User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
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Malaysia Airlines should allow hijab for Muslim stewardesses 27.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Muslim women flight attendantsworking for Malaysia Airlines should be allowed to wear the hijab or the Islamic head dress a minister has ...
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China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas 24.8.2014 Sify News
Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when
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Iranian president tweets bare-headed photo of Maryam Mirzakhani 15.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Hassan Rouhani's tweet divides opinion in Iran, while Maryam Mirzakhani's win sparks debate about Iran's brain drain Continue reading...
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The real Men in Black, Hollywood and the great UFO cover-up 14.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
In a new documentary, US government agents claim they spent decades giving fake evidence of extraterrestrials to gullible ufologists. But why? And how can we trust them now? 2014's most promising sci-fi and fantasy films Hidden among the avalanche of documents leaked by Edward Snowden were images from a Powerpoint presentation by GCHQ, entitled The Art of Deception : Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations. Images include camouflaged moths, inflatable tanks, women in burqas, and complex diagrams plastered with jargon, buzzwords and slogans: "Disruption Operational Playbook", "Swap the real for the false and vice versa", "People make decisions as part of groups" and, beneath a shot of hands shuffling a deck of cards, "We want to build Cyber Magicians". Curiously, sandwiched in the middle of the document are three photographs of UFOs. Not real ones classic fakes: one was a hub cap, another a bunch of balloons, and one that turned out to be a seagull. Devout ufologists might seize upon ...
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Holiday memories of Iran's Caspian Sea 12.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

A trip to the coast after the revolution felt like an escape to freedom, but a few things got in the way

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Hitting the beach in hijab in Iran 11.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Women shouldnt be prohibited from the full freedom of the sea, says a contributor in Tehran The ocean is usually a sign of freedom, immense freedom. Standing on the shore the sea stretches the horizon. Even the sky is a reflection of its colour. Walking along the shore, taking in the sounds of the ocean drowns out the noise of the city. As you train your gaze on its vastness, it can put you into a state of reverie, help bring about a moments peace. But this is not true for everyone. In Iran, the ocean doesnt signify freedom to women, or all men. For more than 30 years now, women have not experienced the seaside with a sense of ease. They have to remain clothed and watch from the shore as men swim and children play. Should they want to cool down, they have to find an area designated for them. Walls made of fabric or plastic mark that space. They limit their movement and keep their day dreams in check. The other option women have is to seek out an unpopulated area and wade in just a feet or two. weighed ...
India shaken by case of Muslim men missing in Iraq 5.8.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
In a country that is home to the world's second-largest Muslim population, the possibility of a returning flow of well-trained jihadis is a chilling ...
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Mumbai Investigators Worried About 4 Young Muslims Missing in Iraq 5.8.2014 NDTV National
For more than a decade, as alienated young Muslim men from all over the world left home to fight on the side of Islamists in distant conflicts, it has been a truism that they were not coming from ...
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Spanish girl, 14, held on suspicion of trying to join Isis 4.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
19-year-old woman and younger girl stopped by Spanish security forces as they tried to enter Morocco Continue reading...
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Spain detains 14yearold girl as jihad suspect 4.8.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Security forces stopped the teenagers on Saturday as they tried to enter Morocco allegedly to join Islamic State whose fighters have seized swathes of Iraq and Syria the government ...
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Gaza is not as I expected. Amid the terror, there is hope | Paul Mason 4.8.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The world is not so blessed that it can afford to waste the lives of the 1.8 million Palestinians who live there I have been reporting from Gaza all week, and, amid the stream of dead and injured civilians wheeled on trolleys before me, frantic people gesturing in my face, and nights spent in an unlit city under bombardment, I've come to a conclusion I did not expect: Gaza "works". What I mean is that, given resources, connections with the outside world, and time, this narrow political entity could function normally. With its smooth sand, blue sea and skies, it could even become a tourist destination. It already has a massive pool of trained and educated human capital though, sadly, its most expert people are trauma surgeons. As it is, hotels stand deserted along the beachfront in Gaza City. Their embarrassed waiters struggle to boil coffee on single flames. The fishermen in the port sneak out maybe 20 yards in canoes, while hostilities are on, 100 yards in motor boats during the sporadic ...
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Wahhabis are taking over Indian mosques, spending crores to grow: IB 1.8.2014 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The Intelligence Bureau has sounded alarm bells in a secret report about the growth of radical Wahhabi ideology across India.
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Just 16 hours' notice for the 40,000 flocking to Eid festival in Birmingham 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Muslim families celebrate but many say mood is sombre following 'Trojan horse' scandal and events in Gaza Continue reading...
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Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire 27.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Andrew Crofts has written 80 titles and sold some 10 million copies in a 40-year career, mostly under names far more famous than his own until now "Behind the title of ghostwriter, I could converse with kings and billionaires as easily as whores and the homeless, go backstage with rock stars and actors. I could stick my nose into everyone else's business and ask all the impertinent questions I wanted to. At the same time, I could also live the pleasant life of a writer " Next week, in an exceedingly rare departure from a lifetime of tight-lipped professional discretion, Andrew Crofts, one of Britain's most invisible and yet successful writers, a bestseller you will never have heard of, will step out of the shadows and lift the veil on a trade that's almost as old as that other ancient calling. With a bit of skirt-lifting, and more than a hint of saucy revelations, Confessions of a Ghostwriter will be a timely ...
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Nights in Ramzan bubble with life 27.7.2014 TOI: Patna
Nights, particularly in the last week of the month of Ramzan, get more glittery, illuminated, noisy and even chaotic in areas with Muslim ...
Iraq: Isis warns women to wear full veil or face punishment 25.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Sunni insurgents issue guidelines in mosques on how clothes should be worn to prevent women 'from falling into vulgarity' Continue reading...
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Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam review 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Innes Bowen's study reveals how the government's attitude towards British Muslims has been defined in part by ignorance Along with the "Trojan Horse" controversy about the imposition of a strict Islamic ethos on a number of Birmingham schools, the disclosure that several hundred Britons have been to Syria and Iraq to fight with the jihadis has fired up those who believe that Islam represents an urgent threat to this country. Amid the hype some of it justifiable, much not nuance has inevitably been lost. It is significant that the British jihadis have chosen to realise their fantasies not here but in Mesopotamia. From a theological point of view, a caliphate can only be set up in Muslim lands. Britain would be a poor choice even for a pilot scheme it has a substantial opposing majority and a competent intelligence service. As for the Birmingham "conspiracy", that, too, is more complicated than it seems: while there have undoubtedly been moves to Islamise the schools' curricula and atmosphere, much of ...
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Veil your mannequins, ISIS tells Iraqi shopkeepers 23.7.2014 Rediff: Intl News
Following the strict Sharia law, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have ordered shopkeepers in the Iraqi city of Mosul to cover the faces of mannequins.
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Ukraine on the brink 23.7.2014 Telegraph: Opinion
Ukraine is at the crossroads, its future uncertain, its ethnic faultiness dangerously exposed to the deepening turbulence in Russia-Nato relations
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Tumblr user draws herself as hijab wearing Wonder Woman, Captain America, Katniss Everdeen, Spider-Man 20.7.2014 DNA: India
Tumblr user Nora , like many a superhero fans, has been drawing herself as superheroes and popular pop-culture characters. As part of the Draw Yourself challenge on the site, she has been posting the drawings on her account.  The 17 year old from Canada describes herself as "a Muslim girl who prefers to wear loose/baggy things and to wear long shirts/dresses that go past the butt". So this exactly how she chose to draw her superheroes as well. She started with drawing Marvel superheroes such as the Iron Man and Hulk. Her drawings have become quite popular with fellow Tumblr users sending her requests. This prompted her to draw versions of Wonder Woman, Captain America, Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games and Merlin, the wizard from the legends of King Arthur. Read Also:  Delhi based artist re-imagines Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, the Hulk as Indians   The resulting drawings are fantastic with great attention to detail in the designing the outfits. The signature characteristics of the superhero are ...
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