Day: January 23, 2012

Europe Steps Up Pressure on Greece — European finance ministers increased pressure on Greek bondholders to take voluntary losses to ease the region’s debt crisis late Monday and took new steps to complete action on a new bailout fund as the International Monetary Fund had urged. The ministers backed efforts by Greece to keep the […]

Peaceful Exchange

Source: Chatham Daily News – Members of the youth wing of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada held an open house at the Chatham- Kent Public Library Saturday. Naseer Mirza, a businessman from Brampton, participated in the community- reach project “to give people some introduction of Islam.” Mirza emigrated to Canada about […]

Doubt Cast on Threat That Deterred Rushdie

Source: The New York Times JAIPUR, India — At an old Mughal palace accommodating what organizers called “the greatest literary show on earth,” the headliners on Sunday included Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra and Tom Stoppard. But the absence of another star, Salman Rushdie, continued to overshadow the event. A free-speech […]

These States Will Lose Billions If Their Illegal Immigrants Are Deported

Unauthorized immigrants made up 5.2% (about 8 million) of the U.S. workforce in 2010, according to a report from the American Immigration Council’s Strength In Diversity report. The same year, the American Immigration Council and American Progress estimated that deporting all unauthorized immigrants from the country and sealing the borders to future unauthorized immigration would “reduce […]

The threat within

REPORTS of an attempted coup in Bangladesh by serving and retired military officials in connivance with a banned Islamist group, Hizbut Tahrir, having been foiled by Bangladeshi authorities over the weekend is a reminder of the potentially catastrophic nexus between radical Islam and the armed forces in Pakistan too. The […]