Friday, February 26, 2021

West must relearn lesson of Durand Line

If there is a ghost haunting Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, it is likely that of Najibullah, the last Soviet-backed president of Afghanistan. When...

Free speech distinguishes the West from the rest

In Crowds and Power, the late Elias Canetti, a wonderfully gifted writer and Nobel laureate, brought a unique perspective in examining the human condition...

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...

Time for Muslims to expunge bin Laden

Nine days after al-Qaida terrorists attacked the United States, then-U.S. president George W. Bush addressed a special session of Congress and made...

Walk in Jerusalem affirms beliefs

JERUSALEM — There is something special when preconceptions dissolve on your first encounter with a new person or place. As I disembarked a flight at...

Harper pledges fight against Jew haters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Tariq Ramadan and liberal-left-sponsored Islamism in Canada

Cooper Union in New York City is one of America’s old and most prestigious centres of learning. It is known for the Great Hall,...

Tunisia just one Arab regime going stale

The hasty departure of Tunisian strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali for a life in exile reveals how brittle and lacking in public support are...

Karzai’s idiocy ignited Afghan fury

The world of Islam and Muslims is no more singular and uni-dimensional than is, or was, the world of Christianity. This needs ...

Immigration isn’t just about numbers

The big issue in Canada, as in other western liberal democracies, next to the economy is immigration. It is of concern to everyone, yet...

Lies, damned lies and multiculturalism

Maybe, just maybe, the old lion of the sceptred British Isles is showing some signs of vigour. Maybe it will yet rouse itself in...

Undeserving case for a Palestinian state

Recently Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority, took to the pages of The New York Times with a plea for “The Long...

Stop quibbling over terror profiling

The arrests last week in Ottawa and London, Ont., of four of eight suspects allegedly linked with the global Islamist movement reveal again how...

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...

Morocco prospers under monarchy

As I prepare to leave Fes I know I will return. The story of Morocco is compelling and the people gracious. What I have seen...