The Crisis of Islam
(Modern Library 2003)
What Went Wrong
(Oxford University Press, 2002)
In recent years, an understanding of the nature of Islam has become increasingly important in the everyday lives of North Americans and western Europeans, not only because of Al-Qaeda terrorist activities in the name of Islam, but also because our pluralist societies are increasingly poly-cultural as well as multi-racial. We saw recently in Ontario how a proposed role for Shari’ a law tribunals in relation to civil courts caused a mini-crisis in government.
This house was the first house designed by architect W.E. Noffke in the Glebe (1912), and his first Spanish Colonial Revival house. This type of house, with stucco walls and red tile roof, became a Noffke trademark. It is remarkable that designs more suitable for California or the Mediterranean would be taken up in our northern climate, and would actually perform very well.
The issue of Senate reform has once again raised its hydra head. The government in the Throne Speech of October 16, 2007 said that Canada was not well served by the Senate in its present form, and that it would pursue certain aspects of reform. In the Senate itself, Senator Hugh Segal has put forward a motion calling for a referendum to abolish the Senate.