Category Archives: World

BRB

I must take leave of you all for now. Please remember me and my family in your prayers. We’re quite nervous about driving all this distance. We thought we’d like the opportunity to see the land we live in, but … Continue reading

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Niqabis are Just a Bunch of Criminals!

I swear to God, once I come up with a decent blog name and leave digitalniqabi behind, I will never speak of the niqab again. (Yeah, who am I kidding more than myself?) However, I’m going to address this whole … Continue reading

Posted in Think About It, World | Tagged | 9 Comments

Torture, Democracy-style

Last night, Bill Moyers aired a gripping one hour show on the tactics we’ve been using as a nation. He featured a documentary film called “Torturing Democracy.” It contained interviewed with civilian and military lawyers, and showed segments on torture … Continue reading

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The Future of Food

Does the idea of genetically modified food bug you, but you don’t really know what it’s all about or how exactly it is impacting life as we know it? The movie, The Future of Food, found now on hulu.com pulls … Continue reading

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One time zone for China

I don’t remember ever reading this before, and I might be just a bit behind on my World Affairs Trivia. The LA Times has a fascinating article about the Uighurs of China, and the time they keep in the Xinjiang … Continue reading

Posted in In the News, Islamically Inclined, World | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

Water and Silly Questions

There was a very interesting article I was reading yesterday relating to a debate over water. The question that many nations and NGOs are trying to answer is this: Is access to clean water a basic human right? I think … Continue reading

Posted in In the News, Islamically Inclined, World | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Not just Muslims who Burn Symbols

The Christian Science Monitor is discussing the impact of hijab in Norway. Apparently, Norwegians have been reduced to a state of outrage over a Norwegian policewoman’s desire to incorporate the hijab as part of her profession uniform. The outrage includes … Continue reading

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Find a Muslim, Make a Friend

I don’t know if anyone Stateside listens to Democracy Now; it always has very interesting perspectives on world happenings, and you can catch it online. If you don’t get the chance to listen to anything else, spending 1 hour on … Continue reading

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Charter for Compassion

If religion interests you at all, then you’ll appreciate this interview with Karen Armstrong. It’s this week’s Bill Moyers Journal episode, and I found a lot of truth in it. You may find portions disagreeable to you, to which I … Continue reading

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Robots

The other day, I was browsing through Boston Big Picture, which is an excellent source for pictures that make you go, “hmmmm!” and they have a series on robots. Now, robots don’t really interest me in and of themselves; in … Continue reading

Posted in In the News, Techno Babble, World | Tagged | 6 Comments