Archive: May 14, 2006 - May 20, 2006

In Da Vinci's Code, A World of Distrust

"The Da Vinci Code," opening on movie screens around the world today, "has clearly touched something in the popular psyche," says Boris Johnston in London's Daily Telegraph. Make that something in the global psyche. In China, the Catholic Church's call...

By Jefferson Morley | May 19, 2006; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (68)

Dutch Reconsider Expelling Islam Critic

Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born woman who has made waves in Europe for her sharp criticism of Islam, may not have to leave the Netherlands after all. Amidst a barrage of negative press coverage, the Dutch parliament today forced the government...

By Jefferson Morley | May 17, 2006; 5:25 PM ET | Comments (48)

Islam's Female Foe Reported to Seek Washington Perch

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has become a household name in Europe for her controversial renunciation of Islam, may soon be coming to Washington, according to the European online media. Today, Ali resigned her seat in the Dutch parliament and said...

By Jefferson Morley | May 16, 2006; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (132)

Mexico Wary of Bush's National Guard Plan

President Bush's announcement that he will deploy National Guard troops to fortify the U.S.-Mexican border triggered a phone call from Mexican President Vicente Fox and an outburst of concern from the Mexican online media.

By | May 15, 2006; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (153)


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