Or at least believing you know them. Good enough.… Read the rest
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The barmaid isn’t so sure.… Read the rest
Voices of raw class privilege cast off meritocracy to demand privileges for People Like Us.… Read the rest
Talk of ‘the political power of American Jews’ is a very dangerous trope.… Read the rest
Evangelical Alliance says regulations will unfairly jeopardise expression of religion and belief.… Read the rest
People in Iran welcomed 8th March this year by organising many events well ahead of the actual day in different cities all over the country. It culminated in major gatherings on Thursday, international women’s day. People were passionate about the day, had prepared manifestos, resolutions and banners demanding equality, condemning gender apartheid and women’s oppression. As usual the Islamic regime tried everything to halt and prevent these events. Despite massive paramilitary and secret police presence, many pickets and gatherings took place.
Several thousand people gathered around Tehran University by 4 pm Tehran’s time to start an 8 March rally which was called by 8 March organising committee, endorsed by OWL. However, this gathering was prevented from commencing by the … Read the rest
You know, bulwarks are useful things when there’s a hurricane, or a flood, or maybe a mob of ravenous aggressive rabbits approaching the town; but other times, not so much. There are some bulwarks we don’t much want, some bulwarks we’d rather not have, thanks. Take your bulwark and go away. This one for instance.
Why has the church taken a stand on [the issue of gay adoptions] when it barely protested against the introduction of civil partnerships last year? Is this largely a symbolic issue, a stand-in for a much deeper debate about the relationship between faith and the state? Does the church see itself as the last bulwark against an encroaching tide of liberalism?
Maybe so, and … Read the rest
‘Does the church see itself as the last bulwark against an encroaching tide of liberalism?’… Read the rest
Only on Thursdays though. Method based on healing properties of seven herbs and Koranic prayers.… Read the rest
‘Un bien mauvais service à rendre que de réparer les injustices d’hier par des approximations, des demi-vérités, voire de falsifications.’… Read the rest
Lebanese Muslim Association tells 5 clerics to stop talking to media.… Read the rest
Of racial discrimination for denying that mass killings of Armenians in 1915 amounted to genocide.… Read the rest
Sees appeasement of the MB leading to increased religionism in society.… Read the rest
Secular Israelis feel severely constrained by religious strictures. … Read the rest
Canada has the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. … Read the rest
Government forbids women under 40 to travel abroad without a legal male guardian.… Read the rest
Increasing intimidation of campaign to change discriminatory laws.… Read the rest
‘He is the thinker most associated with the notion of the simulacrum.’ Or not.… Read the rest
Shxpr scholars are irritated at his international popularity; it must be an illusion.… Read the rest