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As riot-hit Muzaffarnagar votes, religious divide favours Hindu nationalist Modi

FaithWorld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 5:17pm
(Men stand in a line to cast their vote outside a polling station during the general election, in Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. ...
Categories: General Blogs

Postcards from old Aden #12

Tabsir - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 7:24am
There are many postcards on the Internet from old Aden under British control. This continues the series with more views of camels and a bullock in Aden. to be continued… for #11, click ...
Categories: General Blogs

Extremist Boda Bala Sena Disrupt Interfaith Meeting With Death Threats

LoonWatch - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:41pm
Police calls on Sri Lanka’s violent BBS but action unlikely (W3lanka) Sri Lanka police has summoned the general secretary of the Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Canada: Man Charged with Racial Assault on Muslim Teenage girl

LoonWatch - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:13pm
What’s up with these violent old White males attacking Muslim female teenagers? Is this part of an effort to liberate them? Man charged with racial assault on teenage girl A Hamilton ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

No One Helped A Muslim Teen When A Man Spat On Her, Called Her A Terrorist: Reports

LoonWatch - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 9:36pm
No One Helped A Muslim Teen When A Man Spat On Her, Called Her A Terrorist: Reports (Huffington Post) A man on board a New York City bus allegedly spat on a 15-year-old Muslim girl on ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

WND Rewords Headline To Imply Guilt Ahead of Trial

Barth's Notes - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 6:54pm
I really can’t imagine why WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) felt the need to rewrite this headline from MediaTrackers to minimise the “alleged” detail Original: And yes, the claim ...
Categories: Political Blogs

Sweet and sinister images from Gaza's hottest artists

Electronic Intifada - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 6:53pm
Hazem Harb’s limbless figures resemble Francis Bacon’s most celebrated work.
Categories: Palestinian Blogs

Robert Fisk: Has Recep Tayyip Erdogan gone from model Middle East 'strongman' to tin-pot dictator?

Robert Fisk - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 5:47pm
Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama's cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the White ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Turkey's actions in Syria see PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan go from model Middle East 'strongman' to tin-pot dictator

Robert Fisk - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 5:47pm
Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama's cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the White ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Turkey's actions in Syria see PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan go from model Middle East 'strongman' to tin-pot dictator

Robert Fisk - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 5:47pm
Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama's cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the White ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Turkey's actions in Syria see PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan go from model Middle East 'strongman' to tin-pot dictator

Robert Fisk - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 5:47pm
Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama's cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the White ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Of Kolkata visits, Muslims and Bengali Bhadralok: Difference between Leftist government and Trinamool's rule in West Bengal

An Indian Muslim - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 4:34pm
By Ather FarooquiMy first visit to West Bengal was in the year 1989. This was followed by subsequent tours in 2010 and 2014. Kolkata [Calcutta] was quite an intimidating town then.The ...
Categories: International Blogs

The Revival & Heartbleed

The Revival - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 1:17pm
A few days ago a bug was found in some common infrastructure used throughout the internet which meant that more or less no site was secure to the bug. It is known as the Heartbleed bug. (further ...
Categories: General Blogs

BBC Radio WM Interview: Chatting about Muslims & integration in BIrmingham

walls come tumbling down - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:19am
Last Saturday (5th April 2014) I was invited to speak to Iain Lee about Muslims and integration in Birmingham for his BBC Radio WM show. Whilst the interview in itself wasn’t necessarily ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Aden in 2005

Tabsir - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 6:32am
A Youtube video on Aden in 2005: A video of interest mainly to people who once lived in Aden. Landing at Aden airport (footage taken from within aircraft), Khormaksar, Crater (tanks, commercial ...
Categories: General Blogs

Democracy Now!: Arundhati Roy Discusses Corporatism and Rising Fascism in India

LoonWatch - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:52pm
Check out Jai Singh’s excellent expose on Narendra Modi.: Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Academy school in Birmingham is victim of 'witch-hunt', says governor

CommentIsFree - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 9:32pm
Park View school denies allegations of extremism after inspections triggered by 'serious' complaintsA Muslim-majority academy at the centre of a row over alleged Islamic fundamentalism in ...
Categories: General Blogs

Why Jews must oppose muzzling of Palestine solidarity activists

Electronic Intifada - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 7:45pm
Northeastern University’s suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine cannot be defended.
Categories: Palestinian Blogs

U.S. university drops plan to honor activist critical of Islam

FaithWorld - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 7:38pm
(Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch parliamentarian, gestures as she speaks at the European Parliament in Brussels February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir ) A private university ...
Categories: General Blogs

The Feminist Defence of Blowing Out the Brains of Small Children

Craig Murray - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 7:05pm
The number of people still prepared to defend the Iraq War in public is tiny.  The interesting thing is the very strong correlation between those people, and those prepared to pretend to give ...
Categories: Political Blogs
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