Day: August 4, 2012

Our ‘reactive’ extremism

The Express Tribune:  Khaled Ahmed When Muslims fly into rage and become destructive, it is never supposed to be original behaviour. We announce that our extremeaction has been caused by the injustice and violence of someone else. Therefore, our extremism is not original; therefore, we are not to blame for […]

Ancient chocolate discovered in Mexico

RT: It’s a good thing one of our ancestors was too lazy to do the dishes: A group of archaeologists in Mexico has just discovered traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate left on a plate excavated in the Yucatan peninsula. It’s the first time researchers have come across ‘antique’ chocolate residue on […]

Bangladesh: Refugee Aid Discouraged

Source: NY Times. By Reuteres The government told three international aid agencies on Thursday not to help thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing into Bangladesh to escape violence in neighboring Myanmar. The announcement, directed at the aid agencies Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Muslim Aid and Action […]

China: Muslim Fasting Discouraged

Several local governments in the western region of Xinjiang have ordered Muslim restaurants to stay open during the holy month of Ramadan and are telling civil servants and students to continue to eat and drink during daylight hours, when Muslims generally fast. Ramadan began on July 20. A notice on […]

UK: Pakistani parents found guilty in ‘honour killing’ of teenage daughter

Pakistani parents found guilty in ‘honour killing’ of teenage daughter Published on Friday August 03, 2012–pakistani-parents-found-guilty-in-honour-killing-of-teenage-daughter Martin Rickett/AP A British court found that Iftikhar (above) and Farzana Ahmed, both originally from Pakistan, suffocated their 17-year-old daughter, Shafilea, in 2003. They were ordered Friday to serve a minimum of 25 […]