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World Hijab Day

Post by Witness » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:09 am

Wikipedia wrote:World Hijab Day is an annual event founded by Nazma Khan in 2013. The event takes place on February 1st each year in 140 countries worldwide. Its stated purpose is to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab. Event organizers describe it as an opportunity for non-Muslim women to experience the hijab.
Glowing review on, e. g., Al Jazeera:
"7 yrs ago, I decided to make the best decision of my life. I truly believe I have found myself as a person. I felt so strong & empowered when I put my hijab on, as if I were placing a crown on my head."-Samah
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And in other news:
The Jakarta Post wrote:Minister supports hijab requirement for airline cabin crew to Aceh

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has expressed his support for Aceh Besar Regent Mawardi Ali’s decision to require female cabin crew members of airlines to wear hijab on routes destined for provinces that observe sharia.

Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport, the main airport of Aceh province, is located in Aceh Besar regency.

“I think it's a good idea because it's part of sharia and is only in Aceh. I support it,” Budi said in Jakarta on Wednesday as reported by Antara.

Previously, Mawardi had sent letters to all general managers of airlines flying to Aceh asking them to require female cabin crew members to wear hijab.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018 ... -aceh.html
The Guardian wrote:Tehran hijab protest: Iranian police arrest 29 women

“Following calls by satellite channels under a campaign called White Wednesdays, 29 of those who had been deceived to remove their hijab have been arrested by the police,” the semi-official Tasnim news, which is affiliated to the elite Revolutionary Guards, reported on Thursday.

The reformist Shargh newspaper covered the protestsunder the headline “Reactions to the removal of headscarves in the streets”. Such discussions have rarely reached national newspapers, which operate under heavy censorship, but comments by judicial officials allowed Shargh to write about the matter.

Soheila Jolodarzadeh, a female member of the Iranian parliament, said the protests were the result of longstanding restrictions. “They’re happening because of our wrong approach,” she said, according to the semi-official Ilna news agency. “We imposed restrictions on women and put them under unnecessary restrains. This is why ... girls of Enghelab Street are putting their headscarves on a stick.”

Iran’s prosecutor general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, described the protests on Wednesday as “childish”, “emotionally charged” and instigated “from outside the country”.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... t-29-women

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Re: World Hijab Day

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:22 am

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Re: World Hijab Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:23 am

Feb. 1st? Well I was out and about in Tokyo that day and I didn't see any hijabs myself. I do occasionally see them even here, mostly on women who appear to be foreigners, probably tourists, but I've even seen a couple that might have been Japanese women, judging from their appearance, although I can't confirm that. It's still a tiny minority in any case. There's a lot more Japanese Christians. There's a Catholic church not far from my house, and a smaller Protestant one. I see Jehovah's Witlesses handing out pamphlets down by the station, and they've even rung my doorbell a few times over the years. Hijabs are pretty rare though.
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Re: World Hijab Day

Post by Mentat » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:05 am

I didn't see any hijabs, but I did eat a few shish kebabs.
It's "pea-can", man.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:16 am

Mentat wrote: ... I did eat a few shish kebabs.
Literally?

Or is that slang for something? :notsure:
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Post by Mentat » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:17 am

Well, minus the wooden skewers.And the BBQing
It's "pea-can", man.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:49 am

I can declare March 8 to be World Badger Punting day, I could even make a slick web site for it. Doesn’t mean anyone will be punting badgers on March 8.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:55 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mentat wrote: ... I did eat a few shish kebabs.
Literally?

Or is that slang for something? :notsure:

Man, I heard of those when I was a kid. My mom even made them (until she became a vegetarian, back in the 70s :( ).
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Post by Grammatron » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:56 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:I can declare March 8 to be World Badger Punting day, I could even make a slick web site for it. Doesn’t mean anyone will be punting badgers on March 8.
Well hold on now, it may help ifyou expand on your long and proud tradition of Badger Punting. Is the story as rich and detailed as something as American as say....whacking day?

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:04 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:I can declare March 8 to be World Badger Punting day, I could even make a slick web site for it. Doesn’t mean anyone will be punting badgers on March 8.
But I do that every day anyway.
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Post by Mentat » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:04 am

They have world badgers in Japan?
It's "pea-can", man.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:40 am

Grammatron wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:I can declare March 8 to be World Badger Punting day, I could even make a slick web site for it. Doesn’t mean anyone will be punting badgers on March 8.
Well hold on now, it may help ifyou expand on your long and proud tradition of Badger Punting. Is the story as rich and detailed as something as American as say....whacking day?
Punting badgers is its own reward. It's amazing it needs a day set aside to encourage it, frankly
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:41 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:I can declare March 8 to be World Badger Punting day, I could even make a slick web site for it. Doesn’t mean anyone will be punting badgers on March 8.
But I do that every day anyway.
Okay, how about "there will be no more badger punting than any other day" then?
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Re: World Hijab Day

Post by Carr » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:24 am

There's no badger puntin' in the building.

If you must punt a badger, you punt on Sunday afternoon in the yard.

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Re: World Hijab Day

Post by Carr » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:24 am

There's no badger puntin' in the building.

If you must punt a badger, you punt on Sunday afternoon in the yard.

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Post by Grammatron » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:50 am

Double postin'?!

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:27 am

Oh, dear. Double postin'. :nope
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Post by gnome » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:51 pm

I bet complaining about a boss double postin' is a night in the box.
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Re: World Hijab Day

Post by Dragline » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:03 pm

Now, now Carr's just feelin' a bit under the weather. It's ain't water he's got in the mason jar.

But they've got their rules. Ain't got nothin' to do with us.
He ain't in the box because of the joke played on him. He back-sassed a free man. They got their rules. We ain't got nothin' to do with that. Would probably have happened to him sooner or later anyway, a complainer like him. He gotta learn the rules the same as anybody else.