April 10, 2008

Media Tour Interrupted By Monks

by Rohan Parker

Wednesday saw a government run media tour take place in western China, and Buddhist monks steal the show for the second time as they protested with Tibetan flags. The monks shouted about the injustices of China depriving them of their human rights and freedoms. This has hit China’s flagging image hard at a time when […]

April 8, 2008

Death Penalty Considered For Paedophiles

by Rohan Parker

The Supreme Court is to deliberate again, after over thirty years, on the constitutionality of the death penalty being sentenced against a paedophile, after a new case in Louisiana in which a man has been convicted of raping his 8 year old stepdaughter. This is becoming a divisive issue, and is groups such as social […]

China To Reeducate Tibetans

by Rohan Parker

China is still trying to disperse the civil unrest that erupted last month in Tibet, and their new plan of attack is to reeducate the Tibetans. China has passed down orders that all public school students, civil servants, and Buddhist monks are to attend classes that are based on the integrity of their Chinese rulers […]

Passover Ruling Passed Over?

by Rachael Grant

A court in Jerusalem, Israel, has recently caused a wave of public outrage just days before Passover (April 19th). A Jerusalem Municipal court Judge, Tamar Bar Asher-Zaban, made the controversial ruling over the sale of leavened bread on Thursday. Leavened bread (made from dough that is allowed to rise) has been banned from public display […]

50,000 Muslims Polled On Feelings Towards The West

by Rohan Parker

The Muslim world has been under much scrutiny since the terror attacks against the U.S. on September 11. What has not been, however, is how the Muslim world now feels towards the West. Gallup, the international polling organisation, have released the findings from polls conducting in 35 predominantly Muslim countries with over 50,000 interviews over […]

April 7, 2008

‘Million Fag March’ Protest Westboro Baptist Church

by Rachael Grant

Was karma at work on Sunday in Topeka, Kansas, US., when 400 people protested the Westboro Baptist Church, made infamous for their picket marches at funerals of homosexual troops? The 400 protestors, in what was dubbed the ‘million fag march’, led by Chris Love of Leanworth, marched in Gage Park, but were not allowed to […]

April 4, 2008

Chinese Rule Bucked On Second Front

by Rohan Parker

In a statement made last Wednesday, China has formally acknowledged that they are battling another uprising against Chinese rule, but this time in the northwest of the country, in the Xinjiang region. A Uighur, which is a Muslim group, demonstration in Hotan took place at the same time as China was deploying thousands of troops […]

April 3, 2008

Clinton’s Pastor Weighs In On Wright Debate

by Rohan Parker

During the lead up to the Democratic presidential nominee being announced, the pastor of Senator Barack Obama has become a well known figure of controversy. Now however, the pastor of Senator Hillary Clinton is stepping up to the plate in becoming a known source of contention. Reverend Edward Matthews is a preacher from Arkansas who […]

April 1, 2008

Religious Monument To Be Decided By Supreme Court

by Rohan Parker

A review was announced by the Supreme Court on Monday, regarding the case of a religious organization which has requested the tenets of their religion be placed, in the form of a monument, in a Utah municipal park. The group which has been established for nearly 33 years, have requested that their monument be placed […]

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