Copyright 11.12.2010 By CK Hunter
I am elbows deep right now into new research on the legends and prophecies of the coming Imam Mahdi, aka the “Dark Messiah.” Many Christians speculate that the Islamic Imam Mahdi may in fact, be the incarnation of the biblical “Son of Perdition” or the Antichrist. Disagreements and misinterpretations of scripture abound when examining this murky subject, but every Christian understands the deep spiritual significance of the Ark of the Covenant to the history of the 12 tribes of Israel and to the development of the modern Christian faith.
As most American Christians know, the original Ark of the Covenant disappeared in 587 B.C. and has not been located or seen since. The Ark had an enormous sacred role and significance to the emerging tribes of Israel in their quest to conquer the land of milk and honey, the Holy Land, which we know today as Israel. It is reiterated again and again in the Old Testament that God had set aside this special homeland for the tribes of Israel, and they were challenged to make themselves spiritually worthy to inherit it.
In the old testament scriptures, the Ark is mentioned repeatedly. It’s presence formed the actual focal point for the Presence of the Lord as the 12 tribes of Israel were guided by God, instructed through His spokesperson Moses as to how they should conduct their religious and family lives in order to make themselves worthy to inherit the Promised Land. I just finished a review of the first 5 books of the bible and nowhere in those books is there a single mention of any other Deity or religious figure having any association with the Hebrew Ark of the Covenant.
Islamic holy writings did not even appear until nearly 700 years after the life and times of Jesus Christ. You do the math.
Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across the video clip below, which openly states that the Ark of the Covenant is destined to be “rediscovered again” by the appearing prophesied Imam Mahdi, as he claims his sacred affiliation with it and thus proves his spiritual purity and perfection to the world. A more heinous outright lie, and a deeply offensive and blasphemous one at that, I could not even dare to conceive.
I was outraged by this video, which is chock full of religious lies, and misleading comments. It is a textbook example of a false spiritual teaching, contrived to confuse new Christians, and to and usurp the sacred relationship of modern Christendom to the Ark.
These kinds of “radical pro-Islamic indoctrination propaganda videos” have to be confronted head-on, and refuted by the informed and Holy Spirit instructed Christian immediately, without argument or discussion. There is not one mention in the Christian Holy Bible of any religious association whatsoever between the Ark of the Covenant and the Islamic Imam Mahdi, not one. Islam DID NOT EXIST during the time period when the Ark’s instructions were given and it was built and protected by the sacred 12 tribes of Israel.
The video [ posted below] for the readers’ examination below is an outright lie. It represents just one more example of the kind of stomach turning spiritual disinformation and fraudulent teachings that are now pouring onto the web as the global apostasy plot for a false world messiah gains momentum through a literal online avalanche of false spiritual teachings, websites, videos, and false teachers.
Please share this video and essay with those you know and love and be willing at a moment’s notice to refute such religious lies with the truth from Christian scripture.
- Breaking News: The Ark of the Covenant Found! (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- A Lead on the Ark of the Covenant (time.com)
- Noah’s Ark seeker gone missing (boingboing.net)
- Searching for the Ark of Noah… (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- 4 reviews of Ark of the Covenant (rateitall.com)
- Review: ‘The Moses Expedition’ (mysanantonio.com)
- Will The REAL Second Coming Take Place In Our Present Generation? (alligatorfarm.wordpress.com)
5.12.2010 By CK Hunter
In 2002 I learned that ranchers in Arizona, New Mexico and California were finding overwhelming evidence that someone else was coming into the country along with the poor Mexicans who were hungry and seeking new ways to feed their families. The telltale evidence was in the trash they left behind in their desert campsites: copies of the Koran, Muslim prayer rugs, diaries written in Arabic that had photos of public buildings and schematics and diagrams folded inside them, radical prayers written in Arabic, and other “strange mideast origin” refuse that was often found among the scattered litter being left behind by the scores of Mexican immigrants entering the country illegally each week via the open southern border.
Trash left by illegals
This was post 9-11 and clearly an urgent issue of national security, right? or was I the rare individual who actually had eyes, while the rest of the country was slowly politically going blind? Which reality was now actuality? I was astonished to find, upon looking around to see who was writing about this in the MSM, that almost no reporters were writing about the suspicious finds in illegal immigrant refuse, and no newspapers outside of the states named were even making an effort to cover this HUGE colossus of a story, that story being that scores of radical Muslims, possibly terrorists, were entering the country illegally, hiding among the desperate bands of poor Mexican illegals, making it extremely difficult to locate and/or interrogate them.
I was awash in questions: How many muslim radicals had already streamed into America through the open southern borders by late 2002, early 2003? Were they bribing the Mexicans who helped them travel with cash payments? Were they forming new terror cells, or reinforcing existing cells? Where were these cells? How large were they? Was anyone else asking these questions? Was local law enforcement in AZ, NM, CA “on it” … or were their hands being tied by obtuse federal immigrations laws?
The queries in my head screamed on, while CNN’s Tom Brown made a valiant effort to begin addressing this story. He eventually paid the final price by being “retired” by CNN, replaced by the elite secret Vanderbilt boy stage named “Anderson Cooper,” the same fate that Lou Dobbs would suffer seven years later for asking questions like mine. A pattern was emerging. In 2010 the good people of the state of Arizona who have had enough of seeing and watching “the pattern” have finally said “Enough” and passed legislation to enforce existing illegal immigration laws. It had long since become patently obvious that the FEDs had no intention of enforcing these laws. We have waited for nearly ten years, begging D.C. to do something, while nearly 35 million [not 12 million] illegals have poured into the country.
How many of those 35 million illegals are not Mexicans at all, but hail from the mideast, where they received terror training and a directive to get into the USA by any means possible and locate their waiting cells, or form new ones? We will never know, but the grisly window of opportunity for them to gain illegal untraceable entry was in the last ten years. And you can thank Washington D.C. for this national security fiasco. It hands squarely on their doorstep. It predates Obama obviously, and now it is his problem. The ugly baby has been passed along. Of course, in our new Obama Nation a firestorm of protest and controversy has erupted over Arizona passing this law.
Apparently what we must do in the strange new upside down, inside out Obama-Mexica, which used to be called the United States of America, is make sure that all laws passed give absolute legal protection and utmost freedom of movement and security to all potential terrorists, so that they can travel freely in all states without showing legal ID or even a green card. You see, we don’t want to upset or offend the radical muslims who have crawled across our deserts like snakes, nearly starving in the heat, to make it to Phoenix in time to connect with their larger waiting sleeper cells. If we offend these men, they might sue us, [oh God forbid] and miss their appointments with their sleeper cell leaders.
God forbid also we should pass any laws that might hamper their progress in forming new sleeper cells, or thwart their plans to incinerate the West. Of course I support the new immigration law passed in Arizona. Why even do a “study” on it at all? Was a “study” even necessary to ascertain which direction the true blue American wind is blowing from? I am a native born American citizen who does not want to see my country shredded by suicide bombings and decimated by terrorism.
Why is my position now considered “dissident” and wildly radical? Why is love of one’s country now wildly politically incorrect? Has America gone stark raving mad? Are there any sane, sound and reasonable men and women left in this country, especially in Washington D.C., who have even an ounce of common sense left?
Chase Kyla Hunter
Here is the piece below which inspired this essay:
Study shows broad support for Arizona migrant law
PHOENIX Wed May 12, 2010 1:49pm EDT Related News
Sat, May 1 2010 PHOENIX (Reuters) – A solid majority of Americans back Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants, while just 25 percent support President Barack Obama’s immigration policy which includes legalizing millions of unauthorized migrants, a study found on Wednesday. U.S. The controversial Arizona law passed last month requires state and local police, after making “lawful contact,” to check the immigration status of anyone they reasonably suspect is in the country illegally, and arrest those who cannot prove it. The report by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press (www.people-press.org) found that 59 percent of adults polled in a national survey gave their overall approval to the law, which opponents charge is unconstitutional and a mandate for racial profiling.
Seventy-three percent said they backed a measure requiring people to produce documents verifying their legal status if police ask for them, while 67 percent approve of allowing police to detain anyone who cannot verify that they are in the country legally. The new law has pushed a debate over immigration to the fore in U.S. politics, and rebooted a drive by Obama and Senate Democrats to overhaul federal immigration laws — although it is seen as a longshot before November congressional elections. Obama supports a system allowing undocumented immigrants in good standing to pay a fine, learn English and become citizens. He also backs tightening border security and clamping down on employers that hire undocumented workers.
The survey, carried out among 994 adults — found that only 25 percent supported Obama’s handling of immigration policy, while more than twice as many — 54 percent — said they disapproved. It found that Democrats are evenly split over the Arizona law — which is set to come into effect at the end of July — with 45 percent backing it and 46 percent saying they disapprove of it. The measure, signed into law by Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, has triggered an international furor and unleashed legal challenges and calls for an economic boycott of the Grand Canyon state. On Tuesday, United Nations human rights experts added their voices to criticism of the law, saying it may lead to police targeting people on the basis of ethnic origin, in violation of international law.
(Reporting by Tim Gaynor; editing by Mohammad Zargham) U.S.
Here are a few articles on the trial:
- Attention U.S. citizen, do not defend yourself – Rancher pays damages to illegal immigrants captured on his land. That’s wrong., by Travis Holland, thebatt.com, March 3, 2009
- Arizona Rancher’s Case Illustrates Absurdity, Arrogance and Selective Hypocrisy, by Gabriel Garnica, Esq., Family Security Matters, February 25, 2009
- Glen Beck video interview of Roger Barnett
- A (partial) victory for common sense, Washington Times, February 20, 2009. “America needs more people like Roger Barnett and fewer groups like MALDEF harassing them with frivolous lawsuits.”
- Illegal Alien Suit against Arizona Rancher Should Signal a Call to Action by Citizens, by Michael Cutler, Family Security Matters, February 19, 2009
- Rancher cleared in rights case – Arizona jury still awards damages to illegal immigrants, by Jerry Seper, Washington Times, February 18, 2009
- Press Release, Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), February 18, 2009. The jury in Tucson rejected nearly all of the substantive claims brought by MALDEF against the Arizona rancher in 2004. Federal district judge John M. Roll also threw out related conspiracy complaints against Mr. Barnett’s wife Barbara and his brother Donald, and dismissed the claims brought by ten illegal aliens who did not testify in court.
Also listen to this podcast announcement about the win by IRLI. IRLI explians how MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the Mexican government collaberated together to find a case that would successfully intimidate Americans from defending their rights.
Podcast part 1 and part 2.
- Roger Barnett case verdict, blog report by David Hardy, one of Roger’s defense lawyers, February 17, 2009 (several photos used as trial evidence are included below).
- Jury: Rancher didn’t violate migrants’ rights, AP, Texas, February 27, 2009
- EDITORIAL: Illegal-alien outrage, Washington Times, February 15, 2009
- Deported for drugs, illegal sues rancher, by Jerry Seper, Washington Times, February 13, 2009
- Foreign felon sues citizen who stopped his illegal entry into U.S., Washington Times Blog, February 13, 2009
- llegals’ civil case against border rancher winds down, KTAR, February 13, 2009
- 16 illegals sue Arizona rancher – Claim violation of rights as they crossed his land , Washington Times, February 9, 2008
- 16 illegals sue rancher who catches them on his land, WorldNetDaily.com, February 10, 2009
- Arms Control Fox News, February 9, 2009
- Barnett Caught in Dees’ Web, American Patrol, November 24, 2006
- Border vigilante ordered to pay in SPLC-sponsored suit, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report, December, 2006: “An Arizona jury, acting in a lawsuit sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center, ordered border vigilante Roger Barnett to pay $98,750 to a family of Mexican-Americans he terrorized in 2004.”
The SPLC is well-known for their open borders position and bigoted and vicious attacks on those who propose to curtail illegal immigration. Here is a response to their attacks by one individual.
http://www.rense.com/general54/filth.htm – Cached – Similar
The massive flood of illegal immigration has added more hardships. … The Morin ranch lost numerous cattle that died after eating plastic trash bags dropped by … When I have walked through these sites, I have seen large garbage dumps. … A doubling of the American populations will accelerate the need for food. …
scerp.org/bi/bi_ix/Tancredo%20chapter16.doc – Similar
WARNING: This post contains extremely graphic photographs and imagery –
Not suitable viewing for children & teens under 18 Years of Age [imo]
I located the following post [see below after my comments] following links from Dead Wild Roses [thanks].
I don’t care what anyone thinks about what I am about to say. I don’t care if it comes off as NOT politically correct. I don’t care who I offend, who coddle and protect the radicals in the religion of Islam. As far as I am concerned my voice is the voice of any and every American woman who finds this post and has to look at these photos below for the very first time. I am her voice. She is my voice. And we all cry out for these women, whose voices could not be heard in time, as they cried out against what was being done to them. As women, these are our sisters, even though we have never met. They need to be prayed for every night. Never forget these faces you are about to see. These are the faces of absolute spiritual courage. Any one of these women now has more courage than ten thousand of the sick weak uneducated wicked little cowardly men who did this to them. The souls of these women will one day soar in Eternity straight into God’s arms [Allah]. The souls of the men who did this to them, will eventually be tried, prosecuted in Heaven, and dismantled in the Second Death.
There are 10,000 reasons why radical Islam MUST NEVER be allowed to take hold in this country, the United States of America, where I live, where I was born, and which I love deeply. What you are going to see in the re-post below represents – in my opinion – the NUMBER ONE reason: the treatment of their women and girl children by radical Islamic males in the Islamic cultures and nations.
What I want to talk about is the lack of any apparent American outrage over the severe catastrophic abuse, physical torture and torment and abject atrocities which are being perpetrated on middle eastern and Islamic women and girl children by radical islamic men in their communities. The re-post below is about acid burning of Islamic women, mostly over trifles. It’s been documented that this has taken place at least 7,800 times. This is a hideous terror tactic, the ultimate act of male savagery and utter cowardice, which is being used to try to intimidate these women into being too horrified of reprisals to ask for any basic human rights.
American politicians, military men and women and Washington D.C. lawmakers from both parties: hear me loud and clear.
A nation that will do this to it’s own women and girl children is a nation that deserves the full cup of the wrath of God, in whatever form it eventually takes. Consider this post to be my spiritual indictment of the radical fringe of the Islamic religion, in it’s most extreme form, for it’s radical Imams and militant spiritual leaders to allow this evil heinous cruel and unspeakable practice to take place, to cover this up with a thin veneer of pretense that it does not happen, to refuse to prosecute the men and boys who are doing this to the women in their communities, is an abomination to all civilized life on earth.
My message to those who are the perpetrators of acid burning is this:
“You have no idea what kind of Divine Justice will eventually be served upon you by the AGENTS of the Heavenly Father during the closing chapters of the final judgment of this world for what you are doing to your women and children. You are bringing the wrath of God onto your entire nations by these acts. The Father in Heaven especially abhors men who are loved and trusted by their spouses and children, who turn on them like evil monsters, and perpetrate such hideous evil nonhuman acts of savagery and violence. You will be treated by God in the end, just exactly as you have treated your women and children.”
To turn one’s face away from what is happening to these women in the mideast is to turn your face away if it happened to your own spouse, daughter, or any woman in your family.
If these radical fundamentalist Islamic men are doing this: literally pouring acid onto their own women, in secret, as a punishment in their own communities, with other men fully complicit in the act by refusing to stop them, or to shame them, refusing to bear witness against them, and refusing to pursue, apprehend and prosecute them – then what would they do, if their barbarism was fully unleashed on western women?
Does the reader grasp what I am saying here? If these men, these so called pious religious men, who exude pure absolute evil by these kinds of acts, if these men would do this to their own wives and daughters, what would they do to western women? Has anyone thought about this? You should be thinking about it. For if we do not think about this, and act upon what we know is right in defending our country against radical Islam, within our own borders, then this [see re-post below] will be at our door in ten years or less.
Silence is Consent. Do not be silent! Raise the voice of American men and women in righteous outrage against the disfiguring of any woman, or any living soul anywhere.
My soul cries out to God when I look at these photos: “This is pure and total barbarism. End it. Put an end to this forever. No woman who wants to learn, who wants to grow and become more advanced, who wants to better herself or hr children, should be turned into a monster for desiring these good things.”
What you will see in the re-post below, in my opinion is absolute evil being done to these innocent Islamic women. If any specific act sums up the phrase “the spirit of Antichrist,” then acid burning is that act. To me, this is another foretelling of the global spiritual apostasy to come.It is a dark sign. It is an evil omen.
It makes the acts perpetrated in the Nazi concentration camps against innocent jews pale in comparison. This is human evil and abject barbarism in it’s most gruesome manifestation, and it is an omen of the evil which will rise out of the mideast to horrify and attack the goodness which is fighting to stay alive in the world if we do not move to stop it NOW, while we can.
These women have been turned into monsters of disfigurement for WANTING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS: their voices to be heard, an education, perhaps a chance to travel, to not be sold into a loveless marriage like a farm animal, not to be treated like a slave in their own homes, a better life for themselves and their children.
Where is American public awareness AND THE VOICE OF SPIRITUAL OUTRAGE on this ISSUE?
Where are the “20/20” TV shows, documentary films, “48 Hours” in depth coverage, where is the American voice THAT SHOULD BE SPEAKING OUT in this matter?
These are innocent females of the human species, who have to LIVE ON, after this has been done to them, who have to find a way to find the courage to face another day, every day, for the rest of their lives. This is the final fruit of radical Islam. This is what they do to the women who bear their children. Take this in. Don’t turn your face away. Face this. This is the level of evil that we are facing as a nation to defend America, ourselves our neighbors, and our deepest and most devout spiritual beliefs in the true potential goodness of humanity against deranged fundamentalist monsters disguised as radical religious practitioners, true monsters, who do this to their women supported by the other male monsters in their communities who cowardly refuse to pursue and prosecute the perpetrators.
Jesus told us, “You will know them by their fruits.”
What is this fruit telling you?
Behold the Faces of These Heroes: These are portraits of Ultimate Spiritual Courage
The Unthinkable Has Place Already More Than 7,800 times: Acid Burning islamic women as punishment
EDITOR’S NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Text by Jim Verhulst, Times’ Perspective editor | Photos by Emilio Morenatti, Associated Press
We typically think of terrorism as a political act.
But sometimes it’s very personal. It wasn’t a government or a guerrilla insurgency that threw acid on this woman’s face in Pakistan. It was a young man whom she had rejected for marriage. As the United States ponders what to do in Afghanistan — and for that matter, in Pakistan — it is wise to understand both the political and the personal, that the very ignorance and illiteracy and misogyny that create the climate for these acid attacks can and does bleed over into the political realm. Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times op-ed columnist who traveled to Pakistan last year to write about acid attacks, put it this way in an essay at the time: “I’ve been investigating such acid attacks, which are commonly used to terrorize and subjugate women and girls in a swath of Asia from Afghanistan through Cambodia (men are almost never attacked with acid). Because women usually don’t matter in this part of the world, their attackers are rarely prosecuted and acid sales are usually not controlled. It’s a kind of terrorism that becomes accepted as part of the background noise in the region. …
“Bangladesh has imposed controls on acid sales to curb such attacks, but otherwise it is fairly easy in Asia to walk into a shop and buy sulfuric or hydrochloric acid suitable for destroying a human face. Acid attacks and wife burnings are common in parts of Asia because the victims are the most voiceless in these societies: They are poor and female. The first step is simply for the world to take note, to give voice to these women.” Since 1994, a Pakistani activist who founded the Progressive Women’s Association to help such women “has documented 7,800 cases of women who were deliberately burned, scalded or subjected to acid attacks, just in the Islamabad area. In only 2 percent of those cases was anyone convicted.”
The geopolitical question is already hard enough: Should the United States commit more troops to Afghanistan and for what specific purpose? As American policymakers mull the options, here is a frame of reference that puts the tough choices in even starker relief: Are acid attacks a sign of just how little the United States can do to solve intractable problems there — therefore, we should pull out? Or having declared war on terrorism, must the United States stay out of moral duty, to try to protect women such as these — and the schoolgirls whom the Taliban in Afghanistan sprayed with acid simply for going to class — who have suffered a very personal terrorist attack? We offer links to smart essays that come to differing conclusions.
• In August, Perspective published a New York Times Magazine piece that followed up the story of Afghan sisters Shamsia and Atifa Husseini, who were attacked with acid simply for attending school. If you wish to refresh your memory, you may read the original article.
• Two very smart, informed observers come to opposite conclusions on the proper U.S. course of action in Afghanistan:
1. In his “Think Tank” blog at NewYorker.com, Steve Coll argues why we can’t leave — “What If We Fail In Afghanistan?” Read the essay in full.
2. In an essay entitled “The War We Can’t Win” in Commonweal (also reprinted in the November issue of Harper’s), Andrew J. Bacevich makes the case that we are overstating the importance of Afghanistan to U.S. interests. Bacevich is a professor of International Relations at Boston University and the author, most recently, of The Limits of Power. A retired Army lieutenant colonel, he served from 1969 to 1992, in Vietnam and the first Persian Gulf War. He was a conservative critic of the Iraq war. Several of his essays have run before in Perspective. Read his essay in full.
• Read the original story about acid attacks by Nicholas Kristof.
Irum Saeed, 30, poses for a photograph at her office at the Urdu University of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 24, 2008. Irum was burned on her face, back and shoulders twelve years ago when a boy whom she rejected for marriage threw acid on her in the middle of the street. She has undergone plastic surgery 25 times to try to recover from her scars.
Shameem Akhter, 18, poses for a photograph at her home in Jhang, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 10, 2008. Shameem was raped by three boys who then threw acid on her three years ago. Shameem has undergone plastic surgery 10 times to try to recover from her scars.
Najaf Sultana, 16, poses for a photograph at her home in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. At the age of five Najaf was burned by her father while she was sleeping, apparently because he didn’t want to have another girl in the family. As a result of the burning Najaf became blind and after being abandoned by both her parents she now lives with relatives. She has undergone plastic surgery around 15 times to try to recover from her scars.
Shehnaz Usman, 36, poses for a photograph in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Shehnaz was burned with acid by a relative due to a familial dispute five years ago. Shehnaz has undergone plastic surgery 10 times to try to recover from her scars.
Shahnaz Bibi, 35, poses for a photograph in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Ten years ago Shahnaz was burned with acid by a relative due to a familial dispute. She has never undergone plastic surgery.
Kanwal Kayum, 26, adjusts her veil as she poses for a photograph in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Kanwal was burned with acid one year ago by a boy whom she rejected for marriage. She has never undergone plastic surgery.
Munira Asef, 23, poses for a photograph in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Munira was burned with acid five years ago by a boy whom she rejected for marriage. She has undergone plastic surgery 7 times to try to recover from her scars.
Bushra Shari, 39, adjusts her veil as she poses for a photograph in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July. 11, 2008. Bushra was burned with acid thrown by her husband five years ago because she was trying to divorce him. She has undergone plastic surgery 25 times to try to recover from her scars.
Memuna Khan, 21, poses for a photograph in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. Menuna was burned by a group of boys who threw acid on her to settle a dispute between their family and Menuna’s. She has undergone plastic surgery 21 times to try to recover from her scars.
Zainab Bibi, 17, adjusts her veil as she poses for a photograph in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. Zainab was burned on her face with acid thrown by a boy whom she rejected for marriage five years ago. She has undergone plastic surgery several times to try to recover from her scars.
Naila Farhat, 19, poses for a photograph in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. Naila was burned on her face with acid thrown by a boy whom she rejected for marriage five years ago. She has undergone plastic surgery several times to try to recover from her scars.
Saira Liaqat, 26, poses for the camera as she holds a portrait of herself before being burned, at her home in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 9, 2008. When she was fifteen, Saira was married to a relative who would later attack her with acid after insistently demanding her to live with him, although the families had agreed she wouldn’t join him until she finished school. Saira has undergone plastic surgery 9 times to try to recover from her scars.
- Q&A: Author Sheema Khan on the challenges of reconciling her faith with her gender (nationalpost.com)
- Report: U.S. should ‘marginalize religious extremists, not religion’ (cnn.com)
- Interview with Ophelia Benson (maiacaron.com)
- Malaysian women say caning was opportunity to repent (ctv.ca)
- Women in the World: Stories and Solutions (thedailybeast.com)
- Does Religion Oppress Women? (kristof.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Saad Khan: Don’t Forget the Plight of Iranian Balochs (huffingtonpost.com)
- I should have read my Islamic marriage contract. (slate.com)
- Women’s Rights: Is equality still an illusion? (conversationsforabetterworld.com)
- A global wake-up call about abuse of women (boston.com)
- Introducing Jakarta’s ‘polygamy club’ (cnn.com)
- Labour, Women’s Groups Release “Reality Check” On Women’s Equality (newswire.ca)
- The position of women in Iraqi Kurdistan (sluggerotoole.com)
- The Saturday Profile: For a French Imam, Islam’s True Enemy Is Radicalism (nytimes.com)
- Lahore Journal: Mystical Form of Islam Suits Sufis in Pakistan (nytimes.com)
- Niqab debate (news.bbc.co.uk)
- US grants home schooling German family political asylum (guardian.co.uk)
- Guest Editorial: J.B.Gerald “When the ‘War on Terror’ Becomes Genocide” (indigenist.blogspot.com)
- Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din: Dear Muslim World (huffingtonpost.com)
- Swiss Injustice:Ban On Mosques Tomb building (pakistanic.com)
- Muslims find new Ramadan fast partners: Christians (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Conchita Sarnoff: U.S. Senate Holds Child Trafficking Hearing (huffingtonpost.com)
- New book: Faith, Ideology and Fear-Muslim Identities Within and Beyond Prisons (marranci.wordpress.com)
- Group urges Muslims to avoid body scans (cbc.ca)
- Afterthoughts: The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah (robaroundbooks.com)
- France moves closer to banning full Muslim veil (ctv.ca)
- France considers burqa ban, sparking debate over liberty (seattletimes.nwsource.com)