Why are young Muslims more political?
1. A survey of young British Muslims shows that thirty-one percent believe that if a Muslim converts to another religion they should be punished by death, compared to only one-in-five (19 per cent) of those aged 55 or older. Younger Muslims also are more in favour of the veils and Sharia Law than their elders. Why are young Muslims more radical?
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2. Will the African Union summit in Darfur solve anything? What needs to be done to sort out the crisis in Sudan? Should Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir be allowed to assume the chairmanship of the AU? Read Richard's post for more.
3. The Prince of Wales has been awarded an environmental honour in New York, choosing to fly to pick it up in person. The Prince has been accused of hypocrisy for the 7,000-mile round trip to the US. What do you think?
1. Richard suggested discussing whether homework is a help or hindrance to schoolchildren. Alfie Kohn thinks it can be harmful. Pete says he's seen pre-school kids as young as three years old doing homework. What do parents think?
2. Are film stars more beneficial to raising awareness about Africa than politicians? Films like Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland are fuelling discussion about the continent. Do you think they do more good than the problem solvers at Davos?
4. A spokesman for Ethiopian farmers meets Tony Blair today as part of a campaign to get a fair price for coffee. A film about coffee-growers, 'Black Gold', which is critical of the industry, will be shown to British lawmakers. We'd like to hear from Ethiopians and people from other coffee or tea or cocoa-producing countries. Are the rich countries honouring promises they have made about fair trade?
5. A senior left-wing politician in France has been sacked for saying there are too many black players in the country's national football team. Is racism in France and in the rest of Europe only confined to the right? Or are racist attitudes more prevalent than that?
6. An advisory panel on educational reform submitted its first report to Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The council wants to introduce a range of physical punishments. Is physical punishment in schools the right way to more discipline? Where is the limit? Is a slap in the face okay?
7. World leaders are in Delhi to attend a conference to mark the centenary celebrations of the Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent struggle against the British. Can non-violent protest change the world?