Posts Tagged ‘West’

Will pandemic end Asia’s fascination with the West? Comments 0

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Asia’s fortune hunters, career-focused students and professionals are set to abandon their dreams of life in the developed cities of the Western world as Europe and the United States struggle to ward off the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Many admit that Asia’s honeymoon with the West has come to an end as Asian nations are predicted Read more

Why the West is afraid of Islam Comments 0

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Fear of Islamic radicalism cows the West into silence on Christian persecution. In perhaps the only sign of action from the West to the increased intensity of Christian persecution, France has opened itself up to refugees from Iraq, who are being driven out under pain of death by ISIS. This is a welcome reversion to Read more

Beyond Ukraine and Gaza: the battle for the soul of the west Comments 0

Friday, August 1st, 2014

As the current conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine continue to dominate international headlines, it is worth stepping back and taking a longer view. The forces fighting Israel are essentially the same as those trying to remove Bashar al-Assad in Syria and those seeking to take over Afghanistan on the borders with Russia – radical Sunni Read more

Syrian Christians look to Russia for support Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A group of Syrian Christians — claimed to number 50,000 — have asked for dual Russian citizenship, saying they are “scared of the conspiracy of the West and hateful fanatics who are waging a brutal war against our country”. Their action was reported by the Russian news agency Interfax, which also carried a Russian Orthodox Read more

Russian Orthodox official warns the West Comments 0

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The chief ecumenical official of the Russian Orthodox Church says “secularisation in disguise of democratisation” is leading Western nations toward totalitarianism. “This powerful energy today strives to finally break with Christianity, which controlled its totalitarian impulses during 17 centuries,” said Metropolitan Hilarion in an article quoted by a Russian news agency. “Eventually, it unconsciously strives Read more