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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Women Around the World Are Being Stoned to Death. Do You Know the Facts?

Women Around the World Are Being Stoned to Death. Do You Know the Facts?
On July 11, Arifa Bibi, a young mother of two, was stoned to death in Pakistan. Her only "crime" was possessing a cellphone.  In response to Bibi's killing, and others like it, a movement is building. More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on the UN to eradicate this inhumane punishment. As Arifa’s story shows, stoning is as prevalent today as it has ever been. Understanding why and how this practice occurs is crucial to tackling it. Here are the answers to common questions about stoning. You can learn more about the fight to eradicate stoning by visiting Women Living Under Muslim Laws.

1. What is stoning?

Stoning (also known as lapidation) is a form of execution. It is a method by which a group throws stones at a person until they are dead.

2. Surely that doesn't happen anymore? It's 2013...

Stoning still happens today. There are 15 countries in which stoning is either practiced or authorized by law, even if it has never been practiced. In Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria (in one-third of the country's states), Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, stoning is a legal punishment. However, out of these countries, only in Iran, Pakistan and Somalia have stonings actually occurred, and all instances in Pakistan have occurred outside the legal system.
By comparison, three of the remaining five countries (Afghanistan, Iraq, and Mali) do not condone stoning in national legislation, but sentences and executions have been carried out by non-state actors. In the Aceh region of Indonesia and Malaysia, stoning is sanctioned regionally but banned nationally.


3. Who is stoned to death, and why?

Stoning is used as a punishment for adultery, or zina. It is a method used to control the sexuality and bodies of both men and women, but women are more often the victims. The issue of stoning takes place within the much broader conversation about gender discrimination, women’s basic freedoms and culturally-justified violence against women. Simply put, women are more likely to be found guilty of adultery than men – because the hegemonic interpretations of Islamic law, personal status laws, poverty, and illiteracy among women all increase the likelihood of their conviction, either in a court of law or by the community.

4. Can you give me an example?

Take Aisha’s story, for example. In 2008, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, a 13-year-old Somali girl, was buried up to her neck and stoned by 50 men in front of 1,000 people at a stadium in Southern Somalia. Amnesty International reports that her father said she had been raped by three men, but was accused of adultery when she tried to report the rape to the Al-Shabaab militia who controlled the city.

5. So, stoning is religiously justified?

Although Islam and Muslim codes of law are often used to justify the use of stoning as a punishment for adultery, there is actually no reference to stoning in the Koran. Furthermore, there are many prominent clerics and religious scholars who openly oppose the practice of stoning and have called it "Islamically unjustifiable." For example, Grand Ayatollah Yousef Sanei, a very prominent Shi’a cleric in Iran, issued a fatwa (a religious edict) against the practice of stoning



6. How has the international community responded to the practice of stoning?

Although there is consensus within the international community that stoning violates a host of UN treaties and international human rights laws — including the fundamental right to freedom from torture — there are no legally binding commitments at the international level with regards to stoning.

7. So, stoning is a brutal form of punishment, that profoundly violates human rights, is still in use today, and there is no international law to condemn it?

Yes, that’s exactly right.

8. I had no idea. What can I do about it?

Join the movement. Since 2006, men and women all across the globe have been calling for an end to stoning.  
Stoning is already in violation of a host of international human rights treaties, and has been widely condemned as torture by the international community. By raising this issue in this context, we have real opportunity to bring about the legislative change that ends it.
The organization Women Living Under Muslim Laws is gathering signatures to call upon UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN high commissioner for human rights to denounce stoning as one of the most brutal forms of violence against women. If the UN speaks out, it could mean the start of substantive legislative change.

9. Where can I learn more?

If you would like to know more, you can see a mapping report on stoning which gives a detailed discussion of the points raised here, a comparative analysis of the Iranian and Nigerian cases, and an excellent article discussing why it is important to address the issue of stoning today.

  Saudi Courts decides to stone mother of two ....

because of illicit affair..

Riyadh Courts in Saudi Arabia has ordered that a Sri Lankan woman who has gone to Saudi Arabia as a house-maid was found guilty of sexual intimacy and
that she be stoned to death. The said woman was a resident of Maradana and a mother of 2 children and she had gone to work as a house-maid in Saudi a few years before.

She had got involved with another Sri Lankan youth employed in Saudi and she had admitted guilty to that offence in courts of that country. It was for that reason that it was decided to stone her to death according to Saudi Law. It is understood that the young man concerned too has been subjected by Saudi Courts to 100 lashes. It was reported that Minister of Foreign Employment Mrs. Thalatha Athukorala has made an appeal to Saudi Government to abate the punishment sentenced to her. Prior to this the Saudi Government had decided to take the life of the child Rizana Nafeek and the Sri Lankan Government was not successful in preventing the sentence until she was prosecuted in a similar manner.


Friday, November 17, 2017

The Future of World Religion (in 2050)

What you need to know about the future of world religions: by 2050, the number of Muslims around the world will nearly equal the number of Christians, as Islam will grow faster than any other major world religion.

The study by Pew Research Center: http://www.pewforum.org/files/2015/03...

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Muslims clash with lawmakers on Paris streets

A Muslim association in France is taking legal action against French lawmakers after clashes with worshippers on the streets of a Paris suburb.
The lawmakers want to stop muslims praying on the streets, saying it is an unacceptable use of public space.
Carrying a giant banner and singing the national anthem, the officials tried to push past a police cordon.
Valerie Pecresse, President of the Paris, Ile-de-France region, says the French state needs to face its responsibilities and help to find a solution, but not at any cost.
“We need places of worship and decent ones for everyone,” she explains. “But at the same time, we need for everybody to live in a respectful manner with each other. And the public space cannot be unlawfully occupied.”
Muslims have been praying outside in Clichy since the closure of a place of worship in March.
Hamid Kazed, head of the Clichy Muslim Union says the situation is unacceptable.
“You think it’s luxury to pray on the street?” he asks. “But that’s what he (the mayor of Clichy) wants, to divide citizens, to divide so that the finger is pointed at us. We are not Salafists, we are not fundamentalists, we are for an Islam of France, we are for an Islam that respects the republic.”
The growth of the Muslim population in recent decades has prompted calls for limiting the public visibility of Islam. 


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Little Kid Dance?

2-year-old boy dancing square dance, even the original singing appeared accompaniment, it is too rare to see
Super hot boy with dance steps too mature Boy dance very hot | HAYPHET.NET
Whose child is this? Too Chinese Xinjiang people too long!

Fancy a bug burger? A Swiss supermarket is selling food made from insects

Today's special: insect burgers. Read more: http://wef.ch/2yWIUxd

Wander Alblas, 18, student cook at the Rijn IJssel Vakschool prepares a Tjap Choi dish made of mealworms and locusts at the Cooking school at the University of Wageningen April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Kooren (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD) - RTR3PFZW Switzerland has become the first European country to allow the sale of insect-based food for humans

Fancy tucking into a mealworm burger? How about chomping on some insect balls?
If you live in Switzerland you can, after the Coop supermarket chain announced it was stocking a new range of insect-based foods.
Switzerland this year became the first European country to allow the sale of insect-based food for humans.
Despite being considered delicacies in some Asian nations, as actress Angelina Jolie demonstrated on a trip to Cambodia earlier this year, insects are banned as food in many western countries.
However, Switzerland altered its food safety laws in May to allow the sale of food items based on three types of insect: grasshoppers, crickets and mealworms.
Climate creepy crawlies
Coop’s new range of mealworm burgers and balls, which are being sold in several Swiss supermarkets in August, have been developed by Swiss start-up Essento.
The company has received support from Europe’s largest climate change innovation initiative. Climate-KIC’s website describes Essento as bringing a “much more resource- and environmental-friendly way to consume animal proteins to the market”.
Global livestock emissions account for more than a seventh of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions, and the methane emitted by the animals we eat is considered to be up to 30 times more harmful than carbon dioxide.

Getting our protein from insects could help ease the burden that our diets place on the climate.
Insects could also help meet the global food security challenge.
By 2050, a global population of 9.7 billion will demand 70% more food than is consumed today, according to some experts.
While technology is touted by some as a way of meeting this huge rise in food demand, insects could also be part of the solution.

Switzerland now allows sale of foods based on mealworms
Image: REUTERS/Michael Kooren
Waste-cutting critters
If we are going to successfully deal with massive increases in demand for food in the coming decades, then we will need to stop wasting so much of it.
It is estimated that just under half of all the food we produce ends up as waste – roughly 1.3 billion tons.
Insects can help here too.
Species such as the larvae of the black soldier fly (BSF) turn rotting food into high-quality nutrients.
There are now companies around the world looking to commercialise the protein, fats, chitin and compost produced by species like the BSF, including it in products such as pet food and livestock feed.
It is thought that this could make an extra 325 million tons of food available. To put that number in context, in 2012 the total net food production in sub-Saharan Africa was about 230 million tons.


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