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Cameron Tells Muslim Leaders They 'Really Have a Problem' After Attacking Minister's Letter Demanding They Root Out Extremism
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, worship, mosques, preaching hatred, imams, religion, David Cameron )

Beatrice
- 4 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
More than 1,100 imams and Islamic leaders have been sent a Government letter urging them to show 'men of hate' that they have 'no place' in Britain's mosques 'or any place of worship'. In the letter, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and minister
Human Rights Watch: Lebanese Laws Discriminate Against Women   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Lebanon, Family Laws, personal status laws, confessional, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Druze, discrimination against women, civil code )

Evelyn
- 4 days ago - youtu.be
Personal Status Laws in Lebanon are tied to confessional groups - there are 15 Family Laws. These discriminate systematically against women, in different ways, reinforcing patriarchal values - and have implications for other laws
Principal Wants Students to Hurl Canned Food at Intruders
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, children, protection, schools, violence, interesting, humans, news, society, culture )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - modernfarmer.com
"We realize at first this may seem odd," reads a letter from the principal. Well, yeah.
Detention Extended for Lina Khattab, Malaak Khatib; Mona Qa'Adan Trial Postponed for 19time ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, Israel, Palestine, unlawful detention, ethics, women, sadness, rights, freedoms, safety, humans, news, society, culture, law )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - samidoun.ca
Lina Khattab is accused of "throwing stones" and "participating in an unlawful demonstration," charges frequently used against Palestinians participating in or near public demonstrations calling for Palestinian freedom.
European 'No-Go' Zones: Fact or Fiction? Part 1: France
Society & Culture  (tags: No-Go' Zones, Paris, France, Moslems )

David
- 4 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
A 120-page research paper documented dozens of Moslem neighborhoods "where police and gendarmerie cannot enforce the Republican order or even enter without risking confrontation, projectiles, or even fatal shootings."
Nidal Abu Aker Among 36 Palestinians Issued Administrative Detention Orders; 67 So Far in January
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, 'administrative detention', Israel, Palestine, freedoms, ethics, society, culture, interesting, law, politics, government, news, rights, safety, crime, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - samidoun.ca
Israeli military courts confirmed or issued administrative detention orders - for imprisonment without charge or trial - against 36 Palestinian political prisoners by 14 January 2015. 67 administrative detention orders have now been issued or renewed ...
Back on the Bus
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Freedom Riders, civil rights movement, society, culture, activists, humans, interesting, news, media, freedoms, government, Martin Luther King, rights )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - newyorker.com
Last fall, at a gathering in Santa Fe on the subject of storytelling, I met a woman whose name sounded familiar. It turned out that I had last encountered her precisely fifty years before.
The Long Road ~ TEXT and PHOTOS
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Selma-Montgomery, society, racism, culture, ethics, activists, rights, freedoms, interesting, government, news, media, photos )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - newyorker.com
A half century ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, in Oslo, spoke of the "creative battle" that twenty-two million black men and women in the United States were waging against "the starless midnight of racism."
BLASPHEMERS BEWARE! Journalist Asra Q. Nomani on the Organized Campaign to Intimidate Critics of Islam
Society & Culture  (tags: Asra Nomani, organized intimidation against Islam's c )

Beth
- 5 days ago - washingtonpost.com
An all-male tribunal tried to ban me. An elder suggested having men surround me at the mosque so that I would be "scared off." Now the man across the table was telling me to shut up. "I WON'T STOP WRITING," I said.
Support for Terrorism in the Hundreds of Millions   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Muslims, terrorists, terrorism, abuse, culture, murder, religion, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Penny
- 5 days ago - youtube.com
With terror alerts throughout Europe, Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, touches on how many Moslems support some form of Jihad today. Based on the 2013 Pew study, as many as 351 million, of the world's 1.6 billion Mo
Israeli Beauty Queen's Selfie With Miss Lebanon During Miss Universe Contest Causes Stir
Society & Culture  (tags: beauty pageant, fashion, humans, interesting, Israel, Lebanon, society, women )

Ben
- 5 days ago - smh.com.au
An Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese calling for their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant to be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.
The Movement to Put a Church in Every School Is Growing
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, education, government, ethics, society, politics, rights )

Cal
- 5 days ago - thenation.com
How evangelicals are taking advantage of publicly funded spaces.
The Changing Shape of Boko Haram
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam. Muslims, Christians, Nigeria, children, corruption, crime, freedoms, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Penny
- 5 days ago - christiantoday.com
Boko Haram's attack in Baga, Borno State, which killed hundreds, possibly thousands, on 3 January has once again drawn attention to the Islamist militant group that has been terrorising northern Nigeria for more than five years.
Cornel West on 'The Radical King'
Society & Culture  (tags: Martin Luther King Jr, MLK, The Radical King, Cornell West, Travis Smiley, interview, The American Dream, Martin Luther Kings Dream )

Dandelion
- 5 days ago - chicagotribune.com
King had a dream. Question becomes, what was that dream? It wasn't the American Dream. It was a dream that all human beings, especially poor and working people, be treated with dignity. The American Dream is individualistic. King's dream was collective.
Palestinian Leader Two-Faced on Suppressing Satirists
Society & Culture  (tags: Abbas one face for French, violent repressive Abbas for PA )

Beth
- 5 days ago - algemeiner.com
PA President Mahmoud Abbas denounced as "heinous" the attack on French satirists who mocked Islam. That must have come as quite a surprise to the Palestinian satirist of Islam whom Abbas recently jailed, tortured, and forced to publicly recant.

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