Day: July 25, 2012

Hopeless But Not Syri-us

PJMedia: by David P Goldman Over at the new Gatestone Institute, some longstanding friends and I conduct a regular electronic meetingto dissect crisis situations, and let the public read the results after we’re done. There are too many moving parts for any individual to follow, and Syria is a case in point: […]

Sandy Weill: Break up the big banks

Source: CNN Money NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The man responsible for creating Citigroup — the world’s first financial supermarket — said Wednesday that the nation’s largest banks should be broken up in order to protect taxpayers. Former Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill — who engineered a series of corporate takeovers and […]

Satellites reveal sudden Greenland ice melt

Source BBC The surface of Greenland’s massive ice sheet has melted this month over an unusually large area, Nasa has said. Scientists said the “unprecedented” melting took place over a larger area than has been detected in three decades of satellite observation. Melting even occurred at Greenland’s coldest and highest […]

Burka bans are about fear, not religion

Source: National Post Author: Barbara Kay Not for the first time, I must take issue with my colleague Chris Selley’s occluded interpretation of why burka-haters get “pretty crazy about that issue,” as he says in his latest commentary, “Message in a bottle.” Selley was commenting on a stunt pulled by […]

FIJISUN – Islam in the press

New Egypt-based Islamic TV channel caters to fully veiled women Washington Post Conservative Islam and its most visible hallmark, the niqab, appear to be on the rise on Egypt’s cultural scene as well, and the launch of Maria TV is an attempt to cater to that growing segment of society. A decade ago, the […]

Israel: What occupation?

­According to a recently published report by an Israeli judge, Israel is not occupying the Palestinian territories. Does international law have any bearing on this report? Is the government simply preparing the legal ground to annex Area C of the West Bank? And how do these occupation-deniers explain their findings? […]