Day: October 1, 2014

The Destruction of Mecca

By ZIAUDDIN SARDARSEPT. 30, 2014     WHEN Malcolm X visited Mecca in 1964, he was enchanted. He found the city “as ancient as time itself,” and wrote that the partly constructed extension to the Sacred Mosque “will surpass the architectural beauty of India’s Taj Mahal.” Fifty years on, no […]

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Men Cause Flight Delay By Refusing To Sit Next To Women

Religion News Service  | By Antonia Blumberg Posted: 09/30/2014 9:42 am EDT  One person’s requirement for religious accommodation can seem all-too-much like discrimination to another. An El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv last week encountered delays when several ultra-orthodox Jewish men refused to take their seats next to women over religious […]