Linda Ridzuan

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When the World Is Led by a Child

At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist.<p>But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that …

Donald Trump

Lack of transparency over green energy subsidies 'shambolic', say MPs

Government criticised for failing to keep consumers updated as overspend on renewables is forecast to push up bills<p>MPs have criticised ministers for their “shambolic” failure to regularly spell out the impact of government green policies on household energy bills.<p>The Commons public accounts …

Green Energy

The art of learning: Why art history might be the most important subject you could study today

Want a more educated, less narrow-minded citizenry that can tell fake news from real? Make them take this class<p>We Americans tend to think of the British as infinitely more refined and cultivated than we are (despite the Brexit vote), but England almost eliminated art history as a field of study for …

Humanities

Liberal Arts in a World Gone Mad

One GradHacker argues for the importance of the humanities under Trump.

Humanities

Donald Trump’s “carbon bubble” economy is bound to pop — the only question is how bad it will be

Trump’s economic policies are built on many flawed assumptions, especially a fossil-fuel boom that won’t end well<p>Donald Trump's "policies" don't really exist in any conventional or coherent sense, but his promises, pledges and appointments so far tell us enough to know that he's devoted to the kind …

Fossil Fuels

Higher inflation and rising debt threaten millions in UK

Experts warn of imminent fall in living standards due to sharp fall in value of pound after referendum<p>UK households should brace themselves for a combination of rising inflation, low pay and increased debt that will squeeze living standards next year and push more people into financial difficulty, …

Economics

AP PHOTOS: Islamic site near Mecca among few still preserved

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Just outside the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia lies one of Islam's most important historical sites — a cave where, according to tradition, the Prophet Muhammad spent time in seclusion, contemplation and self-reflection.<p>It was here, inside Hira Cave located near the top of …

Islam

The best books of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide

Avid readers will always have more books on their shelves than time to read them, and staying contemporary can be a challenge for even the most …

Muslim Girls Denied Swiss Citizenship for Refusing to Swim With Boys

Two Muslim girls’ naturalization requests were denied by Swiss authorities after they refused to participate in school swimming lessons with boys.<p>The …

Immigration

The US Has Screwed Up in the Muslim World for 36 Years

Beginning with the Carter Doctrine, the US has aggressively injected itself into the Muslim world but with little to show for it besides a record of …

Should Islam Have A Role In Politics?

As we ponder the crises and conflicts raging around the Muslim world, with their toxic mix of religion and politics and rising waves of a terrorism that looks to Islam for legitimisation, we cannot help asking: should Islam have any role in politics and public life? Can it come to play a …

Religion

Sun will align directly over Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, on Friday

<b>Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) —</b> It is Islam's holiest shrine -- and for a few moments on Friday, it will also be the easiest to find.<p>Astronomers say the sun will pass directly over the top of the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia at 12:18 p.m. local time -- coinciding with the call to …

Middle East

What My Dad's Kidnapping by Muslim Terrorists Taught Me About Islamophobia

Terrorism almost destroyed my life before I was even born.<p>Three months before I was born, my father was on his way home from a tennis game in Beirut when Muslim militants abducted him at gunpoint. As he was thrown in the back of a car and ripped from his life, one of the terrorists leaned down to …

Religion

Where is God?

Where is God?<p>It seems like a child's question, a theological query during bedtime prayers or following a holy day at church or synagogue. Usually, the first answer we learned was simple, certain, and reliable: God is in heaven.<p>But "Where is God?" is not really a child's question. It is a question …

Faith

Muslim convert attacked while wearing niqab in Toronto

Her roots in Canada stretch back through her francophone mother to the 1600s. Last week, wearing her Islamic face veil – the niqab, which has become a central issue in the federal election – she says she was trying to enter Shoppers Drug Mart at Toronto's Fairview Mall when a man carrying a …

Canada

Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins Slam Muslims: ‘To Hell with Their Culture’

The HBO host and evolutionary biologist teamed up to unload on Islam and Muslims, condemning liberals who give Islam ‘a free pass.’<p>It was Science …