Stories from 5 August 2005
Nepal: The Democracy Advantage
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Multiculturalism for Brit-Asians
India: Faith-Walkers cause riots
Pakistan: Bolton to the UN
South Asia: Asian Queer Conference
Nepal: Political Crisis
Desert Island Boy asks: Charges have been filed against lobbyists for Israel. Does that make them spies, and does it make their employer a foriegn agent?
Hammorabi is talking about the failure of Talabani-Aljafari-Alhakem coalition and state that it is not only failure in the security issues and preventing the terrorist attacks but in producing successful regional and international healthy relationships.
Roba is expressing her pleasure of attending Rum concert, which was held at Al-Hussein Park as a part of the Jerash Festival program.
Reacting to Al-Jazeera clips of Ayman al-Zawahiri yesterday, Abu Aardvark is asking: Why are so many conservative analysts so insistent on taking bin Laden's side in intra-Islamist debates?, and Sabbah is calling the ‘Prophet’ Al-Zawahri who Promises the Impossible, and asking him “go to hell.”
Lebanese Political Journal is giving an interesting overview of the relation between the Lebanese Shi'a and Syria and how they became such monoliths that only massive turmoil could topple them.
marsden wonders if the four “ISRAELIS” who happened to be non-Jewish, killed by Israeli solider will be listed on Israeli websites, or the Jerusalem Post on its tribute page for victims of terror!
Flickr pick from Bhutan
In humorous way, Laila (A Mother From Gaza) is observing the Palestinian life this week celebrating Israel withdrawal, wearing “Victory Pants.” The pants will actually be blue jeans, to be worn with white T-shirts.
The Tunisian blog Subzero Blue is happy to introduce “BKM” or Burger King Muslim, which he hopes to rival “McDo” and “KFC” with a gut appeal to France large Muslim minority.