Day: May 22, 2013

The New Face of Terror

Source: The daily Beast. A blood-splattered jihadist with a meat cleaver in one hand declaring to a bystander’s smartphone camera “Allahu Akbar” and “we will always beat you” in a pronounced south London accent?  While waiting twenty minutes for the police to arrive after he’s taken part in what seemed […]

Syria highlights US political impotence

Source: Asia Times. Contradictory discourse in the US over the Syrian civil conflict underlines how American strategy in the Middle East has become watered-down to the point of impotence. It’s a far cry from the days of invading Iraq and carving up the region through “peace deals” – yet this […]

And the winner is …

Source: Asiatimes. Iran’s roster of would-be presidents has been whittled down to eight from nearly 700, courtesy vetting by the Guardian Council. Two potential big draws are ruled out – former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim, too much outgoing President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s man. That leaves an uninspiring […]

The Pope and the Devil

Source: ABC News via Wasim Sr Pope Francis’ fascination with the devil took on remarkable new twists Tuesday, with a well-known exorcist insisting Francis helped “liberate” a Mexican man possessed by four different demons despite the Vatican’s insistence that no such papal exorcism took place. The case concerns a 43-year-old […]

Religious Freedom On The Decline Worldwide

Radio Free Europe WASHINGTON — Religious freedom is on the decline in many parts of the world, according to a new report from the U.S. State Department, which calls the trend “worrying.” The 2012 International Religious Freedom Report alsodocuments what it calls “a continued global increase in anti-Semitism.” Secretary of State […]