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1  General Category / The Newsroom / 2 infants get Herpes from controversial Circumcision Rite on: July 23, 2014, 10:50:55 PM
Babies Hospitalized After Lesions Found on Private Parts


Two more infants in New York City have tested positive for herpes following a controversial circumcision rite.

Both babies are believed to have contracted the disease following metzitzah b’peh, a ritual in which the circumciser places his lips on the infant’s penis to suction blood from the circumcision wound.

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sent a health alert to doctors July 22 warning of the suspected cases.

In the first case, the baby had pustular lesions on the penis and genital area. He tested positive for herpes and was admitted to hospital for intravenous treatment.

In the second case, the baby developed lesions on his penis, thigh, and foot. The health alert did not say how the baby’s symptoms were treated.

The alert stated that both cases were consistent with transmission of herpes “during direct contact between the mouth of the ritual circumciser and the newly circumcised infant penis.”

Since 2000, 16 infants in New York City are suspected of contracting herpes following MBP. Two of those babies died and at least two others suffered brain damage.

The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has tried to warn parents of the risks of MBP, which is particularly prevalent among the city’s ultra-Orthodox Jews.

In January, 2013, the city instituted a regulation that forced mohels to get written consent from parents before performing the rite.

But ultra-Orthodox groups say that MBP is safe and many mohels refuse to comply with the regulation.

Since the regulation was enforced, four infants have contracted the disease.

The city’s health department did not respond immediately to a request for information about whether the mohel or mohels involved in the latest cases obtained written consent before performing MBP.


(Source: The Jewish Daily Forward)
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4  General Category / The Newsroom / Sikh group in UK calls Mahatma Gandhi a 'blatant racist', 'sexual weirdo' on: July 13, 2014, 01:07:14 PM
Sikhs in UK have announced a massive campaign to oppose Britain's plan to build a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at London's Parliament Square.

The Sikh Federation (UK) has written to Britain's culture secretary Sajid Javid who is leading the project.

Bhai Amrik Singh, chair of the Sikh Federation in his letter to Javid called Gandhi "a blatant racist, a sexual weirdo or worse a child abuser and someone discriminating on the basis of the Hindu caste system, which is now outlawed in the UK".
Singh said "it would therefore be totally inappropriate to have a statue of Gandhi erected in Parliament Square".

The Federation has also written to Philip Jackson, the British sculptor who has been approached by the British government to begin work on Gandhi's statue asking him to boycott the project.

The Federation is also writing to anti-racists groups, campaign groups opposed to paedophilia and organisations that have been working in the UK to have caste discrimination outlawed in the UK.

They are being urged to unite to oppose the statue and write to all UK politicians that support their causes "highlighting the other side to Gandhi's life that many choose to turn a blind eye".

The plan to have a Gandhi statue at Parliament Square in London was announced by British foreign secretary William Hague and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Tuesday.

They intend to have the monument in place early next year. Once installed, the statue will provide a focal point for commemoration next summer of the 100th anniversary of Gandhi's return to India from South Africa to start the struggle for self-rule, as well as the passing of 70 years since his death in 2018, and the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2019".

The memorial will stand alongside those to other international leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln.

Hague said "Gandhi's view of communal peace and resistance to division, his desire to drive India forward, and his commitment to non-violence left a legacy that is as relevant today as it was during his life. He remains a towering inspiration and a source of strength. We will honour him with a statue alongside those of other great leaders in Parliament Square".

Osborne added "As the father of the largest democracy in the world, it's time for Gandhi to take his place in front of the mother of Parliaments. He is a figure of inspiration, not just in Britain and India, but around the world. New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked his memory in his inaugural speech to Parliament. I hope this new memorial will be a lasting and fitting tribute to his memory in Britain, and a permanent monument to our friendship with India".

The Gandhi statue will be the 11th statue to be erected in Parliament square.



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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/other-news/Sikh-group-in-UK-calls-Mahatma-Gandhi-a-blatant-racist-sexual-weirdo/articleshow/38085777.cms
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10  General Category / The Newsroom / Islamic students to get aerospace studies scholarship if "they memorise Quran" on: June 08, 2014, 09:23:55 PM


The Terengganu state government will send five Islamic religious school students who memorise 30 "juzuk" of the Quran for aerospace studies abroad next year.

Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman said via the aerospace scientist programme, each student will be given full scholarship with all fees and expenses borne by the state government.

He said after graduation, they will serve the Terengganu Science and Creativity Centre (PSKT) for several years.

"This programme is a pilot project to produce Muslim scientists in aerospace which is currently dominated by the West.

"The missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 shows that we are short of experts in this field and have to rely on expertise from Western countries," he said after closing the Aerospace Carnival and Kite Competition 2014, in Kuala Terengganu today.

The state government needs to take this opportunity to produce Muslim aerospace scientists and focus on studying the Quran as there are still many secrets in the holy book.

Ahmad Razif said it is collaborating with Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) to prepare a working paper to identify suitable universities abroad.

"I have asked UMT to prepare a working paper on the cost and list suitable universities including from China, Russia and the United States as they are advanced in aerospace.

"Coincidently, this year UMT has signed an expert in aerospace from the United States. I will appoint him to be adviser to PSKT," he added. – Bernama, June 1, 2014.



Source: themalaysianinsider.com
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