19 March 2008

Islamic "Pop" Stars

Women in Iraq continue to shatter... along with the bodies of innocent men, women and children... that infamous "glass ceiling"...
A woman suicide bomber has killed six people at a bus station in Balad Ruz in Diyala province, Iraqi police say. One of the dead was a policeman, a local officer said, and 12 more people were wounded including three policemen.

If the attacker's identity is confirmed, it would be the eighth female perpetrator of a suicide bombing this year.
You blow, er... go girl!


RELATED: OTOH, Pakistan continues to moves forward...
As expected, Pakistan's parliament has selected its first female speaker.

"Dr. Fehmida Mirza has received 249 votes," incumbent Chaudhry Amir Hussain, a supporter of President Pervez Musharraf, announced the vote total in the 342-seat National Assembly.

Parliament members then pounded their open hands on their desks for 30 seconds to applaud Fehmida Mirza of the Pakistan Peoples Party.

The 51-year-old medical doctor and mother of four children is a third-generation Pakistani politician. Her father twice served in the cabinet; her husband was a member of parliament; and her father-in-law was a Supreme Court justice.