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 […]

13 crimes exempted from death penalty

BEIJING – Several important changes to China’s laws came into effect on Sunday, addressing such things as which crimes deserve the death penalty and appropriate punishments for producers of tainted food as well as bringing in harsher sentences for people who drink and drive. China’s newly revised Criminal Law has […]

‘Rahmet Allah’

The organisers of the visit by Metropolitan Seraphim of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria mentioned that the original stimulus to organising the visit came from this column. How valuable do you think the visit proved to be? The Ecumenical Service at Cospicua last Thursday certainly served to raise our […]

Vote is refrendum on Harper Government

Who says elections are a nuisance? Stephen Harper and the media. The latter also parroted his pronouncement that this campaign was “unnecessary,” being the fifth since 2000. It’s a waste of money. It’s boring, to boot. Canadians have proven them wrong, being fully engaged from the first week to the […]

Resisting the French Resistance

The burka ban France implemented a few days ago signals that many European countries cling to the past and resist accepting the reality that they are multicultural societies Islam is a major presence across France and the European continent. Last year Belgium issued its own burka ban and other countries, […]