Juan Cole’s Top Ten Good News Stories from the Muslim World-2009
If you aren’t familiar with Juan Cole’s excellent blog “Informed Consent” here is a great reason to take a look. He has listed the Top 10 good stories from Muslim countries we haven’t hear from the U.S.A. corporate media. Check out this link. (I’ll give you a taste of some of the highlights – might surprise you!)
Juan Cole is President of the Global Americana Institute
Friday, January 01, 2010
8. A Pew Forum on Religion and Life poll finds that American Muslims are unusual in the degree to which they are integrated into mainstream American society and demonstrate moderate attitudes, condemning religious extremism and violence.
7. The information revolution is making strides in the Arab world.
6. Albania has averaged 10 percent a year growth for each of the last four years, and was the fastest-growing economy in Europe in 2009.
3. Turkey, which averaged 5.8 percent a year economic growth between 2002 and 2008, was slowed but not devastated by the world’s financial crisis.
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