Frightening reading... Although much progress was made in Europe throughout the 20th Century gender based discrimination, abuse, and violence is still rife in European society. We must do more to address this completely unacceptable situation. Survey factsheet: http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-factsheet_en.pdf Violence against women: an EU-wide survey - Main Results: http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-main-results-apr14_en.pdf
Contrary to what some think and even in some cases (shockingly) preach, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, condemned the beating of women. "How does anyone of you beat his wife as he beats the stallion camel and then he may embrace (sleep with) her?" ~ Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. (Bukhari 8.68) As…Read more Real Men Don’t Hit Women!
"Our deepest condolences to the people of Volgograd and Russia. You are in our prayers. These attacks are yet another painful reminder of the work our Human Family still needs to do, to counter our species tendency to violence. Human Beings can be better than angels or worse than animals, let us strive to be…Read more Deepest condolences to the people of Volgograd
Bism'Allah al Rahman al Raheem: "Because of this did We ordain unto the children of Israel that if anyone slays a human being - unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth - it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it…Read more We Strongly Protest the Genocide in Quetta!
I've been reflecting on a most interesting speech, by a great American General and President, a tremendous man to whom we in Britain and Europe owe in great part, our 20th Century deliverance from Nazi aggression. While the Soviet Union is thankfully no more, the "Chance for Peace" speech by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower…Read more So Peace Is On Me
Picture: AP Outward expressions of violence and rioting are symptoms of inner diseases of the heart. As Imam Ali, may God bless him, highlighted, egoism is the "foundation of vice and the linings of disobedience". No matter what our condition, whatever our suffering, human beings are not sanctioned to commit indiscriminate acts of rebellion and violence against…Read more Rioters Will Reap What They Sow