Tag: Politics

Al-Azhar Struggles To Balance Politics And Tradition

When Pope Francis I visited Egypt in 2017 to stimulate inter-faith dialogue he walked into a religious and geopolitical minefield at the heart of which was Al-Azhar, one of the world’s oldest and foremost seats of Islamic learning. The pope’s visit took on added significance with Al-Azhar standing accused of promoting the kind of ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim Islam that potentially creates an environment conducive to breeding extremism….more: lobelog

Obama has nearly killed the American Dream. No wonder voters are turning to fantasy politics

New Hampshire winners: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Yes, you hear constant denunciations of institutions, parties, leaders, donors, lobbyists, influence peddlers. But the starting point of the bipartisan critique is the social, economic and geopolitical wreckage all around us. Bernie Sanders is careful never to blame Obama directly, but his description of the America Obama leaves behind is devastating — a wasteland of stagnant wages, rising inequality, a sinking middle class, young people crushed by debt, the American Dream dying…more:  .telegraph.co.uk/

 

Bostonglobe: Everyone’s an Islamist now

The case that a political term has outlived its usefulness By Thanassis Cambanis To watch the Arab world’s political transformation over the past year has been, in part, to track the inexorable rise of Islamism. Islamist groups—that is, parties favoring a…

CNN – Journalist: Post-curfew Deaths In Syria

Arab Parliament calls for withdrawal of observers from Syria   Arab Parliament calls for withdrawal of observers from Syria The Arab Parliament, an Arab advisory body, has urged the Arab League to terminate the monitors’ mission in Syria, saying the…