Religious Capital – Hellven http://hellven.org/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:32:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://hellven.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-2-32x32.png Religious Capital – Hellven http://hellven.org/ 32 32 Does your college town suck? Notre-Dame University https://hellven.org/does-your-college-town-suck-notre-dame-university/ https://hellven.org/does-your-college-town-suck-notre-dame-university/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:59:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/does-your-college-town-suck-notre-dame-university/ New to the roster this season: we’ll take a look at the various college towns of Wisconsin opponents. We will answer all important questions: is it a state capital? What is the population? Does he have a Culver’s? Facts: City: Notre-Dame, Indiana Cut: 1,274 square miles Site: 41 ° 42′01 ″ N 86 ° 14′19 […]]]>

New to the roster this season: we’ll take a look at the various college towns of Wisconsin opponents. We will answer all important questions: is it a state capital? What is the population? Does he have a Culver’s?

Facts:

City: Notre-Dame, Indiana

Cut: 1,274 square miles

Site: 41 ° 42′01 ″ N 86 ° 14′19 ″ W

Population: 6 342 (2020)

State Capitol? No

Time zone: East

Landmarks: The Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus, Basilica of the Sacred Heart

On:

Notre Dame, Indiana is a designated census place, located north of South Bend, Indiana. A census designated locality is a statistical geographic entity representing closely established, unincorporated communities that are locally recognized and identified by name. These are the equivalents of incorporated places, the main differences being the absence of a legally defined border and an inactive and functional government.

Notre Dame, the designated location for the census, includes the campuses of three schools: the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College. It is divided between the townships of Clay and Portage.

As you can see, it is a very holy place… the fact that the religious communities of Sainte-Croix have three main seats in Notre-Dame reinforces the religiosity of the region. The Sisters of Holy Cross have their congregational administration on the Saint Mary’s campus, the provincial offices are located on the Holy Cross campus.

Because unincorporated communities do not have municipal governments, their government entities are the United States Post Office and university police forces. The University of Notre Dame also has its own water and electricity utilities and a fire department.

Some iconic monuments that you will find at the University of Notre Dame include, but are not limited to, the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus, and the Basilica of Our Sacred Heart.

The Golden Dome is the roof of the administration headquarters, but it is recognizable by its shiny appearance, covered with real gold leaf. The dome can also be seen for miles around on a clear day.

Touchdown Jesus is the “The Word of Life” mural on the side of the Hesburgh Library. The reason for the name is that Jesus is facing the north end area of ​​the football stadium and his arms are raised, which practically means a touchdown.

Finally, the Basilica of Our Sacred Heart is the tallest structure on campus, with a 12-foot golden cross atop its bell tower. It also features a Gothic-inspired design with murals and stained glass windows.

Bars:

If you’re looking for bars in the census-designated Notre Dame district, look no further than Legends of Notre Dame, which is a university-owned sports bar. Legends also offers a full beer and wine list with cocktails. The menu ranges from Irish nachos, wings, burgers, fish and chips to Monk Malloy’s Guinness, to Nutella donuts on the dessert menu.

If you’re looking for something off campus, your best bet is to head to South Bend, where you’ll find a plethora of local drinking establishments with an Irish theme, such as Finnie Next Door, The Blarney Stone, and O’Rourke’s Public. House.

Oh, and South Bend has several Culver’s restaurants. Jesus and ice cream, what more could you ask for?

Stadium:

The Notre-Dame stadium has a capacity of 80,795 seats and was inaugurated in 1930. Prior to construction in 1997, the stadium accommodated only 59,075 spectators, which resulted in a sharp increase in attendance once construction was completed. , which cost $ 50 million.

The Notre Dame Stadium recently made headlines as the stadium was not large enough for Purdue’s ‘Biggest Drum in the World’, leaving the Boilermakers without the great percussion instrument for the first time since 1979.

“According to a communication from the University of Notre Dame, our group will not be allowed to pass the biggest drum in the world through its tunnel and onto the football field for Saturday’s game,” said Aaron Yoder, gatekeeper. spoken by groups and orchestras of the university. . “Notre Dame Athletics has limited the use of its main tunnel to its own football team and group, which is the only entrance large enough for the drum. We were told that visiting teams and bands should use a separate tunnel which is much smaller. Our drum stands about 10 feet tall on its cart and weighs 565 pounds, so it doesn’t even come close to fitting in that other tunnel.

Isn’t that one of those religious sayings “let your neighbors use your biggest tunnel for their drum?” ” No? Anyway, I don’t think that’s what Jesus would have done …

Previously, Purdue had used the main tunnel to bring the drum to the grounds of Notre Dame Stadium, but renovations in 2017 added a tunnel for visitors, which has a smaller opening, so the drum does not fit. You could say that Purdue’s percussion could not penetrate the passage.

Does your college town suck?

Regardless of my chances of getting hit (hit? Hit?) I’ll say yes, Notre Dame sucks. If I haven’t been struck in a church yet, I don’t think I will after I write this …

The fact that it’s its own little non-town seems pretentious, which is reason enough for it to be a college town, because technically it’s not even a town! Also, I don’t like Purdue as much as the guy next door, but come on, let them put their fat (editor’s note: stupid) drum in your big hole, Notre Dame. This is what Jesus would have wanted.

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Nigerian mega-churches practice the prosperity they preach https://hellven.org/nigerian-mega-churches-practice-the-prosperity-they-preach/ https://hellven.org/nigerian-mega-churches-practice-the-prosperity-they-preach/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 21:44:18 +0000 https://hellven.org/nigerian-mega-churches-practice-the-prosperity-they-preach/ “THE LORD love a cheerful giver, ”proclaims a preacher as she warms up worshipers for Bishop David Abioye’s third service of the day at the 15,000-seat Living Faith Church near Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. “As you abandon your offers today, your financial captivity will definitely be reversed,” she promises. Among the Bible verses are […]]]>
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The Middle East in shambles, but the world has changed for the time being https://hellven.org/the-middle-east-in-shambles-but-the-world-has-changed-for-the-time-being/ https://hellven.org/the-middle-east-in-shambles-but-the-world-has-changed-for-the-time-being/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:10:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/the-middle-east-in-shambles-but-the-world-has-changed-for-the-time-being/ BEIRUT (AP) – Not so long ago, uprisings and wars in the Arab world were high on the agenda of United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York. With most of these conflicts deadlocked, the world’s attention has shifted to more daunting global challenges such as the still raging coronavirus pandemic and climate change, as […]]]>

BEIRUT (AP) – Not so long ago, uprisings and wars in the Arab world were high on the agenda of United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York.

With most of these conflicts deadlocked, the world’s attention has shifted to more daunting global challenges such as the still raging coronavirus pandemic and climate change, as well as new crises in the besieged region. Tigray in Ethiopia and the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

But the situation in the Middle East has deteriorated dramatically in more countries and in several ways over the past two years. Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen are on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe, with soaring poverty and an economic implosion threatening to plunge the region into even deeper turmoil.

“The region has been squeezed out by other global crises, but there is also a sense of Western desperation after so many years of crisis,” said Julien Barnes-Dacey, director of the Middle East and North Africa program at European Council on Foreign Relations. .

After more than a decade of bloodshed and unrest sparked by the Arab Spring uprisings and the attack on an Islamic State group, most Arab countries in the region have found themselves in a military stalemate or conflict frozen, accompanied by worsening economies, rising poverty rates and more severe repression.

In Yemen, an ongoing six-year war has spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, leaving the country on the brink of famine. The head of the UN food agency warned Wednesday that 16 million people there “are walking towards famine”. Libya, torn for years by rival militias backed by foreign governments, is struggling to find unity. risk their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, once countries that were the cultural heart of the Middle East, are all experiencing significant economic dismantling, spurred among other things by corruption and political leaders anxious to preserve their own interests rather than respond to basic needs of their people.

The most shocking fall over the past two years has been in Lebanon, a small multi-religious nation in the eastern Mediterranean with the highest proportion of refugees per capita in the world. The country has been in free fall since the onset of a financial crisis in late 2019, plunging around three-quarters of the population into poverty in recent months and triggering a brain drain unprecedented since the days of civil war of 1975- 90. This was accelerated by the massive explosion in the Port of Beirut in August 2020 which killed more than 200 people and destroyed parts of the city.

Long proud of their entrepreneurial skills, the Lebanese now find it difficult to obtain electricity, fuel or medicine, and most households can hardly gather enough for their next meal.

“If you are a Lebanese civilian, you are probably more likely to die from a drug shortage in 2021 than from a bullet in the 1970s and 1980s,” said Joyce Karam, Lebanese journalist and assistant science professor. policies to George Washington. University.

“Economic devastation is eating away at the pillars of the state in a way that is becoming irreversible.”

A complete collapse in Lebanon could send a new wave of refugees to Europe. In Iraq, plagued by poverty, poor infrastructure and an unresolved displacement problem, desperation could lead to renewed violence.

The 11-day Gaza war this summer, the latest round of fighting between Israel and the militant Hamas group that rules the territory, has also had little success so far this year. Over 4,000 homes in Gaza have been destroyed or severely damaged and 250 people have been killed, most of them civilians. Thirteen people died in Israel.

“How many more houses will be lost?” How many more children will die before the world wakes up? Jordan’s King Abdullah said in a pre-recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

While many meetings of the United Nations General Assembly over the past 10 years have been characterized by a wave of diplomatic activity to find a political solution to the crises in the countries of the Middle East, none of them should feature prominently, if at all, in this year’s meetings in New York. .

“Western actors feel short of ideas and energy to focus high-level attention on setting the region on a better course, especially given the broader global challenges,” said Barnes- Dacey.

A combination of war weariness, donor weariness, and a long list of other global issues has forced Syria, Yemen and other conflicts in the Middle East to take a back seat as world leaders appear to be sidelined. resign to living with destroyed and divided nations for the foreseeable future.

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Joe Biden did not mention the simmering crises in the Arab world, instead focusing on the global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change , tensions with China and the American withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Karam, the Lebanese journalist, said Team Biden has its hands full between COVID-19, the exit from Afghanistan and the pivot to Asia.

“But they run the risk of letting these crises escalate and being forced to intervene later when they get out of hand or pose a threat to US interests,” she said.

Yet analysts say neither Europe nor the West can afford to ignore the economic implosion that is happening in the Middle East.

“For Europe, to see much of its eastern and southern borders turn into a huge arc of crisis is above all a lost opportunity on a staggering scale,” said Heiko Wimmen, Project Director for Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to the International Crisis Group. He said the destabilization would be projected in Europe and, to a lesser extent due to distance, in the United States, fueling desperation, migration and instability and at the same time giving momentum and credibility to the people. far-right ideological tendencies.

He said that while the United States may want to extricate itself from the region, the Europeans do not have that luxury.

“You can’t be safe if your neighbors’ house is on fire,” Wimmen said.

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Sunni academics who left Afghanistan hope Islam’s message of tolerance will survive the Taliban https://hellven.org/sunni-academics-who-left-afghanistan-hope-islams-message-of-tolerance-will-survive-the-taliban/ https://hellven.org/sunni-academics-who-left-afghanistan-hope-islams-message-of-tolerance-will-survive-the-taliban/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:50:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/sunni-academics-who-left-afghanistan-hope-islams-message-of-tolerance-will-survive-the-taliban/ Shawki Abuzeid, an Egyptian cleric and head of Al-Azhar’s mission in Afghanistan, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, Egypt on August 29, 2021. Photo taken on August 29, 2021. REUTERS / Sayed Sheasha CAIRO, September 22 (Reuters) – Clerics at the former Egyptian headquarters of Sunni study Al-Azhar, who have spent years teaching […]]]>

Shawki Abuzeid, an Egyptian cleric and head of Al-Azhar’s mission in Afghanistan, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, Egypt on August 29, 2021. Photo taken on August 29, 2021. REUTERS / Sayed Sheasha

CAIRO, September 22 (Reuters) – Clerics at the former Egyptian headquarters of Sunni study Al-Azhar, who have spent years teaching in Afghanistan and planning to open an education center for girls, hope that their tolerant message of Islam will survive the return of the Taliban.

The 1,000-year-old institution opened a mission in Kabul in 2007, promoting what its clerics describe as the peaceful tradition of Islam in a country where guerrillas have used religion as a justification for fighting for decades.

The 23-person mission was repatriated to Egypt after being briefly stranded in Kabul when the Taliban invaded the Afghan capital last month.

“There must be a presence for Al-Azhar in the country of Afghanistan, so that we can communicate with the Afghan people and youth, to spread the message of tolerance of Islam,” said Shawki Abuzeid, the chief. of the 58-year-old mission. in an interview in Cairo.

Al-Azhar has hosted 700 Afghan male students in Kabul, and over the years thousands of them have pursued studies in religion and Arabic at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. The mission also gave lectures and sermons, and contributed commentary to the Afghan media.

He was preparing to open a new education center for girls. Abuzeid expressed hope that the Taliban will keep their promise to let girls and women study.

“The Taliban come from the fabric of the Afghan people, and as I have heard from the media and from our contacts with professors and university directors and some important people, the thinking has changed and they appreciate women, and they said they will educate them but in a way compatible with Islamic law.

Any return from the mission would depend on the approval of the Egyptian leadership. But the scholarship taught by Al-Azhar “does not change with the change of system or ruler,” said Mohamed Wardany, spokesman for the Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy.

“Al-Azhar’s legacy is a legacy that is passed down from generation to generation, it is not just transitory information but a way of thinking,” he said.

“If there is stability and the Taliban withdraw from their ideas and the state returns to stability by popular will, then Al-Azhar is not opposed to the return of his mission.”

Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad Writing by Nadeen Ebrahim Editing by Aidan Lewis and Peter Graff

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Damning report on religious order as abuse conference opens in Warsaw https://hellven.org/damning-report-on-religious-order-as-abuse-conference-opens-in-warsaw/ https://hellven.org/damning-report-on-religious-order-as-abuse-conference-opens-in-warsaw/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:23:06 +0000 https://hellven.org/damning-report-on-religious-order-as-abuse-conference-opens-in-warsaw/ Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, center, member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, at the Warsaw Conference. CNS Photo / courtesy EpiskopatNews A report on sexual abuse in the great Dominican order in Poland, the first lay-led inquiry commissioned by the Church, confirmed widespread cover-ups, along with a major conference being held in […]]]>

Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, center, member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, at the Warsaw Conference.

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A report on sexual abuse in the great Dominican order in Poland, the first lay-led inquiry commissioned by the Church, confirmed widespread cover-ups, along with a major conference being held in Warsaw on combating human rights. abuses committed by the Catholic clergy in Eastern Europe. .

The 260-page report, compiled with dozens of testimonies since April, said the Dominican provincial in Wroclaw, identified only as Father Pawel, “caused suffering to adults who saw him as a spiritual leader,” adding that the chapter of western Poland had developed “all the characteristics of a sect” under his leadership.

He indicated that the Dominican, in detention since March, had raped several women, including a nun, but added that other Dominicans, including a well-known leader of the order, Father Maciej Zieba (1954-2020), n ‘had “done nothing for many years, even when the injured parties often turned to them”.

The report was released at a large conference open on Sunday in the Polish capital, attended by Church officials and child protection experts from 20 countries, to coordinate responses to the abuse crisis .

In a video message to the four-day meeting, co-hosted by the Vatican Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and the Polish Bishops’ Conference, the Pope urged Church leaders not to allow welfare victims be “sidelined in favor of a mistaken concern for the reputation of the institutional Church.” A statement from the Pontifical Commission said that sexual abuse had “tragically infiltrated the Church in all countries and cultures.”

Meanwhile, an expert from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, German Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, told Vatican Radio that bishops in the region had now generally established “law enforcement lines.”

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, who heads the 150-member Polish Bishops’ Conference, where 10 mostly retired prelates have been sanctioned for ignoring complaints of abuse, told the conference on Sunday that his church had appointed a coordinator of child protection in 2013, while ensuring that all dioceses and religious orders now have care specialists.

However, several victims told the conference that Church proceedings still lacked transparency and favored perpetrators, while a member of the organizing committee, Ewa Kusz, told Vatican Radio that many victims of Eastern Europe remained “completely alone in their suffering” and feared being “treated as nuisances disturbing the sacred peace”.

In response to the Dominican Order’s report, the Catholic Primate of Poland, Archbishop Wojciech Polak, promised that the whole Church would “take its recommendations to heart” by “standing unequivocally on the side of the injured and effectively protecting the weakest “.

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The leader of the Uyghur group in exile rejected his attempt to enter Turkey – radio free Asia https://hellven.org/the-leader-of-the-uyghur-group-in-exile-rejected-his-attempt-to-enter-turkey-radio-free-asia/ https://hellven.org/the-leader-of-the-uyghur-group-in-exile-rejected-his-attempt-to-enter-turkey-radio-free-asia/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:22:44 +0000 https://hellven.org/the-leader-of-the-uyghur-group-in-exile-rejected-his-attempt-to-enter-turkey-radio-free-asia/ Dolkun Isa, the chairman of the Munich-based exile group (WUC), was turned back at the airport in the Turkish capital Ankara and repatriated to Germany on Monday, two weeks after learning that a travel ban against him had been waived, he and his lawyer said. On September 1, the Ankara Administrative Court issued a judgment […]]]>

Dolkun Isa, the chairman of the Munich-based exile group (WUC), was turned back at the airport in the Turkish capital Ankara and repatriated to Germany on Monday, two weeks after learning that a travel ban against him had been waived, he and his lawyer said.

On September 1, the Ankara Administrative Court issued a judgment lifting a travel ban imposed on Isa that had prevented him from traveling to Turkey since 2008, a decision that Turkish immigration authorities accepted and forwarded to the Isa’s lawyer Ilyas Dogan on September 6, Dogun said.

“Dolkun Isa came to Turkey to visit Erkin Alptekin, the former president of the Uyghur World Congress, currently hospitalized in Ankara. Unfortunately, the passport control police at Ankara airport did not allow him to enter Turkey. Mr. Isa has been sent back to Germany, ”he told reporters at Ankara Esenboga Airport in the capital.

Dogun, a law professor at Hacı Bayram University in Ankara, said that just days after the previous ban was lifted, the Turkish Interior Ministry imposed a second blacklist on Isa’s behalf on the 6th. September.

“The Turkish government has acted in a shameful manner. From here we can see that the decisions made by the courts in Turkey have no effect. The ban on Mr. Isa is against Turkish law and illegal, so we will sue the Turkish government, ”he said.

In a statement released by the WUC, Isa said he was “deeply disheartened that the Turkish authorities are still denying me entry, despite my ban being lifted by the Ankara Administrative Court.”

The Turkish authorities again unfairly denied me entry for something I had never done, ”added Isa, who had obtained a master’s degree in political science in Turkey in the mid-1990s before graduating. political asylum in Germany.

“Since 2008, Mr. Isa has been denied entry to Turkey due to allegations of threats to national security,” WUC said.

He was refused entry to Turkey in August 2008 and October 2011, and was the subject of a red notice issued by INTERPOL at the request of the Chinese government from 1997 to 2018, the group said.

“Mr. Isa has been falsely accused of threatening national security in Turkey,” WUC said.

“The WUC reiterates once again that Turkey and the international community are diligently considering political demands sent by the Chinese government instead of accepting them without any legal process or proof,” he said.

Turkey is home to around 50,000 Uyghurs, who share linguistic and cultural ties with the Mediterranean country.

Last week, Isa opened a “Wall of the Disappeared” exhibition in front of the UN in Geneva with images of Uyghurs missing and suspected of being held in internment camps in Xinjiang.

“We at the Uyghur World Congress aim to counter China’s propaganda and disinformation campaign at the UN by holding our own exhibitions with facts and truth about Chinese atrocities,” said Isa, whose mother is died at the age of 78 in a Xinjiang internment camp in May 2018 after serving her sentence. one year for “religious extremism”.

Reported and translated by Alim Seytoff and Mamatjan Juma for the RFA Uyghur service. Written in English by Paul Eckert.

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Case filed against a cleric for hoisting the Taliban flag https://hellven.org/case-filed-against-a-cleric-for-hoisting-the-taliban-flag/ https://hellven.org/case-filed-against-a-cleric-for-hoisting-the-taliban-flag/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:55:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/case-filed-against-a-cleric-for-hoisting-the-taliban-flag/ Islamabad: Pakistani police have filed a complaint against the influential intransigent cleric of a highly sensitive seminary for hoisting the flag of the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (IEA) in Islamabad. Maulana Abdul Aziz, a well-known hardline cleric and staunch supporter of the Taliban, hoisted the Taliban flag over Jamia Hafsa Seminary, a religious school for […]]]>

Islamabad: Pakistani police have filed a complaint against the influential intransigent cleric of a highly sensitive seminary for hoisting the flag of the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (IEA) in Islamabad.

Maulana Abdul Aziz, a well-known hardline cleric and staunch supporter of the Taliban, hoisted the Taliban flag over Jamia Hafsa Seminary, a religious school for women in Islamabad.

According to the details, the police have registered a complaint against Aziz, accusing him of sedition and terrorism after refusing to remove the flag from the seminary. More details revealed that Aziz and his supporters had prevented police from entering the building. However, the capital’s deputy commissioner then tweeted and confirmed that the flag had been removed, the area had been cleaned up and a case had been filed against the cleric.

Aziz’s open support for the Taliban is an open secret since in 2007 he was sentenced to two years in prison for maintaining close ties to al-Qaeda and leading a rebellion group in Jamia Hafsa and at the Red Mosque.

In 2007, a major operation was carried out in which dozens of people, including Aziz’s younger brother, were killed.

Aziz remains an open supporter of the Taliban and demands the imposition of the Islamic Shriah system in the country. His affiliation and affinity with the Taliban may be well established by the fact that a library in the Red Mosque bears the name of Osama Bin Laden, who honors him as a martyr.

The Red Mosque has remained closed since the 2007 offensive. However, Aziz remains loud and clear about his demands and his support for the Taliban.

Aziz still enjoys broad support from the population. However, since 2007, he has not been allowed to give sermons at the Red Mosque.

“We have already worked for the establishment of an Islamic governance system in Pakistan and we will continue our efforts,” Aziz said in a statement.

The latest incident has raised serious concerns about the support that clerics like Aziz are giving the Taliban, as they have a huge following and most of them run huge seminars with thousands of students.

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August this year saw a festive response from many in Pakistan, with locals, clerics and even politicians expressing their joy at the developments in the neighboring country, which they call a major loss for NATO and the United States. .

This sentiment and unbridled support for the Taliban make the challenge of countering the likelihood of threats of a pro-Taliban uproar or assault or offensive even more difficult for Pakistani security forces.

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IPL 2021 broadcast banned in Afghanistan due to possible anti-Islam content https://hellven.org/ipl-2021-broadcast-banned-in-afghanistan-due-to-possible-anti-islam-content/ https://hellven.org/ipl-2021-broadcast-banned-in-afghanistan-due-to-possible-anti-islam-content/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 02:37:43 +0000 https://hellven.org/ipl-2021-broadcast-banned-in-afghanistan-due-to-possible-anti-islam-content/ The UAE stage of IPL 2021 will not air in Afghanistan, as has been the case in the past, due to possible “anti-Islam content” that could be aired during programming. Afghanistan, now under the control of the Taliban. The regime has banned most forms of entertainment – including many sports – and women have been […]]]>

The UAE stage of IPL 2021 will not air in Afghanistan, as has been the case in the past, due to possible “anti-Islam content” that could be aired during programming. Afghanistan, now under the control of the Taliban. The regime has banned most forms of entertainment – including many sports – and women have been banned from playing sports altogether. Former media director and Afghanistan Cricket Board reporter Mr Ibrahim Momand tweeted that due to possible anti-Islam content, girls dancing and the presence of women with barred hair in the Islamic Emirates of the Taliban, IPL broadcasting is banned in the country.

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Even though die-hard Islamists showed they didn’t mind the men playing cricket, hosting a match in the capital Kabul soon after the foreign forces withdrew, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai, the new Afghan director general of sports, had refused last week to answer the question of whether women will be allowed to play sports, which will be left to top Taliban leaders to decide. The takeover has called into question the future of Afghanistan’s participation in test matches, as under International Cricket Council regulations, nations must also have an active women’s team.

Previously, Australian cricket chiefs threatened to cancel a landmark first test between the two countries – due to take place in November – after a senior Taliban official said on television it was “not necessary” that women play. power, before being ousted in 2001, the Taliban banned most forms of entertainment – including many sports – and stadiums were used as public places of execution. Pakistan across the border.

The Afghan men’s team are also set to play in the T20 World Cup from October 17 to November 14 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) last week urged Australia not to punish its men’s team, saying it was “powerless to change Afghanistan’s culture and religious environment”. He said all 25 members of the women’s team opted to stay in Afghanistan, although a BBC report earlier this month reported that members were in hiding.

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Thousands of people protest for LGBTQ + rights in Ukraine despite some opposition https://hellven.org/thousands-of-people-protest-for-lgbtq-rights-in-ukraine-despite-some-opposition/ https://hellven.org/thousands-of-people-protest-for-lgbtq-rights-in-ukraine-despite-some-opposition/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 13:08:55 +0000 https://hellven.org/thousands-of-people-protest-for-lgbtq-rights-in-ukraine-despite-some-opposition/ KYIV (Reuters) – Thousands of people, including soldiers and diplomats, marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital on Sunday in an annual gay pride parade despite some opposition to an event canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers said around 7,000 people attended the equality march this year, up from 8,000 in 2019, which […]]]>

KYIV (Reuters) – Thousands of people, including soldiers and diplomats, marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital on Sunday in an annual gay pride parade despite some opposition to an event canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers said around 7,000 people attended the equality march this year, up from 8,000 in 2019, which saw the highest turnout since the event launched a decade ago despite the opposition from religious and nationalist groups.

Homophobia is widespread in Ukraine, according to a survey by the sociological group “Rating” published in August, which indicated that 47% of those questioned had a negative view of the LGBTQ + community.

The protesters were flanked by police as a few hundred anti-gay protesters gathered nearby, but there was no violence.

“So fantastic to be on the street alongside my cool

@UKinUkraine colleagues and friends supporting LGBTQ groups in Ukraine, ”British Ambassador Melinda Simmons wrote on Twitter.

She posted a photo of herself surrounded by dozens of smiling young people with rainbow flags, some wearing rainbow masks.

“We want to protect the rights of LGBT people because they are first and foremost human,” student Olexandra told Reuters.

Dressed in a military uniform, Anastasia, a veteran of the war against Russia-backed separatists, said the military had issues with equal rights.

“The rules of the service do not allow you to reveal your (real) face,” she said. “This is the second time that we have come to the pride (March) to say openly that in the military and other organizations usually not associated with the LGBT movement, there are also LGBT people.”

The government has increased support for LGBTQ + rights since Western-backed leaders took office in 2014. Parliament passed a law in 2015 to outlaw discrimination in the workplace, but it does not allow same-sex marriage or adoption of children.

“It’s already the 10th pride, it’s successful, it went smoothly,” Leni Emson, director of the non-governmental organization KyivPride, told reporters.

Ukrainian mediator Lyudmyla Denisova wrote on Facebook on Sunday that the constitution recognizes all people “equal in rights from birth, regardless of their characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity.”

“I urge citizens to be tolerant of one another and to refrain from any manifestation of discrimination,” she said.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets and Sergiy Karazy; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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Events after Kamba Ramayanam – The New Indian Express https://hellven.org/events-after-kamba-ramayanam-the-new-indian-express/ https://hellven.org/events-after-kamba-ramayanam-the-new-indian-express/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 23:51:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/events-after-kamba-ramayanam-the-new-indian-express/ It’s pretty dumb, politically and socially, to question what God does. But sometimes God himself makes us ask ourselves questions. Familiar legends tell us what happened one day when he allowed the leaders of the world’s great democracies to meet him and ask him all the questions. This is what followed. Joe Biden asked God, […]]]>

It’s pretty dumb, politically and socially, to question what God does. But sometimes God himself makes us ask ourselves questions. Familiar legends tell us what happened one day when he allowed the leaders of the world’s great democracies to meet him and ask him all the questions. This is what followed.

Joe Biden asked God, “When will America become the most magnificent nation on earth admired by all?” God said, “In about five years. Biden burst into tears. “Five years? I won’t be there to see it.
Then Boris Johnson asked God how long it would take Britain to become a beautiful nation admired by all. God said, “About 25 years. Johnson started to cry, “25 years? I won’t be there to see it.

It was then the turn of the immaculately groomed Narendra Modi to ask God in Hindi Shudh how long it will take India to become a beautiful land admired by all. Hearing this, God burst into tears. Through sobs, God said, “I won’t be here to see it. “

Didn’t Kamba Ramayanam see India as a splendid land admired by all for the piety that reigned among its people? Kambar looked at Ayodhya and wrote: “There were no guards because there were no thieves. No one has ever given because no one has ever taken. As no one in this city ever stopped learning, no one was ignorant and no one had fully learned. Since everyone had as much as they needed, none were poor and none were rich.

In today’s India everyone is poor or rich, no one is educated and all are ignorant, no one ever gives but all takes. But we don’t have to worry. While Kambar has become irrelevant, Narendra Modi has become not only relevant but always ready to take action. He has already come out with “Ayodhya Vision – 2047”, a plan drawn up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of India’s independence. It may take 26 long years, but Modiji is a far-sighted leader whose ability to foresee things and plan well in advance has already benefited India, as citizens know. Reports indicate that he plans to develop Ayodhya as a modern city even though its ancient cultural heritage is kept intact.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is currently an inspired man. It is full of ideas for making Ayodhya an “international spiritual city” and the “city of Ram”. Given his record, Adityanath may well end up wreaking havoc in the city. When it was Faizabad, the first capital of the Nawabs of Awadh, it had the grandeur of an imperial capital. After Yogi Adityanath renamed the district to Ayodhya in 2018, life was patriotically lackluster.

These are days when Valmiki is forgotten and only Tulsidas attracts attention. Adi Kavi Valmiki, who composed Adi Kavya, had a literary grandeur that was in a class of its own. His Kavya remained a literary work for over 20 centuries until Tulsidas transformed it into a religious text in the 16th century. Religion won, literature lost.

Tulsidas made changes to Valmiki’s text with abandon. The Hanuman of Valmiki, for example, was a human belonging to the vanara tribe while Tulsidas transformed him into an undisguised monkey. Valmiki’s Dasaratha had 350 wives, Tulsidas reduced it to three. In the original Valmiki, Sita was kidnapped by Ravana. In the Tulsidas version, the kidnapped Sita was a clone of the real Sita; Rama had handed over the real Sita to Lord Agni before the rapture took place. The titles further emphasize the difference between the two versions. Valmiki wrote the Ramayana while Tulsidas wrote Ramacharitmanas. Tamil poet Kambar made it even more obvious by naming his work Ramavataram.

The way the Ramayana has spread to the cultures of Southeast Asia is a phenomenon in itself. When you land in Jakarta the first thing you notice is the imposing Krishnopadesam statue just outside the exit gates. In Bali, the statue of Ghatotkacha in his magnificent chariot dominates the geography. There are 4,600 Hindu temples in Bali and Vijaya Dasami is a national holiday there. But don’t miss the fact that these are cultural rather than religious features of life in this country.

Indonesian national hero Sukarno was named after Karnan. Wayang puppet shows built around Ramayana episodes are popular year round. The national bank of Indonesia is named Kubera while its national airline is Garuda Indonesia. We should see this as proof of the cultural influence that India once exerted. To see them as proof of India’s supremacy would be foolish. Rather, we should see them as proof of the influence India has lost in the course of politics.

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