Day: August 10, 2011

The terror in our midst

The United States has recently put pressure on Pakistan for its selective treatment of militants, but the recent attacks in Norway by a Christian fundamentalist highlight the failure of Western governments to holistically deal with domestic extremism. In the US, the post 9/11 paradigm has limited the government’s attention in […]

German Interior Minister – ‘German Identity is Shaped by Christianity.’ But, is it True?

Source: Spiegel International In a SPIEGEL interview, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich discusses the motives of Norwegian killer Anders Breivik, calls for an end to anonymity on the Internet and explains why Islam is not part of German identity. SPIEGEL: Minister Friedrich, the massacre in Norway has sparked a discussion about the […]

Annemarie Schimmel, German ‘Orientalist’

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Annemarie Schimmel Education Doctorate of civilization and languages, doctorate of religious history. Occupation Iranologist, Sindhologist, Orientalist, Islamic studies, Sufism studies, Iqbal studies Annemarie Schimmel, SI, HI, (April 7, 1922 – January 26, 2003) was a well known and very influential German Orientalist and scholar, who […]

Recession 2.0 would hurt worse

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The risk of double dip recession is rising. And while economists disagree on just how likely the U.S. economy is to fall into another downturn, they generally agree on one thing — a new recession would be worse than the last and very difficult to pull […]

Bar raised for university entrance

University entrance requirements will be raised in 2012, but students will also have four new subjects to count towards the required level. Religious Studies, Business Studies, Education for Sustainability and Home Economics were added to the list of approved subjects for next year as NZQA today announced changes to UE, […]