andrewbostom.org 24 February 2012
By Andrew Bostom
The Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC), The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS), and the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Service Institute (AFCSI) were united several years ago in Fort Jackson, SC to form the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center AFCC. Colonel Chet Lanious, USACHCS’ director of the Center for World Religions Chaplain Center and School, composed an erudite and ecumenical document with the self-explanatory title, "Handling and Disposal of Sacred Texts, Spiritual Writings and Religious Items.”
Two U.S. troops have been shot to death and four more wounded by an Afghan solider who turned his gun on his allies in apparent anger over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, an Afghan official tells CBS News.
Townhall Conservative 24 February 2012
By Diana West
I've got it.
We've come a long way since the days of the Global War on Terror. Frankly, the GWOT -- whatever that was supposed to mean (how do you fight against a tactic?) -- is so 10 years ago. "Terror," meanwhile, has morphed into "extremism," but that's only made things more unclear. We still don't know what it's all supposed to be about.
FrontPage Magazine 24 February 2012
By Arnold Ahlert
The United States embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is on lockdown and violent protests are spreading throughout the nation. The impetus for the unrest was the burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base on Monday. The books, including Qur’ans, had been removed from a detention center library adjoining Bagram air base, 40 miles north of Kabul, because they were being used by Afghan detainees to disseminate "extremist” messages. While that fact is being left largely untold by the Obama administration and our mainstream media, Washington is now offering repeated apologies.
Medical News Today 16 February 2012
Female genital mutilation, also known as FGM refers to all procedures which partially or completely remove the external female genitalia. FGM also includes any other injury to a woman's or girl's genitalia for reasons other than medical ones. In most parts of the world, FGM is done by non-medical practitioners who also attend childbirths and carry out male circumcisions. According to WHO (World Health Organization), over 18% of all female genital mutilation procedures are carried out by health care professionals in clinical setting, a trend which appears to be growing.
The signature of ACTA by European countries does not mean the deal is done, needs to be ratified by the European Parliament.
They will vote on june 2012 to either ratify or reject ACTA. Please read more how to act and call your MPs, tell them tovote against ratification. This would disarm ACTA in Europe.
Ghana Business News 7 February 2012
Statistics at the World Health Organization (WHO), indicate that an estimated number of 140 million girls in the world have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Mrs Florence Ali, President of the Ghana Association for Women’s Welfare (GAWW) who disclosed this, said female genital mutilation is a violation of several human rights including the right to life, physical integrity and that three million girls and women are at risk of being subjected to the practice.”
Canada Free Press 2 February 2012
By Daniel Greenfield
If you were to suggest in a public forum that just possibly Israel’s failure to reach a peace agreement with a terrorist organization, run by kleptomaniacs and homicidal maniacs, which still continues to applaud the murder of Israeli children, might possibly be due to the terrorists and not because of Israel, then, according to the consensus of the left, you are an Israel Firster.
worldandmedia.com 30 January 2012
6 February 2012
The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice.
FrontPage Magazine 27 January 2012
By Daniel Greenfield
The world’s largest drug field was formerly in the Bekaa Valley where the land is warm and moist. Reflecting the poor state of agriculture in the Muslim world, some of the most arable land in Lebanon where the Romans raised acres of wheat was turned over to cannabis and opium production. In the ’90s the situation was so bad that 80 percent of the world’s cannabis came out of the valley. The valley helped finance the PLO, Hezbollah and the Syrian army which invaded Lebanon partly to get in on the drug trade.
British Freedom 26 January 2012
Girls Not Brides is an international partnership of organisations working to end child marriage throughout the world. They aim to give a voice to girls at risk of child marriage, to defend their rights to health and education, and to give them the opportunities they need to fulfil their potential.