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[Mali] A Fury Arrives. Hypocrisy, Too. / ‘Timbuktu,’ an Abderrahmane Sissako Film About Radical Islam

Their failures to live up to their own rigid notions of Shariah law...one of the leaders, sneaks off behind a dune to smoke a cigarette, an activity he has forbidden in the city. “Everyone knows you smoke,” says his young driver
New York Times
added Jan 27, 2015 17:26
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[Mali] The Enemy as Hapless Clown / Abderrahmane Sissako on the Jihadists in ‘Timbuktu’

film’s Muslim jihadist invaders…are not only oppressors but also buffoons. They obsess over soccer but forbid that it be played; they ban smoking and sneak cigarettes.
New York Times
added Jan 23, 2015 11:20
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[Asia, Singapore] Health programmes tailored for various ethnic groups: MOH

include the Ramadan I Quit smoking cessation programmes, where the HPB partnered with Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) and mosques. In 2014, one in five of the 1,507 participants quit smoking and another one in four reduced the number of cigarettes smo
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jan 20, 2015 11:43
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[Jordan] Hubble-bubble, there's shisha-smoking trouble on Saudi beaches!

“IT is my right to enjoy a clean beach” was the motto of a recent campaign started by several Jubail residents against beach-goers who smoke shisha, or hubble-bubble, on the city’s beaches. The smokers are accused of polluting beaches with discarded coal
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Jan 11, 2015 03:02
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Dear smokers | Please do not light up during papal visit - health advocates

Health advocates are appealing to smokers not to light up during public events that will be attended by Pope Francis in the Philippines....“We are appealing to all smokers not to light up during any of these public events in reverence to the Holy Father a
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Jan 11, 2015 02:44
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Islamic State crisis: Religious police 'kidnapped' in Syria

unclear how many members of the police - known as Hisbah - had been kidnapped. "There is an escalation in the operations against the Hisbah because they are arresting people and insulting their dignity for reasons like smoking," Observatory director Rami
BBC Online
added Jan 8, 2015 11:04
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[California] Cook: Dying for a smoke

at University of California at Davis... I accepted an invitation as writer-in-residence at D-Q University..."Smoke," was followed by "use it in a sacred way." As I bent down to examine the fine print, I read the name of a cigarette manufacturer, Philip M
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Dec 30, 2014 14:27
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[Arkansas] Churches, university join in anti-smoking campaign

Churches in Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are joining in an anti-smoking campaign that leaders of the group say is aimed primarily at black churchgoers...the churches are banning smoking on their properties. He calls smoking a sc
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 30, 2014 07:17
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Protect Your Health and Your Deen: Stop Smoking

it is damaging to how well you adhere to your deen, your religion, your Islam. The overwhelming majority of Islamic scholars have concluded that cigarette smoking is haram (forbidden), and for a number of solid reasons. Shaikh Muhammad Hassan said, “In
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Dec 19, 2014 02:15
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DOJ Banning Smoking in Federal Prisons / Only exemptions for ‘religious reasons’ and staff

All federal prison inmates will be prohibited from smoking, unless they receive a religious exemption. Staff will also still be able to smoke in designated areas. The government said they are moving forward with the regulation, which goes into effect in
Washington Free Beacon
added Dec 5, 2014 17:24
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