Monday, October 22, 2007

Verdict unclear in Muslim charity terror-funding trial

Verdict unclear in Muslim charity terror-funding trialHouston Chronicle, United States - 12 minutes agoThe verdicts questioned by the jurors were on charges against Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development as well as former chief executive Shukri Abu ...

Turkish Troops, Weapons Head Toward Iraq Amid Word of Cease-Fire, CA - 11 minutes agoSIRNAK, Turkey (AP) -- Iraq's president says rebel Kurds in the northern part of the country will announce a cease-fire today. ...

If a woman brings shame to the family--through allegations of premarital or extramarital sex, by refusing an arranged marriage, or attempting to obtain a divorce--her male relatives are bound by duty and culture to murder her.

onor is everything," says Ahmed, a 52-year-old Palestinian Muslim. "If a person loses his honor, he becomes like an animal." The significance of honor among Muslims is complex, especially when compared to Western standards, but in the high-context, collectivist cultures of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, the inappropriate behavior of relatives brings shame to everyone in the extended family.

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