ECHR Ruling: 

"sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: 

Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

Council of Europe

Summary: 

Ibn Khaldun is underrated in the west, compared to the other great philosophers and historians of the ages, but he enjoys a cult following because his central theory of human society seems ever more relevant today – that is, asabiyyah, or ‘group feeling’. Group feeling explains why the individual-centred western worldview has proved so inadequate in explaining things since the fall of Communism, especially in the Middle East.

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As a result much of the country[Iraq] lies in the hands of religious extremists who have much stronger asabiyyah and were able to take Mosul despite being outnumbered 40 to 1 by Iraq’s well-equipped army. For as the great Arab historian observed: ‘Religious colouring does away with mutual jealousy and envy among people who share in a group feeling, and causes concentration upon the truth… They are willing to die for their objectives.’ (Much of this has been backed up by modern evolutionary psychology.)

Asabiyyah is the key to understanding why some states fail and others succeed, why democracy works sometimes but often not, and why the nation-state will remain the foundation of successful human societies. Whatever happens from now on, the outcome of the 21st century will be dependent on asabiyyah, which remains the fundamental reality of human existence.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
23/11/2018
Summary: 

The National Secular Society has questioned why an Islamic preacher who has praised Osama Bin Laden and  all Muslims "should be terrorists" is a trustee of a registered charity.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
01/12/2018
Summary: 

Sikh girls in Birmingham and the West Midlands were subjected to decades of abuse by grooming gangs despite pleas for help, a shock report claims. And members of the Sikh community turned vigilante when the police and other authorities failed to act on their concerns, the authors of the study allege. Entitled “The Religiously Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of Young Sikh Women Across the UK”, the report has echoes of the 

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
30/11/2018
Summary: 

The number of girls in England who have experienced or are believed to be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) has more than doubled in a year, according to assessments by council social workers. Analysis of government figures shows that FGM featured in 1,960 social work assessments in 2017-18 – more than twice the 970 cases reported in the previous year.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
29/11/2018
Summary: 

Children have been performing sexual favours in return for new trainers, gifts and alcohol, Ilford police confirm. Around 100 Met officers along with outreach workers and immigration officials descended on Ilford town centre last week to disrupt criminal activity and raise awareness about sexual exploitation. The victims are from diverse backgrounds, including middle-class families and children in the care system and some residents have moved neighbourhoods to remove their children from the exploiters clutches. Det Insp Laura Hillier said there is a preconception that older m

Summary: 

What do you do if companies, butchers, supermarkets etc won't tell you what is slaughtered to Halal/Kosher methods?  How can you as a non-Jew/Muslim make an informed choice?
I find it ironic that the most common excuse for selling unlabelled/unidentified Halal/Kosher meat/poultry is that just because they didn't ask for it to be Halal they don't feel they have any obligation to label it as such!  Why don't they just ask for it not to be Halal/Kosher?

News Date: 
29/11/2018
Summary: 

As we saw in the Asia Bibi case, the inconsistency of accusations of blasphemy does not count: what counts is the accusation itself that provokes riots, excesses and lynchings. We are assured that there was no blasphemy on the part of the Christian Sawan Masih, but a fight after drinking with his "friend" Muslim ...

Country: 
Israel
News Date: 
28/11/2018
Summary: 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shockingly reveals the honest truth about the war taking place today with Gaza and around the world. Other world leaders will hate that he said this but he said the truth. While the rest of the world is still in denial, PM Netanyahu wastes no time in defining today’s war around the world as a religious war with Islam. No Western leader wants to admit that, but PM Netanyahu says it, and boy does he say it. In response to a question from a journalist during a Q&A session, PM Netanyahu just laid the truth right out there.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
08/04/2017
Summary: 

ONE of Britain's largest halal slaughterhouses is being investigated over claims of animal cruelty. Undercover filming reportedly shows a worker repeated hacking at the necks of sheep with a knife as they pass on the conveyor belt.

Summary: 

This study provides an outline of the religious doctrine of taqiyya or dissimulation in Sunni Islam, drawing on Qur,anic commentaries, hadith compilations, legal manuals, and ethical treatises. Moriscos and the North African jurists who advised them had access to discussions of taqiyya and the closely connected legal dispensation of coercion (ikrah) through these sources, many of which were wellknown in al-Andalus before the Reconquista, and some of which continued to be popular afterwards. Attention to this material helps one to interpret the 1504 fatwa of Ibn Abi Jum,a al-Wahrani to the Moriscos and in particular his discussion of blasphemy under coercion.

Key words: Moriscos; Dissimulation; Taqiyya; Coercion; Ikrah; Blasphemy; Paronomasia.

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