Day: October 6, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas’ bombshell

Oct 06,2015 – JORDAN TIMES   For months before the current UN General Assembly session, ideas floated from Ramallah as to what Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas would do next, following the total and final collapse of his peace strategy with Israel. No one took seriously his hints that after turning […]

Danger facing Syria and Iraq

Oct 06,2015 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL Faced with similar threats from a common enemy, Daesh, Iraq and Syria are being drawn closer at rapid speed. Daesh occupies large swathes of territory in both Iraq and Syria, and continue to pose grave dangers to both countries. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi […]

America’s Crisis of Interfaith

Huff Post: by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — “We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind.” Two weeks ago I was privileged to report […]

Canada: Federal court rejects Ottawa’s bid to suspend niqab ruling

Federal court rejects Ottawa’s bid to suspend niqab ruling SEAN FINE – JUSTICE WRITER OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Oct. 05, 2015 5:32PM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 06, 2015 7:09AM EDT https://apis.google.com/u/0/se/0/_/+1/fastbutton?usegapi=1&size=medium&annotation=bubble&width=&hl=en&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theglobeandmail.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theglobeandmail.com%2Fnews%2Fnational%2Ffederal-court-rejects-governments-bid-to-put-niqab-ruling-on-hold%2Farticle26670106%2F&gsrc=3p&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fscs%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fk%3Doz.gapi.en.u_d_RDDKHus.O%2Fm%3D__features__%2Fam%3DAQ%2Frt%3Dj%2Fd%3D1%2Ft%3Dzcms%2Frs%3DAGLTcCOeT4rZ6zm_SePtvWqiOhnN-d5mzQ#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart%2Concircled%2Cdrefresh%2Cerefresh%2Conload&id=I0_1444131251951&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theglobeandmail.com&pfname=&rpctoken=38646473   Print / License   AA The Conservative government’s bid to stop a Muslim woman from wearing a face veil […]