10th anniversary of 9/11: a time for sanity

You may have noticed that there’s a significant anniversary approaching. Ten full years since an appalled, baffled populace watched open-mouthed as first one aeroplane, then another, hurtled into the twin towers of the World Trade Cente, what has now become known as Ground Zero. Almost as...

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Bin Laden: Does anyone actually know what’s going on?

When we first heard about the fatal shooting of Osama bin Laden, we were a touch skeptical. OK, so he was apparently buried at sea as a mark of respect to Muslim traditions, but several Islamic scholars have since criticised the burial, claiming that it actually violates the laws it was...

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