Day: October 22, 2013

Islam is a shiny code of Russian culture

Source:  Morocco World News: MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Islam is one of the significant components of Russian cultural structure. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Islam was one of the significant components of Russian cultural structure. Putin met the muftis of the Russian Muslim Board’s 225 annual […]

Muslim Leader Arrives in Brisbane

Source: press@amjinternational.org Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has travelled to inaugurate the Baitul Masroor Mosque  The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived in Brisbane on 22 October 2013 after a short flight from Sydney to inaugurate the new Baitul Masroor Mosque. Hazrat Mirza […]

Deep Fried and Good for You

The NewYork Times: by Mark Bittman – Fried food is probably not on anyone’s lists of healthy eats, but you have to start with this: Fat is good for you. The long-lived people of Crete might not drink a glass of olive oil a day, but they consume three times […]

Swallowed by the Taliban

The Express Tribune: by Ayehsa Ijaz Khan – Contrary to many of my peers, I never felt as hopeless or dejected about Pakistan’s future as I did during the past election. Some were hopeful because they saw in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) ‘a new political force’ that would take on […]

How to Tackle Terrorism in Pakistan

By Obaid Ullah Khan Tackling terrorism, and dealing with terrorists are two separate issues. On the latter our leadership is obscuring the matter, thus delaying the immediate actions. If the terrorists are not controlled, this could result in grave consequences. But if this object is somehow achieved (which is in fact not possible […]

The muzzling of Canadian Scientists

Canadian government scientists can’t speak freely because of meddling: Survey An Environics survey suggests 86 per cent of scientists feel they could not speak out against dangerous departmental decisions without retaliation. Bruce Campion-Smith / Toronto Star Oct. 22, 2013 OTTAWA—Political meddling is compromising the federal government’s ability to craft fact-based […]

eDigest: A Secular Constitution for a Pluralist People – Atheist Ireland Submission to Constitutional Convention

    Lead post today collected by Dr. Abdul Alim, Philippines   A Secular Constitution for a Pluralist People – Atheist Ireland Submission to Constitutional Convention By MICHAEL NUGENT on OCTOBER 18, 2013 Atheist Ireland has today made this submission to the Constitutional Convention. 1. Executive Summary 1.1 Atheist Ireland is an advocacy […]