The twin legacies of 9/11

Source: Asia Times on line. As the United States and its allies mourn the attacks of 10 years ago, it is worth placing those events and their consequences into a cohesive intellectual and geopolitical perspective. September 11, 2001, constituted the most audacious and deadly terrorist attacks in modern times. But […]

Raising a class

Source/Credit: The Economist The creation of new, independently run but non-selective and state-funded “free schools” is one of the government’s central policies. Michael Gove, the Conservative education secretary, spent long years in opposition devising ways in which parental choice and competition could be used to improve England’s lacklustre schools. He […]

Islam’s Stranglehold on Israel

Source / Courtesy: The National Interest By Benny Morris “Israel will exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it [a reference to the Medieval Crusader kingdoms],” states the 1988 Charter or constitution of the fundamentalist Muslim Hamas, the organization that rules the Gaza Strip and […]

Strong media can change stereotypes: MWL

By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: A senior official of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) has called for the establishment of strong media organizations by Muslims in order to challenge stereotypes of Islam and Muslims that link them to terrorism and extremism. “Our efforts in this respect […]

Indonesia Ahmadiyya sect fears more attacks

Indonesia sect fears more attacks Three members of the Ahmadiyah, a minority sect, were slain by Islamic hard-liners in February. Ahmadis fear the attackers’ light sentences signal tacit government acceptance of religious violence. Nurhayati, a member of the Ahmadiyah, a minority Islamic sect, and her child are among those seeking […]

RJ to resume flights to Libya soon

AMMAN (JORDAN TIMES) – Royal Jordanian (RJ) President and CEO Hussein Dabbas on Sunday said the airline will resume flights to Tripoli and Benghazi, in Libya, soon. The company suspended its operations to these two cities after turmoil erupted in Libya last February. Dabbas said the company will restart operations […]