Posts Tagged ‘indonesia

01
Oct
09

What causes these disasters?

indo quakeAn earthquake in Indonesia.
A tsunami in Samoa.
A flood in the Philippines and Vietnam.

In the last few days we’ve seen images of people covered in mud and chest-deep in water, against backdrops of smashed buildings and upended cars. We’ve seen naked grief, grim searches for bodies and entire┬ávillages washed away.

It’s got me thinking – why do we know so little about what causes such massive disasters? Continue reading ‘What causes these disasters?’

18
May
09

How should Muslim countries deal with Islamic extremism?

DVDs on sale at a Jakarta bookstore

DVDs on sale at a Jakarta bookstore

How to tackle Islamic extremism – a topic that many of you have debated here before. But this week Newshour is taking a close-up look at how two Muslim countries, Pakistan and Indonesia, are approaching the problem.
Continue reading ‘How should Muslim countries deal with Islamic extremism?’




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