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Concubines from Chechnya

Concubine
Concubine
Concubinage is an interpersonal relationship in which a person (usually a woman) engages in an ongoing sexual relationship with another person to whom they are not or cannot be married. The inability to marry may be due to differences in social rank (including slave status), or because the non-concubine is already married. | Photo: | Concubine, Slave, Sex, Painting,

Kuwait woman advocates sex slaves

"Female activist calls for legalizing sex slavery"

This Kuwaity woman's call to resurrect, legally, the old-school way of keeping a Concubine has fallen on surprised ears. Since Shariah already permits sex with an owned slave, argues this Kuwait pioneer, how about bringing back the tradition?

"Am I missing something? I didn't see anything mentioned about whether or not these women have a choice in this matter ' or is the suggestion truly they will be 'enslaved concubines'?" (American Girls)

Ali Abdullah Saleh to Saudi Arabia !?
"Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya are claiming that Ali Abdullah Saleh has been transferred to Saudi Arabia to get treatment after the attack on the presidential palace yesterday." (Egyptian Chronicles)

The social contract I never signed
Somewhere over the rainbow, in Amman... If you ever make it to the other side, that is: "Having just left the Ahliyyah School for Girls on the First Circle, beaming with pleasure at a lovely concert I had just attended (Thanks to the wonderful Dozan wa Awtar Singers), my friend Kariman and I embarked on what soon proved to be the most stressful drive in recent memory for the both of us. Apparently, we had not been warned that Rainbow street and all its side streets, were to be avoided at all costs on a Friday evening." (Lama's Scrapbook)

Kuwaiti Concubines
Kuwaiti Concubines

Kuwaiti woman calling for Concubines suggests tapping into Chechnya for supplies of Muslim women that could be imported. They live in strife and a war zone already, after all. | Photo: | Kuwait, Slave, Sex, Concubine, Chechnya, Muslim,

"Arabic Graffiti"
"Whether on the freight trucks of Lebanon, along village alleyways in Bahrain, on the bullet-riddled walls of Palestine, or adorning the walls of Western metropolises and designer bags, Arabic script has experienced a revival. Graffiti writers are increasingly experimenting with calligraphy on walls, and young designers are creating new fonts and type designs in books, galleries and public spaces. At times, Arabic graffiti voices the suffering of a nation, while in other contexts it serves as a quest for identity. Regardless whether the writing is in Beirut, Gaza, Tehran, Paris, London, Berlin or Montr?al, Arabic graffiti cries out personal and national ideas in expressive calligraphic and typographic words." (291 Letters)

Urgent World Wide Search
A loss that coincides oddly with the discovery of a certain doughnut: "I have lost something dear to me and I am announcing here on the internet in hopes that SOMEONE out there will find it." (7aki Fadi)

Sarah Palin and the Star of David
"Over the weekend, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin arrived in Israel, where she was photographed wearing a Star of David around her neck." (Desertpeace)

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