Pregnant, About to Marry and then Arrested

For groom Neil McElwee and his bride Yanan Sun, their white wedding was to be their best day ever.

Chinese-born Yanan Sun – six months pregnant with their first baby – had splashed out £1,000 on a stunning dress. And the happy couple had invited over 70 guests to celebrate at a £6,000 hotel reception.

But their perfect day turned into a nightmare when moments before they were due to say ‘I do’, they were both arrested – after suspicions they were having a sham marriage.

Just one of the problems faced by cross cultural couples- some people think they are not ‘really’ together and the relationship is suspect and a sham…

Research Participants Needed

I am Jennifer Nicholls one of Dr Elizabeth Harris’ first year students.

The title of my project is; Exploration of the ways in which the union of two different faiths are brought together by marriage. For this piece I would like couples from different faiths to fill in a questionnaire about their future marriage or the marriage they have already had and the components of this marriage, for example whether two ceremonies are done or whether there is a civil ceremony and blessings are done afterwards in the respective holy buildings or if there was need for conversion to take place.

Would you or any of your group be able to help me with this, the questionnaires would be sent over email and if there were any queries the couple could email me, the research will be done anonymously and there will be no reference to the couples by name in the final piece and they are free to withdraw at any point in the research


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From London to Nagpur, Lauren and Abhiram, 2015’s inspirational cross cultural couple

Video: Brooklyn Imam: ‘We Muslims Must Admit We Are Time Bombs with Deep-Rooted Hatred of Christians. It Originates in the Islamic Ideology.’

Originally posted on The Muslim Issue:

“Let us admit without lying to ourselves,” the Brooklyn imam says, “that we, the Muslims, are time bombs. … Muslims of the religious sector are time bombs. When a sinner repents, the first thing he does is create a bomb. He blows it up and kills people. We must admit this. We cannot become immune if we do not admit this. If you have cancer, it wont help you if I tell you that you have the flu. … Let us admit another thing. The majority of us Muslims hate the Christians – true or false? Yes, that is the truth. When you see how many Muslims (oppose congratulating Christians on their holidays) you have to admit that deep-rooted hatred dwells in the hearts of the Muslims.”

Then he asks, “Who instilled so much hatred in these generations? It is the ideology present in the books – the ideology of…

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Islamic Tribunal Confirmed in Texas; Attorney Claims ‘It’s Voluntary’

Originally posted on Oyia Brown:

An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are “voluntary.”

Breitbart Texas spoke with one of the “judges,” Dr. Taher El-badawi. He said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of “non-binding dispute resolution.” El-badawi said their organization is “a tribunal, not arbitration.” A tribunal is defined by Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a court or forum of justice.” The four Islamic attorneys call themselves “judges” not “arbitrators.”

El-badawi said the tribunal follows Sharia law to resolve civil disputes in family and business matters. He said they also resolve workplace disputes.


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Holocaust Remembrance Day, the BBC, and Lessons Lost

Originally posted on Beyond the Cusp:

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day the BBC show The Big Questions asked and debated the topic as follows, “Our one big question this morning: Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest?” To many the answer is obvious; the problem is the obvious answer is rapidly approaching being evenly divided between the affirmative and the negative. It used to be that if one claimed that the Holocaust was a myth invented by the Jews to use to garnet sympathy or to bludgeon the world with a guilt trip, particularly Germany and the Europeans, was a view which relegated one as outside acceptable society throughout the world with some obvious exceptions. It was certainly not something even debated within Europe or Western society. That has changed to the point that a group of eighth-grade teachers in the Rialto Unified School District decided that asking their students to take a…

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