Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Taking Jesus to heart in Ramadan

In preparing to fast during the month of Ramadan, the ninth and sacred month in Islam’s lunar calendar, I wondered as I often do...

There is power in the wink of a column

Words cannot contend with the instant, electronically transmissible pictures from around the world available to us. In another age — now increasingly remote from our...

In Canada: Let’s break silence and talk immigration

The release this week of Census 2011 provides Canadians with a broad picture of the country’s population at 33.5 million, and its urban makeup. Between...

Protect free speech, even if offensive

How does a liberal society deal with a case such as that of Salman Hossain, who posted vile, incendiary messages in public against Jews...

Court defends free, if offensive, speech

The Dutch Court of Appeals verdict in acquitting Geert Wilders, a member of parliament and leader of the Freedom Party, of all charges of...

South Sudan arrives with bang, whimper

The news surrounding the independence of a new state in Africa, South Sudan, has been undeservingly drowned out in the cascading news from other...

Gadhafi not ‘delusional’ — he’s evil

The Obama administration's envoy to the UN in New York, Susan Rice, described Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi as "delusional." David Pryce-Jones — author of The...

Outrage merits condemnation, not apology

In apologizing for the inadvertent burning of the Qur’an by American soldiers, U.S. President Barack Obama has put on display yet again how abjectly...

Pakistan practically an enemy state

Last week I wrote Pakistan is the centre of the global-jihad complex and, in effect, is practically an enemy state at war with the...

Nine years later, America remains divided

Nine years later, America remains divided The ninth anniversary of 9/11 this year coincides with the mounting controversy over the propriety of building the Ground...

Summer reading beats blah, blah, blahs

The joy of summer for me is to retreat into some shade with books at hand to recharge my battery. I am acutely aware this...

Don’t airbrush Islamist threat

The remarks by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a CBC interview that “the major threat is still Islamicism,” generated predictable controversy by the usual...

Politics of resentment live in West Bank

RAMALLAH — I am struck by the construction boom across the city as I visit Ramallah, the legislative and political centre of the Palestinian...

The irony of being Obama

Every four years in the U.S., it comes down to the question that the Republican candidate Ronald Reagan asked the American voters in October...

West must hold Iran accountable

The facts about Iran seeking to acquire nuclear weapon capability were never in doubt. The Iranian leaders, by words and actions, left little doubt...