Day: May 6, 2013

Turkish Airlines crew banned from wearing red lipstick and nail polish

theguardian Europe’s fourth-biggest carrier says bright makeup ‘impairs visual integrity’, triggering concerns over creeping Islamisation Turkey‘s national airline has barred flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish, triggering concerns among secular Turks that the country is becoming more Islamic. Turkish Airlines, Europe’s fourth-biggest carrier, said the ban was […]

Robert Fisk: The truth is that after Israel’s air strikes, we are involved If the EU and US say nothing about these attacks, approval is granted

Lights in the sky over Damascus. Another Israeli raid – “daring” of course, in the words of Israel’s supporters, and the second in two days – on Bashar al-Assad’s weaponry and military facilities and weapons stores. The story is already familiar: the Israelis wanted to prevent a shipment of Iranian-made […]

Free and Fair Elections – Except for Ahmadis

IPSnewsnet: Zofeen Ibrahim: KARACHI , May 6 2013 (IPS) – Twenty-five-year-old Syed Hasan, a doctor practicing in a private hospital in Lahore, plans to spend most of May 11, Pakistan’s long-awaited Election Day, in bed. Members of the minority Ahmadi community in Pakistan say they have been disenfranchised by the country’s […]

ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان کا انوکھا واقعہ: In the Midst of Intolerance, A Unique Incident demonstrating True Islamic Spirit- Urdu

BBC: ہ تشدد کے حوالے سے حساس شہر ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان میں مذہبی رواداری کا ایک ایسا واقعہ پیش آیا ہے جس میں ہندو جوان کو بچاتے ہوئے دو مسلمان بھی ہلاک ہو گئے۔ دونوں افراد میں سے ایک حافظ قران تھے اور دوسرے ڈیڑھ سال پہلے عیسایت کا مذہب […]

People pour in to witness

  Source: The Daily Star. DHAKA: A number of copies of the holy Quran were burnt when the stalls and pushcarts of hawkers were set ablaze during the violence at the south gate of Baitul Mukarram mosque Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of people gathered near the south gate of Baitul Mukarram […]

Muslim as a label

Source: The Local. Just to name two examples – of course a democracy must reform its citizenship laws if the danger emerges that a growing part of its population is being shut out of the political process because they have no right to vote. And of course schools need to […]

The 4m votes no one wants

Source: Guardian via Wasim Sr. As Pakistan’s election campaign enters its dying days, no town has escaped the attention of the country’s politicians as they crisscross the country, plastering every spare billboard, lamp-post and shop-front with posters bearing their heavily airbrushed faces. Except Rabwah, a sleepy riverside settlement in the […]

Science & God: Will Biology, Astronomy, Physics Rule Out Existence Of Deity? A good Religion itself, philosophy and science rule out a God, which does miracles that break the laws of nature. God of Islam is Al Baatin, the Hidden, the Subtle, who uses laws of nature to grant devout and righteous believers, their prayers. Defining a domain of metaphysics, properly, […]