MONTREAL - The head of the Muhammad Institute for Space Science, dedicated to putting the Islamic world back at the forefront of scientific discovery, wants to build a space-launch facility in Canada.He wants the launch site for the Muslim world to be here in BC somewhere. I'm of course for such a crazy arrangement but why wouldn't The World's Only Muslim Launch Site be in a country with a dominant Muslim culture? Whoops, prayer call, gotta go.
Redouane Al Fakir's goal has been to return Muslims to the place of pride they held, centuries ago, as world leaders in astronomy.
But the Vancouver astrophysicist wants all Canadians to be involved in his project. His proposed commercial space port would be the first of its kind in this country — and Al Fakir says it's about time.
The way he sees it, if countries like India, China and Japan can launch satellites into space, why not Canada?
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Muslims In Spaaaaaaaaace
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