Day: October 5, 2011

Why men are in trouble

Editor’s note: William J. Bennett, a CNN contributor, is the author of “The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood.” Bennett is the Washington fellow of the Claremont Institute. He was U.S. secretary of education from 1985 to 1988 and was director of the Office of National Drug […]

Immigrant youth are ‘Made in Switzerland’

by Susanne Schanda in Lucerne, swissinfo.ch A new book indicates that religion plays an important role in identity-building among adolescents with immigrant backgrounds in Switzerland. The authors of “Youth, Migration and Religion”, which was presented at a roundtable at Lucerne University, say public discourse on immigrants has changed in Switzerland […]

Was Christopher Columbus on a religious crusade?

Source/Credit: The Washington Post: On Faith Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama were more like Christian crusaders than greedy mercenaries or curious adventurers. Other historians, however, remain skeptical. The books, released in the weeks leading up to Columbus Day (Oct. 10), claim the reason […]

Israeli wins chemistry Nobel for quasicrystals

STOCKHOLM — Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for a discovery that faced skepticism and mockery, even prompting his expulsion from his U.S. research team, before it won widespread acceptance as a fundamental breakthrough. While doing research in the U.S. in 1982, Shechtman discovered […]

100 Year Celebration of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Bangladesh

Source:  National Secretary Publications (Audio-Visual) & In-Charge, Muslim Television Ahmadiyya Int’l, Bangladesh Studios.   Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Bangladesh (AMJB)   Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Bangladesh is going to celebrate the 100th year of Establishment of Jamaat in Bengal in 2013. In this connection, various programs have been planned to celebrate the centenary with […]

Beneath the burqa

Source: Dawn Blog Author: Anum Pasha The burqa, a garment which needs no introduction has been a bone to chew on for many. After the infamous burqa ban, France shunned the idea of Muslims praying on her streets in April. France is home to Europe’s largest Muslim population, but the […]

Putin proposes setting up ‘Eurasian Union’

source Times of India MOSCOW: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed forming a “Eurasian Union” of former Soviet nations, saying the bloc could become a major global player competing for influence with the United States, the European Union and Asia. Putin, who has lamented the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Unionas […]

Fear of an Islamic Planet

by JOHN FEFFER Foreign Policy in Focus. Institute of Policy Studies. It’s easy to make fun of Michele Bachmann: her history gaffes, her Christian extremism, her ludicrous political positions. Journalists, though, would be sad to see her leave the Republican primary race, since she can be reliably counted on to […]