News and Commentary Archive
Pope Francis I: Wasting food is like stealing from the poor
Last Wednesday, Pope Francis I denounced what he called the “culture of waste' in a world where the consumeristic trend is on the rise and said that throwing food leftovers in the garbage is like stealing from the poor.
Newborn baby rescued from public toilet in China
Baby number 51, named after the incubator he is in right now has survived being flushed down the toilette and stuck in a sewer pipe. The rescue, as shown in footages, seemed dramatic and rather heartbreaking. Neighbors on the 4th floor saw a tiny foot and immediately called the fire department who rushed in to the scene. The entire section of the sewer pipe was sawn away as firefighters were unable to remove the baby. The firefighters took the sewer section with the baby wedged inside to the local hospital, in which firefighters and surgeons worked together to remove the baby.
First Muslim gay civil partnership in UK
The death threats that the couple received,in both UK and Pakistan, did not seem firm enough to stop them from pursuing their irrational deed. Kausar, from Lahore and Kamar from Kashmir consummated their gay marriage in Britain last Sunday after having been living together for a year.
Stephen Hawking, the noted British physicist, opts out of an Israeli conference
Stephen Hawking, the noted British physicist, decided to opt out of the conference sponsored by the Israeli President, Shimon Perez, next June, as a protest against the Israeli policies against the Palestinians.
Greeting cards depicting Muslim girls as terrorists!!!
An activist in a civil organization discovered that the gift shop next to her house is selling greeting cards that pose a picture of a veiled Muslim girl, depicting her as a terrorist.
Veil for baby girls in Saudi
“Baby girls should be veiled to avoid sexual harassment,” a preposterous statement indicated by a Saudi cleric.In a remark broadcast on television that sparked outrage in the conservative kingdom.
Ratification of the first civil marriage contract ever in Lebanon
For the first time ever in Lebanon, the Minister of Interior, Marwan Charbel, officially signed on April 25, 2013 the first civil marriage contract ever in the country as reported by the Lebanese National News Agency. This step allows the registration of the contract in the civil registers.
Nail polish: Between conflicting rulings and the exploitation of traders
A company for manufacturing cosmetics succeeded in manufacturing a nail polish that allows the permeation of water through it to reach the nails. In this way, a Muslim woman would not have to remove it before every ablution – in case it constitutes a barrier – to perform the prayers as posted on the company’s website. The company named the new product H2O and it will give the woman full freedom to choose between a variety of colors to beautify her nails, without invalidating ablution and ensuring the ability to perform the prayers on time.
World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over
As revealed by an Oxfam report, the world's 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over. The report also indicated that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich: “The richest 1 percent has increased its income by 60 percent in the last 20 years with the financial crisis accelerating rather than slowing the process,” while the income of the top 0.01 percent has seen even greater growth.”