Day: September 27, 2011

Germany’s Anti-Muslim Scene – Authorities Debate Surveillance of Islamophobes

Source: Spiegel International Officials from the BfV, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, will discuss the country’s increasingly vocal Islamophobe scene at a meeting on Thursday. There have been calls to put right-wing populist and anti-Muslim groups under increased surveillance. Islamophobes in Germany could come under increased surveillance by the country’s domestic […]

Mauritius Arms to Drive Centum Growth

  Centum Investments has incorporated two subsidiaries in Mauritius to be used as vehicles for penetrating new regions as the company powers on its geographical diversification strategy. The listed investment firm will be asking shareholders to ratify the incorporation of Centum Development and Centum Exotics, both based in Mauritius, in […]

Crematorium proposal divides Mississauga neighbourhood–crematorium-proposal-divides-mississauga-neighbourhood?bn=1 In the Malton neighbourhood, diversity is a force that often unites the community. But controversy over a proposed crematorium now threatens the cultural balancing act its residents live out every day. Two years ago, Benisasia funeral home filed a rezoning application with the city to accommodate the desires of […]

Confucius alive!

China’s ancient sage is helping the country propagate its language and culture abroad. An institute named after Confucius is sowing the seeds of better understanding and better communication with the world, throughout the world. Mike Peters and Zhang Chunyan take a closer look at the Confucius Institute abroad.  Source / […]

Church bomb shows Indonesian extremism

Source: Asiatimes on line. BALI – Indonesia was shocked and shamed on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck a Christian church in Solo, killing at least one congregant and injuring at least 27 others. But the reaction from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been even more shameful. On Sunday morning, […]

In search of common humanity

Source: I woke up this morning to the news that Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, had directly accused Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of supporting the insurgents who attacked the US Embassy in Kabul last week. The New York Times called it “the […]

Dysfunctional democracy

Source: The role of the ‘public intellectual’ is in disrepair. In the Arab Spring the revolutions and uprisings were brought about by a new generation of social activists. The surprising thing about the Arab Spring was how the main intellectual class of the Arab World was so severely disconnected […]

The Natural System of Justice and Balance

The Green Party of the provincial assembly, Hamburg organised a special function on 14th June 2011 at the historic Hamburg Town Hall—the seat of government of Hamburg—under the title “inter-religious dialogue”, in honour of Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(aba), Khalifatul Masih V, Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim community,who was invited by the Green Party […]

Arabian leopard

This young Arabian leopard, without the intervention of the Kingdom’s little known but long established wildlife conservation program, would simply not exist. In 2003 one of the Middle East’s rarest predators, the Arabian leopard (Panthera pardus nimr), was almost extinct. The smallest member of the leopard family at only about […]