Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Two Muslim women thrown out of pool for wearing 'burkinis'

Two Muslim women thrown out of pool for wearing 'burkinis'
Burkini: It has been less than two weeks after French MPs voted to ban body and face-covering garments in public places Photo: REX FEATURES

Two Muslim women were ordered to leave a swimming pool in a French holiday village on the southwest coast for wearing body-covering "burkinis".

The women had plunged into the pool at le Port Leucate wearing full body swimsuits, including a head-covering hijab veil, but were immediately told to get out of the water.

The incident occurred less than two weeks after French MPs voted to ban body and face-covering garments, including the full Islamic veil, from public places including the street.

President Nicolas Sarkozy has described the garment as "not welcome" in the staunchly secular French republic.

In this case, the women at the Rives des Corbieres holiday camp were told to leave as they had breached the camp's rules allowing only conventional bikinis or one-piece swimsuits "for hygiene reasons".

Police received conflicting accounts of what happened next.

The pool's lifeguard filed a complaint saying the husband of one of the women threatened him with a bowling ball.

The husband filed a complaint claiming security personnel beat him up.

Marie-Paule Bardeche, a regional government official said: "This is above all an issue stemming from the holiday centre's internal regulations, in place for hygiene and sanitary reasons.

"Access to the swimming pool is reserved for ordinary swimsuit wearers. Even long shorts are forbidden." Last year a Muslim woman was banned from wearing a "burkini" at a public pool in a Paris suburb, also for hygiene reasons.

She later tried and failed to sue the council for discrimination.

Police have this year also stopped and fined two women for wearing a burka while driving, saying it contravened road rules as it impaired their field of vision.

The holiday camp where the burkini incident took place is run by a staunchly secular organisation called the "Aude federation of secular works".


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kopitiam Ghadir -Review

"....sebelum bermulanya pementasan di tingkat 2 muzium, Bob sempat membeli dua buah karya novel Faisal Tehrani dengan harga yang amat murah. *Tajuk tidak ingat* tetapi melihat dari riak muka Bob, sememangnya beliau amat berpuas hati dapat memiliki karya – karya itu.

tiket berharga rm10 teramatlah berbaloi melihat kepada teater yang menerapkan unsur ilmu kepada yang melihatnya disamping hiburan lagu-lagu nasyid seperti sebuah muzikal yang berunsur Islamik. lagu-lagu yang disampaikan begitu menarik dan belum diterbitkan lagi. tidak mengantuk seperti yang aku jangka awal.



Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hari Terakhir. Dua Pementasan Hari Ini. Pukul 3 Petang & 8.30 Malam.

"Kopitiam Ghadir is potentially caught up in a game of political and religious brinkmanship." - Profesor E.P. Wieringa, Universiti Cologne, Jerman.

Hari Terakhir. Dua Pementasan Hari Ini. Pukul 3 Petang & 8.30 Malam.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Norwegian newspaper reprints Prophet Mohammed cartoons

The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has reproduced the controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.


They were used to illustrate an article about Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist whose home was broken into by an Islamist armed with an axe a week ago.

It printed six out of the 12 drawings that infuriated Muslims around the world when the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten first published them in 2005.

Several of the drawings were seen as linking Islam and its revered prophet to terrorism and suicide bombings, with Westergaard's cartoon showing him wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb.

On Jan 2, an axe-wielding 28-year-old man broke into Westergaard's home screaming for "revenge" and "blood". Police - alerted by the cartoonist who had hidden in a panic room - shot and arrested him.

Aftenposten's editor, Hilde Haugsgjerd, said it seemed "natural and justified to republish the artistic and journalistic body of work that is likely the cause of this violence".

Aftenposten first published copies of the cartoons in 2005 but did not join newspapers in many other countries when they reprinted in 2006 some or all of them, citing freedom of expression.

Angry crowds demonstrated across the Muslim world, leaving dozens of people dead in riots and causing damage to Danish embassies and the country's export trade due to boycotts.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Konsert Opick @ Bangsar


019-388 0528 UST HAMIZUL


Posted by Picasa