Quotes of the Day from the News

"This isn’t the 15th century. You can’t go around the world and just plant flags and say ‘We’re claiming this territory.’ "  — Peter MacKay, Canada’s foreign minister, in response to Russia planting an underwater flag at the north pole and celebrating / publicizing a new claim to pieces of the Artic Ocean.

"The moderates and modernists are so frustrated. They’re putting their necks out, getting no support, and having fatwas issued against them."  — Jonathan Hayden, a young American from Alabama who recently toured the Islamic world with a Pakistani-born professor and a couple other American University classmates. The professor’s new book, Journey Into Islam, sounds interesting.

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