Day: August 21, 2012

Pakistan’s anti-Christian witch hunt

Source: National Post Author: Iman Sheikh Rifta Masih is an 11-year-old Christian girl who lives near Islamabad, Pakistan. She reportedly suffers from Down’s Syndrome. Like many of the other Christians in her area — who comprise about 10% of the local population — the members of her family work menial jobs, […]

Is there such a thing legitimate rape?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eve-ensler/todd-akin-rape_b_1812930.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=082112&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief Dear Todd Akin, I am writing to you tonight about rape. It is 2 AM and I am unable to sleep here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am in Bukavu at the City of Joy to serve and support and work with hundreds, thousands of women who […]

Assamese Muslims slam illegal Bangladeshi immigrant turned politician Ajmal for ‘communalizing’ violence in BTC areas

Source: Times of India GUWAHATI: Assam’s indigenous Muslim communities, the Gorias and the Morias, have accused All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal of communalizing the violence in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas, leading to mass exodus of northeast people from different states in India. The indigenous Muslim […]

I don’t care if you are a Muslim

Source: India Today blog. Kaushik Deka With the mass exodus of North-eastern people from some southern states, what started as a clash between Bodos and alleged illegal migrants from Bangladesh has now become a battle between two Indians. Let’s assume that the rumours of a deadline set by some groups […]

Bangladesh at extreme risk

Source: The Daily Star. The news that Bangladesh tops the list among 197 nations surveyed under “Natural Hazards Risk Atlas 2011”, a report by respected British risk consultancy firm Maplecroft is disturbing to say the least. The report states that we fall in the “extreme risk” category as Bangladesh suffers […]

It’s in the cards

Nine per cent of the Swiss population practises alternative spirituality, according to a national study on religion. swissinfo.ch journalist Susan Vogel-Misicka sat in on a Bern workshop about reading tarot cards. Please click on for an audio report