January 2019

Nigeria celebrates Muslim woman pilot - but there's a sorry saga

Two Nigerian rich kids fell out after one of them helped the other become one of the first Muslim woman pilots in the strictly Islamic northern state of Kano.The pair come from enlightened Hausa-Fulani Muslim families that favour getting an education for ...

Police numbers plummet as serious crime rises in London

A series of cuts imposed by the British government have left police in London with a significant decrease in the number of officers investigating homicides.Police personnel investigating murder cases in the  Metropolitan Police Service, also known as ...

Austerity Britain: Punishing the sick and disabled

Disturbing figures from the UK government’s department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed that over 21,000 sick and disabled people died waiting for it to give them benefits. That’s nearly 12 people a day dying, waiting fo ...

First Palestinian, Somali and Yemeni lawmakers in US Congress

I spent Thursday morning at the offices of two new Members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The scenes at both were just delightful. Throngs of Palestinian Americans jammed into Tlaib's offices, spilling out into the ...