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  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    29/08/2019
    Summary: 

    A growing body of “born-again” Muslims are driving social changes that also have an economic impact, encouraging everything from Muslim-targeted housing to Shariah banking. 

    Conservative Islamic groups were largely repressed during the 32-year rule of strongman Suharto, but since his downfall in 1998, they have emerged as a growing force, although officially, Indonesia remains secular.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    28/02/2018
    Summary: 

    There is no place for Sharia Courts in the UK and Muslim women should be given the same protection as any other women, an MP has warned. Shipley MP Philip Davies urged Prime Minister Theresa May to act to stop the parallel Muslim legal system in the UK and protect vulnerable women. He said: “Last year I attended a meeting in the House of Lords organised by the wonderful crossbench Peer and Human Rights campaigner Baroness Cox, at which three very brave women told us harrowing tales of how they have been treated and discriminated against by Sharia councils.

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