Prominent Iraqi cleric and Grand Mufti Abdul-Mehdi al-Sumaidaie said on Thursday that Christian holidays “like New Year’s and Christmas are impermissible” for Muslims, adding that those who celebrate “believe the Christians’ religious doctrine.”
A second region of Switzerland has voted to ban burqas in public places. The regional government, which had opposed the measure, now has to implement the result of the vote, which drew turnout of about 36 percent. It’s expected to follow the example of the southern canton of Ticino, where a law was introduced two years ago.
An unpublished chapter of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" which had been out of the public eye as it had remained in private hands for decades, was sold to the New York Public Library on Thursday.