Debate Grows Over Freedom Of Speech, Religion: Europe


Freedom of Speech is the concept and beliefs that each citizen is allows to speak freely without any censer-ship. It is core and integral part of our modern liberal democracy in which we live. Freedom of Speech is guaranteed under many international law notably notably under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It sad to see that no one care to stand for the Robert Redeker. Only fault of Mr.Redeker is he used his right “Freedom of Speech”. Are we loosing our Western identity as continent of Liberal Democratic where we have guaranteed Freedom of Speech and Expression?

EU: Debate Grows Over Freedom Of Speech, Religion

PRAGUE, October 3, 2006 (RFE/RL) — In France, a philosophy teacher is in hiding, the target of death threats, after publishing a commentary in a national newspaper denouncing Islam as a violent religion.

Leading French intellectuals have already compared the case of Robert Redeker to that of British writer Salman Rushdie 15 years ago. But Redeker’s editors, unlike Rushdie’s, are not standing by the embattled intellectual.

A day after Redeker’s critical commentary appeared in “Le Figaro” on September 19, the newspaper’s editor went on Arabic Al-Jazeera television to apologize, saying publishing the piece had been a mistake.

In Berlin, meanwhile, the head of the Deutsche Oper, the German capital’s leading opera house, has cancelled an avant-garde Mozart production over security fears.

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Cameron Diaz gives Spaniards a “flash of boob”!


Spanish are lucky:) Really I dont understand why she has to change her clothes in public?

Diaz’s breathless ‘boob show’!

Cameron Diaz gave holidaymakers on the Spanish island of Majorca “a vacation that was worth every penny spent,” when she stripped off for a fashion shoot on the beach.

The actress gave other sunbathers quite a view of her bare breasts when she changed from a grey chiffon skirt to a white bikini, and then later into skin-tight black hotpants.

“Almost every time Cameron changed her clothes we got a flash of boob,” Newsoftheworld quoted one sunbather, as saying..

 

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Traditional marriage vows ‘could be used to justify wife beating’


As far as I know and I am sure any other normal human being also knows that beating a women can not be justified in any religion or in any court. Who ever beats women whether she is Wife, Sister, Mother or Aunt they are evil. Guys who thinks religions allows them to beat women are dumb, because even if we think in normal way we know that from our heart that beating women can not be justified in any circumstances.

The traditional marriage vows in which the bride promises to “obey” her husband could be used by men to justify domestic violence, a Church of England report said yesterday.

The report, backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, accused the Church of failing at “many points” to prevent abuse.

It said that theological ideas such as male “headship” had been enshrined in the marriage service and could be misinterpreted as supporting the idea that the wife should submit to the husband.

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British Asians or British Hindu?


HINDUS living in Britain do not want to be described as “Asian”, according to a big government sponsored research in Britain. Instead, they want to be known as British Indian, British Hindu — or even Desi, a Hindi word growing in popularity with the young that means being rooted in one’s home country.

UK Hindus want to be called `British Hindus’ or `British Indians’

By Mike Lockey, London, Sept 25: Government-sponsored research in Britain has revealed that Hindus in the UK prefer to be called “British Hindus” or “British Indians” rather than “British Asians”.

As a result of these findings, some leading British Asians, amongst them being the novelist Hari Kunzru and South Asian Women Unite’s Amrit Wilson, have been reported as saying that the research could foment social divisions between Hindus and Muslims.

Good to see this report and glad to know that UK Government is planning to do some thing for Hindu & Sikh community in UK which is in my opinion is correct and very nice gesture of UK government to help Hindu and Sikh community to easily integrate with British multi faith and multicultural society. Hindus are the country’s third largest religious group, after Christians and Muslims. When ever I listen to radio or watch television, the government of UK is much more concerned about British Muslims, because of this fact other so called Asian community feeling neglected. When ever you watch a program on TV or listen BBC channel about Asian community it’s always shows you Muslim culture, talk about Muslim culture that’s the reason in Britain today Hindu and Sikhs are feeling neglected and alienated.

Like for example if you go to hospital if you are Muslim you will be able to get Halal food, while if you Hindu and vegetarian (or say ‘Vaishnava Hindu) can’t eat food with onion and garlic, you wont be able to get food why? Because people in hospitals, don’t understand about Hindu culture and traditions.

Hindus in Leicester are trying to build crematorium, but till now they haven’t got permission from council, while if you want construct a Mosque you will permission straight away right?
In Leicester Muslims can be buried in their own cemetery within 24 hours to fit in with their religious requirements, while Hindus have been asking for their own crematorium for 20 years.

When government talks about racism they talk Islam phobia and attack against Muslim community, I had never heard they talk about racism again British Hindu and Sikh community why? Hindus and Sikhs are also targeted by some idiot’s racist’s people on every day basis. But no one talks about it? Reason is simple in my opinion, simple you shout and you get noticed if you don’t shout you won’t get noticed.

Britain is multicultural and multi faith country but it doesn’t mean cultural parity. Multiculturalism does give you space and right to follow your own tradition and culture.

So in end it about Identity among Hindus & Sikhs living in UK and in other countries around the world. Hopefully in future we will see some more efforts form governments to help Hindus & Sikhs community so that they can integrate with British community easily and help the country to.

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Update: Turks hijack plane


Italian F-16s intercept hijacked airliner: report
ROME – A hijacked Turkish airliner was intercepted by two Italian F-16s and forced to land in the eastern city of Brindisi, the ANSA news agency reported.

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Update: Turks hijack plane


Nobody hurt on hijacked plane: Turkish Airlines
ANKARA – The chairman of Turkish Airlines THYAO.IS on Tuesday confirmed the hijacking of a plane that had been travelling to Istanbul from the Albanian capital Tirana and said none of the passengers had been hurt.

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Turks hijack plane to protest papal visit: NTV


ANKARA – Two Turkish citizens hijacked a passenger plane on Tuesday to protest against Pope Benedict’s planned visit to Turkey in November, private television channel NTV reported, quoting police.

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