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India: Muslim Politician Says Women Who Have Been Raped Should Be Hanged In Accordance With Islamic Law…

Via: Weasel Zippers

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In a bizarre and grotesque statement, the state Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Abu Azmi said women who were raped should also be punished. The statement came after this reporter questioned Azmi about SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comments on rape.

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When this reporter asked for Azmi’s comments on his chief’s statements, he replied that rape was punishable by death in Islam. “Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam. But here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty.”

He further added, “In India, if you have sex with a person with consent, it’s fine. But if that same person complains, it’s a problem. Nowadays, we see a lot of such cases. Girls complain when someone touches them, and even when someone doesn’t touch them. It becomes a problem then, and the man’s honour is ruined in this. If rape happens with or without consent, it should be punished as prescribed in Islam.”

When asked for a solution to the problem of rapes, Azmi had this to say: “Solution is this: any woman if, whether married or unmarried, goes along with a man, with or without her consent, should be hanged. Both should be hanged. It shouldn’t be allowed even if a woman goes by consent.”

http://weaselzippers.us/182470-india-muslim-politician-says-women-who-have-been-raped-should-be-hanged-in-accordance-with-islamic-law/

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News Flash:

It is expected next week Kansas will enact similar lesislation, with the exceptions ONLY WOMEN will be hanged. After all, ‘Boys, will be Boys’.

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April 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

India – Holi, the Festival of Colors – the start of Spring

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On March 14, around 1,000 Hindu widows in a north Indian town came together to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, which marks the start of spring.

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In a bold departure from Hindu tradition, which expects widows to renounce earthly pleasures and wear only white, the women indulged in festivities by throwing colored powder, water, and flower petals.

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After their husbands’ deaths, these women were ostracized by their families who believed they brought bad luck.

Many such widows, who were treated as social outcasts, migrated to the holy town of Vrindavan which is said to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity, Lord Krishna.

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Often widowed at a young age, these women have lived destitute and marginalized lives on the streets.

After a Supreme Court directive in 2012, Sulabh International is providing the widows in Vrindavan with healthcare and a monthly allowance of $32.

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“I loved Holi as a kid. I played it after I got married at the age of 10. But color vanished from my life after my husband died. I was just 20. I could not wear colorful clothes, or apply lali (color) on my lips. I was shooed away from functions. Playing Holi was something I could not imagine.” – Lalita Adikari, 108 years old

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Kamla, who migrated to Vrindavan as a widow many years ago, told the Times of India, “Where will we get another occasion like this? I wish this color never comes off.”

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See 15 more amazing photos, HERE:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/17-incredible-images-of-indian-widows-shunning-tradition

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March 20, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Rich Guy CEO: 99 Percent Should STOP COMPLAINING!

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Bud Konheim has a message for all of the 99 percenters: You’re luckier than you think.

Konheim, CEO and co-founder of luxury-fashion company Nicole Miller, said on CNBC’s “Quawk Box” on Wednesday that Americans not in the top 1 percent would be considered wealthy in most of the world. He said the 99ers should stop complaining and understand how lucky they are.

We’ve got a country that the poverty level is wealth in 99 percent of the rest of the world,” he said. “So we’re talking about woe is me, woe is us, woe is this.” He added that “the guy that’s making, oh my God, he’s making $35,000 a year, why don’t we try that out in India or some countries we can’t even name. China, anyplace, the guy is wealthy.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/bud-konheim_n_4776616.html

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1. Do the math, Bud:

$35,000 / 52 weeks /40 hours per week = $16.83 per hour

President Obama want to raise the Federal minimum wage from $7.25 ($15,080 per annum) to $10.10 ($21,008 per annum)

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2. ‘Some countries we can’t even name’

Let me quess here Bud, the country where you have stupid lookin’ clothes made, right?

February 14, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized, We Are the 99 Percent | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air India pilots suspended for leaving cabin crew in charge of plane while they slept in business class

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Via: Indepenent

Two Air India pilots have been suspended after reporting to leave a plane on autopilot in the hands of cabin crew while they slept in business class.

The pilots left the cockpit for 40 minutes while they had a nap, leaving two flight attendants in charge of flying the plane who accidentally turned off the autopilot, The Times of India reports.

The two pilots are reported to have rushed back from their seats to steer the plane back to safety once they realised the auto-pilot had been turned off.

An Air India source said the crew members’ actions “made a mockery of air safety”. (yeah, you think?)

“It is standard procedure to ensure the presence of a second person in the cockpit if the pilot is not able to operate the aircraft. But what actually happened after this made a mockery of air safety,” the source told The Times of India.

The four crew members on the Bangkok to Delhi flight have been suspended, and Air India has admitted in a statement today that there was “over stay of the cabin crew in the cockpit”.

HOWEVER, it claims it was the co-pilot not the cabin crew who switched off the auto-pilot, saying “due to distraction (see photo), the co-pilot touched the auto pilot disconnect button momentarily. But the same was connected back.”

An inquiry about the incident is now being conducted by India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGVA). Arun Mishra, director general of DGVA, said: “Following a safety violation, the airline has already suspended the people in question. We are conducting an inquiry into the matter.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/air-india-pilots-suspended-for-leaving-cabin-crew-in-charge-of-plane-while-they-slept-in-business-class-8603075.html

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May 4, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marc Riboud – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

India, 1956

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See more photos, HERE:

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Marc-Riboud

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Marc Riboud (born 24 June 1923 in Lyon, France) is a French photographer, best known for his extensive reports on the East: The Three Banners of China, Face of North Vietnam, Visions of China, and In China.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Riboud

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October 11, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

India

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The full length YouTube video: “Crazy dangerous driving in India, bus almost tip sideways, ‘bus drifting'”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ODTuX-5-g1I

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January 23, 2012 Posted by | gif | , , | Leave a comment

Go India!

I have to be honest, until now, I’ve never given a rats-ass about cricket; but NOW,

Go India!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/31/poonam-pandey-nude-india-cricket-world-cup_n_843161.html

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I’m going to just go ahead now, and save you some time:

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv=2&tbs=isch:1&sa=X&ei=k0-WTc-sFIzUvQO2-onnCw&ved=0CDQQvwUoAQ&q=poonam+pandey&spell=1&biw=1076&bih=422

You’re very welcome.

April 2, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment