Daily Archives: July 20, 2009

REBUTTAL:Sarkozy is WRONG on the Burqah Issue


By Rafique Ahmed Mangrio

This is in response to Yasser Latif Hamdani’s article “Sarkozi is right! Burqah is Not an Islamic Requirement.”

In the contents of this sentiment, there are two questions as discussed.

  1. Is the Burqah Islamic Requirement?
  2. Does the French Republic right to ban the Burqah?  Continue reading


Filed under Islam, Rights, Women

“Vatican Teaching Hezbollah how to kill Jews”: Israeli Defence Forces Booklet

The Pope and the cardinals of the Vatican help organize tours of Auschwitz for Hezbollah members to teach them how to wipe out Jews, according to a booklet being distributed to Israel Defense Forces soldiers.

Officials encouraging the booklet’s distribution include senior officers, such as Lt. Col. Tamir Shalom, the commander of the Nahshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade. Continue reading

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Pursuit of Male Genital Integrity

By Anthony J. Aschettino

Imagine a scenario where the parents of a newborn male child eagerly gather around with family and friends in the hours after the birth of their son. Amidst all of the cheering and congratulations being bandied about, the proud parents are approached by the obstetrician who asks if they have decided on whether or not to have their child de-digitized. Continue reading


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BAN THE BURQAH NOW: A Muslim Woman’s Point of View

By Mona Eltahawy

I am a Muslim, I am a feminist and I detest the full-body veil, known as a niqab or burqa. It erases women from society and has nothing to do with Islam but everything to do with the hatred for women at the heart of the extremist ideology that preaches it.
We must not sacrifice women at the altar of political correctness or in the name of fighting a growingly powerful right wing that Muslims face in countries where they live as a minority.

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Filed under Islam, Women, World

Of citizen and journalism


we-the-mediaThe other day, Federal Minister for Interior Affairs, Mr. Rehman Malik, announced that the government will take effective steps against those people who have been spreading rumors and fabricating stories against the present dispensation, including the security forces through text messages and emails. Critics have denounced it as a violation of freedom of free speech. Of late, the minister also shared that the action was taken after hearing of several complaints from a section of society, notably women.

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