Christian and Muslim scholars are calling on the CEOs of Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Choice and Starwood hotels, urging a ban on adult entertainment in rooms… as “…a commitment to human dignity and the common good.”
Syria’s tacit admission that it has weapons of mass destruction, or WMD, in particular chemical weapons has horrified members of the international community, While the Syrian government has reiterated that it would never use these weapons against the civilian population in the ongoing uprising, world leaders have not been mollified.
A Pakistani man was arrested by police after allegedly trying to bury his newborn baby daughter alive as she was physically deformed. The father, Chand Khan is reported to have been shocked that she had “abnormal features” and cooked up a scheme to bury the child alive. His plan came to light after the girl let out a cry during her own funeral service.
Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president has announced he will appoint a woman as one of his vice presidents and a Christian as another, his policy adviser told CNN. Morsi was previously in favor of banning women from the presidency. He apparently changed his tune before the election, that as president he would stand for women’s rights.
In the latest outbreak of terrorist violence in Nigeria, three churches were bombed in Kaduna. The bombings spurred on riots in the state capital and prompting a 24-hour curfew. At least 21 people have been killed and at least 100 have been injured. Tensions in the African nation, particularly between the Muslim north and Christian south have risen dramatically sharply.
The Supreme Court Justices ruled that the election law that excluded members from the old regime was unconstitutional. Fresh elections could take place in two months. A Catholic Church spokesman says that Egypt now has an opportunity for real elections, free from Islamist parties’ vote rigging. However, fears of a military coup persist.
Mgr Mario Zenari, the papal nuncio in Syria, describes the human devastation caused by the war. There is the danger that factional hatreds might last decades. Christian, Alawi and Sunni leaders in Homs propose dialogue and reconciliation. UN report blames regime and rebels of torturing children.
The latest attacks in the strife-torn nation of Nigeria have only drawn attention to the tensions between its Muslim north and Christian south. Dozens are feared dead and injured after two separate attacks on churches in Nigeria during services this past weekend. The government reports that a suicide bomber detonated himself near a church in the central city of Jos, while gunmen attacked another church in Biu in the Nigeria’s northeast.
In a certain respect, Muslim and Western countries are not so different. While the experience of degradation may be more openly violent in places like Pakistan, it would seem women everywhere understand the degradation of being used. God has a much greater plan for women!
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