Day: May 29, 2012

The Real Muslim Problem

Source: Huff Post By Joyce S. Dubensky CEO, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding There’s lots of talk about the “Muslim Problem” in the U.S. and abroad. Generally, I find that framing troubling. But recently some very ordinary experiences made me realize that there actually is what I can only call […]

Bangladesh Charges Islamist Leader of War Crimes

Source: VOA The leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami has been charged with war crimes by a special tribunal. Matiur Rahman Nizami was indicted Monday on 16 charges, including genocide and murder allegedly carried out during the country’s 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan. Another tribunal indicted Abdul Quader Molla, […]

Dripping crucifix sparks Indian blasphemy row

Source: Kuwait Times MUMBAI: Angry Catholics have accused an Indian sceptic of blasphemy after he argued a dripping crucifix was caused by faulty plumbing rather than divine intervention, leaving him facing a possible prison term. Thousands of believers flocked to a suburban street in the west of Mumbai in March, […]

Spanish Data Point to Further Decline

PARIS — Data underscoring the depth of Spain’s economic problems dampened investor enthusiasm in Europe, but most stock markets turned positive as Wall Street opened. Spanish retail sales fell in April by a record 9.8 percent from a year earlier, the 22nd consecutive monthly decline, the government statistics institute said […]