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Saturday, September 29, 2012

L.A. Panel Explores Challenges of Islam and Homosexuality :: EDGE Boston

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BBC News - Tehrangeles: How Iranians made part of LA their own

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Same-Sex Immigration Policy: U.S. To Treat Gay Partners As Relatives - The Huffington Post

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BBC News - Israel campaign throws spotlight on Jewish refugees from Arab lands

Thursday, September 27, 2012

BBC News - Nigeria suspends Hajj flights over women deportation

Bilkisu Nasidi, who travelled from the northern Nigerian city of Katsina, told the BBC that hundreds of women had been sleeping on the floor, did not have their belongings and were sharing four toilets at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

She said she was part of a group of 512 women being deported to five states in Nigeria on Thursday.

With many of them now facing deportation, she said the atmosphere at the airport was not good, and the women felt "victimised".

The main problem was that their surnames did not correspond with those of their husbands or male guardian on visa documentation, she said.

It is a common practice for Muslim women in Nigeria not to take their husband's name.

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BBC News - Pakistani families count cost of anti-Islam film protests

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BBC News - The 'secretive sect' in charge of Syria

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BBC News - Syria child trauma 'appalling' - Save the Children

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BBC News - Drones in Pakistan traumatise civilians, US report says

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ahmadinejad talks Israel, slams homosexuality


"I'm sorry. Let me ask you this. Do you believe that anyone is giving birth through homosexuality? Homosexuality ceases procreation. Who has said that if you like or believe in doing something ugly, and others do not accept your behavior, that they're denying your freedom?" he asked Morgan.

"Proper education must be given ... the education system must be revamped. The political system must be revamped. And these must be also reformed, revamped along the way. But if you, if a group recognizes an ugly behavior or ugly deed as legitimate, you must not expect other countries or other groups to give it the same recognition."

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Indie Lebanese Band Voices Hopes of Arab Youth -

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Valentine's Day Across the Muslim World (2012)