Taking a leaf out of the prophets life

By Mufti Zubair Bayat (This article was published in the Natal Mercury Paper on Thursday, 27 May 2010 p.15) The recent Mail & Guardian cartoon, which attempts to depict the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) lying on a psychiatrist’s couch and supposedly...

Face to face with history

Face to face with historyMartin Jacques The UN conference on racism confronted western countries with difficult truths – but that’s no reason for anyone to walk out  Ironies of history: an Arab woman supports a protest in northern Galilee against Israeli state racism...

Rabbis announce communal fast for Gaza

Rabbis announce communal fast for Gaza Bethlehem – Ma’an – A group of rabbis and Jews has committed to undertaking a monthly daytime fast in support of Palestinians in Gaza, their website said. In Jewish tradition a communal fast is held in times of...

Occupation will not last long

Hamas to Bush: Hamas will not be defeated and occupation will not last long The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, said on Thursday that Hamas will not be defeated as all attempts to break or weaken the movement have failed. These comments were made in a press...

Terrorized by war on terror

How a Three-Word Mantra Has Undermined America By Zbigniew Brzezinski [www.washingtonpost.com] The “war on terror” has created a culture of fear in America. The Bush administration’s elevation of these three words into a national mantra since the...