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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ussc ruling Gay marriage okayed

Andrew Sullivan Breaks Silence After Gay Marriage Ruling
http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2015/06/26/it-is-accomplished/

I think of the gay kids in the future who, when they figure out they are different, will never know the deep psychic wound my generation – and every one before mine – lived through: the pain of knowing they could never be fully part of their own family, never be fullya citizen of their own country. I think, more acutely, of the decades and centuries of human shame and darkness and waste and terror that defined gay people's lives for so long. And I think of all those who supported this movement who never lived to see this day, who died in the ashes from which this phoenix of a movement emerged. This momentous achievement is their victory too – for marriage, as Kennedy argued, endures past death.

I never believed this would happen in my lifetime when I wrote my first several TNR essays and then my book, Virtually Normal, and then the anthologyand the hundreds and hundreds of talks and lectures and talk-shows and call-ins and blog-posts and articles in the 1990s and 2000s. I thought the book, at least, would be something I would have to leave behind me – secure in the knowledge that its arguments were, in fact, logically irrefutable, and would endure past my own death, at least somewhere. I never for a millisecond thought I would live to be married myself. Or that it would be possible for everyone, everyone in America.

But it has come to pass. All of it. In one fell, final swoop.

Know hope.


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Friday, June 26, 2015

TIMELESS CLASSIC PART - 14, SHANKAR JAIKISHAN FOUNDATION, AHMEDABAD - YouTube

TIMELESS CLASSIC PART - 14, SHANKAR JAIKISHAN FOUNDATION, AHMEDABAD - YouTube: "TIMELESS CLASSIC PART - 14, SHANKAR JAIKISHAN FOUNDATION, AHMEDABAD"



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Mausam hai aashiqana (Instrumental) - YouTube

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Saudi Arabia condemns foreign criticism of blogger's lashings - The Express Tribune

Saudi Arabia condemns foreign criticism of blogger's lashings - The Express Tribune: "Prize by Norwegian member of parliament Karin Andersen.

His supporters have launched a campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #backlash that has gathered momentum, and posted pictures of people with lashes drawn on their backs with red lipstick.

Saudi Arabia in March dismissed criticism of its flogging of Badawi and “strongly denounced the media campaign around the case”.

In his first letter from prison published by the German weekly Der Spiegel that month, Badawi wrote how he “miraculously survived 50 lashes”.

Badawi, 31, recalled that he was “surrounded by a cheering crowd who cried incessantly ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is greatest)” during the whipping.

“All this cruel suffering happened to me because I expressed my opinion,” Badawi wrote.

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Pakistan sends letter seeking help from UK govt on BBC's MQM report - The Express Tribune

Pakistan sends letter seeking help from UK govt on BBC's MQM report - The Express Tribune: "We are going to take it to the United Nations, he said. After consultation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, this issue would be taken up by Pakistan permanent representative Dr Maleeha Lodhi at the upcoming meeting of the UN Security Council, he added.

Analyst Tasneem Noorani observed that the official request to UK government regarding the BBC report for authentic information is over-optimistic, because, he said “the UK is unlikely to take position on a controversy between India and Pakistan.” The most crucial thing is the outcome of the Imran Farooq murder case, he added.

MQM writes to BBC

On the other hand, MQM’s legal team has prepared a strong rebuttal in response to BBC’s report and is all set to dispatch a letter to its
headquarter by today or tomorrow, a party leader told The Express
Tribune.

The letter seeks an unconditional apology, asking the BBC administration to pay damages. However, if it fails to do so, it must air the apology publicly, she added.

Read: Altaf refutes BBC’s ‘Raw agent’ allegations against MQM

According to the MQM official, BBC’s report has damaged the party’s image who is known to promote peace in Pakistan as compared to other political parties in the country, she reiterated."



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Haq's Musings: Leaked London Police Transcripts of MQM Leaders' Interrogation on Indian RAW Funds

Haq's Musings: Leaked London Police Transcripts of MQM Leaders' Interrogation on Indian RAW Funds:



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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Isis, a year of the caliphate: Have US tactics only helped to make Islamists more powerful? - Middle East - World - The Independent

Isis, a year of the caliphate: Have US tactics only helped to make Islamists more powerful? - Middle East - World - The Independent: "Once again, this led to over-optimistic talk of Isis weakening, though it did not try very hard to hold either town as they were encircled by Kurdish troops. As in Iraq, Kurdish willingness and ability to advance into Sunni Arab majority areas is limited so the Kurds will not inflict a decisive defeat on Islamic State. Yesterday there were reports of Isis advancing in other areas.

Isis has more long-term opportunities in Syria than Iraq because some 60 per cent of Syrians are Sunni Arabs, compared to only 20 per cent in Iraq. It has yet to dominate the Sunni opposition in Syria to the extent it does in Iraq, but this may come. As sectarian warfare escalates, Isis’s combination of fanatical Sunni ideology and military expertise will be difficult to overcome."



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The importance of listening to the Holy Quran | Quran Explorer Blog

The importance of listening to the Holy Quran | Quran Explorer Blog: "When you listen to the Quran, your horizon about life broadens! Haven’t you ever felt while listening to Surah Rahman, for example, the power of Allah’s blessings?
“Which then, of the favours of your Lord will you deny?”
None, indeed. Listening to the Quran makes you reflect, makes you feel like you have a friend, that you’re never lonely because the words of Allah, as true as the heavens and the earth, are with you! You realize that this world is temporary, it makes you detach from worldly and materialistic things and strive for a better tomorrow, a better Hereafter!
“When the Qur’an is read, listen to it with attention, and remain silent, that you may receive mercy.” [7:204]
And finally, as the verse above explains, listening to the recitation of the Quran gives you the mercy of Allah. What better antidote than this to enter heaven InshAllah!"



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Quran - Recite explorer

Quran - Recite:



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