Monthly Archives: January 2012

A family massacred in Homs, Syria

According to World Crunch, 11 members of the Bahadour family were murdered- including five children- by those loyal to the Syrian regime. According to the article, which was written by Mani, who was in Homs when the atrocity happened on … Continue reading

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A Muslim girl is beaten by her siblings for kissing a white man

According to the Sun, Shamima Akhtar, 18, was thrown into a car and taken home to be beaten by her siblings- Nadiya, 25, Nazira, 29, and Kayum Mohammed-Abdul, 24 – after they found her kissing Gary Pain, a white coworker … Continue reading

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Drought and cold cause food crisis in Mexico!

According to The New York Times, the drought and cold has caused a food crisis in Mexico, effecting two million people and devastating their crops. In the past two weeks, the government “has authorized $2.63 billion in aid including potable … Continue reading

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Pimps use Internet to sell girls

According to Nicholas Kristof’s column on January 25, johns are marketing young girls for sex on backpage.com, which is owned by Village Voice Media. According to the article, “Lauren Hersh, the ace prosecutor in Brooklyn who leads the sex-trafficking unit … Continue reading

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Afghan woman killed after giving birth to a 3rd daughter

According to BBC, a 22-year-old Afghan woman known as Stori was strangled to death after giving birth to a third daughter.  Allegedly her mother-in-law and husband were involved in her death. The mother-in-law has been arrested; however, her husband, who … Continue reading

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Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:
By Richard Allen Greene, CNN (CNN) — Zainab Shafia’s crime was to run off to marry a man her parents hated. Middle sister Sahar’s crime was to wear revealing clothes and have secret boyfriends.…

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NEW LGBT protections introduced

According to Feministing.com, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change that it will introduce a new provision prohibiting discrimination against LGBT individuals … Continue reading

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