The US envoy on religious liberty has said he is “disappointed” at the response of governments in the Islamic world to China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims, suggesting they had been threatened by Beijing.
Sam Brownback, ambassador at large for international religious freedom, said some majority-Muslim states did not want to draw attention to their own human rights record. He was hopeful that the more Muslim populations around the world heard about the imprisonment of an estimated more than 1 million Uighurs, the more they will put pressure on their governments to speak out….MORE: THE INDEPENDENT – taipeitimes
Many people, including Muslims, misunderstand Sharia. It’s often associated with the amputation of limbs, death by stoning, lashes and other medieval punishments. Because of this, it is sometimes thought of as draconian. Some people in the West view Sharia as archaic and unfair social ideas that are imposed upon people who live in Sharia-controlled countries.
Many Muslims, however, hold a different view. In the Islamic tradition Sharia is seen as something that nurtures humanity. They see the Sharia not in the light of something primitive but as something divinely revealed. In a society where social problems are endemic, Sharia frees humanity to realise its individual potential…more: BBC
It took 231,048 Australians aged 45 and up and monitored them from 2006 to 2009, with follow up tracking up until 2014. Twenty-four percent admitted to having two of the bad habits and just over 8 percent admitted to having three. Among the participants, 15,635 died.
The research also stated that “physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers.”…more: hngn.
Members of the Say No To Hate Coalition hold a counterprotest Tuesday in Tulsa. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World By World’s Editorial Writers The line between tolerance and intolerance was never clearer than it was last week when opposing…
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