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Muslim leaders must be encouraged to embrace the important teachings of Islam from the Holy Quran, advocating freedom, effective and just institutions, equal opportunities for all members of society, gender equality, economic and social progress, representative governance and effective institutions.
HONG KONG -- The two wars are connected by a common thread: the negative effects from an attempt by an elite minority to secure and control access to resources. The desire for resources has encouraged continual intervention, such as America's bases in the Mideast, which feeds sectarian and regional resentments. Throughout the developing world, feelings of past injustice and humiliation are being brought back to the fore.
A series of student protests in South Africa has thrown up a number of questions. Many of these are linked to the problem of decolonizing institutions. And at least one implicates the country's professoriate by asking: How do academics transcend Western knowledge systems and ways of learning in African universities?
Humanity washes ashore, but does anything change? There's only one way for real change to happen: The value of human life must supersede citizenship. Refugees -- people forced by terrible circumstances out of their homes -- shouldn't have their escape routes blocked, either by barbed wire or bureaucratic minutiae, because they have been rendered "stateless."