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Britain expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai passport row

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The UK is to expel an Israeli diplomat over the use of 12 forged British passports linked to the murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the Commons there were “compelling reasons” to believe Israel was responsible for the passport “misuse”. He said: “The government takes this matter extremely seriously. Such misuse of British passports is intolerable.” Israel says there is no proof it was behind the killing in Dubai in January. But Mr Milband said it was “highly likely” the Israeli secret service…read more

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An insider's view on niqab

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An insider’s view on niqab Article taken from this Blog What follows is an account of the experiences of a young sister in Canada who has been wearing the niqab since she was 17 and at school. Her name is Ardo; she is of Somali origin and lives in Ottawa, and is presently in her fourth year at university. I wanted to present a real sister’s experience and perhaps defence of the niqab, because although I strongly defend the right of Muslim women to wear it (and, insha Allah, I…read more

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WHEN IN ROME, DO AS THE ROMANS DO.

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About the history and origins behind the famous saying when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Stories behind Famous Sayings The Saying: WHEN IN ROME, DO AS THE ROMANS DO. Who Said It: St. Ambrose When: 387 A.D. The Story behind It: When St. Augustine arrived in Milan, he observed that the Church did not fast on Saturday as did the Church at Rome. He consulted St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan, who replied: “When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday; when I am at Milan, I…read more

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