Holding Hands, Drinking Wine And Other Ways To Go To Jail In Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Scottish electrician named Jamie Harron, visiting Dubai as a tourist, was sentenced to three months in jail for touching a man in a bar. The British head of a professional soccer team, David Haigh, was ordered jailed for seven months for a tweet that he says could not have been from him — since

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S’pore Berita Harian Under Fire Over Muslim Cleric’s Column That Suggests Spousal Abuse For Dealing With ‘Stubborn Wives’

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her. “How to deal with stubborn wives, ” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz Mohammad Zaid Isahak also recommended gentle reasoning  or

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Aiseyman! Cowards Block Attempt By Activists To Achieve Equal Rights For All S’pore Women

  Hello Editor SCWO’s immediate past President Malathi Das and SCWO now President June Goh worked tirelessly to ensure the success and release of this report. This Cedaw report is inclusive and emcompasses universal values that we humans should embrace. These ladies achieved what nobody has ever done before, to fight for real change, to fight inequalities faced by Spore

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Understanding the strategies adopted by Muslim extremists

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I am speaking in the context of religious politics in the Malay Muslim community in this region. Reform-minded Muslims (hereby termed as ‘liberals’ in popular understanding; not in specific political discourse located elsewhere, particularly in the Western hemisphere) has been at the forefront of confronting and challenging religious extremists. Over the last decade or so, a certain strategy can be

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Aiseyman! Will Halimah’s presidency bring the hijab issue back to the spotlight?

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A Muslim undergrad told me his mother would have voted for Madam Halimah simply because she wears the tudung. Last night, a cabby (Chinese) asked if it was fair that Singapore now looks like a Muslim country because the prez wears the tudung. Congratulations to the G! It’s correct that race and religion are still prime issues among Sgeans. (PS.

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Statement By Humanist Society (Singapore): Malaysian Atheists Should Be Celebrated As Part Of Diverse Richness Of Malaysian Society, Rather Than Sidelined

This is our official response to the backlash against the Atheist Republic in Malaysia. Please read and share. FREEDOM OF RELIGION INCLUDES FREEDOM FROM RELIGION It is alarming that one of Malaysia’s ministers, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, has called for Malaysian atheists to be “hunted down” vehemently by the Malaysian public. What sparked such

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Aiseyman! Muslimahs at Pink Dot are the epitome of religious acceptance and tolerance!

  Three cheers for the 2 Muslimahs who were all dressed up in pretty pink to attend Pink Dot 2017! They have successfully shoved it in the faces of the wear white movement! Who says Muslims have to be condemned for being part of the LGBT community? Who says Muslims cannot stand in solidarity with their LGBT friends? Not these

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Of Politics, Tudung And Drama. Can Singaporeans Rise Above Theatrics And Politicking?

Sometimes I wonder if our Malay Muslim MPs truly represent everyone or understand our concerns. Take for example the recent tudung debate between Mr Masagos and Mr Faisal. They seem to only care about arguing against each other and playing politics for the sake of it. Mr Masagos had a weak argument. He didn’t even address the tudung issue although

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