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A Muslim Fashion Show? Yes, in Jakarta! Honestly, I did not think a Muslim runway show could exist

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A Muslim Fashion Show? Yes, in Jakarta!

Honestly, I did not think a Muslim runway show could exist and my feelings towards this new event are mixed. My first reaction is: how can you want to hide women, their hair, their body, their curves and still be a fashion designer? In my eyes, fashion is not first here to conceal but to reveal, to enhance, to make more beautiful, and in some Muslim sensitivities at least, it seems that the garment is here to erase the body, to hide the personality, to reserve its beauty to a very private sexual usage only, says fashion writer Jean Paul Cauvin
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Is Terror only in the Hearts or in Holy Texts too? A dialogue between S Gurumurthy and Javed Anand

No Islamic theological school, not a single mullah or maulvi has shown the guts to tell the jihadis that non-believers in Quran do not mean non- Muslims. The Islamist scholars have kept deafening silence. The jihadis have thus effectively shut the Islamists' mouth by quotes from the holy Quran, says S Gurumurthy.

No holy text preaches hate. But as the history of all religions shows, if we harbour it in our hearts, we can read hate in any sacred text we like: Bible, Quran or the Gita, counters Javed Anand.

NewAgeIslam.com has already urged Ulema to come out with explicit, unequivocal statements that the Quranic verses that ask Muslims to attack and kill non-believers are now obsolete: they were meant for a specific situation during the Prophet's life and do not apply to us today. Jihadis should not be allowed to make use of these verses.

Please see: Indian Ulema have no time to lose, must call warlike Quranic surahs obsolete By Sultan Shahin

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India: Wahhabi Taliban onslaught on Sunni Muslims - Clean-shaven Muslim's daughter killed, 4 injured

In a Saharanpur village clean-shaven Mohammad Iqbal got severely beaten up for his ‘crime' of saying Takbeer in a mosque and in the ensuing violence that involved the whole village his 7-year-old daughter lost her life while four people got injured. An eye-opening report by Saleh Ahqar of Delhi's premier Urdu Daily Hindustan Express' News Bureau from Saharanpur, a stronghold of Deobandi Talibani Wahhabism in Uttar Pradesh.
Editor, NewAgeIslam.com adds: The Wahhabi onslaught on Sunni Indian Muslims is now acquiring overtones of Talibani extremism and violence. What was considered harmless Tabligh (sermonizing) engaged in by the Tablighi Jamaat and similar Wahhabi organisations of the Deoband school of thought is asserting itself now through growing violence in its bid to acquire control of more and more Sunni Muslim mosques.
This has already happened in Pakistan where most Sunni Muslim mosques and madrasas are now controlled by a small minority of Wahhabis....
The day is probably not far when à la Taliban's Afghanistan clean-shaven Muslims will not be allowed to even enter mosques and will face social boycott.
It's time the larger Muslim community woke up and took notice of the growing Talibani culture in India. We should take a leaf out of recent Pakistani history.
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