Archive for May 5th, 2008

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Are there some people we shouldn’t invite onto WHYS?

Ed Husain was booked to host the show with me today. Along with a colleague at the newly-formed Quilliam Foundation, he was going to discuss with you how he became attracted to radical Islam and turned his back on it.¬† And how he’s trying to stop other young Muslim men becoming radicalised. But today he cancelled for a variety of reasons, the main one being that he wasn’t prepared to take part in the show if certain people (whose organisations he has been critical of) were invited on.

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May
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On air: Are we living beyond our means?

Stories from the UK, Bangladesh, Senegal, America, Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tunisia (links below) all point us towards a discussion of how we all hope to live and what is realistic at the moment.
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May
08

To run-off or not to run-off

That is the question facing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
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May
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Talking point 5 May

To run off, or not to run off? While the opposition MDC in Zimbabwe decides whether it will take part in a second round of Presidential voting, the ruling party Zanu PF has said the vote could be delayed by up to a year. ¬†Teachers meanwhile are threatening to go on strike unless government supporters stop attacking its’ members, many of whom worked as polling officers during the election. How much longer can the stalemate continue? Can Zimbabwe sort this out alone, or is intervention the only option? And should Morgan Tsvangirai return to Zimbabwe to fight a run off? Continue reading ‘Talking point 5 May’