2004 October

Islam at crossroads in Yemen

2012-10-23T01:39:49-04:00October 16th, 2004|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Yemen is the cradle of Islam. But it’s not Iraq. Bullets aren’t falling like rain. Nobody is getting beheaded. It’s no Disneyland, but, besides the white-knuckle driving, most days pass without terror.

2003 January

We should emulate the Yemeni Way

2012-12-14T09:09:41-05:00January 6th, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

SANA'A, YEMEN ✦ The Yanks. We love 'em. We hate 'em. Indeed, Jean and I are still recovering from the news of the brutal slaying of threeU.S.aid workers, including a doctor friend, at Jibla missionary hospital. The killer, apparently an Islamic extremist, reportedly said he killed "to get closer to God." Right. And who better to kill than American Christians? It's killing two birds, innocent as they may be, with one stone. Indeed,U.S.foreign policy really has folks in a huff these days. In fact, many of us would bend over backward to disassociate ourselves from the Yanks. No?