In the last two weeks I read these 3 intriguing and thought provoking newspaper articles:
- The Muslim malaise (Toronto Star, Canada) It’s a solid piece explaining hard-to-digest truths about the current situation of the Muslim Ummah. To quote a friend, “You have to read the whole article because it covers almost every base out there. And it’s done in such a way that most people (who don’t immediately reject articles with trigger words) will read this and take something from it.” It’s very depressing but remember the wise saying, “know your mistakes and the battle is half won.”
- Hezbollah’s resilience built on years of homework (Christian Science Monitor) This is an inspiring article, examining the facts behind Hezbollah’s recent success. Muslim organizations can learn a great deal from the faith, courage, determination, strategy and hard work, displayed by the Hezbollah fighters to defeat the militarily and technologically superior Israeli forces – one of the most powerful military force on earth. To put it in CSM own words “Meticulous planning and a thorough understanding of Israeli military doctrine both play into its success”
- Robert Fisk: In the face of Bush’s lies, it’s left to Assad to tell the truth (The Independent, UK) This article cuts at both ends –Hezbollah supporters and Israeli supporters. Here journalist Robert Fisk unearths complex truths invisible to the untrained eye.