Lifting the veil on the niqab

There is no requirement in Islam to cover one’s face — the niqab is the epitome of male control over Muslim women
By Tarek Fatah, Citizen SpecialFebruary 5, 2009
Barely a week goes by when my religion, Islam, does not face a fresh round of scrutiny. If it is not a suicide bomber blowing himself up in an Iraqi mosque screaming “Allah O Akbar,” it is news that an imam in Malaysia has declared the practice of Yoga sinful. If it is not a Toronto imam defending suicide bombing on TVO, a Muslim woman writes a column in a Canadian daily, advocating the introduction of Shariah law in Canada. Continue reading Lifting the veil on the niqab

More ancient artifacts & objects excavated from Moen-jo-Daro

moen-jo-daroCourtesy and Thanks: Regional Times, Back Page, Wednesday, February 04, 2009.
RATODERO: A team of archaeologists, working on a rainwater drain near the explored DK-G area of Moen-jo-Daro, found more ancient artifacts and objects.

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Opinion- Chaos and Collapse

by Mumtaz Ali Bhutto
Mind boggling bungling, among other more heinous faults, has come to be the identifying characteristic of the Zardari government. From the inept way administrative matters are handled to the fact that Zardari can not open his mouth without something startling pouring out of it, one gets an overwhelming sense of incompetence all around.

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