Supporters of the proposed $100 million Islamic center near Ground Zero in Manhattan argue that it offers moderate Muslims an opportunity to practice their faith and become ambassadors of Islam to America. Yet
Talk of conspiracies by Shia opposition politicians, civil society activists and businessmen to overthrow the Sunni-dominated constitutional monarchy in Bahrain seems far-fetched, despite the vehemence
I have written several blogs on the horrific abuse suffered by the maids at the hands of their sponsors/employers in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Directly below is the original article I wrote. Finally others are now taking notice of the plight of these women/slaves and are demanding immediate changes - see news article beneath my blog.
Did you know...
... that, according to Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Mecca is "in perfect alignment with the magnetic north"?
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah will be received by President Obama in Washington today, nearly two years after the deadline by which the kingdom’s educational curriculum was to have been completely reformed. As the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom wrote to the president last week, "This promise remains unfulfilled.”
Youtube 25 June 2010
A short animated movie about the plight of women in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Princess to Religious Police: Loosen Your Grip on the Population and Fight Government Corruption
The GCC conventional bond market recorded a poor performance in the first quarter of 2010 amid Dubai-linked and broader sovereign debt fears, NCB Capital, the largest investment bank in Saudi Arabia and a subsidiary of National Commercial Bank, reported.
How former Amnesty officer Gita Sahgal’s thorny opinions became too hard to defend. For nearly 50 years, Amnesty International has been a pre-eminent voice on behalf of victims of human rights abuses. Since