Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/22/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/22/2011The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, has died. According to unofficial reports, the 85-year-old prince was in New York being treated for cancer at the time of his death. King Abdullah is 87 and said to be ailing, so this leaves the succession to the throne uncertain, and may be a cause for concern within the kingdom.

In other news, the construction of the first stand-alone mosque on Prince Edward Island has begun in Charlottetown. Meanwhile, in the far west of Canada, author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali is scheduled to speak at an event in Calgary on Tuesday evening.

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Anonymous said...

Re: Iran: Senior Shia Cleric... It's quite laughable to hear somebody suggest following Islam for economic renewal. The Middle East is soaked in oil, yet it suffers consistently from the highest poverty rates, the lowest economic freedom measures, etc.

Just this week, even Time magazine speculated that the historical reason for the economic woes of the Middle East is Islamic law itself.

dienw said...

Andrew Bostom has written an excellent article on the corrosive nature of Sharia Law on the Western justice system. He has tied a critique of the German experience to the Tennessee anti-Sharia law.


Juanita Sanchez said...

Here is a new HBD Bibliography: