Atheist Republic News Summary : Sports Illustrated Features Burkini Girl

1. Halima Aden, a Somali-American supermodel has become the first Muslim model to appear in Sports Illustrated wearing a burkini. "Young girls who wear a hijab should have women they look up to in any and every industry," she told the BBC. One Twitter user commented: "If you're going to wear the hijab and cover your skin - whether you think our religion calls for it or you want modesty - it is completely counterintuitive to strike a sexy pose in a magazine known for objectifying women." Another comment read: " I would get it if it were for a swimsuit catalogue for women to buy. But for a magazine specially made for men. It beats the whole purpose of the hijab."

2. According to the New York Post, Patricia Hill, 69, had asked her dearly beloved to cancel his smut subscription with the Dish Network — after she caught him watching dirty TV shows on multiple occasions. Patricia Hill, “a religious woman who taught Sunday school,” believed that the shack where her husband indulged in his porn habit had been taken over by the Evil One. When her spouse declined to give up his favorite channel, she walked into the house, retrieved a pistol and fired a warning shot straight into Frank's head. The judge decided that she gets to spend the next 16 years in prison.

3. Following a spate of suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds, Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public. President Maithripala Sirisena said he was using an emergency law to impose the restriction from Monday.
Any face garment which "hinders identification" will be banned to ensure security, his office said. Muslim leaders criticised the move.

4. Kat Kerr made a name for herself as a “prophetess” who claimed she could control the weather and natural disasters. Kerr spoke at the 2019 Focus Conference in Missouri this weekend where she declared that President Trump will coast to reelection because he has the endorsement of Jesus Christ himself — whom she knows “personally”, as Right Wing Watch  reports. “Whether anyone likes it or not, Trump is going to win again in 2020,” Kerr said in a video clip flagged by Right Wing Watch. “People have their own opinions, I don’t have one — I say what God says.”

5. Lori Alexander or "The Transformed Wife", a Christian blogger, responds to the criticism she's received for telling married women they should have sex with their husbands even if they don't want to. Not in the mood? Too damn bad. Is that marital rape? Hahahahaha, absolutely not, she says. If the wife really doesn’t feel like having sex, she says, she needs to just obey God. 

6. Aliff Syukri, millionaire founder of local cosmetics company D’Herbs, recently took to his Instagram account to brag about beating his child with a cane. He posted a video clip of his adopted daughter in bed, covering her face and crying as he applied ointment to her back. He explained that he had beaten her for taking off her hijab in the company of other men and he had to teach her a lesson about a woman’s dignity. Hundreds of netizens flooded his page condemning his behavior.

7. Isaiah Joel Peoples, an Iraq War veteran, deliberately drove into a group of pedestrians because he thought some of the people were Muslim. He faces eight counts of attempted murder for injuring eight people. The most seriously injured is a 13-year-old Sunnyvale girl of South Asian descent who is in a coma with severe brain trauma. He was on his way to a Bible class when he drove into a group of men, women, and children.

8. John Earnest, The suspected gunman who allegedly killed one woman and injured three other people at a synagogue is thought to have been a right-wing Christian who spoke of biblical justifications for his crimes. Mr Earnest’s alleged use of his Christian faith to justify the shooting has led to soul-searching within the Orthodox Presbyterian Church of which he was a member. 

9. A pastor who’s “dead” can be resurrected if enough people throw money at her, according to a clip posted in the r/Trashy subreddit. The location is unknown and no one knows how much money would it take to “bring her back to life”.

10. Two 17-year-old kids in Florida skipped school on an unofficial “ditch day,” swam too far from the shore of a local beach, were stranded for nearly two hours, and feared they would die in the ocean… until a boat sailing to New Jersey saw them and saved them. Their prayers were answered in the form of a boat, a God send, named ‘The Amen’. “There’s no other reason, no other explanation in the world other than God,” [the boy] said.

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