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Barbados Advocate Editorial: Islam, Rastafarianism are “extremist religions”

Bob Marley: Extremist - just like Muslim suicide bombers!

Also: Intolerant, arguing Christians are just like mass-murdering Al Qaeda

Dear BFP and fellow readers,

Have you read the Barbados Advocate ‘editorial’ called “Tolerance the path to peace” ???

What pap. What rubbish. Aside from the pure idiocy of some of the stated “facts” and conclusions, I’d just like to know what the author was smoking and where they got it – because it must be excellent herb!

submitted by “Big Cutter”

Further Reading

BFP will reprint the entire Barbados Advocate editorial here because you know how that paper changes history – but you should still go to the paper’s website to read the full article because it’s only fair. (link above) Continue reading

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Egyptian Nazi Party re-establishing. How is Arab Spring working out for freedom and human rights?

Muslim Brotherhood announces Sharia law for Egypt

Thousands call for beating of women drivers in Saudi Arabia

Christians, women & gays fear Egypt’s democracy will bring increased repression

The celebration by some in the West over the “Arab Spring” uprisings is quieting as the truth continues to reveal itself in disturbing news stories every day. Students of history are unsurprised to find the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamo-fascists taking positions of power in the Middle East and issuing policy statements and warnings.

Like the Bolsheviks rode the popular wave of rebellion against Czarist Russia to seize the government, the Muslim supremacists are doing the same in the Middle East to assume power and control. Unlike the Bolsheviks though, the Muslim supremacists do have the support of the majority throughout the Middle East.

Unfortunately, the Muslim fascists now also have moral, monetary and military support from the West. As US President Obama said about the Middle East on May 19, 2011, “It will be the policy of the US to promote reform, and to support transitions to democracy…”

The West is about to discover that it should be more careful about what it wishes for. Continue reading

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US kills Osama Bin Laden: American Judge proves why it doesn’t matter.

Another violent Islamist gets his 77 virgins and alcohol

President Obama announced last night that a US Navy Seals team killed Bin Laden in a raid on a fortified compound outside Islamabad, Pakistan. According to US authorities, Pakistani forces were not asked to take part in the operation. (No kidding!)

The US has the body and and DNA testing confirms the dead terrorist is Bin Laden.

“A small team of Americans carried out the operation. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.”

… President Obama on national television

An Execution carried out in Pakistan by the United States: You can run, but you can’t hide.

It is interesting that President Obama stated that Bin Laden was killed “after a firefight”, not “during a firefight”, so it was apparently an execution and Obama said so. That suits me just fine, thank you.

The US took great pains to announce that the body would be “handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition”. Breaking news at 08:10 GMT, May 2, 2011 is that the mass murderer Bin Laden has been buried at sea. Good. I hope they tossed him out the back of a low-flying aircraft with nobody knowing exactly where.

Frankly I’d like to see some of those invisible “moderate Muslims” step forward and say that Bin Laden wasn’t a real Muslim and that he should have been interred with pig guts for misunderstanding the peaceful nature of Islam.

There’s no chance of that because a very sizable portion of Muslims worldwide – several hundred million at a minimum – support violence to advance Islam. In fact, Bin Laden is wildly popular just about everywhere, including in London, England and Dearborn, Michigan. (Don’t believe me on this, just do a little internet research for yourself and you’ll confirm that in about two minutes.)

Bin Laden’s death is a small milestone in an ongoing war between Muslim and Western ideology and values. Continue reading

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What would Sarah Ann Gill think about our silence over religious persecution in China?

“They shot tear gas at our group of 20 — some of us completely unarmed, all law-abiding religious citizens.  Wielding their batons, they beat, kicked and prodded the people.  Many police officers and plainclothes agents beat two sisters to the floor (one of the sisters is relatively advanced in age).  They passed out on the spot with foam coming from their mouths and convulsions in their hands and legs.   We demanded that they be sent to the hospital immediately.  The officials wouldn’t listen to us and continued to hit the people with their batons.”

Chinese Christians tell of police raid on an “unauthorized” house church, February 23, 2011, Zaoyang City, Hubei Province, China

Barbados National Hero risked everything to pray at her home.

Every Barbadian knows the name of Sarah Ann Gill, the only female declared as one of our country’s ten national heroes. On this National Heroes Day, we should ask ourselves if we really remember what Sarah Ann Gill did, and why she did it.

In October 1823, a mob of whites burned the Methodist Church in Barbados where Gill was a member. At that time the Methodist Church in England was in the forefront of the movement to ban slavery and that didn’t go over very well with the slave owners in Barbados.

The response of the Mother of Barbados was to open her own home for prayer services. Gill was relentlessly prosecuted by the authorities and threatened with death.

Some sources state that Gill was charged under the Conventicles Act of 1664 which forbade assembly of more than five persons for divine worship unless in a licensed meeting place and led by a licensed preacher. The act had already been repealed but that apparently didn’t stop the authorities.

Gill acquitted herself so well that the same authorities who persecuted her sent soldiers to guard her home when a mob attempted to burn it on October 19, 1824. Gill continued to hold worship services at her home and raised money for a new church.

On June 25th, 1825 The House of Commons in England declared that “ample protection and religious toleration be secured to all” – and Sarah Ann Gill and other religious dissenters secured their right to worship where they saw fit, without needing the blessing of the state.

What would Sarah Ann Gill think of Barbados cuddling up to China today? What would she think of our silence for our Christian brothers and sisters – beaten and jailed in China?

Something to consider as we look out over these fields and hills on National Heroes Day.

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Bajan Reporter removes Jesus cartoon… Why?

About a month ago, the Bajan Reporter blog published an article critical of Barbados Free Press. We’d love to refer you to the article but the link is dead and the Bajan Reporter article with the “Jesus giving the finger” cartoon (copy above) has been removed from the internet.

We at Barbados Free Press would like to know why the Bajan Reporter removed the article “Barbadian Tabloid Blog under heavy fire by Religious Leader who Objects to Denigration of Beliefs.”

We assure our readership that BFP had nothing to do with the removal of the article. In fact, BFP embraced the Bajan Reporter article and expanded upon the BR’s published cartoon of Jesus giving BFP the finger.

Enquiring minds want to know: Why did the Bajan Reporter remove the Jesus cartoon without so much as a word to let folks know? Is the editor frightened that Christians will turn violent over a cartoon of Jesus? Does he fear for his safety? Have there been threats from Catholic or Pentecostal congregations? Perhaps a rogue Seventh Day Adventist faction delivered an ultimatum?

At this point, we’ll leave it to the editor of The Bajan Reporter to let folks know the simple truth that Bajans deserve to know. We at BFP believe that the Bajan Reporter is a vital and worthy contributor to the discussion of all things Bajan. We hope that BR respects their readership enough to address this issue.

Marcus,

Editor in Chief (when sober)

Barbados Free Press

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Earth Day, Easter and bad consequences of good intentions

Pinned to the top for Earth Day 2012. Scroll down for newer stories…

For Easter, Earth Day and Lenin’s Birthday 2011, Cliverton asks:

“What wrong ideas are we still embracing because we love unquestioned dogma and ritual?”

Has mindless environmental religion killed the value of Earth Day?

Welcome to Earth Day, also known for 2011 as Good Friday. The two religious observances fall together this year on April 22nd.

Lest the religious status of Earth Day be contested by current generations, right from the start the day had religious overtones, and it was intended that way. Author Margaret Mead declared “Earth Day is the first holy day which transcends all national borders…” Thirty years after Mead voiced her opinion, the United Nations designated April 22 International “Mother Earth” Day. Think of the Greek Goddess “Gaia” (Earth Mother), read some WWF or GreenPeace propaganda and you’ll get the point.

But like other holy days, the special soon became the norm. Commitment and action gave way to routine and Earth Day became a once a year public outing like Christmas or Easter… or Lenin’s Birthday. Continue reading

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Michigan Judge: Fear of Muslim violence in Dearborn trumps U.S. Constitution

UPDATED: April 23, 2011

Michigan Judge and jury declare that Dearborn Muslims are so violent, that the Constitutional right to freedom of speech must be set aside for everyone’s safety.

American Pastor jailed for planning protest on public land.

America: Meet Sharia, the new top law of the land.

Original story published April 22, 2011…

Should Qur’an burning pastor be denied freedom of speech?

Florida pastor Terry Jones is in Michigan at this moment looking to hold a peaceful protest across from the largest mosque in the USA, the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.

The local police want him to put up $100,000 bond in case the Muslims riot and commit other violence and damage. Jones refused and says it’s a Constitutional right to peacefully protest, and he’s scheduled the protest on Good Friday at 5pm. He says he’s protesting against terrorists, not all Muslims, and that no matter what his opinions are it’s not his problem if a sector of the community is prone to violence over his free speech.

The judge gave Jones the choice of putting up the money or a jury trial right now. Jones took the trial and that’s set to go on Friday morning. Maybe. Jones says the trial itself is not Constitutional and it’s a ploy to keep him from his right to free speech. He’ll be at the mosque at 5pm trial or no trial, he says.

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is on Jones’ side because, they say, no matter how disgusting or out in space somebody’s words and actions are, if they don’t break the law then the ACLU will usually support them. That’s what the ACLU does.

In a world full of surprises, Jones has the support of the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services. Director Hassan Jaber issued a statement backing Jones’ right to protest — and residents’ right to criticize him.

Says Jaber, “We cannot teach the U.S. Constitution in our citizenship classes while opposing First Amendment rights. So we support Mr. Jones’ right to speak, but we do so with our own postscript: That his message of bigotry and hate does not resonate here.”

That message from an American Muslim leader is about the most hopeful thing I’ve heard in years from the Islamic community.

Do you say “God Hates FAGS” ? The Supreme Court upholds your right to speak.

The Dearborn situation makes for an interesting contrast with that of Fred Phelps, the hateful leader of the “Westboro Cult” that protests outside of military funerals with signs saying “God Hates FAGS!” The Supreme Court of the United States reaffirmed Phelps’ right to carry on with his protests.

Neo-Nazi? Hate Jews? The Supreme Court upholds your right of assembly.

The Supreme Court also protected the rights of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Party of America to march through Skokie, Illinois in the late 1970’s. At the time of the Nazi march, 1/6th of the town’s population were Holocaust survivors.

No matter how wicked, “Freedom of speech must be defended even when the beneficiaries of that defense are far from admirable individuals.

But the big difference is that the Jews of Skokie and elsewhere were not known to riot and murder at the drop of a hat as is the current Muslim population throughout the world.

What’s happening in Dearborn, Michigan this weekend is very important. One law will come out on top: the US Constitution, or Muslim Sharia. Which one will triumph this Easter?

Detroit News: Jury to decide if pastor can protest at Dearborn mosque

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Christian God, Muslim Allah… same deity?

Bajan Reporter publishes image of Jesus giving the finger.

Will Bajan Reporter now publish images of Muhammed and Buddha doing the same?

Our old friend Ian Bourne at Bajan Reporter is a bit upset with Barbados Free Press. Ian believes we’ve been “hating on all Muslims” – because we occasionally print articles about, for instance, how young Muslim students in Barbados Muslim schools are taught and believe that stoning and amputation of hands are acceptable punishments in a free and democratic society like ours. Continue reading

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Barbados Chefette Restaurants, KFC: Proudly serving only Halal meat, sacrificed to Allah?

UPDATED: March 6, 2011

Hello folks, I took a look at the story as originally submitted by BA88/98 and put up by Cliverton and Robert. We talked and wrote to BA88/98 after reading the comments and we’ve changed the story to include KFC to better reflect what BA88/98 says was his main thrust after reading the Daily Mail article: the secret imposition of Sharia law upon Western society and the food processing and distribution industries. BA88/98 says it wasn’t his intent to target Chefette only so we’ve added “and KFC” wherever Chefette was originally by itself. That’s the only change, plus the question at the end of story.

Oh… we couldn’t find a photo of KFC’s Colonel Sanders so we came up with the best we could at the time.

🙂

Marcus

Chefette, KFC: Halal or not?

submitted by BA88/98

What’s the answer?

Don’t Bajans have a right to know? Not in Barbados, you don’t – but you can ask. The answer will be “Yes”, “No” or a silence that means “Yes, but we’re not going to tell you.”

“There are many forms of Jihad, and Secret Halal is one way of making the society conform to Islam”

Shouldn’t you have a right to know? Whether you care or not, you should have the right to know whether or not your Chefette or KFC meal is prepared to any religious tradition. Wouldn’t some Christians be concerned about violating their religious beliefs about not eating food “sacrificed to idols” ??? Shouldn’t it be MY DECISION as to whether or not I eat meat prepared to a religious tradition?

Imagine the fuss if Muslims in the UK found that KFC was serving Jewish Kosher chicken without telling anyone.

There would be riots in the streets, murders and burning. Yes, that’s what would happen.

And what about the cruelty aspect of Halal slaughtering? People get all upset to eat eggs not from free range chickens, but nary a mention of the cruelty of Halal slaughtering practices is mentioned in the news.

Freedom of Religion includes the freedom to not participate in any religion, but Islam’s Sharia laws prohibit freedom of religion and mandate all people (not just Muslims) eat Halal meat sacrificed to Allah.

Hey, we’re just asking…

Do Chefette, KFC or other restaurants in Barbados serve all Halal meat sacrificed to Allah and not tell anyone?

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Violent Muslims beat UK teacher “for teaching other religions to Muslim girls”

Fractured skull, knife wounds for World Religions teacher in East London Girls’ School

The violent Jihad by the world’s most dangerous totalitarian, political and religious ideology continues. After these four adherents to the religion of peace get out of jail the UK might not be able to send them back to where they came from. You see, although it is not stated one way or the other in the newspaper, there is every chance that they were born in the United Kingdom. Our own “Homegrown Terrorists” as they say.

Time to stop immigration from Muslim countries NOW.

Four men launched a horrific attack on a teacher in which they slashed his face and left him with a fractured skull because they did not approve of him teaching religion to Muslim girls.

Akmol Hussein, 26, Sheikh Rashid, 27, Azad Hussain, 25, and Simon Alam, 19, attacked Gary Smith with a Stanley knife, an iron rod and a block of cement.

“The evidence from what was said on the probe points overwhelmingly to a religious motive for this attack.”

Submitted by MUF Manchester United Fan

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Barbados Nation News editorial: Freedom of religion in Egypt not worth mentioning

UPDATED: February 4, 2011 Bridgetown

We received the following message from Reyhana Patel, who is a member of the UWI Cave Hill Islamic Society (If she is the same M. Patel. I might be wrong but I thought I saw her at a public meeting)…

“How about posting this link up? This should contradict your Egypt article posted online. I’m willing to schedule a debate last week of March 2011 or first week April 2011?

Obviously, if i don’t hear from you I’m assuming you are unwilling to take part and learn about the Muslim community which proves the point of every Barbadian that the Barbados Free Fress is just out to attack the Muslim community.”

Washington Post – The Egyptian revolution: An interfaith movement

http://reyhanapatel.blogspot.com/

BFP’s original article…

“Christians murdered by Egyptian Muslims? Let’s not spoil the celebration by mentioning that, okay?”

by Nevermind Kurt

The Nation newspaper has joined the myopic mass media celebration of the revolts in Tunisia and Egypt as being staged by people crying for “greater freedom and democracy.”

Says a Nation editorial…

“The freedoms which we take for granted, such as the right to associate in trade unions and political parties, and to exercise our freedom of expression to criticize the head of government and members of cabinet, so long as we keep within the law, are sometimes taken for granted, but these recent events (in Egypt and Tunisia) ought to be a reminder to us that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

Freedom of Religion? Freedom from Religion? Not worth mentioning.

Here the dishonest silence of The Nation stands naked and exposed, for there is no mention of freedom of religion in the editorial. The Nation editor knows that there is no freedom of religion in Egypt, and that there will still be no freedom of religion after Mubarak is deposed. If anything, the murders and oppression of Christians and non-Muslims will increase as the Muslim Brotherhood assumes a formal role in government. Continue reading

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Why Democracy in Egypt will be a disaster for women and human rights in general

Egyptian people demand democracy – and female genital mutilation

It is a mistake to think that changing any country’s system of government to “democracy” automatically results in gains in human rights and freedoms. Democracy only reflects the values and the will of the majority. In the case of Egypt, democracy will reflect Islamic values: not the values that we in Western societies often wrongly attribute to democracy.

Bajan (and Western) democracy is a reflection of our values, laws and history. Egypt’s democracy will be something else: and that “something else” is what the civilized world should greatly fear. Continue reading

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I can understand Arabic, thanks to Translating Jihad

Child bride ten years old

Fatwa: “Sexual intercourse with prepubescent girl is permissible.”

Al Muratjim is an educated man who works as a full-time Arabic translator during the day. During his time off he works exposing Islamic totalitarianism and intolerance by translating it from Arabic into English.

His Translating Jihad blog illustrates the difference between how Muslims talk about Islam to each other every day in the Muslim world’s mainstream media and how Muslim spokesmen and apologists in the West talk about Islam. As we’ve recently seen in Barbados, when any member of Islamic community lets the truth slip, the apologists are ready and willing to help.

Thanks to the efforts of Al Murajim and others like him, with increasing frequency we are seeing Muslim spokesmen in the West being held to account for talking out of both sides of their mouths (the Ground Zero Mosque imam is the latest to be exposed by his own words).

In the West we are often told that child marriage is a cultural issue having nothing to do with the religion of Islam.

Yup, that’s what they say in the West in English, but in Arabic it’s another story… Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Louis Farrakhan talk about Jews

Match the quote with the speaker if you can!

  1. “…Because those Satanic Jews know the time that this is the time of your separation from them that God wants to give you a land of your own as the cornerstone of the Kingdom of God…”
  2. “Israel’s right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable.”
  3. “They stole land in Palestine… And this Synagogue of Satan knows that the end of their time of rule is up. The jig is up.”
  4. “When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.”
  5. “The Black man and woman have always been looked upon as the ‘property’ of White America; and particularly, members of the Jewish community. They’ve always looked at you as ‘belonging’ to them.”
  6. “I solemnly pledge to do my utmost to uphold the fair name of the Jews — because bigotry in any form is an affront to us all.”
  7. “The Jewish people have said that Hollywood is theirs. Can any of you deny that they are the masters of Hollywood, where sex, lesbianism, homosexuality and violence are promoted?”
  8. “Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.”
  9. “The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man,”
  10. “I cannot stand idly by, even though I happen to live in the United States and even though I happen to be an American Negro and not be concerned about what happens to the Jews in Soviet Russia. For what happens to them happens to me and you, and we must be concerned.”
  11. “Don’t let a white man get near this black woman. And last but not least, black man, don’t let that white man at anytime in your life give you his white woman!…The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him”

Answers and quote sources here>>> Continue reading

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Spark of the Day! Join a prayer circle in Japan

Some seek truth one way, some in another…

We received this photo of a Japanese prayer circle from an anonymous reader and it makes me think about how little I know about how others seek God, or if you prefer, truth. I don’t know what religion this “prayer circle” represents if it does at all and I haven’t researched it yet. Perhaps our Robert knows because he’s been everywhere. Something about the photo attracts me even if I can’t quite describe its appeal because I’m off to bed and I might have had a few or more.

Spark of the Day! is our reminder that other folks are different, but the same as us.

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Australian woman makes mistake. Orders bacon at KFC Halal-friendly outlet.

Can’t we all just get along?

Manager tries to calm down worker, “Come on. Okay?  She didn’t know that. That’s alright.”

Then to the customer “We don’t serve bacon…”

Then. it. really. hits. the. fan.

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Forced into Marriage? You have friends at… Leave Islam Safely

The UK’s Forced Marriage Unit can also help people from Commonwealth countries

Forced marriage is an abuse of human rights and a form of domestic violence; sometimes it can also be child abuse. If you are being forced into marriage, or fear it might happen, there are friends who will help you make a master plan to retain or regain your freedom and then work with you to make it happen.

If you are thinking of leaving Islam, be wary, be careful.

Do not tell your Muslim friends or family. The Qur’an commands your death for leaving Islam (4:89 calls for the murder of renegades from the faith), and Muhammad is explicit in a hadith: “If anyone changes his religion, kill him” (Bukhari). Many, many ‘honour killings’ have been committed for “crimes” that are in Islamic law considered far less serious than leaving Islam.

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit

Forced Marriage Unit website

Telephone: 020 7008 0151 (or 0044 20 7008 0151 if you are overseas)

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Barbados Muslim Girls School, 14 year old student: “Nothing wrong with beheading, chopping off your hands, severe beatings”

What values are taught at Al-Falah Muslim School?

“Hijab is compulsory… hide woman’s beauty as protection from rape.”

“Beheading, chopping off your hands, severe beatings are Islamic rules, nothing wrong in it.”

When a dozen or so girls from the Al-Falah Islamic School recently participated in the Long Beach clean-up while wearing Muslim dress and veils, Barbados Free Press wrote The Muslim vision of the future for all Barbadian women and republished a photo of the group. (shown above, courtesy of The Nation)

Three of the students in the photo placed comments on our article – and what they have to say is most disturbing.

Naively, the 14 to 16 year old girl students of the Al-Falah Muslim School simply wrote the truth as they see it and revealed values and standards that are totally at odds with our society.

No person in Barbados, and especially in the Ministry of Education, can read their comments and not be concerned about what is being taught at the Al-Falah Muslim School.

In the past, Barbados Free Press questioned the text books used and the lessons taught at our Muslim schools. BFP asked what the Ministry of Education is doing to supervise a curriculum that is largely created and sometimes directly delivered (electronically and via publications) from Saudi Arabia.

This concern about Muslim schools is worldwide as advances in technology allow Saudi Arabia to export their values and standards to children in Muslim schools everywhere.

“PUPILS at Islamic schools across Britain are being taught how to chop off a criminal’s hand and that Jews are conspiring to take over the world, a BBC investigation has found.”

… from The Australian British pupils taught how to carry out Sharia punishments at Islamic schools

(Give thanks and a Banks beer to Jihad Watch for the link)

Barbados is not immune from the same type of problems being experienced in the UK.

Posted below is the full comment written by the teenage girl student from the Barbados Al-Falah Muslim School. You’ll find a link to the other two comments as well.

Are the values and standards shown in the comments an acceptable result for a school in Barbados?

Is teaching that that there is nothing wrong in mutilation and beheading for offences against Muslim Sharia law acceptable in our country’s schools?

Is it proper to teach that the onus is on women to prevent rape by “covering their beauty”?

You want to know what is taught at the Barbados Al-Falah Muslim School?

Here it is… Continue reading

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