Bangladesh: Muslim villagers, angry at pastor’s ministry, gang-rape his 13-year-old daughter
* From Bangladesh, the cradle of civilization:
“Besides the religious opposition of some residents, the officer said villagers had no personal or commercial conflicts with the Das family that could serve as a motive for the assault.”
A Muslim girl in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia cannot skip co-ed swimming lessons because of religious prohibitions against wearing formfitting clothing, a German court ruled on Wednesday.
The administrative court in DÃ¼sseldorf ruled that the state’s responsibility to educate the girl outweighed the potential infringement on her religious freedom.
Â The gunmen who broke into Miyan Abdul Hakim school in Kandahar city knew what they were looking for.
After they had terrorised the caretaker for doing the work of foreigners, they collected floor mats and desks to light bonfires inside the classrooms. Then they gathered all the dog-eared exercise books and school textbooks that they could find and threw them into the flames.
After a year’s respite the Taleban has returned to attacking schools and intimidating teachers across much of the south and east of the country. Schoolbooks, regarded as a threat to the Taleban’s grip on the minds of young Afghans, are a particular target.
Marc Lynch extols the work of Radio Free Europe analyst Daniel Kimmage “on al-Qaeda’s internet operations, including his definitive study of Iraqi insurgent media (with Kathleen Ridolfo) and his more recent report on al-Qaeda’s internet media production network. There are very few people inside or outside the government who have worked harder or thought more deeply about how jihadists use online media, drawing on the original Arabic sources rather than from second and third-hand conjecture.”
Naturally, then, he’s moving onward an upward? Alas, no, he’s been sacked, along with his whole team.
Meet Britains Muhammedan Police Women:
Ways of recruiting and retaining Muslim police staff will be discussed at a seminar in Bradford on Tuesday.
It has been organised by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
Spokesman Rob Beckley said the seminar – the first of its kind to be organised by ACPO – was not in response to any specific incident.
“We want to understand the experiences of Muslim police officers and staff in the police service,” he said.
* Sure. “Understanding” as in submission, got it!