Cover those legs, ladies, if you’re in Denver
Imam calls for more modesty among moderns
DENVER (RWN) – The world is spinning out of control, said Imam Hamid, the chief spiritual authority in Denver, and the best evidence of that is a woman’s ankle.
That’s why he’s issued a fatwa proclaiming that any woman showing any skin below her knee is in violation of Islamic law – and even extends the fatwa to the so-called “modern movement.”
“They are the worst offenders, if you want to know the truth,” Hamid said yesterday. “These women – they call themselves ‘moderns,’ as if that excepts them from Islamic practices – parade around showing their legs, their calves, their bare arms. Even the prayer shawl is now just a small piece of fabric worn as a fashion accessory. It was small nibble like this that eventually devoured the old regime in sin. We must stop it. And we will stop it in Denver.”
Hamid has instructed the Black Robes, the nation’s religious police, to cite and take custody of any woman showing skin beneath her knees.
“A good woman should be fully clothed,” the imam said, “but we will fight that battle at a different time.”
The move caused immediate controversy and outcry among civil rights groups.
“The Black Robes have no authority over any citizen of this republic save the fundamentalists who choose to place themselves under the Black Robes,” said Rita Cobb, the president of the Colorado chapter of the Islamic Women Civil Rights Project, and a modern. “For the imam to do this is unfair and also is not reflective of the nature of this country. He forgets that the conservatives and fundamentalists make up only a fraction of this nation, and that much of the good work of Allah is being done by secular Muslims who believe as strongly in personal freedom as they do in The Word.”
The imam’s fatwa may not be coincidental.
Denver is one of the strongholds of conservative and fundamentalist thought in the nation and Hamid is seen as an imam who floats trial balloons for other fundamentalist clerics in less tolerant cities.
A similar fatwa against secular advances, issued in 2016 by Derek Ali, the head of the Black Robes, resulted in San Francisco being cleansed of homosexuals in a summer-long bloody campaign. After the grisly success of that fatwa, Ali pressed President-for-Life Kingsley to cleanse all of the Islamic States of homosexuals, which Kingsley refused to, causing a rift between the president and the chief mullah of the Black Robes.
“I am not advocating violence,” Hamid said about his recent footwear fatwa. “I am just saying that we must keep the influences of sin as far from us as possible. Let us start by covering legs.”
Denver Police Chief Gabir Rexall, himself a modern Muslim, said that his officers would not enforce the imam’s orders.
“That’s for the religious police to do,” he said. “Now, if one of my officers should catch a Black Robe breaking the civil law, we will most definitely enforce the civil law.”
Looking for a new MMO?
Played Rappelz for too long, account got hacked, not going back, besides, it’s old and the grind blows. I’ve tried:
Runes of Magic- bored, level capped, just not that fun.
Chronicles of Spellborne-hated it
Atlantica- Looking for a quest game, and at first the turn based was ok, but soon tired of it.
Vindictus- not very good, it feels cheap, town, boat, dung, town boat dung…..cheap
Tried getting Rift VIP-no luck, and I need something now, not in March 2011
Did a trial sub to Perpetuum- This is a very complex game, this is not for the casual gamer.
So, any suggestions? I’m looking for Elder Scrolls open sandbox questing, solo, newer and above all, fun.
I’m not looking at WoW, I refuse to be apart of that, I don’t like cartoonish, manga, anime, creepy little asian girls with a pet.
Rumblefighter.com coolest fighter ever
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Extremism or kids mucking about?
After reading a few questions about the teacher suspended for reprimanding kids for glorifying 9/11 bombers I was reminded of an incident that happened to me recently. My 9yr old son plays with my neighbour’s kids who are from Iraq, my son has one of those dress up soldier uniforms. He went out to play in the uniform with the neighbour’s kids. They staged a trial, mock executed him and posted it on Youtube! Far from being traumatised my lad thought the whole thing was a lark and raced home to show me the Youtube footage of which he was very proud! I had a quick word with the kid’s dad who apologised and swiftly removed the film from Youtube. As far as I’m concerned it was no worse than the old Cowboys and Indians thing kids used to play, or am I kidding myself? It certainly hasn’t caused a rift between us and the neighbours. To be honest I was more concerned about my son getting unlimited internet access at their house than the game they played.
Sorry Jess, the footage is gone!
I think you had the perfect attitude.
It wasnt meant clearly in a racist way or a to frighten your son–it was a game.
And if you had reacted badly it could have effected your sons relationship with the other kids.
Thank God you are not one of those mothers who would take it as a threat and phone the police—bet some other parents would have.
(Are you going to post the footage lol)
Why does the Acts of the Apostles end so abruptly? Could Luke not disguise Paul’s actions in Rome to look good?
I mean, Luke does a passable job of making the rift between Paul and the apostles look temporary till the end of the book, when Paul is supposed to show the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem that is still one of them, but instead ends up identifying himself as a Roman. (Acts 22)
From there till the very end of the book the proud Roman citizen is safely in Rome, in Roman custody, awaiting a “trial” that Luke doesn’t even try to pretty up like he did elsewhere in the book. We have some legends about what he did, sure, but nothing from an eyewitness like Luke. Luke was with Paul in Rome, according to Acts, so why does the book end so abruptly? What was Paul really up to that had to be left out?
Hi Dewcoons. Thanks for your detailed answer, but why would Luke be trying to get the charges dropped when the Roman authorities tried to drop the charges themselves and Paul wouldn’t let them? Remember, he is the one who appealed to Caesar. They wanted to let him go.
Sorry, I don’t have a good answer for you. Try the links below. I’m afraid I don’t care much what Paul had to say. I’m just not as forgiving as God Almighty. I can’t get past Paul/Saul being a Witch Hunter, er, I mean, Christian Hunter (same job, same tools, different faiths) and having people stoned to death for their beliefs.
My computer isn’t working. (Black Screen)?
Recently, I’ve found that my computer is having issues with running video games and freezing up on me. I took it to a computer repair shop and paid them to clean my computer, apply some new thermal glue, and run a diagnostics test on it. Everything tested fine. I brought my computer back home and after two weeks it’s starting to act up again.
When I turn on my computer, all the fans come on, all the lights come on, the light on my computer screen turns green, my mouse lights up, and my webcam lights up. Normal, right? However, once my computer starts to boot (it doesn’t boot immediately, it takes maybe a second or two before the fans stop for a half second and then start back up again with a little bit more force; my graphics card starts at this time too) the screen flashes with a very quick glimpse of my processor’s loading screen, then the entire thing goes black.
My computer is still running. All the lights are still on. The fans are still running, but still yet my computer isn’t booting up and the screen just remains black. Another thing I find odd is that instead of having to a hard reset on my computer in order to shut it down, all I have to do is press the power button and it immediately shuts down without me having to hold the button for a few seconds.
The reason I took my computer into the repair shop was to fix this EXACT same problem. They said everything was fine, and it worked for a week or so then it happened all over again.
Also, when it was working, I’d notice it freezing up a lot when I tried to run Rift or WoW. Sometimes the screen would go completely black and I could still hear the game sounds playing. I could walk forward and hear the footsteps so I knew it was just my screen shutting down for some reason. My monitor isn’t bad. I checked my graphics card and everything looks alright. I’m not extremely tech savvy but I can do some trial and error. I just want to know what’s wrong with my computer and try to get it fixed.
I’ve tried unplugging everything and doing a power cycle. I’ve cleaned my RAM. I’ve cleaned my video card. I’ve cleaned my power supply fan. I’ve done most everything that I have been able to research online, but nothing seems to be helping and I’m out of options.
Also, when my computer was working, I continually checked my CPU temperature because the guy at the repair shop said that my computer may have been acting up due to overheating. The whole time my computer was running for those two weeks I had no issues of overheating whatsoever. My only confusion is that my computer acts as if everything is working perfectly fine, but still yet it just doesn’t boot fully. Again, as soon as I power it on, the slight pause between booting my processor and video card occurs, I catch a quick glimpse of the processor’s loading screen, and then the screen just goes black.
I’m desperate. Any help would be appreciated and if all else fails I might just have to take it back to the repair shop and complain about them not fixing the problem in the first place. :c But I really don’t want to do that.
Edit: May 21st, 2011. I tried turning on my computer today before I went off to work just to TRY and see if it would turn on, and it did. The processor’s loading screen came up and actually stayed on the the screen, then it went to the window’s loading screen and now I’m on my computer yet again. I don’t really know what changed or what happened, but I still want to keep this question open just in case. I’ve gotten some decent feedback on it.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 (Yorkfield -4M)
(I have to leave now to go to work, when I get back I will finish posting more information about my computer.)
Wow, that’s a tough one. It sounds like you’ve covered everything pretty well so far. There are any number of reasons/possibilities that can cause that problem, and it would take some testing to really determine what it is. Knowing the make and maybe the model of computer would help. One thing to try is when you power on the computer is going into the BIOS setup. If you can go into it and it stays on screen for an hour without problems, then it’s most likely a hard drive or corrupt software issue when booting and not hardware related, but if it fails right away or fairly quickly, then you have a hardware problem of some kind.
Here are some things that it could be:
1) Bad monitor, at least for the black screen during games. The backlight or inverter may be bad. Try another known working monitor to see what happens.
2) Bad system board. Hard to really test for, but would have to rule out everything else to claim it as a problem. Some computers (Dell computers have them) have built-in diagnostics that could be run.
3) Bad memory modules. Remove all but one and test them one at a time in slot 1 of your memory spots.
4) Bad hard drive or corrupt system files on drive. You’d have to run some hard drive diagnostics to test.
5) Bad video card. Can cause computer to not boot and video problems as well, depending on the particular failure it has. Make doubly sure that the cooling fan is working properly on it.
I’d need to know the results of your tests, the make & model of your computer, and any other info that you come up with to give any more ideas.
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