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In the Name of God بسم الله

forte

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  1. If you asked kids to practice writing in English (in a majority Muslim country) the words "Jesus was their Lord and Saviour" or something similar lke i wrote above, what do you think the reaction would be?! It was an incorrect thing to have non Muslims to write, and it doesn't matter who vetted it as they did not research the meaning..
  2. They were asked to write a statement of faith which could be seen as a declaration of faith. I don't think it was the Arabic, it is the meaning of the words. It would be the same as Muslims being asked to write "Jesus is the son of God"...or there is no way to heaven except through Jesus Christ, son of God or something like that. We would definitely have a problem with our kids writing that, just as the bible belt Christians would have a problem with their kids writing the shahada. Whoever gave the assignment probably did not research what they were writing.
  3. It is the same here in Canada. My company will not pay for alcohol or pay for gratuities. Also, the company can be held legally accountable for any harm that an individual does while under the influence of alcohol, if the company supplied the alcohol. Companies don't have alcohol at staff parties anymore due to this liability issue.
  4. Problem with guns is that it is so easy to have a fatal accident with one. Small children shooting each other in play; guns accidentally going off and killing someone, people shooting "intruders" only to find that it is their teen sneaking in past their due time home, etc.
  5. Impressive. There doesn't seem to be the electricity shortage that you always hear about.
  6. There are many references to stoning in the bible for punishments including homosexuality, blaspheme, unchaste before marriage, adultery, etc.
  7. Yes, I agree. I have never seen an article where she is taken seriously. She is popular as a parody, nothing more.
  8. Probably selling them as slaves - nothing new there.
  9. They are slowly turning it into a five star resort.
  10. http://www.smh.com.au/world/migrant-crisis-pakistanis-others-dumping-ids-to-become-syrian-20150906-gjggcn.html Print this article | Close this window Migrant crisis: Pakistanis, others dumping IDs to become 'Syrian'Dusan Stojanovic Published: September 7, 2015 - 6:47AM Hajdukovo, Serbia: A Pakistani identity card in the bushes, a Bangladeshi one in a cornfield. A torn Iraqi driver's licence bearing the photo of a man with a Saddam-style moustache, another one with a scarfed woman displaying a shy smile. Documents scattered only metres from Serbia's border with Hungary provide evidence that many of the migrants flooding Europe to escape war or poverty are s[Edited Out]ping their true nationalities and likely assuming new ones, just as they enter the European Union. Many of those migrants believe that using a fake document – or having none at all – gives them a better chance of receiving asylum in Germany and other western European states. That's because the surest route to asylum is to be a refugee from war and not an economic migrant fleeing poverty. That fact has led to a huge influx of people claiming to be Syrian. Serbian border police say that 90 per cent of those arriving from Macedonia, about 3000 a day, claim they are Syrian, although they have no documents to prove it. The so-called Balkan corridor for the migrant flight starts in Turkey, then goes through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the European Union in Hungary. "You can see that something is fishy when most of those who cross into Serbia enter January 1 as the date of their birth," border police officer Miroslav Jovic said. "Guess that's the first date that comes to their mind." The chief of the European Union border agency Frontex said that trafficking in fake Syrian passports has increased. "A lot of people enter Turkey with fake Syrian papers because they know that they'll get asylum in the EU more easily," Fabrice Leggeri said. In Germany, customs have intercepted packages mailed to Germany containing Syrian passports, both genuine and counterfeit, the finance ministry said. Syrians transiting through Serbia are concerned about the trend. "Everyone says they are Syrian, even those who are obviously not," said Kamal Saleh, pointing towards a group of people camping in a Belgrade park. "That is not good for us Syrians because of limited number of people who will get the asylum." Mr Saleh left everyone he loves in Syria – his wife, a baby boy and a shattered home in Damascus. But, unlike many other migrants surging into Europe, he feels fortunate: he has a Syrian passport that he keeps carefully wrapped in a plastic folder and tucked inside his secret trouser pocket. The document, if genuine, should prove that he is a refugee fleeing war, and not a migrant fleeing poverty – a huge difference when asylum applications are considered. His countryman, who identified himself only as Yemen, said: "There are too many people saying we are from Syria, but he is not from Syria. He is black and he said `I am from Syria.' Unbelievable. " International aid agencies estimate that nearly 340,000 people have sought to cross EU borders since January. Two-thirds of the latest European arrivals are believed to be from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea – countries considered by international aid groups to be "refugee producing states," due to ongoing war or records of human rights abuses. According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, those fleeing violence and persecution are entitled to basic rights under international law, including the right not to be immediately deported and sent back into harm's way. A migrant could be someone who chooses to resettle to another country in search of a better life and is eligible for deportation. EU rules say the country where a migrant first arrives must process the asylum claim. But Germany last week abolished this obligation for Syrians, triggering a surge of people trying to travel through the EU to get there, adding that only refugees fleeing for their life, and not those fleeing poverty, will be allowed to stay. Aware of the potential asylum rejection, many migrants fleeing poverty are dumping their identity documents. Among those who had no second thoughts about ditching their true identity was Rafik from Pakistan. "I'm leaving my old life behind," Rafik said, as he dashed under the fence into Hungary. He gave only his first name because he feared repercussions when applying for asylum in Germany. "I'm starting a new one." "I don't have a passport, nor any other identity paper. Let's see which country they will choose to kick me back to." AP
  11. Pakistanis, others dumping ID's to become "Syrian" Migrants http://www.smh.com.au/world/migrant-crisis-pakistanis-others-dumping-ids-to-become-syrian-20150906-gjggcn.html Many of those migrants believe that using a fake document – or having none at all – gives them a better chance of receiving asylum in Germany and other western European states. That's because the surest route to asylum is to be a refugee from war and not an economic migrant fleeing poverty. That fact has led to a huge influx of people claiming to be Syrian. Serbian border police say that 90 per cent of those arriving from Macedonia, about 3000 a day, claim they are Syrian, although they have no documents to prove it. The so-called Balkan corridor for the migrant flight starts in Turkey, then goes through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the European Union in Hungary. "You can see that something is fishy when most of those who cross into Serbia enter January 1 as the date of their birth," border police officer Miroslav Jovic said. "Guess that's the first date that comes to their mind."
  12. A wife is not supposed to talk about their intimate life with anyone other than her husband.
  13. Well, the vatican has offered to take in two families. They should at least try and match them. :)
  14. I agree. If you take an oath to uphold the law, then you have to uphold the law as you are paid to uphold the law of the state. If you feel you cannot uphold certain laws due to personal beliefs, etc; you need to leave the job.
  15. Sometimes the mehr is not paid upfront but in promise for when she asks for it but definitely should be paid out on divorce. I think she means that he was keeping it as he can if that is agreed, and now should release it to her. The marriage was not consummated so he need only pay half the promised amount.
  16. Sad and Pathetic. This action will do more harm than good.
  17. Bit of a disconnect here. I am sure that they don't question the fact that they are eating food handled and prepared by Hindus. At least I have never heard of such.
  18. Bizarre title and does not describe what happened there. Those involved lived in the neighbourhood.
  19. http://observers.france24.com/content/20150211-video-sweden-guard-boy-malmo-security
  20. ??? It is front page news on CNN... ??? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31416869 Dont't know why people cant see this on the news. It was the first thing I saw this morning. It looks like a hate crime at first glance due to religion. Why else this man (if guilty) would slaughter this family?
  21. They have a primitive mind and actions reflect that. They attract psychopaths and those who are like programmable robots and use them for cannon fodder. Their crimes are real. Using torture and murder of innocent people for entertainment is probably as low as you can get. Using the guise of Islam to hurt innocent people is blasphemous.
  22. Thumbs down! His over-excited, sarcastic, attacking and mocking style does not promote his point that Islam is a religion of peace. And if it is a debate, where are the other speakers?
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