“I used to hate my body so much”

This the most seen quote or sentence in newspapers and also in the internet. Why? It is about a Japanese model overturn a court verdict with her big breasts. Ahah! don’t get me wrong, okay. This is not another video scandal! (correct! correct! correct!) This is real.

Here how the story goes. The bikini model name Serena Kozakura (see her here), was cleared after a court decided she was too well-endowed to squeeze into a room through a hole, a charge she had been found guilty of earlier. It was her breasts that won in court.

The case was splashed through the Japanese media on Tuesday, with the Asahi network even inviting her to demonstrate how she could not fit through the opening.

Kozakura, 38, was convicted last year of property destruction after a man said she kicked in the wooden door of his room and crawled inside, apparently because he was with another woman.

In her appeal, the defence counsel help up a plate showing the size of the hole and said that she could not squeeze through it with her 110cm bust.

Well, never underestimate your body. It is a God created body for you. God knows well why your body is created that way. Just my advise, do appreciate your body from now on, and never forget to exercise to maintain it. 🙂

Oil Prices make history again

Oil Prices make history again. Crude oil closed above $100 a barrel for the first time ever yesterday. Worries about possible cutbacks in oil production by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, combined with a Monday explosion at the Alon USA refinery in Big Spring, Texas, goosed oil prices above the $100 mark to be exact it is $100.01 initially and rouse to $100.10 at the peak yesterday. This is a new record reported at MSNBC.

Also what worries is a possible violent thread in Nigeria. So world political scenario will have a great impact on the current world oil prices.

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Shariah Islamic Law in Britain

Today I heard that The Archbishop of Canterbury advocated the adoption of parts of Shariah Law, or Islamic Law, in Britain. Some of the issues are as follows as per his lecture text below.

Among the manifold anxieties that haunt the discussion of the place of Muslims in British society, one of the strongest, reinforced from time to time by the sensational reporting of opinion polls, is that Muslim communities in this country seek the freedom to live under shariah law. And what most people think they know of sharia is that it is repressive towards women and wedded to archaic and brutal physical punishments; just a few days ago, it was reported that a ‘forced marriage’ involving a young woman with learning difficulties had been ‘sanctioned under shariah law’ – the kind of story that, in its assumption that we all ‘really’ know what is involved in the practice of sharia, powerfully reinforces the image of – at best – a pre-modern system in which human rights have no role. The problem is freely admitted by Muslim scholars. ‘In the West’, writes Tariq Ramadan in his groundbreaking Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, ‘the idea of Sharia calls up all the darkest images of Islam…It has reached the extent that many Muslim intellectuals do not dare even to refer to the concept for fear of frightening people or arousing suspicion of all their work by the mere mention of the word’. Read the full text of his lecture here: Civil and Religion Law in England.

Let we discuss further what is the fundamental of Sharia Law or Islamic Law.

In order to protect the five important indispensables in Islam (religion, life, intellect, offspring and property), Islamic Law has provided a worldly punishment in addition to that in the hereafter. Islam has, in fact, adopted two courses for the preservation of these five indispensables: the first is through cultivating religious consciousness in the human soul and the awakening of human awareness through moral education; the second is by inflicting deterrent punishment, which is the basis of the Islamic criminal system. Therefore “Hudud,” Retaliation (Kisas) and Discretionary (Tazir) punishments have been prescribed according to the type of the crime committed.

Islamic Law and Jurisprudence is not always understood by the western press. Although it is the responsibility of the mass media to bring to the world’s attention violations of human rights and acts of terror, many believe that media stereotyping of all Muslims is a major problem. The recent bombing at the World Trade Centre in New York City is a prime example. The media often used the term “Islamic Fundamentalists” when referring to the accused in the case. It also referred to the Egyptian connections in that case as “Islamic Fundamentalists.” The media has used the label of “Islamic Fundamentalist” to imply all kinds of possible negative connotations: terrorists, kidnappers and hostage takers. Since the media does not use the term “Fundamentalist Christian” each time a Christian does something wrong, the use of such labels is wrong for any group, Christians, Muslims, or Orthodox Jews.

A Muslim who is trying to live his religion is indeed a true believer in Allah (God). This person tries to live all of the tenets of his religion in a fundamental way. Thus, a true Muslim is a fundamentalist in the practice of that religion, but a true Muslim is not radical, because the Quran teaches tolerance and moderation in all things. When the popular media generalizes from the fundamentalist believer to the “radical fundamentalist” label they do a disservice to all Muslims and others.

And if Sharia Law is to be implemented in Britain, others should not be alarmed. Why? To understand Islamic Law one must first understand the assumptions of Islam and the basic tenets of the religion. The meaning of the word ‘Islam’ is “submission or surrender to Allah’s (God’s) will.” Therefore, Muslims must first and foremost obey and submit to Allah’s will. Mohammad the Prophet was called by God to translate verses from the Angel Gabriel to form the most important book in Islam, the Quran.

The most difficult part of Islamic Law for most westerners to grasp is that there is no separation of church and state. The religion of Islam and the government are one. Islamic Law is controlled, ruled and regulated by the Islamic religion. The theocracy controls all public and private matters. Government, law and religion are one. There are varying degrees of this concept in many nations, but all law, government and civil authority rests upon it and it is a part of Islamic religion. There are civil laws in Muslim nations for Muslim and non-Muslim people. Shariah is only applicable to Muslims. Most Americans, Britons, Westerners and others schooled in Common Law have great difficulty with that concept.

To start with such preconceived notions limits the knowledge base and information available to try and solve many social and criminal problems. To use an analogy from Christianity may be helpful. To ignore what all Christian religions except your own say about God would limit your knowledge base and you would not be informed or have the ability to appreciate your own religion. The same is true for Islamic Law and Islamic religion. You must open your mind to further expand your knowledge base. Islamic Law has many ideas, concepts, and information that can solve contemporary crime problems in many areas of the world. To do this you must first put on hold the preconceived notion of “separation of church and state.”

Let us broaden our mind on this, “Let’s Shariah Law or Islamic Law in Britain be implemented to Muslim Community only and not to others”.

Super Tuesday after great Super Bowl

Yesterday, I give myself a break and guess what, I give myself a great favor. That is sit back and enjoy the Super Bowl. Did you catch it? If you don’t, well, you missed the most dramatic Super Bowl ever. The Giants broke the heart of many Patriots at the final minute of the fourth quarter to be Super Bowl XLII Champion.

Early this morning before I went off to work I did tuned into CNN and BBC News and found out that today is the Super Tuesday for The US Presidential Campaign 2008. Wow! What a super week for us all.

Who is leading, who is trailing? Tuned to your News channel end of today to find out. As of now see here for latest updates on Super Tuesday. Some political analysts are saying “popular does not mean more delegates!” This statement is very interesting to be known, so catch the excitement of the Super Tuesday in the internet or via your News channel. Will it be another upset like The Giants upset The Patriots in yesterday’s Super Bowl? To be seen in the next few hours.

Get the excitement here today for the great Super Tuesday.

The election excitement will continue in my country Malaysia, because we will have our own general election either this month or next month. All are waiting for our Premier to trigger the button! Read what is said today, The Prime Minister has “found the inspiration” on when to hold the general election and it is only a matter of deciding the date. Wow! really a great Super Week!Get The Results here.

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The Davos Question

Every year, global leaders attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss how to better the world.

This year, you get to join them. 🙂 Yes, you could join the meeting. Where & how? read here:

The Annual Meeting has begun, and world leaders have been gathering at the YouTube corner in the Congress Centre to view and respond to the videos many of you have submitted.

And its not too late to join The Davos Conversation. You can still submit a video answering The Davos Question:

“What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?”

Some of your videos will be screened at select plenary sessions (January 23-27). World leaders will continue to watch your videos and make responses of their own. View it here,

Watch the full sessions as they happen on:

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