Day: May 14, 2015

Losing Our Religion

Source: Huffington Post By Bill Schneider; Professor, George Mason University; contributor, Al Jazeera “Losing My Religion” is not just a song by R.E.M. It’s also a fact of American life. That’s the message of a survey of more than 35,000 Americans just released by the Pew Research Center. The key finding: the […]

A ruthless slaughter

Source ET The butchery also gives the lie to the effectiveness — or otherwise — of the ongoing operation in Karachi that has yet to tackle successfully any of the extremist religious groups, some of which have political affiliations. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/EXPRESS Reports of the murder of at least 43 […]

Relief center to streamline Saudi aid

ORGANIZING RELIEF: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman with Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor of King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work, and other senior officials of the center. (SPA) RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN Published — Thursday 14 May 2015 Last update 14 May 2015 12:13 am The King […]

Why Shiite Expansion Will Be Short-Lived

Source Stratfor: There are simply too many red lines for the region’s Sunnis. Even in the unlikely scenario that Saudi Arabia weakens so much that Iran assumes de facto control of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sunni populations would not allow the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to remain under […]

Somalia executes two MP assassins

Two suspected members of the Islamist group al-Shabab have been executed by firing squad in the Somali capital. A military court in Mogadishu found them guilty of killing five people, including four members of parliament. One of the MPs was the popular female singer, Saado Ali Warsame, who was killed […]