Day: May 8, 2016

Tackling anti-Ahmadiyya bigotry isn’t a job for the MCB – they’re part of the problem

Source: Double Bind. Back in 1974, under pressure from extremists, Pakistan’s secularist government enacted laws declaring Ahmadis non-Muslim. Islamists had long agitated against Ahmadiyya teachings, whose fundamental tenets include no violence and a clear separation of politics and religion. The theological debates around Ahmadis regarding the finality of the prophethood […]

Boxer Aamir Khan k.o. in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES: Canelo Alvarez defended his World Boxing Council middleweight belt on Saturday by knocking out Amir Khan with a vicious right hand late in the sixth round of their Las Vegas title fight. The 25-year-old hard-hitting Mexican dropped Khan with a straight right over a passive left jab that sent […]

Alberta fire double in size, moving East

By PAUL HUNTERFeature reporter thestar.com Sun., May 8, 2016 It’s called the Beast and as it scorches northern Alberta, leaving Fort McMurray a charred ghost town in its wake, there is nothing to indicate that 500 firefighters have been able to tame it. Quite the opposite. With its insatiable appetite for […]