Archive | October, 2014

Sir Nicholas Winton: This Week’s Inspiration

31 Oct

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

http://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2014/05/

“If something’s not impossible, there must be a way of doing it,”

– Nicolas Winton (now Sir Nicholas Winton)

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First the revelations, then reconciliation

29 Oct

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING

Emma O’Reilly was witness to the scandal that engulfed Lance Armstrong, but has rebuilt what was an intense friendship

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jul/02/emma-o-reilly-lance-armstrong-cyclist-doping

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Senna: Formula One Meets Faith

27 Oct

Ayrton Senna: A Tribute to a Champion of Champions

http://godandformula1.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/senna-formula-one-meets-faith/

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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Claim Isis sitting on chemical weapons

26 Oct

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11343734

Paper says US covered up caches found in Iraq war in areas now controlled by jihadists.

Isis gets rich on the economy of terror

26 Oct

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11319910

From ransoms to a black market trade in Syrian oil, extremist group rakes in an estimated $18 billion.

Obama drawn into sectarian war of terrible savagery

26 Oct

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11324046

US air strikes will be ineffective while Sunnis prefer Isis to vengeful governments, writes Patrick Cockburn

Let moderate Islam be Heard: Husain

23 Oct

Work towards 'The Unity of Religion'

Let moderate Islam be heard: Husain
Sourced from http://www.nzherald.co.nz/islam/news/article.cfm?c_id=500817&objectid=10480042&pnum=0

Mainstream Muslims need to conquer their fear of radicals and end the madness, says Ed Husain

Key words (Tags) : Ed Husain, Muslims, Moderate, Islam, Religion, Beliefs, Observer, New Zealand Herald

Muslims who live in Europe have a moral duty to present the true, benign face of their religion. Twenty out of 23 children chose to name their class teddy bear Muhammad. A rather sweet gesture, I think.
But no. In ultra-sensitive Sudan, parents and a staff member decided to complain against what they saw as a white, female, infidel British teacher insulting their religion. What was an innocent classroom gesture was, yet again, hijacked by Muslim extremists to threats of floggings and demands of shooting after Friday prayers in Khartoum last week.
Last year, it was the Danish cartoons. This year it is a teddy bear. What next? And…

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