Day: April 17, 2014

US to seize Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

STORY SUMMARY US prosecutors unveiled plans Thursday to sell an Iran-owned Manhattan skyscraper in the largest terror-related seizure ever, and distribute proceeds to families affected by attacks linked to Tehran. Among the creditors are families and estates of victims of the 1983 bombings of US Marine barracks in Beirut that […]

Global views on morality

The Pew Research Center’s 2013 Global Attitudes survey asked 40,117 respondents in 40 countries what they thought about eight topics often discussed as moral issues: extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, alcohol consumption, divorce, and the use of contraceptives.1 For each issue, respondents were asked whether this is morally acceptable, […]

Feminism in Islam

Observer: by Rohi Sarbaz Khan — Friday, April 18, 2014 – Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in educationand employment. Feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women.Whereas Islamic […]