Links and news for July 26 2013 – 3

1. Toronto Star does follow up on brutal horrific multi stabbing ‘honour-killing’ in Ontario.

Sharipa Fazli, shaking her head, says her sister suffered so many stab wounds that from her waist up, “there was no body.”

2, Judge orders Morsi jailed. Much violence between Ikhwan and others.

Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has been ordered jailed for 15 days over accusations of collaborating with Hamas to get himself and other Muslim Brotherhood members released from prison in 2011 and of attacking police stations […] At least five people were killed and 72 injured in clashes in the port city of Alexandria…

H/T Wrath of Khan

3. Understanding the ideological foundation of sexual abuse in Islam. The Q Society Australia.

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  1. Obama again waives ban on Palestinian aid

    President Obama on Friday afternoon ordered another waiver of congressional restrictions on direct funding of the Palestinian Authority, clearing the way for more U.S. aid.

    In the one-page order, Mr. Obama said he was taking the action due to the “national security interests” of the U.S. The move comes as the administration is preparing to host renewed direct talks in Washington between Palestinians and Israelis for the first time since 2010.

    The president in March directed about $500 million to be sent to the Palestinian Authority, also waiving the restrictions set by Congress. At the time, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said he was seeking to move another $200 million to the Palestinians.

    Some lawmakers oppose the aid, both because of sequestration budget cuts and the Palestinian Authority’s ties to the terrorist organization Hamas.

    An administration official said the president will send $148 million to the Palestinian Authority, calling it “the most immediate and efficient means of helping the PA maintain and build the foundations of a viable, peaceful Palestinian state.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jul/26/obama-again-waives-ban-palestinian-aid/

  2. More bloody Ramadan 1434…

    Libyan activist Abdelsalam al-Mismari dies in Benghazi killings (BBC, July 27, 2013)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23474410
    “A prominent Libyan political activist and two senior security officials have been shot dead in the restive eastern city of Benghazi. Activist Abdelsalam al-Mismari was killed as he left a mosque after Friday prayers, officials said. An air force colonel and a senior police officer were also killed in separate attacks. Libya’s government is struggling to control armed groups….”

  3. Is this some contest or something? Well, its Ramadan 1434! That one is sure!

    Egypt crisis: Deadly clashes at pro-Morsi Cairo protest (BBC, July 27, 2013)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23474645
    “Deadly clashes have erupted in Cairo at a protest held by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

    Running battles are taking place around the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque and there is blood on the streets, says the BBC’s Quentin Sommerville at the scene.

    Reports of the death toll vary, but Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood says at least 31 people have been killed.

    Early on Saturday, Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim vowed to end the sit-in at the mosque…”

  4. On Mark Durie lecture topic: excellent point made with the following:

    17:46 Screen Cap:

    THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURE

    * Theology impacts culture through language:
    Tamaskan tatamakan = “Show a victim’s face, and you will take over”. The theological roots of this saying are complex the cultural habit clear and simple.

    Dr. Durie:

    Just to give you an example, there’s a phrase in Arabic, “tamaskan tatamakan” = Show a victim’s face, and you will take over”. Do you understand what that means? Act the victim, and then after a while, you’ll take over the other person. So we are interacting. I pretend that I’m in a bad situation and I’m suffering. You have pity on me and when the money comes, I destroy you. Ok? That’s part of Arab culture. It’s an Arab phrase. It has a number of different variants. It’s well known in Arabic. It’s just what you learn when you learn Arabic. I an explain how that’s based in Islam. That’s what Muhammad did and it’s part of Islamic theology. It’s very well grounded. It has complex theological background to it. But you don’t have to study Islam to be shaped by ideas, just learn to speak Arabic. It’s impossible to translate that easily into English. It’s not an English concept. It’s almost repugnant to us that it is part of Arabic culture because the religion has colonized the culture and has determined the shape of the culture.

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