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Number of Islamic extremists growing in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The number of Islamic extremists in Germany is growing rapidly, the head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency said Saturday.

The agency estimates that some 6,300 people in Germany are adherents of an ultraconservative strain of Islam known as Salafism, Hans-Georg Maassen told public broadcaster rbb-Inforadio.

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Politics

Stephen Harper Tarnishing The Peaceful Canadian Image

I would hate to say this but Canadian politics had been just a bit boring.

Until recently…

Rob Ford, who I am a supporter of, got me interested in local Toronto politics. 340 more words

Politics

THE NARCISSISM OF MINOR DIFFERENCES

My poor sister Deb is a complainer. To Deb every silver lining comes with its own special cloud and she seems never to have met a worst case scenario she didn’t embrace. 404 more words

Poetry

Politics and Medicine

Politics and Medicine

“Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale”—Rudolf Virchow

Politics is defined as “organised human behaviour”, thus we can postulate that Medicine is micro managed organised human behaviour, at times right down to the molecular level. 761 more words

The Nexus

This school paid teachers $125,000 a year — and test scores went up

This school paid teachers $125,000 a year — and test scores went up

by Libby Nelson

A Manhattan charter school pays teachers $125,000 per year. 533 more words

Education

Dead Presidents

In the history of the United States, eight presidents have died in office. Four presidents have were assassinated – all by gunfire – and four died of illness. 814 more words

History