I feel a surge of pride reading this:
Excerpts from BBC News Report
“About 100,000 UK youngsters attend Islamic religious schools attached to mosques – madrasas – every day.
A new curriculum aims to tackle extremism and counter messages about perceived clashes between Islam and British culture.”
More news here.
In another report, Jimmy Carter, the ex-President of the US of A ridiculed the stepping-down Blair’s attempt to make amends with Iraq by paying the country a surprise visit this week. Carter is famous for his strong adverse opinion against Bush’s policy of bringing war to Iraq.
Now I’m not so big on endorsing a Western leader, especially an American one at that, but despite the hooplas around him and Afghanistan 3 decades ago, his view on Bush’s agenda is definitely a gust of fresh air. I especially like the part where he “blared” Blair for the Englishman’s blind undeviating and obviously intentional support for his American veto-crazed half.
– Honey, what’s for dinner?
– How bout a plate Iraqi’s liver and some scrumptious Palestinian’s brains for dessert?
– Oh *squeals*! Sounds delish, I love you, B1!
– Not as much as I love you, B2…
Bush and Blair; when the lights go off 😀