Day: February 5, 2013

Islam in France

Epigraph “If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and outstanding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad?”  (Alphonse de Lamartine, Foreign Minister of France in 1849) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Grande Mosquée in Paris. […]

Mecca’s creeping capitalism

The Independent: Travelling to Mecca as a child, I would shut my eyes as we would approach the boundaries of Masjid al Haram just so I may be able to capture the sense of awe upon arrival. Perhaps it was my heart singing with anticipation, but I always felt something distinct about […]

U.S. sues S&P over subprime ratings

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Standard & Poor’s, bringing renewed focus to the inaccurate ratings of subprime mortgage securities that helped trigger the financial crisis. A spokeswoman for Justice confirmed that the suit was filed in federal court late Monday in Los Angeles. Attorney General Eric Holder […]