There was a certain incident in Afghanistan, where a bunch of Army guards were accused of desecrating korans. Nevermind that some of the detainees had written notes to each other in the holy book. As for all that hub-bub about desecration in burning the korans, it is not uncommon. A herd of jihadis just burned some holy books in Mali. And the very bottom word of this burnt document appears to be Allah(الله), in Arabic:
Hypocrisy, thy name is jihadi. But we already knew that, n’est pas?
Saudi Arabia’s official press agency, SPA, reported that private girls’ schools are now allowed to hold sports activities in accordance with the rules of Shariah, or Islamic law. Students must adhere to “decent dress” codes and Saudi women teachers will be given priority in supervising the activities, according to the Education Ministry’s requirements.
The decision makes sports once again a stage for the push to improve women’s rights, nearly a year after two Saudi female athletes made an unprecedented appearance at the Olympics.
“It’s about time,” said Aziza Youssef, a professor at King Saud University. “Everything is being held back in Saudi Arabia as far as women’s rights.”
And if you are not in the practice of reading comments, you might enjoy these:
-That’s good news, but I hope the Saudi’s don’t start letting broads drive.
-Oh goody! Now they’re on par with the Victorian Age!
-I don’t know if running from guys throwing stones at you is really a sport!
-If you were to read the Koran in the Arab language..(the english version is water down with lies)…women are a man’s dog…
-That’s so frickin sheik. Don’t put your thong on wrong.
I am an ex-muslim and I know now much hatred the Quran spews, it is full of verses that urges muslims to kill and maim non believers with rewards that range from rivers of wine to virgins in heaven and the results of these teachings are obvious not only in Islamic societies being the most intolerent in the wolrd but also when you see that Muslims are constant part of all the major conflicts in the world in russia (chechnya) china (shengian province) India (Kashmir) pakistan afghanistan Nigeria Egypt….etc and when they can’t find other group to opress and kill they start killing each other look at Syria , these are facts not bigotry just check the Quran and the news to verify.
I may/may not agree with Mr. Ali, but I do like the recommendation to read the Koran. I have, parts in English and in Arabic, and it is a unique book.
When I lived in the Bay Area, I saw a fair number of protests. Most were ridiculous affairs and only served to annoy folks who were trying to get around town. (Folks probably refers to me, and folks of my ilk. I imagine some people liked ’em. But they were not per se folks. Take my word on it. I could provide links, but I’ll will spare your visual receptor nerves.)
Eve Ensler, the writer of the Vagina Monologues used this Valentine Day to stage an anti-rape dance/protest known as 1 Billion Rising. The self-righteous smugness of some of the protestors is as expected. Although, I agree with the idea that rape in all forms is unacceptable. But I think any sane person thinks this way too.
If you look in the top corner of her sign, on the right side, you will see a clumsy attempt at writing the word allah (الله.) Her letters look weird and it reminds me of my first attempts at writing Arabic. The first four weeks of Arabic instruction at our military language school (DLI) is called scream and scribble. And scribble we did. (Although I never screamed, except in frustration.) As for the poor lady and her sign, she is lost. I pity her and all these other folks.