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Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 30 2014

Raif Badawi

From CFI: 30-year-old Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian writer and activist, was sentenced last year to seven years in prison and 600 lashes. Badawi’s crimes? Founding a website, Liberal Saudi Network, dedicated to fostering open discussion of religion and politics; and calling on his country to respect freedom of religion, belief, and expression, and women’s rights. According to …

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Apr 30 2014

Pogu Yaga wept

From the Washington Post, more on those “marriages” in Nigeria. Village elder Pogo Bitrus told Agence France Presse locals had consulted with “various sources” in the nation’s forested northeast. “From the information we received yesterday from Cameroonian border towns our abducted girls were taken… into Chad and Cameroon,” he said, adding that each girl was sold as …

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Apr 30 2014

With faith and gratitude to Allah the almighty

The sultan of Brunei is going ahead with the introduction of ferocious punitive “sharia” despite objections from people who aren’t savage theocratic monsters. “With faith and gratitude to Allah the almighty, I declare that tomorrow, Thursday 1 May 2014, will see the enforcement of sharia law phase one, to be followed by the other phases,” …

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Apr 30 2014

And while I’m at it

The true meaning of nobility.

Apr 30 2014

Now that’s the way to treat a cough

H/t Ray

Apr 30 2014

Requirements of the Islamic Shari’a applicable to family and children

That Telegraph article mentioned a “Sharia Law event at the Law Society’s headquarters on Chancery Lane, central London on June 24″ and provided a link but the link is a dud. However I found a link that works, and thus the event. Developing services for Muslim clients – An introduction to Islamic Shari’a law for …

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Apr 30 2014

It’s not “law”

The Telegraph reported a few days ago that the Law Society will be giving a training course in sharia this summer. Wtf? A new training course being run by the Law Society this summer is described as an “introduction to Islamic Sharia law for small firms”. What the hell. Sharia is not law in the UK. Period. …

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Apr 29 2014

Southall Black Sisters

At the protest yesterday. Via Chris Moos.

Apr 29 2014

At the Law Society protest

In London yesterday. Via Chris Moos.

Apr 29 2014

A police officer, not a doctor, by her bed

In El Salvador, a nightmare I can’t even read about without quaking with fury. Cristina Quintanilla was 18 years old in October 2004 when, seven months pregnant with her second child, she collapsed in pain on the floor of her family home. “I felt like I was choking, like I couldn’t breathe,” she says, shaking …

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