34. London announces plans to repatriate fundamentalists and hold an international anti-terror conference
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he is seeking to hold an international conference with terror-hit countries to explore the best ways of combating terrorism. He added that al-Qā‘ida and similar organizations have targeted 26 countries since 1993.
Hulsman highlights a number of major reports that were placed in week 53, all belonging to closing the year 2006 for AWR. This week had been delayed because of the substantial amount of editing and checking that had been needed. This week includes the transcript of the lecture of former Dutch Prime Minister Prof. Andreas van Agt on cultural changes in north-Western Europe, a study of Dr. Mary Picard about Saint Dimyānah and the different views between Western scholars and Coptic clergy looking at history and tradition. Nik Grosfield present an interesting study on how easily miraculous stories are accepted and believed if they fit in someone’s frame of reference.