Daily Archives: July 30, 2017

The Islamization of History by Uzay Bulut

  • Not only does no other religion in Turkey, other than Islam, have the power, influence or financing of the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) — whose budget even surpasses that of most ministries; other religions are either not officially recognized (as in the cases of Alevism and Yazidism), or are on the verge of complete governmental elimination — as in the cases of Judaism, Greek Orthodoxy, Assyrian (Syriac) and Armenian Christianity.

What Is the World Council of Churches? by Malcolm Lowe

  • A new period began with the appointment of Emilio Castro as the Fourth General Secretary of the WCC during 1985-1992. Social and political issues had always been a subsidiary concern of the WCC; their role had grown under Castro’s immediate predecessor, Philip Potter (1972-1984). From now on, however, those issues became its most prominent focus. Increasingly, advocacy on behalf of the Palestinians and denunciations of Israel came to top the agenda.

Russia Woos the World with New Plan on Syria by Amir Taheri

Caught between the hope of securing a lasting foothold in the Middle East and the fear of inheriting an impossible situation, Russia is trying to re-gauge its Syrian policy with possible support from the Trump administration in Washington.

Security operation at Ruto’s Sugoi home to last overnight


A police officer with a sniffer dog around DP William Ruto’s Sugoi home on Saturday, July 29. /MATHEWS NDANYI

Heavy roadblocks were on Saturday evening erected on roads leading to DP William Ruto’s Sugoi home where a security operation was expected to last overnight following an attack early Saturday.Close to 500 heavily armed police officers were deployed at the home and neighbouring areas.

Read: Ruto’s Sugoi home attacked, three gunmen and cop killed

Rigging plot: Military documents don’t leak, Mutahi Ngunyi says after KDF admission

Mutahi Ngunyi is worried about KDF’s admission of the authenticity of a letter presented by the Opposition on a rigging plot.NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga said they had evidence of an audacious plan by Jubilee and top military commanders to use force to subvert next month’s election with a rigged outcome.

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