The flames of the financial crisis continue to rage relatively unchecked through the world economy. Greece remains at the center of the conflagration, but the whole European banking system is feeling the heat. Stock markets in the Orient, Europe, and the USA have taken a dive as a result, but the trouble isn’t limited to the West: Dubai World has reportedly given up paying the interest on its loans.
In other news, Australia is considering joining several European countries in banning the burqa. Muslim groups in Oz are unhappy, and say the proposed burqa-ban is “un-Australian”.
Meanwhile, the opposition Islamic Justice and Development Party in Morocco has called for Elton John to be banned from the upcoming Mawazine festival, because the singer’s presence might encourage homosexuality in the country.
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