Americas

Can You Be Good Without God?

Source: NY Times. A writer for a Times blog about philosophy argues that being an atheist does not mean “anything goes” — in fact, quite the opposite. What do you think? Can morality be independent of God? Can people who don’t believe in God still be as “good” as those […]

Solar Energy Estimate(SEE) report helps residential customers compare PV system performance

SolarTech has launched its new Solar Energy Estimate (SEE) Report, available at SolarHub.com, which aims to help consumers compare PV systems’ performances, not unlike the Federal government’s new-car MPG rating system. The one page SEE report uses standardized calculations combined with the installer’s site-specific design variables and local solar insolation […]

Exhibition promotes peaceful Islam

Source: Winnipeg Free Press Members of a local mosque are holding an open house at the Millennium Library to demonstrate that Islam is a faith of peace. The Holy Qur’an Exhibition opened Sunday afternoon and continues today and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. “One of our campaigns is […]

How Iran outsmarted the US on Iraq

Source: Asiatimes. By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON – United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s suggestion that the end of the US troop presence in Iraq was part of a US military success story ignores the fact that the George W Bush administration and the US military had planned to maintain a […]

Promoting Religious Harmony

Promoting religious harmony Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada Credit: Jeff Tribe Source: Tillsonburg News A dozen volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada (AMYAC) will be visiting Tillsonburg Saturday to promote religious harmony and understanding. “Sunshine or snow, they will be there on Saturday,” said AMYAC National […]

Depression and Democracy

Source: New Yorktimes as intimated by Nasim Malik of Sweeden. It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression. True, it’s not a full replay of the Great Depression, but that’s cold comfort. Unemployment in both America and Europe remains disastrously high. Leaders and institutions are […]

The false monolith of political Islam

Source: Asia Times: The leaders of the American government make the gravestmistake possible for a world power. They believe their own propaganda. Elected officials and media pundits warn American citizens of the ever-increasing peril of “Islamic terrorism”, “Islamic fundamentalism” or the supposedly extant ideology of “Islamofacism”. A multitude of states […]

The war is pronounced dead

Source: Asia Times. By Pepe Escobar (Spoiler alert: this is the alternate remix of a New York Times original.) BAGHDAD – The Pentagon officially pronounced its US$3 trillion-and-counting, “war on terror”-related invasion, occupation and decimation of the Iraqi nation dead on Thursday even as the country prepared for a low-intensity […]

Ahmadiyya Youth Canvassing Neighbourhoods

Source: Chatham Daily News Canvassing to promote harmony A Muslim  youth group will visit Chatham this weekend in an effort to promote peace. “Our plan is to visit 3,000 houses, knocking on doors, asking people if they have any questions about Islam to promote religious harmony,” Rizwan Rabbani, national executive-director […]