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Should sex be taboo?
Dan Sampson, Esq. - 2/22/2013
Sex is our society's biggest taboo, even greater than gambling. (See william hill promo code 2013). And yet, it is normal for men to attract women and the reverse. (See many of the Online eBooks Database for an extension collection of books on the topic.) This taboo that nobody wants to talk about to the point where even professional companies like Lingerie Wholesale Europe have ...
Macedonian Model of Ethnic Conflict Regulation: Through Intercultural Dialog to Multicultural Integration
Drs.. S. Slaveski, O. Bakreski, Z. Nikoloski - 10/4/2011
With some 5000 to 8000 ethnocultural groups in the world, and only around 200 states, simple arithmetic shows that the most states are inevitably going to be shared by more than one ethnic group, and often by dozens. Hence the conflicts among different ethnic groups are expected.
The real issue is how these conflicts are managed. Most political theorist working on this issues focus on three methods for managing differences. Those are: territorial autonomy (e.g. federalism), non-territorial autonomy (e.g. power-sharing and conscociationalism); and multicultural integrati...
Lawfare in Austria
Siavosh Rajizadeh - 10/15/2010
Although the trial of Dutch MP and critic of Islam, Geert Wilders, and its serious implications for free speech in Europe, is once again creating a furor in the press, another high-profile trial of a critic of Islam -- Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, in Austria -- is being overlooked.
Visa Liberalization: A Threat to Macedonia?
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 7/13/2009
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The Right to Offend: Putting the Muhammad Cartoons in Context
Nicholas M. Guariglia - 10/4/2007
Pity Sofia Karlberg, the spokeswoman of the Swedish foreign ministry, who was tasked with the highly weasel-like chore of expressing regret for something she was not responsible for; for something that need not be regretted. It seems that Lars Vilks, a cartoonist for the Swedish paper Nerikes Allenhanda, drew unflattering depictions of the Islamic prophet and seventy-century general Muhammad. Karlberg eulogized to the BBC that the Swedish government “expressed regret that the publication of the cartoons had hurt the feelings of Muslims,” but continued that the government “can’t apologize for the cartoons because (the government) did not publish them.”
Dele Momodu And The Mad Man At Charles De Gaulle
Uche Nworah - 9/16/2007
I read Dele Momodu’s Pendulum column in This Day newspaper of Thursday September 6th 2007 and his subsequent addendum in the same newspaper on Thursday September 14th 2007 with interest. In the original piece titled The Mad Man at Charles De Gaulle, Mr Momodu attempted to paint a gloomy picture of the life of an African/Nigerian immigrant using the unfortunate black man wheeling a trolley of his belongings at Charles De Gaulle airport to drive home his point.
EU paralysis over immigration policies deepens hostility along the policy divide
Patrick Sabatier - 7/12/2006
Europe’s working-age population is aging and falling in numbers, and the continent needs workers to do jobs that Europeans either will not or cannot do. Meanwhile, half of Africa’s ever-growing population is under 17 years of age, with many living on less than US$1.20 a day. Such potent conditions are building an immigration crisis in the European Union, the physical evidence of which can be found in the Spanish-owned Canary Islands, where 10,000 Africans have been caught this year after braving the 1,000-kilometer journey from the African Coast. The crisis poses tough political, economic and ...
Comic Furor: Get Over It!
Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. - 2/9/2006
Newspapers across Europe have reprinted caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to show support for a Danish paper whose cartoons have sparked Muslim outrage. The BBC reported (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4670370.stm) that seven publications in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain all carried some of the drawings. Their publication in Denmark led Arab nations to protest. Islamic tradition bans depictions of Muhammad.
Cartoon Controversy and
Amit Pyakurel - 2/5/2006
The caricature satirizing Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam whose political and social principles is considered as the basis of Islamic civilization, was firstly published on a Danish private newspaper, that ostentatiously invited reprisals and soaring violence from the Muslim community in the Danish capital and other parts of the world. The newspaper says that it doesn't regret for publishing the cartoon, and some other private newspapers in the Europe also printed the same depiction, showing their solidarity on the grounds of "freedom of expression".
Islamic Anger Against Cartoons Grows
Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. - 2/5/2006
Gunmen from Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Fatah announced their intention yesterday of attacking churches in Gaza in protest against the cartoons of Muhammad published in Denmark last September. There has been a groundswell of protest over the appearance of these cartoons. This anger was demonstrated on a radical Islamic Internet forum recently, where rulings by Islamic scholars were referred to, stating that the punishment for anyone who dishonors the prophet is execution (www.as-sahwah.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=977&sid=0e79eec82420c6f20bf6cb24a9064f35).
Muslims - Europe's New Jews
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 3/21/2005
They inhabit self-imposed ghettoes, subject to derision and worse, the perennial targets of far-right thugs and populist politicians of all persuasions. They are mostly confined to menial jobs. They are accused of spreading crime, terrorism and disease, of being backward and violent, of refusing to fit in.