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Hundreds of thousands besiege Egypt's presidential palace to protest draft constitution
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Posted by: mom || 12/05/2012 17:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:

Temple demolition
[Dawn] THE demolition of a Hindu temple in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Garden area on Saturday raises some disturbing questions and is a prime example of the callous attitude that officialdom often has towards this country's non-Moslem citizens. Reportedly, there is a dispute between a builder who claims to own the structure which contained the temple and residents, and the matter is in court. Yet the Pakistain Hindu Council and residents claim they were not given advance warning before the demolition squad showed up and that religious objects were desecrated during the operation. It has also been alleged that individuals accompanying the demolition squad took away religious objects as well as gold jewellery. Community members claim they have been living in the location for over a century. They say they have been harassed to vacate the land. An official of the cantonment board -- the building falls under its jurisdiction -- claims no place of worship was damaged in the "anti-encroachment" operation. However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
images in the media of Hindu idols surrounded by rubble makes such denials questionable.
Certainly one way to describe it...
We are not assuming that the temple was deliberately targeted.
Yet the matter should have been handled more tactfully considering the sensitivities, specifically the fact that a place of worship was involved. Would such action have been taken if a mosque had been built on illegally occupied land instead of a temple? Clumsily handled situations such as this only add to the discomfiture of minorities living in this country. As it is, in many instances non-Moslems have hardly been given equal treatment in Pakistain and have been increasingly marginalised with the growth of extremism. In such circumstances, disrespecting a non-Moslem place of worship only adds to the alienation. The authorities need to uncover the facts of the matter, especially regarding ownership, and apologise to the Hindu community for having hurt their sentiments by demolishing the temple. Even if the structure was illegally built, the community should be given an alternative site to build the temple. And if this is not the case and the demolition was illegal, then the temple should be rebuilt as it was.
And give back all the gold ornaments!
Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Muslim Brotherhood Puts Jordan in the Crosshairs
In March, the Dubai police chief warned that the Muslim Brotherhood had a plan for the Gulf monarchies. Instead of regime change, it would make them “figurehead bodies without actual ruling.” That’s exactly what the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to make happen in Jordan by demanding “democratic” reforms. And King Abdullah II appears to be wobbling under the stress.
Posted by: tipper || 12/05/2012 05:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6543 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They need to concentrate on Egypt first LOL
Posted by: Ulealing Glaique6942 || 12/05/2012 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Different franchises of the same global business, Ulealing Glaique6942.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2012 14:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Thinking globally, acting locally.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/05/2012 17:43 Comments || Top||

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