#TraditionallySubmissive eh?

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Image copyrightTwitter/@SoukeinaImage caption'#TraditionallySubmissive? I don't think so @David_Cameron' read the caption with this tweetIt's not clear what exact words David Cameron used in private conversation but many Muslim women have taken to Twitter to tell him that they are not quite the timid creatures he is reported to have portrayed them as.Using the hashtag #TraditionallySubmissive some have posted pictures of themselves and their achievements to politely put the British prime minister straight.Image copyrightTwitter/@AyyLaLaLaLaImage copyrightTwitter/@asmaamImage copyrightTwitter/@RuwaydaMustafahThe trouble started when Mr Cameron announced a £20m fund to provide English lessons in homes, schools and community facilities. The government says that 22% of Muslim women living in England speak little or no English and that the cash will help rectify that situation.Announcing the cash, Mr Cameron said more Muslim women should speak English…
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Ashwagandha Cured Cancer?

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Herbal therapy gives cancer patient hope KIRSTY MCMURRAY    Last updated 05:00 27/01/2012 CAMERON BURNELLCancer survivor Hari Nath used a herb to free himself from throat ulcers thought to be caused by chemotherapy. Alternative medicine is proving the answer for one Taranaki cancer patient who claims his immune system was wrecked by chemotherapy.Hari Nath, a chemical engineer from New Plymouth, was 20 kilograms underweight and in a wheelchair when he travelled to India to find a solution to the painful recurring throat ulcers he developed after being treated with intravenous chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.He said he tried everything modern medicine had to offer, including controversial drug thalidomide, at hospitals in Bangalore and Kerala, but nothing worked apart from high doses of the steroid prednisone, which worsened his diabetes, and left him prone to infection and…
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The romance of an Indian Muslim Freedom Fighter and a Lithuanian Jewish Woman

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A Story of the Holocaust and the AIDS Epidemic: The romance of an Indian Muslim Freedom Fighter and a Lithuanian Jewish Womanby Café Dissensus on January 7, 2016By Kenneth X. Robbins & John McleodIn 1992, the editor of the Times of India telephoned one of Mumbai’s most prominent businessmen, Dr. Yusuf K. Hamied. The editor asked Hamied “as a Muslim leader” his opinion on communal riots that were taking place in the city. Hamied replied: “Why aren’t you asking me as an Indian Jew? Because my name is Hamied? My mother was Jewish!” His maternal grandparents perished in the Holocaust.K.A. & LubaHamied, chairman of one of India’s largest pharmaceutical firms, is the son of an aristocratic Muslim scientist from India and a Jewish Communist from what is now Lithuania. Defined by his parents’ extraordinary…
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How a Muslim-Jewish romance shaped a pharma with conscience

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How a Muslim-Jewish romance shaped one of India’s biggest pharma firmsSHAREWRITTEN BYKenneth X. RobbinsJohn McleodJanuary 25, 2016 Quartz IndiaIn 1992, the editor of The Times of India telephoned one of Mumbai’s most prominent businessmen—Yusuf K Hamied. The editor asked Yusuf, “as a Muslim leader”, his opinion on communal riots that were taking place in the city. “Why aren’t you asking me as an Indian Jew? Because my name is Hamied? My mother was Jewish,” Yusuf replied. His maternal grandparents perished in the Holocaust.  Yusuf K. Hamied.(Kenneth X. Robbins & John Mcleod)Yusuf, chairman of one of India’s largest pharmaceutical firms, is the son of an aristocratic Muslim scientist from India and a Jewish Communist from what is now Lithuania. Defined by his parents’ extraordinary marriage, he unites his father’s scientific skills, business acumen,…
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DilemmaMohamed Iqbal Pallipurath Dr. Chinnaramaswamy Iyengar was bewildered. Never in his 25 years tenure as professor of IIT Delhi (Mechanical Engineering Department, Thermal Science Stream, Applied Quantum Chromodynamics Section, Hyperspace Heat Transfer Subsection, and Specialisation Picard-Iyengar Tesseracts) had he ever been confronted with such a dilemma, “But we cannot accept an incomplete application form. “Mr…., er, Miss…, I mean… “ He gazed in mute appeal at the new student, dressed nattily in the latest androgynous fashion of the year 2112.                “Just call me Yar, sir, without the appellations” said the new student.“What?!”Dr. Iyengar was appalled. A strict disciplinarian, he had always been impersonal-in his dealings with students. And now this!His spectacles oozed down his nose. He was one of those diehards who hold old traditions dear. Nowadays, when you could…
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Classified Evidence: US Soldiers Raped Boys In Front Of Their Mothers

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Classified Evidence: US Soldiers Raped Boys In Front Of Their Mothers Classified Evidence: US Soldiers Raped Boys In Front Of Their Mothers John Vibes December 17, 2014 (TheAntiMedia) According to a number of global mainstream media sources, the Pentagon is covering up a disturbing video that was never made public with the rest of the recent torture report.According to various well respected journalists, including Seymour Hersh, the appalling video was recorded at Abu Ghraib, the notorious US torture dungeon in Iraq that made headlines roughly a decade ago, when the inhumane tactics being used at the prison were exposed.Sadly, it seems that the evidence released years ago was only scratching the surface.While the video has remained under wraps thus far, Hersh says it is only a matter of time before it comes out.Giving a speech at…
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Sorry, vegans: Eating meat and cooking food is how humans got their big brains

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Sorry, vegans: Eating meat and cooking food is how humans got their big brains By Christopher Wanjek November 26, 2012Vegetarian, vegan and raw diets can be healthful, probably far more healthful than the typical American diet. But to call these diets “natural” for humans is a bit of a stretch in terms of evolution, according to two recent studies.Eating meat and cooking food made us human, the studies suggest, enabling the brains of our prehuman ancestors to grow dramatically over a few million years.Although this isn’t the first such assertion from archaeologists and evolutionary biologists, the new studies demonstrate that it would have been biologically implausible for humans to evolve such a large brain on a raw, vegan diet and that meat-eating was a crucial element of human evolution at least a million years before the dawn…
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Beards may be more hygienic and bacteria-resistant than shaven skin, study finds

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Beards may contain bacteria which could potentially be developed into new antibiotics, a study has found.Researchers found that clean-shaven men were actually more likely to harbour infection-causing bacteria resistant to antibiotics when compared to bearded men.The study, published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, tested swabs from the faces of 408 hospital staff with and without facial hair.According to the results, clean-shaven men are more than three times as likely to be carrying methicillin-resistant staph auerus (MRSA) on their cheeks as their bearded counterparts.Clean-shaven men were also more than 10 per cent more likely to have colonies of Staphylococcus aureus on their faces, a bacterium that causes skin and respiratory infections, and food poisoning.Researchers suggest this may be due to micro-abrasians caused by shaving in the skin, "which may support…
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വാത്മീകി രാമായണത്തില്‍ രാമന്‍ മാംസാഹാരിയെന്ന് വിവരിക്കുന്നു

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Reposted from Rajeev Edappal's post ഗോംമാംസം ഭക്ഷിച്ചതിന് ഒരു മനുഷ്യനെ തല്ലിക്കൊന്ന കാലഘട്ടത്തില്‍ ആരെ മുന്‍നിര്‍ത്തിയാണോ സംഘപരിവാര്‍ സംഘടനകള്‍ ഇത്തരം കൃത്യം നിര്‍വ്വഹിച്ചത് എന്ന് നോക്കുന്നത് നന്നായിരിക്കും. ശ്രീരാമന്‍ മാംസാഹാരിയാണോ സസ്യാഹാരി ആണോ എന്ന് പരിശോധിക്കുകയാണ് ഇവിടെ. വാത്മീകി രാമായണത്തില്‍ കൃത്യമായി തന്നെ രാമന്‍റെ ആഹാരശൈലിയെ കുറിച്ച് വിശദീകരിക്കുന്നുണ്ട്. വാത്മീകി രാമായണത്തില്‍ പല ശ്ലോകങ്ങളിലും കൃത്യമായി തന്നെ രാമന്‍ മാംസാഹാരിയെന്ന് വിവരിക്കുന്നുണ്ട്.വനവാസത്തിന് പോകുമ്പോള്‍ രാമന്‍ കൗസല്യയോട് പറയുന്നുണ്ട്, “चतुर्दश हि वर्षाणि वत्स्यामि विजने वने | मधु मूल फलैः जीवन् हित्वा मुनिवद् आमिषम् || २-२०-२९”. മലയാള പരിഭാഷ ഇങ്ങിനെ,”പതിനാലു വര്‍ഷം ഞാന്‍ ഇറച്ചി ഒ‍ഴിവാക്കി, ഫലമൂലാദികളും തേനും മാത്രം ഭക്ഷിച്ച് കാട്ടില്‍ ക‍ഴിയാം- അയോധ്യാകാണ്ഡം 2-20-29″ സുന്ദരകാണ്ഡത്തില്‍ ഹനുമാന്‍ സീതയോടു പറയുന്നുണ്ട്, “न मांसं राघवो भुङ्क्ते न चापि मधुसेवते | वन्यं सुविहितं नित्यं भक्तमश्नाति पञ्चमम् || ५-३६-४१”. മലയാള പരിഭാഷ ഇങ്ങിനെ,”രാമന്‍ ഇപ്പോള്‍ മാംസം ക‍ഴിക്കുന്നുമില്ല, ലഹരി ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നുമില്ല, വൈകുന്നേരങ്ങളില്‍ കാട്ടില്‍ നിന്ന് ലഭിക്കുന്ന സസ്യാഹാരങ്ങളാണ് രാമന്‍ ഭക്ഷിക്കുന്നത്, സുന്ദരകാണ്ഡം 5-36-41″ ആരണ്യകാണ്ഡത്തിലെ ഒരു ശ്ലോകം ഇങ്ങിനെ, “निहत्य पृषतम् च अन्यम् मांसम् आदाय राघवः | त्वरमाणो जनस्थानम् ससार…
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Israel to announce major land appropriation in Jordan Valley

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Israel to announce major land appropriation in Jordan ValleyGovernment to declare 370 acres near West Bank settlement south of Jericho as state land in largest such seizure since 2014BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF January 20, 2016, 4:18 am 213EmailPrintShare The Jordan Valley. (photo credit: CC BY Trocaire, Flickr)NEWSROOMEmail the NewsroomFacebookTwitterRELATED TOPICSWEST BANKWEST BANK SETTLEMENTSJERICHOMORE ON THIS STORYSarah Palin ‘stumps for Trump’ in 2016 presidential runJustice minister calls for an independent KurdistanIDF soldier shot, lightly injured during West Bank raidAmerican LGBTQ group cancels event with Israelis, later backtracksFor second day, Palestinian workers barred from some Israeli settlementsYa’alon: I would prefer Islamic State to Iran in SyriaSecond Jewish left-wing activist said detained by Israeli policeSlovenian chain succumbs to BDS, pulls Israeli fruitsFather of alleged Otniel killer: ‘Why should I be punished for what he did?’Trump pledges…
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