Tuesday, February 20

Day: August 25, 2016

A strong response to domestic violence
ENGLISH, Life Style

A strong response to domestic violence

    On March 7, 2014, Sobia Bashir tied the knot with Mudassir Arby in Chicago, Unites States, in a grand ceremony attended by nearly 400 guests. Bashir was a working woman with a Bachelor’s in marketing and an extensive work experience to her credit, before she was introduced to Arby in Houston, while visiting her sister. Career-oriented and aspiring to make her own identity Bashir agreed to marry the vice president of Deutsche Bank in hopes of getting promising companionship but what she got in return was a lot of pain – both physical and mental. I was never his wife, I was only his slave Four months into marriage, Bashir was not only forbidden from working but Arby also limited her social interaction, forcing her to stay home while emotionally abusing her every day. “I had ...
French support for the EU project is crumbling on the Left and Right
ENGLISH, Europe

French support for the EU project is crumbling on the Left and Right

    The drama of Brexit may soon be matched or eclipsed by crystallizing events in France, where the Long Slump is at last taking its political toll. A democracy can endure deflation policies for only so long. The attrition has wasted the French centre-right and the centre-left by turns, and now threatens the Fifth Republic itself. The maturing crisis has echoes of 1936, when the French people tired of 'deflation decrees' and turned to the once unthinkable Front Populaire, smashing what remained of the Gold Standard. Former Gaulliste president Nicolas Sarkozy has caught the headlines this week, launching a come-back bid with a package of hard-Right policies unseen in a western European democracy in modern times. But the uproar on the Left is just as revealing. Arnaud Montebour...
You Can Beat The Establishment: Nigel Farage Tells Donald Trump Rally
America, ENGLISH

You Can Beat The Establishment: Nigel Farage Tells Donald Trump Rally

    Farage drew parallels between British citizens’ vote to leave the European Union and some American citizens’ support for Donald Trump. Donald Trump, left, listens to outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage speak during a campaign rally at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Aug. 24, 2016. Jonathan Bachman / Getty Images JACKSON, Mississippi — Taking the podium at an evening rally for Donald Trump here, Nigel Farage, the outgoing leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), recounted how he and his “people’s armies” successfully campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union. “Anything is possible if enough decent people want to fight the establishment,” Farage said as he compared the anti-globalization, anti-immigration Brexit campaign he spearheaded with the Republican cand...
Canada police allow women officers to wear hijab
Canada, ENGLISH

Canada police allow women officers to wear hijab

    Canada police allow women officers to wear hijab. Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is allowing its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms, the government said Tuesday. The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved this addition to the uniform, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s spokesperson Scott Bardsley told AFP. This is intended to better reflect the diversity in our communities and encourage more Muslim women to consider the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a career option, he said. The RCMP officer’s uniform — a red serge tunic, leather riding boots and wide-brimmed felt campaign hat — is an iconic Canadian symbol. It dates back to the 1800s, when the RCMP’s forerunner, the frontier ...
Three Muslim Siblings Were Kicked Off A Plane After A Passenger Claimed They Were ISIS Members
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Three Muslim Siblings Were Kicked Off A Plane After A Passenger Claimed They Were ISIS Members

    The British siblings said they were interrogated on the tarmac at a London airport after a passenger saw Arabic text on their phones. Sakina Dharas, a Muslim woman in the UK, claimed that she, along with her brother and sister, were kicked off a plane in London and interrogated by armed officials on the tarmac, after a passenger accused them of being ISIS members. In a Facebook post on Monday detailing the incident, Dharas, who is a pharmacist in London, said that the siblings were on their way to Europe for a holiday when they were hauled off their flight and interrogated for an hour after a passenger saw Arabic or “Praise be to Allah” on their phones and claimed they were members of ISIS. Dharas, 24, told Al Jazeera that she, her sister Maryam, 19, and their brother Ali,...