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  • Buddhists demand demolition of Mosque and Muslim shrine

    04/21/2012 5:36:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Vlad Tepes ^ | 4/21/2012 | People of Shambhala.
    Over 1,000 protesters in the area of Dambulla, Sri Lanka, have rallied against the Masjidul Khaira mosque, which they claim did not obtain the proper planning permission. The protesters, led by Ven Inamaluwe Shri Sumanagala, included a large number of Buddhist monks, who waved the international Biddhist flag and carried placards. The issue of planning permission does not seem to be the real objection to the mosque, however. According to the Ceylon Times, Akmeemana Dayarathna Thera, one of the monks on the rally, said, “We asked them to remove the mosque as Dambulla was declared a holy city with a...
  • Saudi Arabia bans cuddly toys

    12/17/2003 10:59:03 AM PST · by Alouette · 60 replies · 804+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 17, 2003
    Saudi Arabia has banned the importation of female dolls and teddy bears, giving merchants three months to dispose of such stock, a state-guided newspaper reported Wednesday. Interior Minister Prince Nayef ordered the ban which was relayed around the country by the national Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Al-Riyadh said. The daily gave no reason for the ban, which could not be confirmed with government officials Wednesday. The ban singled out stuffed-animal toys and dolls of brides. It made no mention of male dolls and it was not clear if these were banned as well. The order also prohibited the importation...