Tag: Ban

Mandragora gets blasphemy ban

Udinese midfielder Rolando Mandragora has been given a one-game ban for using “blasphemous expressions” which were caught on camera. In Italian, a blasphemous phrase is considered to be the worst kind of swearing, so the authorities take a hard line on such words being uttered by players and officials. ….more:  football-italia

China Bans Veils and ‘Abnormal’ Beards

Image: Muslim Uighur woman in Xinjiang China has banned wearing veils as part of a major crackdown on what it sees as religious extremism in the western province of Xinjiang.

The measure, which comes into effect Saturday, also bans “abnormal” beards and names, as well as other “extremist signs.” Forcing others to wear veils is also forbidden.

Xinjiang, China’s westernmost region, is home to the Uighurs, a Muslim group which claims to face discrimination from the Han Chinese.

UPDATED: Bishop Rozanski releases letter in response to refugee ban

bishop-rozanski-close-upBishop Rozanski also has signed two additional statements issued in response to the refugee ban, one from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops chairmen (printed in its entirety below); and another released by the Massachusetts Council of Churches ( http://www.masscouncilofchurches.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PDF-Final-Head-of-Church-Refugee-Letter-1.31.17-on-letterhead.pdf)…more iobserve.org/

Germany will support those affected by US travel ban, says Merkel

Germany will support those affectedGerman opposition leader Katja Kipping, who serves as chairperson for the Left Party, said on Monday that the party is exploring legal routes to challenge Trump’s immigration order.
In a tweet, she called on Merkel to summon the US ambassador to Germany and make a complaint to the UN via the EU.
“This is a crusade against Muslims, but also a crusade against civil rights,” Kipping told German broadcaster N-TV….more: cloudsovereurope

Fight for American Values

Tonight we fight for American values at airports all across this country. I’m at Logan Airport tonight to say: our diversity makes our country strong. We will not allow a Muslim ban in the United States of America. #NoBanNoWall #nomuslimban

Native Americans call for ban on Christians entering the US

Native Americans have controversially called for a complete ban on Christians of any denomination entering NAtive americansthe US until representatives can ‘figure out what the hell is going on.’

“Seriously, you guys have screwed this place up,” said Chief Simon with Williams

“Two world wars, I don’t know how many ‘minor conflicts,’ mass-shootings, Adam Sandler, toy dogs, the Star Wars prequels. Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift, MacDonalds; I mean, all this is bad enough but now you unleash Donald Trump on us?”…MORE: newsthump.

Imagine a ban on Muslims: What would United States look like?

Architectural achievements in skyscrapers

Can you imagine a Chicago skyline without the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower or the John Hancock Center? These are just The Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly the Sears Tower and once the tallest building in the world, was designed by Fazlur Rahman Khan.two of the buildings designed by the late Fazlur Rahman Khan. Considered a visionary in his field, his designs changed the way high-rise structures were built.

Khan’s design for the Sears Tower (110 stories) made it the world’s tallest building until 1996.

He was born in 1929 in what is today Bangladesh and came to the United States for the first time on a Fulbright Scholarship…more:  .cnn.