January 23, 2012

Christian Canaries in Mideast Coal Mine

Lysiane Gagnon, Globe and Mail

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This year will probably see an increased exodus of Arab Christians fleeing the mounting tide of radical Islam in the Middle East – a phenomenon that, as sad as it is, might bring a surge of new vitality to Canada’s thriving immigrant communities. Some of these exiles will choose Canada as a haven, and many of them should qualify for refugee status.

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January 23, 2012
U.S. Better Get Used to Islamist Governments
Jackson Diehl, Wash Post
It would be nice to think that the withdrawal of Rick Perry from the GOP presidential race last week had something to do with the boneheaded remark he made about Turkey recently in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., debate. The exchange... more ››
January 21, 2012
No Easy Path to Modernity for Arab World
Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
A year ago, as he watched the great uprisings in Tunis and Cairo, French scholar Olivier Roy declared that they marked the end of Islamist politics. “If you look at the people who launched these revolts,” he wrote,... more ››
January 20, 2012
On Edge in the World's Energy Conflict Zones
Michael Klare, Al Jazeera
 Welcome to an edgy world - where a single incident at an energy "chokepoint" could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk. With energy demand on... more ››
Saturday marks one year since uprisings in the Arab world for the first time extirpated an autocrat: Tunisia’s Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisians will mark the anniversary by commemorating Mohamed Bouazizi, the young... more ››