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Amtul Q Farhat

A Retired Asst Professor of Pediatrics currently working in Canada.

62%: Rabbi Lior’s arrest – right move

Ynet-Gesher survey shows 77% of seculars, 57% of traditional Jews support law enforcement authorities’ decision to detain rabbi for incitement, while 94% of haredim and 80% of religious Jews say it was wrong The majority of the public believes Israel’s law enforcement authorities did the right thing when they arrested […]

The Flotilla Fascination

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is sometimes uniquely simple for such a subject that causes people to dedicate their lives to the study of it. Precipitating events can sometimes highlight the distance between the two countries in the most blatant and simple ways. Never before has this been so true since the […]

Prosecutor weak in Ahmadiyah trial: Elsam

A team monitoring the trials of an attack against religious minority group Ahmadiyah said Monday the prosecutor performed below standard. It said many witnesses’ statements were not well-explored during the trials. Wahyu Wagiman, a team member from the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam), told reporters the prosecutor ignored […]

Who’s afraid of Islamist rule?

Fears of political Islam have increased to unprecedented levels both inside and outside Egypt, but are such worries justified? Whereas Western governments have long been frightened of the rise of political Islam, local fears of Islamists representing political Islam in Egypt have also now peaked, with many liberal, secular and […]