Monday, 10 December 2007

What has the Sethu Samudram canal project got to do with Indian culture?

As per

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has said it will not allow the Centre to go ahead with the Sethusamudram ship canal project as it posed a "challenge" to Indian culture.

"The RSS is not prepared to make any compromise on the Centre's move to implement the project as it would be a clear instance of grave injustice to the majority people of India," RSS leader K S Sudarshan said inaugurating two-day regional meeting of the outfit in Kasargod in Kerala

I wonder, what has the canal project got to do with the nation's culture?

Islam’s Silent Moderates

The WTF news item of the week. A great way to start a
Monday! Islam's Silent Moderates!

As the article rightly states,

"If moderate Muslims believe there should be no compassion shown to the girl from Qatif, then what exactly makes them so moderate?

When a "moderate" Muslim's sense of compassion and conscience collides with matters prescribed by Allah, he should choose compassion. Unless that happens much more widely, a moderate Islam will remain wishful thinking."

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