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Monday, February 4, 2013

And in Srinagar: Girl Band Might Cause an Earthquake...

Kashmir cleric says girl band 'un-Islamic' INDIAN Kashmir's most senior Muslim cleric has called for the plug to be pulled on an all-girl rock group, calling the band "un-Islamic" and accusing them of "indecent" behaviour. Pragaash (First Light) sprang to prominence last December when the high... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

And in Syria and Iraq: Mannequins, Cucumbers and Tomatoes...

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda in Iraq 's affiliate in Syria, has imposed sharia, or Islamic Law, in a town in eastern Syria that is close to the Iraqi border. The area has served as a jihadist haven in the past. "Islamist militants" from the Al Nusrah Front "have taken... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

And in Iran: Uproar over clip showing 2 officials kissing...

Two Iranian officials could be facing trouble after being caught on camera as they shared a kiss in an elevator. Footage captured by a security camera and broadcast by Sky News Arabia showed Iranian Higher Education Minister Kamran Daneshjoo and Azadeh Ardakani, the director of the National Museum... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

And in the U.S.: Muslim American Inaugural Benefit Gala...

Advertisements for a Muslim event celebrating U.S. President Barak Obama’s Inauguration show a minaret superimposed over the White House. A Facebook flier for the event features the same minaret over the American flag. The Muslim American Inaugural Benefit Gala is sponsored, among others, by CAIR... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

And in Iran: The Cause of Earthquakes Found...

“Many women who do not dress modestly...lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes... What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble? There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

And in Virginia: The Joys of Multi -Tasking...

Following a car accident, legal action is pretty common in the U.S. Even so, the following trial is particularly startling. In May 2010, a Virginian man was returning from his 21st birthday when he crashed into a taxi on the highway. The taxi driver sued for $75,000 compensation. So far, nothing... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 19, 2012

And in San Francisco: A Public Nudity Ban?

San Francisco lawmakers vote Tuesday on a proposal to outlaw most public nudity, despite protests in the famously free and easy West Coast city. The Board of Supervisors will vote on an ordinance proposed by Scott Wiener, whose Castro neighborhood is a gay haven known also for the Naked Guys, who... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 29, 2012

And in Washington: A Miracle…

CNN Headline: “How Obama’s Faith Has Changed” (Oct 29, 2012) “Hallelujah, my dear sir,” the White House spokesman responded jubilantly to our correspondent’s inquiry, “and glad tidings for the American people! The President is reborn! He will be giving you his message personally, as soon as he has... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

And in Cairo: Buying a pair of pants at 1AM may become difficult…

Buying a pair of trousers at one in the morning has never been a problem in Cairo, but a new government proposal to slash trading hours could effectively pull the plug on the city that never sleeps. Minister of Local Development Ahmed Zaki Badr has warned that the government is considering... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 12, 2012

And in Oslo: EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize…

‘The declaration of the European Union as this year's Nobel Peace Prize recipient drew moans from attendees at a news conference in Oslo, Norway, where the announcement was made Friday, and critical questions followed about the economic misery that has engulfed three member nations mentioned in the... Sign in to see full entry.

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