* Lessons in the willpower of the electorate was an article authored by Ashraf Girgrah. It reveals that "Free and fair elections was held in February 2020 in the Republic of Ireland. Preliminary press exit polls predicted that the Irish voters wanted a change from the control of the two influential and famous parties in the Republic since independence from Britain, which had colonized the country for 700 years.
It is worth mentioning that the population of Southern Ireland does not exceed five million people. The Six Counties in the North are still governed by Britain.
Seven parties participated in the elections, including Independents, from the right, center, and left. Each of the parties in their published manifestos called for solutions to the problems of public housing, the long waiting lists and overcrowding in hospitals, the phenomenon of pollution and global warming. This comes as a response to the will of the voters, who were mostly young males and females who were enthusiastic about the change.
In my view this was due to the demographic change in the population of the Republic. The number of young men and women is much more higher than the old guards.
Despite the Republic is small in size, it accommodates many ethnic minorities who immigrated to the country. All residents are subject to law and social regulations. Despite the civil wars which were endured by the Republic, the education system had always been the largest share in the country's social progress. The leader of one of the major parties is the Prime Minister of the Republic and he came from ethnic groups!!"
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* Dr. Mohamed Ali Albar mentioned in an email that, "After the spread of the Corona virus, it caused terror, as a result of the number of its victims reached 4 thousand people. All countries have taken good preventive measures, God willing, will reduce its risks. As for smoking, 7 million people are killed every year because of direct smoking, and a million people are caused by smoking indirectly. The transfer of toxic substances in smoking to those around them, meaning that there are 8 million people killed each year because of smoking companies. Compare corona and smoking victims !!!!
Dr. Albar reminded alumni of the theme Break free of this year's WHO celebration of National NO Smoking day.
"THE FACTS ON SMOKING IN THE WORLD:
-Over 1.3 billion people in the world smoke.
-7 million die every year from smoking/rising to 9 million,of which more than 600 000 people who were exposed to second hand smoke.
-Smoking is EPIDEMIC and ENDEMIC in many Arabic and Muslim and Asian countries like: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon etc... and is very high among Bangladeshi and Pakistanis Muslims and Arabs in the UK.
-SMOKING: Water pipe/Shisha which is rising fast among Arabs/Muslims and which can cause more harms to the organs/body than the normal cigarettes???
-Lately, E-CIGARETTES/Vapour another new medical disaster is invading the Muslim and Arab countries."
Watch the presentation of Dr. Albar here.
* Alumnus Farooq Murshed said that, "Unfortunately Aden is being hit by a new disease called "Chikungunya virus". Besides Malaria and Dengue diseases, all mosqiuto born infection, it is becoming almost endemic. These diseases were unknown before. Chikungunya virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.
"The most common symptoms of infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Outbreaks have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In the late 2013, chikungunya virus was found for the first time in the Americas on islands in the Caribbean. There is a risk that the virus will be imported to new areas by infected travelers. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection. Travelers can protect themselves prevent mosquito bites. When traveling to countries with chikungunya virus, use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and pants, and stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens.”
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* Dr. Mohd Salah Ammar sent an email by saying that, "What is needed in Islam is less selfpride and more self-criticism. Today, self-criticism in Islam is valued only insofar as it is made as an appeal to be more pious and less spiritually corrupt.
And yet most criticism in the Muslim world is directed outward, at the West. This prejudice — what Fouad Ajami has called (referring to the Arab world) “a political tradition of belligerent self-pity” is undoubtedly one of Islam’s biggest obstacles." Dr. Ammar was referring to an article published in The New Atlatis web site. The article was published by Dr. Hillel Ofek in the US.
"Today, however, the spirit of science in the Muslim world is as dry as the desert. Pakistani physicist Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy laid out the grim statistics in a 2007 Physics Today article: Muslim countries have nine scientists, engineers, and technicians per thousand people, compared with a world average of forty-one. In these nations, there are approximately 1,800 universities, but only 312 of those universities have scholars who have published journal articles. Of the fifty most-published of these universities, twenty-six are in Turkey, nine are in Iran, three each are in Malaysia and Egypt, Pakistan has two, and Uganda, the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, and Azerbaijan each have one."
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A feedback by Dr. Ghaiath M. A. Hussein was emailed instantly in which he pointed out, "That said, I do agree that we need more critical thinking and self-reflection among ourselves as Muslim academics. We should do this as a continuation of the previous efforts and not to detach ourselves from our past. The tricky part, though, and in which I agree with the author is to move forward from being merely defensive of a religion and history that we do no know well only because we are failing en mass to make our present worth our pride."
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