Posts Tagged ‘polygamy

20
Feb
09

Polygamy : too much “cultural sensitivity” ?

warsiThis is Baroness Warsi, a British Conservative Muslim peer.

She’s opened up a debate about polygamy, saying that “cultural sensitivity” stops politicians dealing with it.

It was the top story on 5 Live this morning, featured on Radio 4’s Today programme ¬†and is already in the top ten most read stories on the BBC site.

“Europe Today” will be looking at the issue later…

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18
Apr
08

Should polygamy be legal?

Thanks to the raid at the Yearn for Zion ranch in Texas and the subesquent chaotic custody hearing, polygamy has been front-page news this week. And the press hasn’t been good for adherents of plural marriage. But is that fair?

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18
Apr
08

Talking points for 18 April

Good morning, let’s start today with a comment from Insistent Verite on the World Today’s post about talking to terrorists, which comes from former US President Jimmy Carter’s talks with Hamas in Egypt, which he has had to defend. Insistent suggest we ask “What is a terrorist?” Alternatively we could keep it simple and find out if you think he’s right to talk to Hamas.

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09
Apr
08

Talking points for 9 April

Good morning, Ros has already started a debate asking “Should the Olympic torch-relay be cancelled?” – the torch is in San Francisco and if you’re there will you be protesting – or cheering it past?

Also, Fuchsia has asked if you are worried about rising food prices. It’s been a theme running through a few of our editorial meetings for a while and we may team up with Africa Have Your Say, who are discussing the issue today. So you can join those debates or start new ones here.

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