Day: February 24, 2013

Do we ever learn from history?

Source: ET LAHORE: “China will be the economic salvation of Afghanistan. The Chinese have bought mineral rights in Afghanistan and plan to build a railway there. India has also invested hugely in Afghanistan. Pakistan can also benefit, but it cannot do this alone. It can partner with India and China to […]

How did modern Islam become so intolerant?

Source: The Independent, by Yasmeen Alibhai Brown. Internal and external intolerance is now Islam’s brand. Those great past Muslim civilisations famous for diversity, humanity, science, extraordinary achievements have died. Education, the arts, photographs, television, sports, even work are denounced by crazed imams online and in mosques worldwide, including the UK. […]

Philadelphia’s Burqa Crisis

Source: The Conservative Papers: N.B.: The Washington Times title is “When burqas become accessories to crime: Criminals can hide behind Islamic garb” and it contains small differences from this version Philadelphia, the city where I live, has quietly and unassumedly become the capital of the Western world as regards female […]

Can Obama Kill You?

Source: The Conservative Papers: Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the Obama administration’s assassination program is the fact that they simply refuse to address if they claim the authority to kill Americans on US soil without charge or trial. While they clearly claim the authority to kill Americans abroad without requiring […]

Protecting minorities

Source: ET Speaking at an interfaith conference in Islamabad, President Asif Ali Zardari called on clerics and religious scholars to take the lead in preventing the misuse of blasphemy laws, conveniently forgetting that it is the government that has the primary responsibility to protect minorities. He said this even as […]

How A Photon Could Protect America From The World’s Most Sophisticated Bad Guys Earlier today we posted how the Chinese military’s exploit of America’s grid software could conceivably provide them with a switch to turn out our lights, for months. The resulting catastrophe can be averted, however, by the implementation of technology that recently  which uses single photons to secure networks and grids: Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). The […]