Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Guilt of Pope Benedict

When Benedict XVI resigned from his papacy in February last year it was clear that it was not soley due to advanced age and overall frailty. Today, the Vatican admitted that the former pope had defrocked almost 400 priests in … Continue reading

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Depiction of the Prophet Muhammad Under Mongolian Occupation

A hardly deniable cultural and, in particular, intellectual decline in the Islamic World began when, in 1258 CE, Baghdad had been sacked by the Mongolian Emperor Hülegü Khan (d. 1265), grandson of Chengis Khan. Hülegü was the brother of Möngke Khan … Continue reading

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Decades to Come

The appearance of former NSA and CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden on the CBS show Face the Nation on 29 December 2013 has triggered quite a lot of criticism as regards Hayden’s frank lies about whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s two alleged … Continue reading

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Deadliest Year After 2008 in Iraq

Iraq Body Count’s (IBC) visual update yesterday of total numbers of killed civilians in Iraq since 2003 was long overdue. The many reports that 2013 was the deadliest year after 2008 had not been properly illustrated since so-far not confirmed … Continue reading

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