of the community in Cikeusik, Banten. Last week, the court handed down sentences of only between three months and six months, […]

Mock trial that leads to injustice

The Serang District Court in Banten recently cleared 12 defendants of the primary charge of inciting hatred and mob violence, but found them guilty of “participation in a violent attack that results in casualties”, in the act of violence that left three Ahmadiyah followers killed in Cikeusik village last February. […]

China’s Chief of Staff to Visit Israel

Israel’s got the defense technology. China is in the market. But Israeli defense executives are wary of getting their hands sullied again, burned once by the US looking warily over its shoulder at advanced weapon sales it forced Israel to cancel. Nevertheless, when Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff […]

Democracy’s drama in terrorism’s theatre

Source/Credit:  : Monday, August 8, 2011 , by Joseph S. Nye President George W. Bush was famous for proclaiming democracy promotion as a central focus of American foreign policy. He was not alone in this rhetoric. Most US presidents since Woodrow Wilson have made similar statements. So it was a striking departure when […]

The Root of All Sovereign-Debt Crises

Source/Credit: Project Syndicate, 2011, 2011-08-04: By Amar Bhidé and Edmund S. Phelps  NEW YORK – The Greek debt crisis has prompted questions about whether the euro can survive without a nearly unimaginable centralization of fiscal policy. There is a simpler way. Irresponsible borrowing by governments in international credit markets requires irresponsible lending. Bank regulators […]