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But Ricky, 77, said it was "wrong to speak ill of the dead.
Addressing his followers from London via phone, Hussain also asked MQM leaders to not to speak ill of their opponents at the public rallies and corner meetings.
We never speak ill and do not have ill thoughts," she continued.
Loathe as we are to speak ill of the great Vivienne Westwood, this Wcreased baby blue taffeta affair, from the Dame's spring 2015 collection, has overtones of unmade bed about it, while the horns should have been put away at Halloween.
Damien Schmitz, who runs a kebab shop in Paris, puts it more bluntly: by criticising the kebab, he says, "you can speak ill of Muslims without speaking ill of Muslims.
He told the Sunday Times magazine: "It is said you shouldn't speak ill of the dead but it seems to me an ideal opportunity.
Speak ill of Christ, receive a strong letter; speak ill of Mohammad, be promised death.
God has also prevented Muslims from speaking ill of the gods and deities worshipped by non-Muslims so that they do not speak ill of the One, True God.
The famed choreographer insisted she was "extremely proud" of Gaga and vowed never to speak ill of the star, but she has now claimed that she didn't feel comfortable working with the more religious themes used in controversial promos like Judas.
But, without wishing to speak ill of the dead, Kennedy might easily have ended up as the presidential equivalent of Steve McClaren.
I have great respect for Herman and his character and I would never speak ill of him, on the record or off the record," Anderson said.
only second-hand, now, and most of what I hear is that you speak ill of