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Remembering, missing, the beautiful Delara Darabi, who was brutally and wrongfully taken away from us. May the angels in heaven grant her the peace that humans deprived her of on this earth.
Washington Capitals celebrating win over Winnipeg Jets (final score 5-3)
Happy Book Day! -
Today is World Book and Copyright Day. It is a day to celebrate the power of the written words and reflect on how books can connect people across the world, teach us about different cultures and traditions, and remind us of how much we have in common despite geographic boundaries, ethnic backgrounds, race, religion, or language.
UNESCO offers a number of great resources for all book lovers and aspiring book lovers around the globe.
Who was at the Boston Marathon? Breakdown of runners by country and state (data) —
The Boston Marathon is one of the world’s largest sporting events. More than 23,000 runners were present at the time of the explosions.
Find out what countries were represented.
"Temporary Marriage" -- New Twist/Phrase for World's Oldest Profession -
India is increasingly plagued by rich Islamic foreigners who are buying short term marriages to ensure unforbidden sex.
Men in certain Asian and African are purchasing wives, some as young as 9 years old, for the sole purpose of sex and without having to bear the obligations of spousal or child support that are part of traditional marriages. The so-called “temporary marriages” can last as little as 15 minutes to as long as 99 years, depending on the wishes of the husband. In societies where such “marriages” are permitted, men are allowed as many “temporary wives” as they so desire in addition to their permanent wife.
In essence, “temporary marriages” are state-sponsored prostitution. They are sanctioned mostly by clerics in Muslim societies where the clerics administering the “marriage” receive payment from men in exchange for certificates of temporary marriage. The men — both the clerics who administer and profit from them as well as the “grooms” who purchase mostly poor and vulnerable women and female children — are in total control. The “brides” have no rights, no recourse in case of abuse or mistreatment, and no way out.
You can read more about this horrifying practice here.
Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/what-world/2013/apr/15/temporary-marriages-are-growing-problem-india/#ixzz2QdVsR5rh
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Our Hearts and Thoughts are with People of Boston -- قلب و فکر ما با مردم شهر بوستون است -
At least two explosions detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
The explosion killed two people and injuring more than 80. According to the Associated Press, a senior U.S. intelligence official said two other explosive devices found nearby, but were being dismantled.
President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, says the United States does not know “who did this or why” but vowed that whoever is responsible “will feel the full weight of justice.”
He said: “We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.”
دو انفجار پیاپی نزدیک خط پایان ماراتن دوی بزرگ بوستون، ٢ کشته و ۵۰ زخمی به جای گذاشت.
بعد از ظهر روز دوشنبه در حالی که مسابقه دوی بزرگی که با شرکت هزاران نفر در شهر بوستون در ایالت ماساچوستِ آمریکا برگزار می شد، دو انفجار پی در پی سبب خرد شدن شیشه های چند ساختمان اطراف محل انفجار گرديد.
بلافاصله پس از این حادثه، اعلام شد که صدای مهیب این دو انفجار به فاصله سه دقیقه از یکدیگر به گوش رسیده، اما مقام های امنیتی و پلیس محلی اکنون می گویند این دو انفجار به فاصله ۱۵ ثانیه از یکدیگر روی داده اند.
It takes ALL to Combat Sex and Human Trafficking -
Two St. Paul brothers and their uncles have been charged with operating a sex-trafficking ring for nearly two years in what Ramsey County Attorney John Choi called “an evil conspiracy” that used Backpage.com and other websites in the search for customers.
One victim told authorities that the brothers would target “women who are mentally slow and/or vulnerable and recruit them into prostitution,” according to the charges.
Is $7 Million Enough to Bring Back a Life Unjustly Destroyed? -
Two retired cops must pay $7 million to a man they framed who served 26 years in prison for rape and murder until he was exonerated based on DNA evidence.
Anthony Caravella was a 15-year-old with an IQ of 67 when he was arrested in 1983 by Miramar, Fla., police officers, William Mantesta and George Pierson, for stealing a bike. The two officers kept him in custody for a week and he eventually confessed to the rape and murder of a 58-year-old woman, Ada Cox Jankowski.
Caravella spent 26 years in prison until a DNA test proved he was the wrong man.
Because of his mental disability, a court appointed a partial legal guardian on his behalf.