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Former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with special interest in Integrative Medicine

Is scarf the new power symbol for women?

BBC: Is there a must-have accessory for powerful women? I don’t dress to fit in, I dress to stand out. — Dr Genevieve Bell Some rely on a strong cuff…

Are scarves the new ‘power’ accessory for women?

Ferragamo, Fendi and Gucci, once known for leather goods, now produce scarves for women. IMF’s Christine Lagarde regularly sports them. Is this the new way to show prestige and polish?…

Losing My Religion: America’s ‘Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome’

TIMES: I’d been given a religion that was built like a Jenga tower—when I took a few blocks out, it all tumbled to the ground When I read the Pew…

Anti-Islam film ban lifted for Google

BBC: An appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that a US-produced film called Innocence of Muslims, which sparked global riots after its release in 2012, should not be banned…

Draw Mohammed Day: Free Speech Or Hate?

Draw Mohammed Day is approaching — the sixth anniversary of the first one, though the event hasn’t been widely held every year. This year, it’s expected to garner a great…

Why religion will dominate the 21st century

Source: The Week By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, who is a writer and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His writing has appeared at Forbes, The Atlantic, First Things, Commentary Magazine,…

Keeping faith: The changing face of religion in Canada

Many immigrants come to Canada and bring their religion with them When the sad time came to say good-bye to her late husband, Marie Diane Dodd knew a traditional service…

French mayor expelled for claiming Islam will be banned from France by 2027

A French mayor, who claimed on Twitter that Islam will be banned in France by 2027, is facing expulsion from the country’s main opposition conservative party after rightists termed his…

Can’t Use Indecent Language For Historically Respected Personalities Like Mahatma Gandhi: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of a bank employee, who had challenged framing of charges against him for publishing an allegedly “vulgar and obscene” poem on Mahatma Gandhi…

Five things I’ve learned from Muslim women’s groups

BBC: By Nazir Afzal, who was the Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for North West England from 2011-15. Hundreds of people from the UK have travelled to…

Free speech is not an absolute right: Supreme Court

The Hindu: Noting that free speech is not an absolute right, the Supreme Court on Thursday held that poetic licence does not mean having nationally revered figures like Mahatma Gandhi…

UK: 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women

A record of 13 Muslim MPs, up from 8 in 2010, have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim…

Vatican newspaper blasts Muhammad cartoons as pouring ‘gasoline on the fire’

Vatican City The Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper blasted a series of cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as “blasphemous” but also condemned the “mad and bloodthirsty” extremists who opened fire at a…

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

Source; New York Times By The Editorial Board There is no question that images ridiculing religion, however offensive they may be to believers, qualify as protected free speech in the…

Canada: Bill C-51 passes in House of Commons

CBC: The federal government’s controversial new anti-terrorism bill has won the approval of the House of Commons. The Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as Bill C-51, easily passed third reading by…

Poll: Republicans want religious system in U.S

World Bulletin / News Desk A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans…

House of Fraser is now stocking range of sports hijabs for Muslim women

Source: The Daily Mail House of Fraser is now stocking range of sports hijabs for Muslim women to wear during exercise for £14.99 House of Fraser is now selling a…

Thousands of parents keep kids home from school in sex-ed protest

  Incensed at a new sex education curriculum they say will be too graphic for young sensibilities, parents of thousands of GTA elementary students kept their children home from school…

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