Archive for February, 2010

Diversity and Democracy must start now.

February 8, 2010

In her autobiography, Reconciliation, Benazir Bhutto “tried to trace the roots, causes and potential solutions to the crisis within the Muslim world and the crisis between the Muslim world and the West. Theology, history, economics, democracy, and dictatorship have all played significant roles in bringing the world to this crossroads.” Her premise from the beginning has been “that extremism thrives under dictatorship and is fueled by poverty, ignorance and hopelessness. The extremist threat within the Islamic world and between the Islamic world and the West can be solved, but it will require addressing all the factors that breed it.”

Today it was reported that India has successfully tested a long-range nuclear missile capable of reaching Pakistan and major Chinese cities.

Let’s start now. Our future depends on it.