Global Food Crisis – The Fury of the Poor

Global Food Crisis - The Fury of the Poor

 Pakistani women buy subsidized flour in Lahore. The price of staple foods
and fuel has risen drastically in the country in the last few months.

Around the world, rising food prices have made basic staples like rice and corn unaffordable for many people, pushing the poor to the barricades because they can no longer get enough to eat. But the worst is yet to come.

 

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Targeting Muslim Women to Fight Extremists

Targeting Muslim Women to Fight Extremists

With more and more people viewing Muslim women as the key to dampening Muslim extremists, the British are now formalizing programs to extend their influence.

In a school in south London, women in headscarves are learning English, childcare skills and citizenship, to smooth their integration into British life. The courses are encouraged under a new government policy to “empower” Muslim women, ultimately to combat the threat from Islamist violence, a threat made brutally clear when four homegrown suicide bombers killed 52 people in London in 2005.

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