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#DespiteBeingAWoman : India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Invites Backlash With His Ill-Composed, Seemingly Misogynist Comment

#DespiteBeingAWoman: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi

While congratulating his Bangaldeshi counterpart, who happens to be a woman, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inadvertently triggered a Twitter frenzy. The ill-composed praise included the words “despite being a woman.” Narendra Modi inadvertently triggered a hashtag #DespiteBeingAWoman owing to his compliments to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. During an official tour to… Read more »

Vicious Flogging Verdict Upheld For Saudi Blogger

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has had his sentence upheld by the Saudi Supreme Court.

Saudi Arabia has upheld the verdict passed on 31-year-old blogger Raif Badawi on May 7, 2014, of 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison despite international pressure, the BBC reports. Raif received his first 50 lashes earlier this year in front of hundreds of spectators in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia. The case was sent to… Read more »

The Islamic State Has $1 Billion Worth Of U.S. Armored Humvee Vehicles

US Military Humvees

Earlier this week, the Inquisitr reported that the Islamic State dealt a serious blow to Iraqi forces by attacking one of their bases, which would have been a vital mission execution point for the retaking of Ramadi. The attack is peculiar because it utilized three military Humvee vehicles. They were strapped with explosives while the… Read more »