In order to embrace her British-Pakistani husband’s culture, they also had a reception in the UK.
But having spoken to women on the other side of the veil, I discovered why freedom of religion can often be more empowering than freedom from it.In February this year, Iran celebrated the 40th anniversary of their Islamic Revolution, a time when many stayed and many fled. report stated IS operations are more advanced in Iraq but that its operatives are still able to move freely across parts of both Iraq and Syria.The world is constantly reassessing women’s place in society: their reproductive rights, workplace equality, safety on the streets, education.Families were divided, lost and separated indefinitely.
Shahrzad, 65, left Tehran in 1983: “My husband and I were studying in Tehran and moved to Germany to continue, but always intended to return.”The revolution began while they were away.The conclusion is part of a sobering assessment in a newly released quarterly United Nations report on IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which warns the epicenter for the terror group's budding renaissance is Iraq, "where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and most of the ISIL leadership are now based." "The leadership aims to adapt, survive and consolidate in the core area and to establish sleeper cells at the local level in preparation for eventual resurgence," the report cautioned. IS "is well-positioned to rebuild and work on enabling its physical caliphate to re-emerge," Pentagon spokesman Commander Sean Robertson told VOA last August. More recently, a report by the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW), said the terror group is poised for a comeback that "could be faster and even more devastating" than when it first swept across parts of Syria and Iraq. Adding to the concerns of intelligence officials around the world are the large number of foreign fighters that may still be at large, either in Syria and Iraq, or in the surrounding countries. As of earlier this year, as many as 10,000 were thought to be at large, having escaped the fall of the terror group's caliphate. Instead of waiting out about 1,000 civilians and 300 or so hard-core IS fighters who had retreated to Baghuz, the U. And it continues to face stiff competition from its main rival, al-Qaida, as the two terror groups battle in Syria and Iraq, and increasingly in parts of West Africa and the Sahel, for followers."When it has the time and space to reinvest in an external operations capability, ISIL will direct and facilitate international attacks." In the meantime, the report warns the terror organization, "has continued its evolution into a mainly covert network," since the fall of Baghuz, the last territory it held in Syria, this past March. Destroying the Islamic State is proving more difficult than the United States and its allies envisioned, with the most recent intelligence assessments warning that the self-declared caliphate is well-positioned to rise again. S.-led coalition watched for weeks in late February and March, as upwards of 30,000 civilians and 5,000 fighters, slowly surrendered. Al-Qaida, itself, also faces a somewhat uncertain future, at least in the near term, according the U. I slamic calendar contains very important Islamic dates these dates are; 1st muharram: Islamic new year, 10 Muharram: day of Ashura, 12 Rabi al-Awwal: Mawlid, 27 Rajab: Isra and Mi'raj , 15 Sha'ban: Mid-Sha'ban, 1 Ramadan: First day of fasting, 27 Ramadan: Nuzul al-Qur'an, 1 Shawwal: Eid ul-Fitr, 8–13 Dhu al-Hijjah: The Hajj to Mecca, 9 Dhu al-Hijjah: Day of Arafa, 10 Dhu al-Hijjah: Eid al-Adha.Islamic calendar is used of religious purposes; it is used for official dating of public events.Islamic calendar can be converted into Hebrew calendar.