Day: February 5, 2014

Pilgrims lose way in Grand Mosque

ARABNEWS.COM   SIGNPOSTS NEEDED: A massive Umrah pilgrimage rush continues in Makkah as large crowds come from abroad to perform their religious rituals. JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN Published — Thursday 6 February 2014 The vast expansion of the Grand Mosque at Makkah has made it difficult for pilgrims to find their […]

On third anniversary of a brutal attack on 3 Ahmadis in Indonesia

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Atheism is an offshoot of deism

theguardian: by Theo Hobson —  In the previous article, I considered Rousseau’s political radicalism, at some speed. I want to offer a summarizing reflection on that theme, before moving on to his religious thought. Political justice, said Rousseau, depends on an understanding that state power belongs to the people, exists to […]

How “historic” Israel-Jordan water deal leaves Palestinians high and dry

Opinion/Editorial How “historic” Israel-Jordan water deal leaves Palestinians high and dry Clemens Messerschmid and Muna Dajani The Electronic Intifada 4 February 2014 The Dead Sea’s unique ecology could be further damaged – along with Palestinian water rights – by new Israeli-Jordanian deal. (Colin Tsoi/Flickr) World media recently lauded a new […]