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UN Scraps Gaza Marathon, Hamas Refuses to Allow Female Runners

Posted: March 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UN Scraps Gaza Marathon, Hamas Refuses to Allow Female Runners

ISLAMThe United Nations Relief and Works Agency – UNRWA – the United Nations most prevalent agency in Palestine has cancelled its annual marathon, after the territory’s Hamas party banned women from the race.

Hamas says allowing females to participate in the fund-raising event, scheduled for April, goes against Islamic tradition. This year’s marathon had a  record number of female runners registered to take part.

The United Nations Agency had planned the marathon to raise money for the children of Gaza. Hamas apparently liked the idea of the money, but it didn’t like the idea of women stepping out from behind the kitchen-sink.

On the eve of International Women’s Day, this stance taken by Hamas can only be viewed as backward thinking, regrettable :: Read the full article »»»»

ARTNEWS! The Louvre’s Art of Islam

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ARTNEWS! The Louvre’s Art of Islam

Musée du Louvre's Art of Islam - Image via Carlos Eduardo Seo

Twenty years after the Louvre’s great pyramid project was finished, it has created a new Department dedicated to the collection of Islamic art.

The World’s most famous art gallery and former palace – Musée du Louvre – has opened a new wing dedicated entirely to the art of Islam. In absolute contrast to the deadly Muslim uprising and protests that continue to rage outside the resplendent walls of the gallery, inside  hoses one of the most important collections of Islamic art.

The Louvre describes the permanent collection as an architectural, cultural, artistic, and civilizational offering, inviting visitors on a veritable sensory voyage of discovery into the world of Islamic art, revealing the radiant face of a civilization that encompassed an infinitely varied wealth of humanity  :: Read the full article »»»»