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Bullet removed from the brain of 14-year-old activist shot by Taliban in Pakistan

Bullet removed from the brain of 14-year-old activist shot by Taliban in Pakistan .

Relatives say 14-year-old Pakistani peace activist appears to be doing well after three-hour operation

Pakistani surgeons have removed a bullet from the head of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old schoolgirl and peace activist who was shot by a Taliban gunman on Tuesday.

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Religious sensitivities no excuse for violence in Muslim world – Globe and Mail

Religious sensitivities no excuse for violence in Muslim world – The Globe and Mail.  (editorial)

Religious sensitivities cannot be used to justify violent attacks. A perceived insult against one’s faith is simply not an excuse for breaking the law. And it is not an excuse to persecute people with different religious beliefs.

The looting and [...]

Stock letter asks school to warn when sensitive subjects arise – thestar.com

Stock letter asks school to warn when sensitive subjects arise – thestar.com.

A number of conservative Christian and Muslim parents — unusual political bedfellows — suddenly are asking schools across the GTA to notify them when their child’s class will discuss topics ranging from homosexuality and birth control to wizardry, evolution and “environmental worship,” so [...]

ROM responds to Muslim Call to Prayer complaint

(members of the ROM got this email….fascinating – this is the soundscape recording inside the front door…) Mary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For more please contact: Amanda Fruci, Publicist; 416.586.5558; e-mail: amandaf@rom.on.ca

Response to Muslim Call to Prayer – A Component of John Oswald’s ‘A Time to Hear for Here’

It has been reported that the [...]

Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon Condemns Anti-LGBT Violence at Historic UN Hearing as Muslim, African Leaders Walk Out:

Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon Condemns Anti-LGBT Violence at Historic UN Hearing as Muslim, African Leaders Walk Out.

“To those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, let me say, you are not alone. Your struggle for an end to violence and discrimination is a shared struggle. Any attack on you, is an attack on the [...]

GLOBE and MAIL: The problem in public life isn’t Islam, but religion itself

Doug Saunders – The Globe and Mail.

A  view of the recent ruling in Britain against prayers in council …..you may wish to write to the Globe if you feel inclined…

We always knew it could happen: A devout Muslim heads a conservative political party that takes office in a multicultural Western country, then leads [...]

After Egypt revolution, women’s taste of equality fades

After Egypt revolution, women’s taste of equality fades – .

(from the UN News website) …Once at the vanguard of the protest movement, women have yet to gain any significant influence in the new Egypt, revealing the complexities of defining gender rights in a nation colored by Islam, inundated by Western media permissiveness and ruled [...]

Don’t Segregate Menstruating Girls in Public Schools

Petition: Don’t Segregate Menstruating Girls in Public Schools.

A school should be a safe space for all children. Not a place where 12-year-old girls are treated as second class citizens, and certainly not a place where menstruating girls are ostracized as “unclean” and sent to the back of the “prayer-cafeteria” as third class citizens!

Yes, [...]

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