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Amtul Q Farhat

A Retired Asst Professor of Pediatrics currently working in Canada.

Interesting Theories

A mere day after US President Barack Obama announced that al-Qaeda leader and arch-terrorist Osama bin Laden has been killed by US Special Forces in Pakistan, and the World Wide Web is gushing with conspiracy theories, fed mostly by the White House statement that he was swiftly buried at sea, […]

Israel remembers victims of Holocaust

Holocaust Remembrance Day was honored Monday morning with a siren marking a moment of silence throughout Israel at 10 am. As on every year, flower wreaths were laid at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The Knesset held its annual ceremony of the reading out of victims’ names. President Shimon Peres and […]

‘Backed by science’ claims on fitness products

Power Balance bracelets The claim: Power Balance makes a range of plastic bracelets and pendants decorated with holographic stickers, which they say will “optimize the body’s natural energy flow” to enhance strength, balance and flexibility. The bracelets have been widely adopted by celebrities and professional athletes, including Toronto Blue Jays […]

Is there hope for Peace

How Will Bin Laden’s Death Affect Terror Movements? The death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden could temporarily dampen but not put an end to radicalism and terrorism activities, including in Indonesia, experts said on Monday. Osama was killed on Sunday in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan […]

Kosher Smartphone

Telecom company offers haredi clients kosher cellular phone with Hasidic folk music ringtones, menu in traditional German-derived language An Israeli telecom company is offering ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients a kosher smartphone with Hasidic folk music ringtones and a menu in Yiddish, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday. While other firms have tapped into […]

A mirror of faith on the Canadian wall

Some recent events illustrate the puzzling place of religion in Canadian life: A team of American academics declares that religion is on its way to extinction “up here” – just before 10 million people participate in Easter and Passover celebrations. Atheist signs make their latest appearance on buses in the […]

Is there a Distortion campaigns against Syria

DAMASCUS- Misinformation and distortion campaigns against Syria by many TV Satellite Channels have been unleashed in different ways and means. Such campaigns, however, are never to weaken the Syrians nor to shake their strong convictions or morale. Al-Jazeera Channel, for example, has been screening a photo for a man killed […]