Interview With Prachandra

In this video, you can see Prachandra of the Maoist Party of Nepal squirm a bit as he fields some hardball questions from the interviewer. The uneasy balance between the Royalists, the popular movement represented by the seven parties, and the Maoists continues to teeter, and all sides are hedging their bets since the elections were postponed.

Radicalism is Destroying Islam?

In two recent articles (here and here,) Ian Wendt examines radical islamism, and counsels that we must not drive the average, non-violent, muslim towards radicalism. A true statement to a point.  The world of radical islamism is much more complex than that however — Ian fails to account for state actors in his examinations, so they are partially flawed.
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