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  • China's end of one-child plan doesn't dent Vietnamese spouse trade
  • The Hijab becomes a nationwide issue for Russia
  • Does the Koran need the female to wear a hijab?
  • Cholera epidemic spreads from Haiti to Cuba to Mexico
  • Obamacare software contractor CGI reports unexpectedly significant profit

China's end of one-child plan doesn't dent Vietnamese spouse trade

China announced this week a loosening inside its 30-year-old 1 child plan, permitting certain couples to have 2 youngsters, instead of having to stop at 1. Over the years, this plan has lead to countless information stories of government officials performing standard forced pregnancy checks of females, all method to getting up expectant girls, placing them into a clinic, plus forcing an abortion plus sterilization. The additional element of the pic which females, wanting a son because their just child, kill their unborn daughters following getting an ultrasound, or kill their newborn daughters following birth. One trick which various females selected is to take fertility drugs, hoping which their 1 pregnancy leads to twins or triplets. The happen of the one-child plan is the fact that there is a ratio of 1.18 guys to every woman inside China, providing rise to substantial social issues. 

The change to the one-child plan won't enable the active crop of young adult guys, that are unable to locate Chinese wives, many of who are "buying" Vietnamese wives. Purchasing Vietnamese wives is within a legal gray zone inside China -- from the law, however the law is not enforced. Matchmaking brokers charge $5-15,000 to aid a customer discover a Vietnamese spouse, that covers bills including a dowry, event feast, visas plus travel. However this matchmaking service is coming below improved scrutiny, because more young Vietnamese women are being kidnapped for sale, plus more Chinese men are being defrauded. Xinhua plus Global Times (Beijing)

The Hijab becomes a nationwide issue for Russia

The latest suicide bombing inside Volgograd with a woman suicide bomber has focused attention about ladies inside the North Caucasus, Russia's southern provinces. Russian authorities are improving stress about females whom wear Islamic dress, including the hijab, that covers the head, plus often the whole woman body. In December 2012, Russia's president Vladimir Putin categorically reported at a click meeting which "inside the culture (whenever I state 'our,' I mean conventional Islam), there are not any hijabs whatsoever," that is really a bizarre statement. Putin even forced mullahs, muftis plus different religious figures to agree with Putin's assertion. Muslims were infuriated whenever many Muslim women were barred from school for wearing hijabs. Putin hoped which announcing a return to the utilization of uniforms inside the country’s universities, because it was throughout the Soviet period, might solve the problem. But, inside an unexpected turn, a well-known figure inside the Russian Orthodox Church supported the Muslims, suggesting a campaign from the hijab could end up banning Orthodox kids from wearing crosses inside universities. This disagreement over the hijab is simply another element separating the Caucasian population within the cultural Russia population. Jamestown

Does the Koran need the girl to wear a hijab?

The Jamestown post referenced above states which the Koran needs females to wear a hijab, plus quotes a verse within the Koran. This had been a surprise to me, considering it can't potentially be true. Many Muslim nations need the hijab, several don't, however they're all Muslim nations. Based about this, I've usually assumed which the Koran did NOT need females to wear a hijab. So the reference inside the last post caught my interest. 

I looked up the referenced verse, 33:59, plus found a website that provides translations from different Islamic scholars. The results were very interesting: 

  • Sahih International: O Prophet, tell the wives plus the daughters as well as the ladies of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is a bit more right which they might be acknowledged plus not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving plus Merciful.
  • Pickthall: O Prophet! Tell thy wives plus thy daughters as well as the girls of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (whenever they go abroad). That is better, so they can be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
  • Yusuf Ali: O Prophet! Tell thy wives plus daughters, as well as the believing females, which they must cast their outer garments over their people (whenever abroad): which is many advantageous, which they ought to be recognized (because such) plus not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Many Merciful.
  • Shakir: O Prophet! state to the wives plus the daughters as well as the girls of the believers which they allow down on them their over-garments; this is more right, which they can be recognized, plus therefore they are not provided trouble; plus Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
  • Muhammad Sarwar: Prophet, tell a wives, daughters, as well as the wives of the believers to pay for their bosoms plus breasts. This may create them distinguishable from others plus safeguard them from being annoyed. God is All-forgiving plus All-merciful.
  • Mohsin Khan: O Prophet! Tell the wives plus the daughters as well as the females of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or 1 eye to find the way). That is better, which they ought to be acknowledged (because free decent women) thus because to not be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Many Merciful.
  • Arberry: O Prophet, state to thy wives plus daughters as well as the believing ladies, which they draw their veils close to them; thus it is actually likelier they is recognized, plus not hurt. God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.

In all instances, the translations are telling how to appear because a virtuous, decent Muslim girl, thus she are not annoyed or molested. However there is a variety. Muhammad Sarwar claims which breast ought to be covered, that is almost the direction inside Western countries. However Mohsin Khan informs girls to pay for their whole bodies, except for the eyes. In certain instances, the guidance just to whenever they "go abroad." 

So, because inside the case of everything else today, it all depends about your ideology. If you're a strict Muslim traditional, you'll choose the full body hijab translation; when you're more liberal, you'll choose the breasts-only translation, or anything involving a hijab. As in the case of Christianity as well as the Bible, you are able to believe countless things, plus virtually usually find a verse or 2 which is interpreted to help the position.

Cholera epidemic spreads from Haiti to Cuba to Mexico

Mexico is reporting 176 confirmed instances of cholera, including 1 death. Mexico had an outbreak of cholera between 1991 plus 2002, that was finally extinguished. The fresh outbreak has been traced back to the United Nations soldiers from Nepal, where cholera is endemic, that were transmitted to Haiti to help folks after the big Haiti earthquake in 2010. Because which time, the condition spread initially to the Dominican Republican, then to Cuba, where cholera hadn't been watched inside 100 years, plus from there to Mexico. It's feared which vacationers to Cuba from Chile, Venezuela, Italy, Germany plus Holland are inadvertently carrying the condition back house. Cholera is most frequently spread by food or by water supply. It's believed unlikely which the epidemic might spread to the United States, considering water is chlorinated. World Socialist Internet Site

Obamacare software contractor CGI reports unexpectedly excellent profit

CGI Group Inc., the leading contractor for the Obamacare website, reported much better than expected income inside the last quarter, based about a 53% rise inside profits. CGI, a Canadian software organization, mentioned which bookings of U.S. government company were sturdy, inspite of the website issues. 

Based about my years of experience because a senior software engineer, the Obamacare website could have cost $5-10 million, plus must have been functioning lengthy before today. If you consider the massive wastes and screwup which are typical of any government project, then the Obamacare site could have cost $10-25 million. 

Instead, I'm hearing reports, not being denied by anybody, which the net website cost $300-600 million, plus which it's a software technology catastrophe. 

So here are my questions: 

  • Where the heck did all which funds go? We're speaking regarding millions of wasted $. Into the bank accounts of what professionals or Obama management politicians did which cash go?
  • There are reports which CGI got the Obamacare deal considering there's a family connection with Michele Obama. Is which true?
  • There are reports which CGI is top-heavy with professionals, plus that's the cause why the fees are 10X or 20X what they could have been. Is which true?
  • Based found on the third quarter earnings plus profits, it appears which CGI has been financial rewarded by the Obama management for the catastrophe as well as for overcharging by 10-20X. Is anybody being held accountable for either the overcharging or the program catastrophe?
  • There are reports which the internet site bills are expected to surpass a billion $ in some months. Is which true?
  • How significant does the corruption plus scam go inside the Obama management?
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