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Evangelized In Tunisia With The Knife?

Impressions from Tunisia a year after the revolution (II) recently we reported from Tunisia, that a year after the revolution the political future of the country is completely open our opinion. This impression of Tunisia, the country, which again will turn into a tourist paradise this summer, has not basically changed. But we have reported Meanwhile firsthand from one of the previously mentioned incidents, among those in the post-revolutionary Tunisia women, in particular, on the part of self-proclaimed Orthodox (Islamists? Salafists? Sure we come.) have to suffer. As always, when an anonymous message suddenly gets a – familiar – face, looking after a bit differently on his immediate surroundings as before; in this case, a small town in the middle of the Tunisian capital Tunis. Evangelized in Tunisia with the knife? The manner in which the incident raises in quite the fundamental question, which one it the political phenomenon of long-suppressed in Tunisia has to do more or less radically understood Islam in concrete everyday life. The said woman from our circle of acquaintances – an Algerian woman living in Tunisia – described, a week after the incident, still visibly shaken, the sequence of events as: you had against 15: 00 in the afternoon by the work in the direction of a nearby bus stop run, when a group of three by two men with a beard and white headdress and a veiled woman paused and courteous time asked them after he. But she open her purse to answer the question and get their mobile phone, have a man pressed a knife in the side of her and banned her to scream or to move. Taken at the proselyting mobile and money it was followed by an embarrassing questioning why she was dressed on the go and also otherwise wrong without headscarf. This is a disgrace and an offense against the law of God, and they will need to justify itself for.

Berlin Laureate Foundation

\”Small children become great friends!\” Smile again Berlin (KU64/03.02.2008) – which can children of the small fishing village of Paternoster on the West coast of South Africa. \”The Berlin Laureate Foundation with its West Coast kids initiative\” (www.westcoastkids.co.za) student has provided with the support of the dental specialists of KU64 from 18 to 28 January 2009 dental site. The 10-dentist team of KU64 traveled at his own expense to South Africa in the luggage half a tonne of medical devices and drugs. Ten days they treated about 200 children at the age from 4 to 16 years, but many pain afflicted parents. Berlin dentists, succeeded to use elementary school St. Augustine the foundation stone to the dental hygiene in children of the PATERNOSTER.

All the children were trained in brushing your teeth and equipped with toothbrushes and toothpaste. A tooth brushing program to be implemented in cooperation with the school now. But the KU64 team has benefited from the action, the employees have a lot of experience \”taken and met great people: small patients became great friends\” so dentist Dr. Stephan Ziegler, who has headed the action on the ground. In the region of Paternoster, there was so far no children’s charity, therefore the laureate has chosen Foundation right here to help.

These include comprehensive projects in the areas of education, a fundamental change in their general living conditions and of course improving health in this case of dental health. dental treatment for over 200 children of the elementary school of Paternoster on the West Coast South Africa’s participation of numerous suppliers and partners from the dentistry and other supporters sustainability the relief effort secured voluntary commitment to continue almost all adults of the underprivileged population in Paternoster have few teeth in the mouth or have no teeth. Here no one can afford a dentist, painful teeth are pulled, this is the cheapest solution.