Day: September 11, 2012

Illegal immigration makes Assam boil

Source: Gulf News. Guwahati: Illegal migration from Bangladesh has been the dominant theme of Assam politics since independence. However, over the years, successive federal governments or state governments have done little to curb this. Immigration from Bangladesh or erstwhile East Pakistan has a colonial history. People were brought in as […]

School: German children cannot learn Turkish

Credit: The Local Chiara Rick from Duisburg, North-Rhine Westphalia, asked to learn Turkish with some of her Turkish-speaking classmates but was told that there was a state decree preventing it, said regional paper the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ). She had learned some English while in kindergarten and has a passion […]

Religion and foreign policy

When religion defines foreign policy it will inevitably clash with national interests, creating the grounds for wars that only elites who rule in the name of religion win, writes Gamil Matar (Al-Ahram Weekly) That Egypt’s president cites Quranic verses and uses religious phrases in his public addresses does not surprise […]

Fox News’ war on Muslims

Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity have stoked Islamophobia — and encouraged right-wing ignorance By Nathan Lean Excerpted from “The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims” As is the case with any industry, advertising is paramount to the success of a product. One need not look […]