Daily Archives: June 21, 2016

How Did Homosexuality Become So Offensive to the Muslim World? – by Ofri Ilany

How Did Homosexuality Become So Offensive to the Muslim World? –  It wasn’t always this way.

Rainbow flag - LGBT

Rainbow flag – LGBT

by Ofri Ilany – HAARETZ

In the 1820s, Egyptian scholar Rifaa al-Tahtawi visited Paris and remained there for several years. After his journey, he wrote about the lifestyle of the French, and the Europeans in general.

An important Islamic scholar, Tahtawi reported on the patriotism of the French and their recreational and eating habits. He devoted special attention to a surprising fact: European men love only women.

He noted with amazement that they don’t tend to love young boys, and – unlike the poets in his own country – refrained from writing poems in praise of their beauty. To the point where, he claimed, the French language doesn’t enable a man to write “I fell in love with a boy.”   Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – June 21, 2016

LATEST NEWS – 21 June 2016 – Kaieteur News

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Building the Political Revolution – The People’s Summit – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Building the Political Revolution | The People’s Summit – by Rosaliene Bacchus

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You may follow The People’s Summit on livestream. Check the schedule to see what might be most interesting to you. This year the theme is “Building the Political Revolution.”

This is what the The People’s Summit says about itself…

At a time of tremendous turmoil and progressive opportunity, we invite you to participate in a historic convening of organizations and individuals committed to social, racial and economic justice.

        Go to the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog for more  < click here

Photos – Brian Roman’s visit to Guyana for Jubilee Celebrations

Brian Roman arriving in Guyana

Brian Roman arriving in Guyana – more photos on link below

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Religious Leaders, Queens Residents Stand in Solidarity with Orlando

Religious Leaders, Queens Residents Stand in Solidarity with Orlando

By Shannan Ferry – Monday, June 20, 2016 – Time-Warner Cable News

Members of the NY Queens community spent Father’s Day honoring the victims of the country’s largest mass shooting.  NY1’s Shannan Ferry filed the following report.

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine2

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

A group of religious leaders and members of the Queens community sent a clear message on Sunday: that hate won’t be tolerated. They held a memorial service at Richi Rich Palace on Atlantic Avenue in honor of the 49 people shot and killed in Orlando, Florida the week before.

“These were innocent people cut short in the prime of their lives for no reason,” said Dr. Dhanpaul Narine, who is the President of the Shri Trimurti Bhavan Hindu Temple.  Narine helped organize the memorial service which was put on by the Interfaith Council for Community Development.  [Read more]

Guyana Government News Brief – June 20, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – June 20, 2016 – GINA video

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