Social Commentator — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Portrait of a Suicide Bomber, DNA Identifies Turkey ISIS Terrorist who Killed 32 People — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Iran: Morality Laws Lead to Arrest of Dancing to “Happy” Celebrants — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Allyson Cartwright, Contributing JournalistLast Modified: 00:52 p.m.
DST, 22 May 2014 TEHRAN, Iran — Three men and three women were arrested in Tehran after posting a YouTube video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams’s hit song “Happy. " The video entitled “Happy in Tehran” was deemed obscene by the Tehran police chief, Hossein Sajedinia. The country, however, has rallied around the six young Iranians and is criticizing the government for being too socially restrictive. Dutch-Moroccan 'Lover Boy' Pimps — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-ChiefLast Modified: 15:46 p.m.
EDT, 17 May 2012 NETHERLANDS - Al Jazeera reported on the release of a film about the explosive increase in the Netherlands of forced prostitution of girls as young as 12 by their Dutch-Moroccan ‘boyfriends.’ The film by Julia Rooke and Caroline Pare features Ibrahim, a Dutch-Moroccan social worker who made the brave decision to speak about this troubling phenomena. He starts by telling viewers that he is proud of his heritage as a Moroccan of biracial descent; however, this growing problem of ‘Lover Boys,’ who are also often also of Dutch-Moroccan descent, is one that needs to be publicized and eradicated. The term ‘Lover Boys’ refers to young boys and men who woo young women with promises of love and acceptance, lavish attention, and expensive gifts before turning them out into the street as prostitutes.
This new brand of pimping is subtle at first but later turns violent. 1 2 Next Page » Published: 17 May 2012 (Page 2 of 2) Greed is the Hardest Task Master — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Long ago there lived in Northern India a merchant whose wife had died and who went daily from his lonely house in the foothills to the town below, for buying and selling.
"I must have a holiday," he said to himself one day, and he began to climb up into the hills to enjoy the view and the sounds of the forest. In the hot afternoon, feeling sleepy he looked for a quiet place for a nap. Soon he discovered a kind of hole in a cliff, actually a cave; so he lay down in the dark interior and slept. Waking up, he felt there was something with him, in the cave.
Khalil Gibran — The Nahmias Cipher Report. 54th Tibetan Uprising Anniversary — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Alex Hamasaki, Student InternLast Modified: 11:50 a.m.
DST, 11 March 2013 TIBET - On March 10, 2013, Tibetans marked the 54th anniversary of the uprising against the People’s Republic of China in Tibet. Known as "Tibetan Uprising Day," exiles from across Asia and Europe demonstrated to mark the failed uprising against Chinese rule. In Europe, thousands of Tibetans marched in Brussels to press the European Union to reach out to China to end its repression. Nujood Ali — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-ChiefLast Modified: 17:33 PM EDT, 4 March 2010 UNITED STATES - Nujood Ali is a ten-year old Yemeni girl who secured a divorce from her husband, a man 20 years her senior who violently raped her soon after their marriage.
She recounts in her memoir her father promising her to this man and her mother's inability to protect her from the abuse she would soon suffer. Typical of many traditional, patriarchal societies, her father was the ultimate arbiter of all decisions pertaining to the females of his household. Even though Nujood's mother disagreed with the arrangement she was powerless to intervene. Mohammed al-Zawahiri arrested in Egypt — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Ty Butler, Senior CorrespondentInternational Development and Conflict Last Modified: 02:30 a.m.
DST, 19 August 2013 GIZA, Egypt - The brother of Al Qaeda Central’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been arrested in Egypt. Mohammed al-Zawahiri was detained at a checkpoint in Giza during a military crackdown on Islamists supposedly supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi which has seen over 1000 arrested so far. This is not the first time that Mohammed al-Zawahiri has been arrested. He was sentenced to death in Egypt in absentia in the 90’s for his alleged role in the assassination of Anwar Sadat and was detained in Dubai before being transferred to the Egypt. Instead of having his death sentence carried out, he instead spent the next 13 – 14 years in Cairo’s Tora prison. Zawahiri’s name stands out among those arrested due to the international jihadi activities of his brother. Happiness in Corporate America — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Michael Ransom, Contributor EditorLast Modified: 02:59 a.m.
DST, 17 June 2014 SEATTLE, Washington -- Coffee powerhouse Starbucks is setting a new bar for employee benefits. Yesterday, 16 June 2014, Starbucks announced that they will partner with Arizona State University online to provide four-year bachelor's degrees to employees for only $13,500. ISIS, Al Qaeda, Houthi Rebels Compete in Yemen — The Nahmias Cipher Report. YEMEN - ISIS has infiltrated Yemen, a country already flooded with terrorist groups.
The Syria-based terror group, known for its extreme brutality and shockingly successful recruitment of outsiders, has gained a tentative foothold alongside the Al Qaeda forces already present. Al Qaeda remains the dominant presence, but the competition for recruits and support may sway in favor of the more financially-appealing ISIS. This friction between the two groups can spell increased trouble for civilians in Yemen and elsewhere. In-country fighting and instability has escalated, as is evidenced by a gun battle between the two groups last month and White House analysts fear the competition will become a race to see who can hit US soil first and hardest. (Source: CNN) Another key player in the Yemeni crisis is the Houthis, a rebel group demanding greater control of what they claim is a western-controlled government and protesting unequal distribution of resources. Lightning Strikes Twice? Malaysia Airline Tragedies — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-ChiefLast Modified: 22:10 p.m.
DST, 17 July 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine -- First, we preface this article with our sympathies for the families and friends of the 295 people who died when a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier today. It is a horrific tragedy, in a world which has become increasingly violent, whether by design or happenstance, and for which there is no explanation. The tragedy of Flight MH17 could also be considered a "smoking gun" for a conspiracy theorist. By definition a theory is based upon postulation not fact, and to postulate that a conspiracy exists without evidence is the very definition of an infinite loop. Though not a mathematician, it seems statistically improbable that two Malaysia Airlines' planes would crash, killing 239 and 295 people respectively. However, it would seem that the caveat to this postulate is that it only applies if you are not on a flight originating from or flying to Kuala Lumpur. NASA's Lunar Orbiter Scheduled for Crash-Landing — The Nahmias Cipher Report.
Around Easter, NASA's lunar orbiter is scheduled to complete its eight-month-long mission and crash on the moon.
LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) finished both of its objectives -- to gather information on the moon's atmosphere and to shed light on the lunar glow seen in Apollo pictures -- in March. Since then, it's been doing a few victory laps to gather some bonus data. LADEE spent most of its orbit 12.5 - 31 miles above the moon, but in the final stages has gradually lowered to only one to two miles above the surface. Stacie Halas, Beyoncé, Separate and Unequal — The Nahmias Cipher Report.
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-ChiefLast Modified: 12:32 p.m. EDT, 23 January 2013 OXNARD, California - This past year has been tough on women, especially for those who have taken a brave and public stand like Malalai Yousafzai, a young Pakistani teenager who recently survived an assassination attempt and continues to live under a death threat simply because she advocated for education for girls in her country. Mugabe, A Comparison of Current African Elections — The Nahmias Cipher Report. Jessamy Nichols, Africa CorrespondentLast Modified: 00:50 a.m. DST, 21 August 2013 HARARE, Zimbabwe - Despite optimistic reviews and marks of approval from neighboring countries and multilateral institutions, democratic elections in modern day Africa still leave a lot left to be desired in several categories.
A prime example of this can be seen with the current post-election situation in Zimbabwe.