Day: March 24, 2017

Who’s Pakistan’s Enemy Number One? By Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, Islamabad ASK people around you to identify the three greatest threats facing Pakistan. Ordinary people, chatterbox anchors, mullahs, generals and politicians will name everything from corruption, bad governance and religious terrorism, to Indian and American conspiracies, and general moral decay. But few, if any, waste […]

Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Source: BBC US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives on Friday on his troubled healthcare bill. The American Health Care Act is meant to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature “Obamacare” law. A vote on Thursday was delayed because of opposition from […]

Israel — the price of appeasement

The withdrawal last week of a UN agency report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state will not change the stark findings and harsh conclusions reached by two distinguished researchers. The report, entitled “Israeli Practices Toward the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid,” was solicited by the UN’s Economic […]

Where homegrown terrorism is concerned, there’s something to be said for letting British jihadis go to Syria

Hundreds of Muslims now find themselves trapped in the UK, frustrated that they can’t travel to Islamist and rebel strongholds and perform what they regard as their religious duty. Britain’s zero-tolerance policy on Syria has filled our prisons with young jihadists already marginalised and isolated inside mainstream society Robert Verkaik @robertverkaik1 The […]