Day: July 14, 2012

The rise of Pakistan’s televangelists

BBC: Islamic groups in Pakistan were initially hostile to cable TV because of concerns about “obscene” foreign imports, but religion now dominates the airwaves. A new breed of Islamic TV evangelist has emerged, leading to a confrontation with liberals. On any day of the week, television in Pakistan is a […]

Morocco’s Islamists ponder the future

By Mohammed Masbah The Daily Star Morocco’s Justice and Development Party (PJD) will hold its seventh congress this weekend under extraordinary circumstances; for the first time, the PJD will be holding this conference as the ruling party – a new reality that raises many questions about its internal governance. Abdelilah […]

FIJISUN – Fiji Rugby and other news

Rugby: Fijian star Matawalu joins Glasgow Scotsman NEW Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend has added to his squad by signing the Fijianscrum-half hailed by Scotland as the star of their South Seas Test encounter last month. See all stories on this topic » Scotsman How to buy a tiny slice of Fiji The Australian LAST […]

FIJISUN – Islam updates around the globe

KRAUTHAMMER: Islamic uprising, not Facebook revolution Santa Rosa Press Democrat Post-revolutionary Libya appears to have elected a relatively moderate pro-Western government. Good news, but tentative because Libya is less a country than an oil well with a long beach and myriad tribes. Popular allegiance to a central national … See all stories on […]

Libya’s rebel PM Jibril seen as unifying figure

TRIPOLI — Mahmoud Jibril, the US-trained consultant who abandoned the Muammar Qadhafi administration to become the face of the Libyan revolution, is positioning himself as a potentially unifying force as the country emerges from four decades of dictatorship. The wartime rebel prime minister’s National Forces Alliance (NFA) is headed for […]