The alternative health sector is lobbying the EU parliament against legislative regulation of their products. … Read the rest
Archive for November 2008
Surely the magazine had a responsibility to verify medical information before publishing such claims?… Read the rest
So the whole UN really is infected with this ‘defamation of religion should be banned’ virus.
United Nations General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann said on Tuesday that the world body should ban defamation of all religions and disagreed that such a move would impinge upon freedom of speech. “Yes, I believe that defamation of religion should be banned,” he said in response to a question at a press conference to highlight the interfaith conference at the UN headquarters. No one should try to defame Islam or any other religion, he said, adding: “We should respect all religions.”
Well now how would you go about banning ‘defamation’ of religion without impinging on freedom of speech? How would anyone? You … Read the rest
Defends ‘religious dissidents and believers’; no mention of atheists.… Read the rest
Saudi King is ‘articulating the central Muslim value of religious pluralism.’ The wot?… Read the rest
‘Yes, I believe that defamation of religion should be banned,’ official said in reply to question.… Read the rest
Patrick Jones said he had not singled out Christianity in his poems, but was questioning beliefs in society.… Read the rest
Several opposition leaders have been arrested including Jean Claude Kavumbagu and Alexis Sinduhije.… Read the rest
As you may have seen, Edmund Standing has started a blog, amusingly called ‘I kid you not’ as a compliment to Sarah Palin. Okay not a compliment exactly. Palin has been saying things again, as Edmund notes.
Then there’s the whole down to earth ‘mom next door’ persona. Palin, it should be remembered, proudly announced herself to the Republican National Convention as ‘just your average hockey mom’…So, we have a woman who calls herself ‘average’, thinks some ‘God’ or other gives her career guidance, is completely ignorant of evolutionary biology and the history of the world, and conducts political interviews while cooking moose for her ‘guy’…And this woman wants to become President of the most powerful nation on
The news has sparked anguish at Harvard, where specialists on journalism and human rights have followed Sinduhije’s career.… Read the rest
Richard Wilson on why some thought Nkurunziza was not too bad. Wishful thinking, yes, but more.… Read the rest
Bishop Jaime Soto fumed, ‘There really is plenty of choice for women in this culture.’… Read the rest
Army warns it will not tolerate anything that could be interpreted as criticism of the royal family.… Read the rest
Attackers have sprayed acid in the faces of at least 15 girls near a school in Kandahar.… Read the rest
Human solidarity is in fact a rational response to the ‘human condition,’ as Schopenhauer saw.… Read the rest
The BNP has tried to re-brand itself as a mainstream nationalist party and pressure group for white Britons.… Read the rest
If you walk at random in any Muslim district in Europe, you will certainly find somewhere an Islamic butcher with the word ”halal” written on its shop-window. For meat products, the word “halal” is a badge of Islamic quality.
Muslims believe that since blood is not ritually a pure substance, slaughter is necessary to inhibit the thorough draining of all of the animal’s blood. Furthermore, the verse” Bismillah al Rahman Al Rahim”, in the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful, is necessary to render the meat halal or lawful to eat.
The word halal refers, here, to meat killed and prepared in line with Islamic dietary laws. Jewish and Islamic religions demand that slaughter be carried out with a … Read the rest
This is a familiar subject, but you know how it is – there’s always more to say.
About what? About religious law, religious obligation, religious duty, religious requirements, religious teachings, religious commandments.
Motl Brody of Brooklyn was pronounced dead this week after a half-year fight against a brain tumor, and doctors at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington say the seventh-grader’s brain has ceased functioning entirely. But for the past few days, a machine has continued to inflate and deflate his lungs. As of late Friday afternoon, his heart was still beating with the help of a cocktail of intravenous drugs and adrenaline. That heartbeat has prompted Motl’s parents, who are Orthodox Jews, to refuse the hospital’s request to
They haven’t been to the hospital since July, but say ‘religious law’ decides when death occurs.… Read the rest