Archive for February, 2011

Halal Democracy : an oxymoron?

…or just a  politically correct smart sound bite in the wake of the recent upheaval in the middle east? It is certainly not without any traditional or historical rationale, and has appeared in respected media like the New York Times. The obvious implication is that democracy and Islam are not compatible and the recent popular […]

Apocalypse 2012 Redux

This is 2011 already  and  for all we know the world may end before the end of 2012, as presaged by increasingly frequent reports of earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, floods and other global catastrophes from Haiti, Chile, the Gulf of Mexico to Russia, Pakistan, Australia and beyond. All this was  predicted by some ancient mystics and […]