Recently Obama declared that he had agreed to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. There didn't seem to be any conditions on that, and I found that strange, because by law the U.S. cannot have normal relations with Cuba until the conditions in the Helms-Burton Act of 1996 (http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title22/chapter69A&edition=prelim) will be fulfilled, and Cuba has consistently refused to even consider paying for the seized property. This is a case where U.S. law is
Updated Yesterday at 03:35 PM by PeterL
You will excuse me
if I have some fear
of those who preach that evolution
is reflected in the color of one's skin-
Denying their humanity,
and done so all in secrecy.
But I would give a different view
that fearlessness will win day-through
and if a fight you would begin -
it is a fight you cannot win.
For what has happened once before
can not happen anymore.
and truth relieves a heart-felt
Peace be on you.
In the last part of nineteenth century, Ahmadiyya Promised Messiah Mahdi (on whom be peace) announced by getting revelation from Allah the Exalted that he is the promised one who was to come for spiritual reforms of the world but without any use of force. The inter connected heavenly and earthly changes were already present or were unfolding which were foretold as specific signs of coming the said reformer. For example, Holy Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h.) had foretold that the
Updated 12-17-2014 at 10:31 AM by YALASH
There have been problems with police probably as long as there have been police, and some of the problems are significant. I just saw an article about two undercover California Highway Patrol officers threatening a group of people, at a demonstration against police brutality, with their firearms after the undercover cops had been recognized and one unmasked. Prior to the police had been inciting the group to loot buildings. Read the articles linked below. The police behavior is indefensible; they
Updated 12-12-2014 at 11:01 AM by PeterL
Peace be on you.
For spiritual delight, observing obedience with full heart is a light. If one offers worships but does not obey whom one worships for, then what is good about it. Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) said the Allah’s Hand is over Jama'at (Community). People do not become Community if they lack quality of obedience. Such focused Communities can bring moral and spiritual reforms.
Obedience plays great role in the success of worldly systems too. Fallen France
Updated 12-11-2014 at 01:00 AM by YALASH