Monday, February 17, 2014

Syrian girl stoned to death for using Facebook

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) heroic warriors took a Syrian girl named Fatoum Al-Jassem to the Al-Reqqa religious court, where the judge ruled that membership in Facebook is tantamount to adultery and sentenced her to death by stoning, Al-Rai Al-Youm reported.

During court proceedings, ISIS said that the girl demonstrated immoral behavior and deserved to die because of it after she was caught having a Facebook account. The stoning is said to have taken place in the Syrian city of Rakka.

Dawla al-Islāmiyya fi al-’Irāq wa-sh-Shām, abbreviated ISIS, is an armed group active in Iraq and Syria, established in the early years of the Iraq War, which pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda in 2004, becoming “al-Qaeda in Iraq.” The group aims to establish a caliphate in the Sunni majority populated regions of Iraq, later expanding this to include Syria.

ISIS is known to be a hardline group based in Iraq. In recent years the enclave has fought an active war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria as well as government forces in Iraq, Iran’s FARS news agency reported.

      Having Facebook account caused her Stoning to death

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shanghai returns as the Top Ten Global Fashion Capital

Shanghai returns to what many consider its rightful place in the Top Ten.   Asia was well represented with Tokyo (11), Singapore (19), and Hong Kong (20) in the Top Twenty.

February Fashion Weeks, 2014 New York and Austin, Texas — New York was reclaimed the title of the Top Global Fashion Capital from London, which had held the tile for 2011 and 2012.  Paris, which also won the title of the Top Global Fashion Capital for Haute Couture, finished in the No. 2 spot overall.  New York and Paris were separated by 0.05%, the closest in the 10-year history of the Global Language Monitor’s survey.   

In another development, Los Angeles move into the esteemed Big Four status, moving up five spots from 2012.