6 February 2014

Stories from 6 February 2014

A Call for More Religious Tolerance in Mauritania

  6 February 2014

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, a 28 year old blacksmith in Nouadhibou (a town 465 km north of Nouakchott, Mauritania), was charged with  apostasy by the penal court for questionning on online forum some of the decisions of the Prophet Muhammad regarding Djihad. Following the charges, Professor Mustapha Ely, author of a dozen books and an international...

French Influence on Vietnamese Cooking

  6 February 2014

Writing for The Culture Trip, Melissa Pearce reviews the French impact on Vietnamese cooking: The French brought many ingredients and flavours to Vietnam, most popular and noticeable upon entering the country is probably the baguette, which the Vietnamese adapted and today create their own style of baguette using rice flour.

Singapore's Public Order Bill Threatens Human Rights

  6 February 2014

Teo Soh Lung from Singapore, writing for The Online Citizen, warns against the dangers of the proposed Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill 2014: Civil rights proponents should be wary of the unfettered rights of police officers to subject them to security searches and banning orders. Those who intend to...

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