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Eloïse Lagrenée has posted on her Facebook page a picture by Yemeni photographer Bushra Almutawakel, illustrating how women could vanish into darkness and invisibility, step by step, under fundamentalist pressure and the full niqab. It has been shared over 1,500 times.


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Pakistan: Islamic Televangelist Caught Out by Behind-the-Scenes Video


Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, a Pakistani Islamic televangelist and host of numerous religious shows, has become the epicenter of bloggers’ criticism lately after a behind-the-scenes video was released. The video depicted Dr. Amir, a notable religious scholar who otherwise poses as a humble, moral man, uttering abuse and profanities as well as religious blasphemy.

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Just a handy reminder that holy rollers the world over, no matter their religions, are often not as devout as they’d like you to believe.

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There are a tremendous number of Arabic loanwords in English. So next time you’re sitting on your sofa, sipping on a mint julep, watching Admiral Mike Mullen testify before Congress or possibly flipping through a magazine, just know that when sharia comes to America, it’s your fault. And don’t go upstairs and weep into your mattress, covering yourself with your cotton blanket because it’s no use. For what it’s worth, the onset of this Islamist conspiracy to subvert American sovereignty seems to have begun with the Whig Party—I always knew Henry Clay was a secret Muslim.
Adam Serwer, “Stop Using Moozlem Words” (via theamericanprospect)

And don’t try to do any math either, what with all those evil Arabic numerals.

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