Friday, February 10, 2006

Welcome Wendy!

Sandra will be taking some time off from blogging and has graciously asked that Wendy Smith take her place, which she has agreed to do.

Welcome on board, Wendy!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Irwin Cotler and Riad Saloojee on the cartoon controversy

It's nice to see a calm, respectful, and intelligent discussion on the issue.

CTV's Mike Duffy speaks to Irwin Cotler and Riad Saloojee (6:18)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A double-edged sword

The power of the press: a double-edged sword (Jim Reed, CBC News Viewpoint)

Jim Reed has worked as a researcher, writer, producer, director, reporter and news anchor for CTV, TVO and CBC. He has travelled widely and has freelanced for The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail and other news organizations.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

More on Danish cartoons

Why has a cartoon turned into a crisis? (Toronto Star)

For all those Muslims acting like a bunch of maniacs:

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet Mohammad said, "The person who is strong is not strong because he can knock people down. The person who is strong is the one who controls himself when he is angry."

Ibn 'Abbas reports that the Prophet Mohammad said, "...'When you are angry, be silent,' twice."

Aslam said that Umar (one of the revered companions of the Prophet Mohammad) said, "'Do not let your love be a total infatuation. Do not let your anger be destruction.' I asked, 'How is that?' He replied, 'When you love, you are infatuated like a child. When you hate, you desire destruction for your companion.'"