by Niniek Karmini (AP) Sei Mencirim, Indonesia — The slim boys in Muslim caps and robes at the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school are grinning bolts of energy who love football, need a little coaxing to do their math and Quran lessons assiduously, and aspire to become … [Read more...] about Islamic school seeks to steer sons of militants to new path
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NEW YORK: A New York jury on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) found Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists as an impassioned Al-Qaeda spokesman in 2001-2002. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, 48, now faces life in a maximum security … [Read more...] about Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man; they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage up to the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.— The Gospel of Saint Luke, 17:26-30 The Gospel … [Read more...] about When religion makes disasters more deadly
[25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B, Sept 20, 2015 / Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6-8 / Jas 3:16—4:3 / Mark 9:30-37] THE boxer Muhammad Ali’s famous catch phrase was “I am the greatest!” Today in the Gospel (Mark 9:30-37) the disciples are arguing … [Read more...] about To be truly great!
I was a latecomer to the Nat King Cole fold. I was torn between classical and rock music while growing up and would take on pop and the standards only occasionally. So although the songs Pretend, Smile and Too Young are among my earliest music memories because my mother often … [Read more...] about The charmed life of ‘the dark man’