Month: September 2012

Defamation of religions by Munir Akram (The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN). THE recent tragic events surrounding the profane and provocative video insulting Islam’s Prophet (PBUH) have again revived tensions between the Islamic world and America and revealed the wide cultural and political gulf between them. This gulf […]

E-track monitoring system for pilgrims

NADIM AL-HAMID ARABNEWS Sunday 30 September 2012 MAKKAH: The government is working on introducing an e-track monitoring system while developing centers of inspection and screening at the entrance of Makkah to prevent undocumented pilgrims from entering the holy sites, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said yesterday. The governor was launching […]

Women as Priests

NY Times: REFORMERS within the Roman Catholic Church have been calling for the ordination of women as priests. The Vatican, however, refuses to consider the possibility and uses its power to silence those who speak out. Catholic clergy in Europe, Australia and the United States who have voiced public support […]

Justice Altamas Kabir is new Chief Justice of India New Delhi, Sep 29: Justice Altmas Kabir, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was Saturday sworn in as the 39th Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of the office by President Pranab Mukherjee. Justice Kabir has succeeds S.H. Kapadia, who demitted office Saturday. He will […]

The Lives Of Salafists’ Wives

Source: Spiegel-Germany By Özlem Gezer and Barbara Hardinghaus Djamila Grossman/ DER SPIEGEL Salafist men wear beards, hand out copies of the Koran and cause headaches for Germany’s domestic intelligence agency. But how do the women feel? SPIEGEL spends a weekend with two veiled women and learns about their vision of […]