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An Afghanistan appeal court has upheld 20-year jail terms for two men who published a translation of the Koran. The prosecution said the translation contained mistakes and called for the defendants to be executed. The men were convicted of modifying the Muslim holy book into Persian while not including the original Arabic text. ... There is no law in Afghanistan prohibiting the translation of the Koran but modification is viewed as...

2009-02-16

 Afghanistan translation Koran Sharia Law Arabic Persian mistake
What’s missing from this electronic wonderland? Human contact. Discount the fawning techno-burble about virtual communities. Computers and networks isolate us from one another. A network chat line is a limp substitute for meeting friends over coffee. No interactive multimedia display comes close to the excitement of a live concert. And who’d prefer cybersex to the real thing? While the Internet beckons brightly, seductively flashing an...

1995-02-27

 Internet prediction social network mistake future