Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Via Balkan Human Rights The Journalists Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA) has written in support of Professor Alexiou, sentenced to 25 months in prison for heresy. See my post here for the full story. Professor Alexiou, founder of the Greek Rumi Committee is condemned because this Committee is considered to be a “heresy”, which poses a threat to the religion and national identity of the country. However, it is well known that the Greek Rumi Committee’s goal is solely the study of the works of the great poet and philosopher Rumi. Read the rest of the letter here

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At 2/01/2006 02:58:00 PM, Blogger deviousdiva said...

Zardoz wrote this on the previous post about religious freedom and Professor Alexiou. I moved it to current one so people will see it. I hope you don't mind zardoz?

zardoz says:
Didnt know about the proffesor
and of course its a shame
and positively have no idea on RUMI ?
of course the professor has been wronged,

and that is why the separation of church and state is imperative as ever in greece

supposedly greece is the last THEOCRATIC state of goverment in the world
along with the ex-taliban. how much lower can you get,...HAPPY SCRUFFY,

of course there are economical reasons why it hasnt been done yet
THE FACT that the greek orthodox church owns 20 percent of all greek land
and 40 percent of the NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE were the whole banking system
rest on AND of course the whole countries and the goverments money .

so take that in mind.

and very well said it is protected constitutionally,...the church.

unlike the U.S. constitution which dosnt say anything about abu graib,guantanamo,
or even the 450,000 japanese-americans put in concentration camps duting world war II
when released , had all their money and land taken away.
on constitution themes i think scruffy you really have to take a good look.
noone is saying were in paradise,
but you and me didnt come from one either

by the way i did read mr kaplanis blog
and there was an incredible two piece article
WHICH helps to explain many historical and political injustices
locally , internationally.
some i had trouble lettin thru my system , but he has a way with words
and he does sound like a more logic scruffy only writes in greek .

At 2/01/2006 03:07:00 PM, Blogger deviousdiva said...

A link to a website run by the family of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. It has links to online reading many other resources.
Click here

At 2/02/2006 09:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

zardoz says:
of course not , its yor blog,
i just get carried away , at times ranting on without stopping
to think, if i am respecting the article at hand , and focusing on it enough.
i read all the older stuff you had on the rom , pretty interesting and detailed.
keep your strength up .

----- Z A R D O Z.

At 2/02/2006 10:37:00 PM, Blogger deviousdiva said...

Thanks zardoz. I know what you mean when you say you get carried away. We all do at times (as you see often on this blog) I find it quite heartening to see that people do feel quite passionate about things rather than "can't be bothered"


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