Is the clock ticking on Dutch Christianity?

Is the clock ticking on Dutch Christianity? Expatica comments on this statement of Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch prime minister,: “I think you can no longer say that the Netherlands is still a Christian nation in the way we knew it to be in the past. But even if no one goes to church any more […] Continue Reading →

Yusuf Al-Qaradawi: preaching violence

Preaching Violence A prominent Muslim cleric, Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, has become a radical foe of the U.S. presence in Iraq. He�s not alone “Sept. 29 – In a further sign of the dramatic erosion of U.S. support in the Arab world, a prominent Islamic cleric who once forcefully condemned the September 11 attacks is now […] Continue Reading →

VU-debat kledingvoorschriften

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Nieuws : Home Op maandag 4 oktober wordt, van 17.00 tot 18.00 uur, een openbaar debat gehouden over de kledingvoorschriften aan de VU. Het College van Bestuur van de VU is van plan om bindende kleding- en gedragsvoorschriften aan studenten op te leggen. Doel is de onderlinge manieren van communicatie, zoals die […] Continue Reading →

Clerics back insurgents’ efforts – The Washington Times: World – September 28, 2004 BAGHDAD � For Sheik Mohammed Ali Mohammed al-Ghereri, a Sunni cleric, the question is no longer whether his followers should fight the Americans, but how they should do so properly. Continue Reading →

The Middle Is Losing Ground

Qantara.de – Hassan Dawud – The Middle Is Losing Ground “The focus on the Arab world at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair has prompted not only positive expectations, but a fair share of skepticism as well. Hassan Dawud, a writer and the editor of the arts pages of the Lebanese daily paper “Al-Mustaqbal,” here takes […] Continue Reading →