U.S. administration wrongly advocates the Islamist interpretation of Islamophobia
Walid Phares, Ph.D. - 5/22/2013
The State Department issued a report denouncing what it called "a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and Asia." It said that "Muslims also faced new restrictions in 2012 in countries ranging from Belgium, which banned face-covering religious attire in classrooms, to India[,] where schools in Mangalore restricted headscarves."
Clergy Bethrand Osinachi Ujunwa calls for unity among Christians
Nwaorgu Faustinus - 5/22/2013
The former parish priest of St. Paul’s Catholic Parish Umuodagu Ntu in Ngor/Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, Rev. Father Bethrand has called on Christians to be united as a body.
Democracy Crisis In Canada: Citizen Appeals to Governor General in South Africa
GP Interviews - 5/22/2013
NOTE: Canada's Governor General is currently visiting South Africa. Details/itinerary can be found at: http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=15102
Muslims and the War on Terror
Faisal Kutty - 5/22/2013
A tipoff from a prominent Toronto imam more than a year ago appears to be at the heart of arrests at the end of April in the alleged VIA Rail terror plot in Canada. In fact, counterterrorism police began their press briefing by thanking Muslim leaders.
Democrat Socialists and The Long March through the Institutions
Ellis Washington, J.D. - 5/18/2013
“We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”
ASEM custom cooperation experts meet to boost trade
Shada Islam - 5/18/2013
European and Asian representatives will meet in Prague on May 15-17 to discuss ways of enhancing customs cooperation between the two regions.
Europe’s Permanent Recession
Prof. Peter Morici - 5/18/2013
On May 6, I wrote Europe was in danger of falling into a permanent recession—a depression.
The Nanny State - Macedonian style?
Sasha Uzunov - 5/18/2013
A Macedonian woman complained recently about how her Masters Degree from the prestigious Cambridge University was not enough to get her a job in academia in her homeland. It brought to the boil long simmering issues of nepotism and indirectly the concept of the Nanny State, hence the play on the headline above.
As a CEO, President Obama Gets an "F"
Prof. Peter Morici - 5/18/2013
CEOs of large organizations all face the same problem - driving their agendas in organizations too diverse and geographically dispersed to manage directly.
Obama and Erdogan Discuss Syrian Regime Change
Ron Coody - 5/18/2013
Last week entering my apartment complex in Istanbul I noticed the security guards intently watching something on their cell phones. Curious, I asked what was going on. They showed me scenes of emergency crews making their way through piles of smoking debris in southern Turkey near the Syrian border. Someone had exploded bombs they explained, killing at least 45 people. The proximity to Syria indicated the bombings were probably connected with the current Syrian civil war. "It's a sectarian war," the guard explained, "and there are now almost half a million Syrian refugees in Turkey who have fled the fighting. They have been placed in cities all across the country."
Syria: A Case of Humpty Dumpty
Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker - 5/18/2013
Syria today is a nation state that is in the midst of a terrible civil war in which some 82,000 of her citizens have died in the last twenty-eight months. Although the Sunni rebels have made impressive gains and bloodied the regime of Bashar al-Assad in significant ways, the regime, with the aid of its allies has showed itself to be pugnacious and resilient in its response to the rebellion. After almost two and a half years of fighting, the situation looks to be stalemated.
Benzene in Soft Drinks: A Question of Standards
Ross E. Getman, Esq. - 5/16/2013
As people are getting more concerned about diet pills, real issues have been found in the food we eat every day. In Australia and New Zealand, of the 68 samples tested, 38 beverage products contained trace levels of benzene. The levels detected ranged from 1 to 40 ppb. The Food Standards Agency of Australia and New Zealand explains: "The major sources of benzene exposure via air are tobacco smoke, automobile service stations, exhaust from motor vehicles (benzene is present at 1-2% in most petrol blends), and industrial emissions."