The Place Where Earth from Space Looks Like a Floating Piece of Cardboard
As we’ve noted before, astronaut Reid Wiseman is sending out a bevy of tweets and pictures from his perch on board the International Space Station, but this recent image got our attention. “Can’t explain it, just looked oddly unnatural to me and I liked it,” Wiseman said on Twitter, leaving no info on what Earthly […]
Free Syrian army fighters. — Photo by Reuters Muslims finally have what many had been hoping for: an Islamic caliphate. So why is there no cheering? Could it be that the self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, has no moral authority for his recent proclamation of a Caliphate ? After all, given his blood-soaked past, it was unlikely that many Muslims would salute his black banner.
The tragedy of the Arabs
Iraqi security forces attack the home of Shiite cleric Mahmoud al-Sarkhi after clashes with his followers in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 80 kilometres south of Baghdad, Iraq, on July 2. The unrest is just the latest in what seems like an endless series of Arab tragedies.
A Civilization That Used To Lead The World Is In Ruins — And Only The Locals Can Rebuild It
A THOUSAND years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Islam and innovation were twins. The various Arab caliphates were dynamic superpowers--beacons of learning, tolerance and trade. Yet today the Arabs are in a wretched state. Even as Asia, Latin America and Africa advance, the Middle East is held back by despotism and convulsed by ...
Deliverance brings couple together
FRANCISCO—Tom Stiles of Francisco is an exorcist, but not like an exorcist you see in the movies. Like most ministers, he conducts weddings and gives spiritual advice.