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Becoming a Foot Soldier for Children's Human Rights in Africa Trailer

— April 28, 2010 — This is my documentary I created over the course of two years researching children's human rights violations in Africa. The full-length documentary will be shown on May 6, 2010 or can be distributed to you by contacting Katie Meyer,

Pros For Africa Special Part 4

Pros For Africa — April 28, 2010 — PROS FOR AFRICA Special | Facebook
Oklahomans Participating In Pros For Africa
Feb 26, 2010
TULSA, OK -- A team of Oklahoma professionals will be heading to Uganda next month with the mission of helping the children of Africa. The Pros For Africa team is made up of doctors, lawyers and engineers, but there will also be a group of NFL players with an Oklahoma tie. Former OU Sooner and current Cincinnati Bengal safety Roy Williams is one of the athletes going along. Williams talked with Six in the Morning Friday about the trip.
The children of Uganda were featured in a special documentary called "Invisible Children."

Diabetes in Africa animatic by Yes to Know

— April 27, 2010 — animatic for my info graphic project.

Should America Ban the Burqa Too?

2010 April 27, by Phyllis Chesler

All across Europe, government leaders are deciding whether to fine, restrict, or ban the Islamic veil. France’s Prime Minister Sarkozy wants a full ban—one that will also apply to Muslim tourists. Belgium wants one too—although it has been warned that doing so “will violate the rights of those who choose to wear the veil and do nothing to help those who are compelled to do so.” (That vote has not taken place due to the collapse of the government). Recently, a Madrid school expelled a girl for wearing hijab; the government is backing the school, but four of the girl’s classmates have been coming to school wearing hijab “as a sign of support for her.”

What’s the fuss all about? Isn’t the West committed to tolerance—even towards the intolerant? But aren’t we also in favor of women’s rights, human rights, and the right to pursue our individual destinies?

Wherever there are burqas, there are also radical Islamists who believe in polygamy, arranged child marriage, cousin marriage, militant jihad, and in the subordination of Muslim women and infidels. Also, please understand that the full Islamic veil means sensory deprivation, social isolation, and various Vitamin D deficiency diseases for its wearer. And don’t discount the effect the full veil is meant to have on infidels and other naked-faced women (this is how we are described); it is meant to terrify us, like the sight of a severed head on a pole, or of a prisoner publicly chained for years to a stake.

Then, there is always the security aspect: A common thief can hide a gun, a homicide bomber can hide an explosive device under such flowing garments—and “she” can just as easily be a “he.”

Thus, it is no coincidence that the French woman who was just fined for wearing her niqab while driving turns out to be one of four wives all married to the same Algerian-French man, who has fathered twelve children. If not this polygamist then the next polygamist will turn out to have ties to an Islamist group or will be indoctrinating his French citizen children into Islamism. This French polygamist is also a welfare fraud since all four wives collect government subsidies as single mothers. And, no surprise here, our polygamist is also leading the drive to build a mosque.

And, by the way: The veiled women are not only victims. Yes, of course, they are “choosing” not to be honor murdered or rejected by their communities. But, they are also proudly, aggressively, defiantly marking out Islamist territory in infidel countries; the fact that they have been brainwashed or not given a free choice makes no difference. These Veiled Crusaders view themselves as superior to an allegedly (and often truly) “racist” infidel population. They are choosing a glorified group identity as opposed to an unknown, difficult, lonely, or dangerous individual identity. Finally, as I’ve explained in Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman, women are empowered to break the spirits of young girls and female rebels. Even more than men, women are conformists who are supposed to keep other women in line.

U.S. Should Reject the Outcome of May 2010 Ethiopian Election

by The Ethiopian Americans Council

“… history offers a clear verdict: Governments that respect the will of their own people, that govern by consent and not coercion, are more prosperous, they are more stable, and more successful than governments that do not. … In the 21st century, capable, reliable, and transparent institutions are the key to success -- strong parliaments; honest police forces; independent judges; an independent press; a vibrant private sector; a civil society. Those are the things that give life to democracy, because that is what matters in people’s everyday lives,” --President Barack Obama’s Speech in Ghana, July 11, 2009.

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) party will surely declare a landslide victory in the upcoming May 2010 local elections. The victory will come about because since the 2005 national elections, the party has moved aggressively to manipulate local elections, pass repressive legislations, and to ban free media in order to consolidate its power base throughout Ethiopia.

The U.S. Department of State 2009 Human Rights Reports/Ethiopia, and Human Rights Watch on Ethiopia/March 2010 issued reports critical of the human rights and political conditions in the country. The reports illuminate how the EPRDF uses foreign aid to suppress dissent and intimidate citizens into political submission. Given this revelation, the Obama administration can take two immediate steps to end the misappropriation of U.S. aid by the Ethiopian ruling party: 1). It can order all non-military U.S. aid to reach target audiences directly; 2) It can reject the outcome of the May 2010 elections in protest of the pre-election undemocratic environment.

Why are we, Ethiopian Americans Council calling for the Obama administration to take the two important steps?

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Nigeria: Senator who oversaw introduction of Sharia in his state takes child bride from Egypt. He's 49, she's 13, paid $100K as dowry.

"Investigation into Nigerian senator's 'child bride'," from BBC News, April 28:

Nigeria's Senate has ordered an investigation into reports that one of its members has married a 13-year-old Egyptian girl. Ahmad Sani Yerima, 49, is alleged to have married her at the national mosque in Abuja several weeks ago. Senators called for the investigation after receiving a petition by protesting women's groups, who believe Mr Sani has broken the law.The senator has not spoken publicly about the reports of his marriage. The BBC's Caroline Duffield, in Lagos, says Nigeria's human rights commission has already begun an investigation. Mr Sani was the governor of Zamfara state, where he oversaw the introduction of Sharia law - for the first time in a northern state - in 1999.

Iran Issues Fatwa Against Hot Tan Chicks:

From the London Telegraph: “Suntanned women to be arrested under Islamic dress code: Iran has warned suntanned women and girls who looked like ‘walking mannequins’ will be arrested as part of a new drive to enforce the Islamic dress code.”

Majority of Canadians support niqab ban

April 28, 2010. From Daily Planet

Most Canadians agree with a proposed Quebec law that would refuse all government services to women wearing the niqab or burka, an Angus Reid poll has found.

Ninety-five per cent of Quebecers support the proposed law, which would bar the face veil from government offices, schools and other publicly funded institutions, said the poll, conducted for The Gazette and released yesterday.

In the rest of Canada, three out of four people agreed with Bill 94, which was tabled on Wednesday by the government of Jean Charest. The bill would require all public-sector employees to have their faces uncovered, as well as any citizen using government services, such as someone applying for a medicare card.

Mario Canseco, vice-president of public affairs for Angus Reid, said the survey shows an unusually high level of support for a government measure. “It’s very rare to get 80% of Canadians to agree on something,” he said. “With numbers like this, there is not going to be much of a controversy over the legislation in Quebec or anywhere else in the country,” he added.

Bart Simpson stands by Southpark

April 28, 2010. From The Telegraph U.K.

Creators of US cartoon The Simpsons have given a nod of support to rivals at South Park whose recent episode depicting the prophet Mohammed was censored.

South Park versus Islam

— April 27, 2010 — We discuss the controversy with South park and Islam over the depiction of the prophet Muhammad

"Wife beating" in islam,Saudi woman explains verse and how to discipline disobedient men(2 of 3)

— April 27, 2010 — beating muslim woman in islam is not what ALLAH instructs in islam,woman have a right to take steps to discipline their husband as well as to save their marriage without getting their families involoved depending whether or not the woman fears cruelty from her husband,in that case woman can go to the courts or family who will take these steps for her...

Riz Khan - Tariq Ramadan

— April 28, 2010 — As one of the most sought-after Islamic commentators in the West today, Ramadan rejects the notion that Islam and the West must be at opposite ends. He encourages Muslims to participate fully in the civic life of Western secular societies and urges Muslims to avoid living in religious ghettos. But how can Islam and secular society truly co-exist as governments in Europe move to ban Islamic face-coverings or the construction of traditional minarets?


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