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  • Norway To Ban Full-Face Muslim Veil In All Schools

    06/12/2017 6:32:32 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    AFP - Yahoo News ^ | 6-12-2017
    Oslo (AFP) - The Norwegian government on Monday proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers. Norway's ruling coalition of conservative and anti-immigration rightwing parties had promised the ban last year, targeting the full-face veil called the niqab as well as burqas, balaclavas and masks. "We do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities," Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said in a statement. "These clothes prevent good communication, which is important for students to receive a good...
  • Saudi police arrest woman for posting photo without veil on Twitter

    12/13/2016 5:32:55 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    Times of India ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | AFP
    RIYADH: Police in the Saudi capital said on Monday they had arrested a woman for taking off her veil in public and posting pictures of her daring action on Twitter. Police spokesman Fawaz al-Maiman did not name the woman, but several websites identified her as Malak al-Shehri, who triggered a huge backlash on social media after posing without the hijab in a main Riyadh street last month. Maiman said in a statement that the police in the ultra-conservative kingdom acted in line with their duty to monitor "violations of general morals".
  • The Veil Is Coming Off: Obama Top aide says Israeli OCCUPATION must end

    03/23/2015 1:47:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/15 | The Right Scoop
    Obama sent his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to J Street where he brought the crowd to their feet when he said this: “An occupation that has lasted more than 50 years must end.” Mark Levin was right. Obama is definitely going full Mussolini and he’s using Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric as the excuse to couch it in. POLITICO – White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made clear in a speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that President Barack Obama isn’t letting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the hook for his dismissal of a two-state solution. That stance,...
  • Second Shroud Discovered Vatican Veronica Veil

    02/02/2015 6:34:59 PM PST · by purcre · 100 replies
    Gloria tv ^ | 3/2/2015 | purcre
    Vincenzo Giovanni Ruello an experimental photographer from Australia has discovered what he claims to be the second shroud in existance in 2011 when he processed the Vatican Veronica Veil. The disturbing images show an identical face to the Shroud of Turin but tortured and battered with an eye bashed closed, fractured cheek,severe bruising. Gloria tv is screening the historical discovery never since Secondo Pia in 1898 has the world seen such images.
  • Manoppello's Holy Face shrine sees uptick in US interest

    01/27/2014 8:06:10 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2014 | Alan Holdren
    The Holy Face of Manoppello (L) with direct sunlight from behind the image, and (R) with direct sunlight in front, Jan 10, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Rome, Italy, Jan 26, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Shrine to the Holy Face of Christ tucked into Italy's Appennine mountains is starting to catch the attention of the world, particularly that of American Catholics.   “We have a lot of Italians, of course, and many Germans but now we're seeing more and more pilgrims from the U.S.,” said Sister Blandina Paschalis Schloemer, a Trappist nun and daily pilgrim that lives within...
  • Veil in Reverse! What does the Veiling of Moses’ Face have to teach us?

    08/01/2013 11:11:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 31, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In most traditional Catholic settings we usually think of the veil as something a woman wears, and as a sign of traditional modesty and prayer. In this sense we think of it as something good and positive, though perhaps some among us are less than enthusiastic.But in the readings of Mass from this Wednesday, the veil is presented in far more ambivalent terms:As Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiant while he conversed with the LORD….the children of...
  • Teachings Concerning The Spirit World [Lds: 'unseen...visitors'...from 'world beyond' close]

    10/23/2013 5:48:47 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    BYU-Idaho (Professor Bruce K. Satterfield) ^ | Prof. Bruce K. Satterfield (compiler)
    [SNIP] The Veil is Thin Between this World and the Spirit World [SNIP] Visitors, seen and unseen, from the world beyond, are often close to us. This is part of eternity which we are living today – part of God’s plan. There is no veil to the Lord. (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.35) [SNIP] Communication With the Spirit World [SNIP] Parley P. Pratt[SNIP] Again--How do the Saints expect the necessary information by which to complete the ministrations for the salvation and exaltation of their friends who have died? By one holding the keys of the oracles of God, as...
  • Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burqa Ban

    09/14/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | September 13, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    A jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe. The threats were issued by a group called "Africamuslima" in response to efforts by Catalonian lawmakers to increase surveillance of radical Salafists seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law in Spain and other parts of Europe. Catalonia -- a region of 7.5 million people centered on the Mediterranean city of Barcelona -- is home to the largest Muslim population in Spain. Most of the estimated 450,000 Muslims...
  • British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

    09/13/2013 12:28:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/13/2013
    One of Britain's biggest colleges on Friday dropped a ban on Muslim face veils after thousands of people signed a petition against the rule. Birmingham Metropolitan College said on Facebook it would change its policy to allow "individuals to wear specific items of personal clothing to reflect their cultural values". The college had earlier said it would require "the removal of hoodies, hats, caps and veils so that faces are visible", a policy that won support from Prime Minister David Cameron. It would in effect have banned the niqab, a face veil worn by some Muslim women which covers everything...
  • The Holy Shroud: One Big Bang and the body was gone

    07/04/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 3, 2012
    The Holy Shroud The results of a recent study - completed by Italian scientist, Giuseppe Baldacchini - on the theory of annihilation, are said to prove the authenticity of the Shroud according to the current laws of physics Marco TosattiRome Giuseppe Baldacchini is a physician who has worked for Italian research centre ENEA for a number of years. He is also a passionate scholar of that mysterious object which is the Holy Shroud of Turin and in recent days he has published a book about his findings, which readers can access by clicking on the following link. Of particular interest...
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • Welcome to Africa’s Alqaedastan-Obama’s Libyan war breeds horror in Mali.

    01/08/2013 4:31:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    “When it was my turn, they took me blindfolded,” the thief said. “Suddenly I felt a pain in my right hand that was out of this world. My hand had just been chopped off.” This is Gao, once the seat of an empire, and then a glorified village, and now a city the size of Scranton under the boot of its Islamist conquerors. Gao has become a place where thieves have their hands cut off, where women are forced to wear the stifling Hijab in 113 degree heat or be lashed and where unmarried couples are stoned to death. Borders...
  • In Timbuktu, Harsh Change Under Islamists

    06/03/2012 1:50:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 6/2/12 | ADAM NOSSITER
    BAMAKO, Mali — Isolated for centuries by the harsh desert that surrounds it, Timbuktu now finds itself even more cut off from the rest of the world. Rebels who captured the city in northern Mali in April have imposed a form of hard-edged Islamic rule, prompting many residents to flee in fear and changing the face of what had been a tolerant and easygoing destination that drew tourists from around the world. Women are now forced to wear full, face-covering veils. Music is banned from the radio. Cigarettes are snatched from the mouths of pedestrians. And the look of the...
  • US report criticises French Islamic veil ban

    08/07/2012 5:11:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FRANCE 24 ^ | 01/08/2012 | Tony Todd
    A wide-ranging US State Department report has criticised France and Belgium for passing controversial laws that prevent women from wearing full Islamic veils. The US on Monday criticised France and Belgium for banning women from wearing face-covering Islamic veils in public, while warning of growing anti-Semitism and hostility towards Muslims in Europe. The US State Department’s report on religious freedoms, researched in 2011 but released on July 30, 2012, warned that freedom of worship was being undermined across the globe -- particularly in China and Pakistan. Commenting on the report, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that more than...
  • [Muslim] Indian Activists Decry Burqa Ban [in India]

    05/06/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 10 replies
    OnIslam ^ | 28 April 2012 | OnIslam
    CAIRO – Indian activists have warned that a recent decision by a Mangalore college to ban full face-veil in classes would force Muslim students to quit education, a move that could increase dangerous illiteracy rate among Muslim women. "The burqa is a cultural symbol for Muslim women,” Ruth Manorama, president of the National Alliance of Women, told the Times of India on Friday, April 27. “I don't see any point in educational institutions putting a ban on it,” he added. The controversial ban on burqa was imposed by the St Aloysius Pre-University College as part of its prospectus for undergraduate...
  • Canada Government bans veils during citizenship ceremonies

    12/15/2011 12:47:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | 12/15/2011 | David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - In a move likely to increase tension with Canada's Muslim minority, the government said on Monday it would bar all women wearing face coverings from taking part in citizenship ceremonies. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said he had received complaints from citizenship judges and parliamentarians about veiled women taking the oath to formally become Canadian. "Requiring that all candidates show their faces while reciting the oath allows judges and everyone present to share in the ceremony," Kenney said in a speech in Montreal. "The citizenship oath is a quintessentially public act. It is a public declaration that you...
  • Is New Australian Face Veil Traffic Law a Sign of Anti-Muslim Bias?

    07/10/2011 7:33:20 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Muslim women would have to remove veils and show their faces to police on request or risk a prison sentence under proposed new laws in Australia’s most populous state that have drawn criticism as culturally insensitive. A vigorous debate that the proposal has triggered reflects the cultural clashes being ignited by the growing influx of Muslim immigrants and the unease that visible symbols of Islam are causing in predominantly white Christian Australia since 1973 when the government relaxed its immigration policy. Critics say the bill smacks of anti-Muslim bias given how few women in Australia wear burqas. In a population...
  • France Bans Face-Covering Islamic Veil

    04/11/2011 3:38:37 PM PDT · by American Preservative · 14 replies / Associated Press ^ | Monday, April 11, 2011 | Camille Rustici, Associated Press
    (04-11) 06:57 PDT PARIS, France (AP) -- France's new ban on Islamic face veils was met with a burst of defiance Monday, as several women appeared veiled in front of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral and two were detained for taking part in an unauthorized protest. France on Monday became the first country to ban the veils anywhere in public, from outdoor marketplaces to the sidewalks and boutiques of the Champs-Elysees. French President Nicolas Sarkozy set the wheels in motion for the ban nearly two years ago, saying the veils imprison women and contradict this secular nation's values of dignity and...
  • An angry voice behind the veil (French woman may take it to European Court of Human Rights)

    02/15/2011 12:27:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Crikey ^ | 1/24/11
    An angry voice behind the veilMonday, 24 January 2011 This April, France will ban Muslim women from wearing face-covering veils. But one French woman Kenza Drider explains why she refuses to take off her niqab and why she’ll take her fight to the European Court of Human Rights if she gets fined.
  • Hamas Slams France Decision to Bar Islamic Veil (as "racist" - LOL)

    09/15/2010 11:45:35 AM PDT · by Righting · 35 replies
    CRI ^ | Sep. 15, 2010
    Hamas Slams France Decision to Bar Islamic Veil‎ Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, slammed on Wednesday the French parliament for passing a law that bars Muslim women in the country from wearing Islamic veils. Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of the Hamas-dominated parliament and a senior Hamas leader in Gaza, said in a written press statement emailed to reporters that the decision "is unfair, racist and hurts Muslims' feelings."