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  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    06/01/2017
    Summary: 

    A TRANSLATOR living in Germany has revealed that Muslim migrants believe the country "should be Islamised", according to a new report.

  • SHARIA; THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH

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    Introduction • Child marriage • Polygamy • Gender discrimination of legal testimony • Nikah Mut'ah (Temporary marriage) • Incestuous marriage • Domestic abuse • Marital rape • Honour killing within the family • F.G.M (Female genital mutilation) • Conclusion

    The Quran (which was narrated by Muhammad) refers to Muhammad’s life as “as beautiful pattern of conduct for anyone whose hope is in Allah” (33:21) and “an exalted standard of character” (68:4).

  • CEDH - Jugement relatif à la charia (2003)

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    Cour européenne des Droits de l’Homme - charia

    Relevant qu’en l’espèce le Parti de la Prospérité s’était notamment donné pour but d’instaurer un régime basé sur la charia, la Cour a estimé que celle-ci était incompatible avec les principes fondamentaux de la démocratie, tels qu’ils résultent de la Convention. En effet, « la charia, reflétant fidèlement les dogmes et les règles divines édictés par la religion, présente un caractère stable et invariable. Lui sont étrangers des principes tels que le pluralisme dans la participation politique ou l’évolution incessante des libertés publiques ». D’après la Cour, « il est difficile à la fois de se déclarer respectueux de la démocratie et des droits de l’homme et de soutenir un régime fondé sur la charia, qui se démarque nettement des valeurs de la Convention, notamment eu égard à ses règles de droit pénal et de procédure pénale, à la place qu’il réserve aux femmes dans l’ordre juridique et à son intervention dans tous les domaines de la vie privée et publique conformément aux normes religieuses.

  • Summary: 
    • Mass migration from the Muslim world is fast-tracking the Islamization of Germany, as evidenced by the proliferation of no-go zones, Sharia courts, polygamy and child marriages. Mass migration has also been responsible for a host of social disruptions, including jihadist attacks, a migrant rape epidemic, a public health crisis, rising crime and a rush by German citizens to purchase weapons for self-defense — and even to abandon Germany altogether.

    • Development Minister Gerd Müller warned that the biggest refugee movements to Europe are still to come. He said that only 10% of the migrants from the chaos in Iraq and Syria have reached Europe so far: "Eight to ten million migrants are still on the way."

    • "There are written instructions ... today we are not allowed to say anything negative about the refugees. This is government journalism, and this leads to a situation in which the public loses their trust in us. This is scandalous." — Wolfgang Herles, Deutschlandfunk public radio.

    • The Turkish government has sent 970 clerics — most of whom do not speak German — to lead 900 mosques in Germany that are controlled by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), a branch of the Turkish government's Directorate for Religious Affairs, known in Turkish as Diyanet. Critics accuse Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using DITIB mosques to prevent Turkish migrants from integrating into German society.

    • A Cologne police superintendent revealed that he was ordered to remove the term "rape" from an internal police report about the mass sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year's Eve. He said that an official at the North-Rhine Westphalia Interior Ministry told him in an angry tone: "This is not rape. Remove this term from your report. Submit a new report."

    • The German branch of Open Doors, a non-governmental organization supporting persecuted Christians, reported that thousands of Christians in German refugee shelters are being persecuted by Muslims, sometimes even by their security guards.

    • A 23-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker wearing a T-shirt with the words "I'm Muslim Don't Panic" was assaulted by fellow refugees for offending Islam. He was beaten so badly that he was hospitalized.

    • Half of the three million ethnic Turks living in Germany believe it is more important to follow Islamic Sharia law than German law if the two are in conflict, according to a survey.

    • A document leaked to Der Spiegel revealed that more than 33,000 migrants who are supposed to be deported are still in Germany, being cared for by German taxpayers. Many of the migrants destroyed their passports and are believed to have lied about their countries of origin to make it impossible for them to be deported.

    • Migrants committed 142,500 crimes during the first six months of 2016, according to a report by the Federal Criminal Police Office. This is equivalent to 780 crimes committed by migrants every day, or 32.5 crimes each hour, an increase of nearly 40% over 2015. The data includes only those crimes in which a migrant suspect has been caught.

    • Bild, the largest-circulation newspaper in Germany, warned that the country was "capitulating to Islamic law."

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/01/2017
    Summary: 

    Members of a government-funded Muslim anti-extremism organisation praised by the Prime Minister have been found to have made numerous anti-Semitic and homophobic comments on social media.

    The Birmingham-based charity Odara is believed to have received over £150,000 of taxpayer money via the government’s counter-extremism Prevent program, for the work it does in running workshops for women. The charity prides itself on providing what it calls a ‘safe environment for discussion on issues like domestic violence, mental health and extremism’.

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    • By Western standards, military rule is shunned as an oppressive form of government, but in the Islamic world it is the only buffer of protection from the tyranny of total sharia law that must be enforced by Islamic theocracies, such as those of Iran and Saudi Arabia.

    • The days of sacrificing the safety and security of citizens of the West for the sake of multiculturalism, are over. In order for multiculturalism to work, it must be a two-way street between people that share common values of respect of each other's culture. Unfortunately, the West did not get that from Islam.

    • It really does not matter what is "true Islam". That is something the Muslim world needs to deal with internally; it does not serve us in the West to try to evaluate what is "true Islam" and what is not.

    • Your religious leaders, whose salaries are paid by Islamic governments, stand before your media cameras and call on Muslims to stab, slam trucks, kill, rape and humiliate the kafir [non-Muslim] Jews, Christians and Pagans.

    • Islamic governments and terror groups are two peas in a pod, working together for the same goal: enforcing Allah's law, sharia, on the world. It is no secret that a Muslim head of state must rule by sharia and must conduct jihad against non-Muslims. Sharia law commands Muslim citizens to remove, by rebellion or assassination, any Muslim leader who does not abide by sharia and support jihadists.

    • As of today, the West must hold Islamic governments responsible for jihadist actions of their own terrorist citizens. Nothing happens in Muslim countries without the knowledge of their governments. If a Muslim government has no control of its citizens, it should be considered a rogue nation.

    • Bringing in unvetted refugees from Syria and Iraq is not an act of compassion, but gross negligence. Western governments have failed their citizens for too long in that respect and that will end today.

    • After all, why should cultures that loathe the West seek to live in the West? As President-elect Trump said, why should America -- or any country -- not allow in only immigrants who love us and who respect our laws and way of life?

    • Our doors will be reopened to citizens from Islamic nations only when Islamic governments prove to the world that they have fundamentally changed, that they have ended once and for all their obsessive jihadist propaganda and hate education prevalent in the Muslim world.

    • Until then, all kinds of visas from such troubled areas will be suspended, except for the few who would be properly vetted. Such actions will surely expedite the reformation of Islam and Islamic education in Muslim nations who are desperate to give us their excess unhappy population.

  • EUROPE IN 2016 - A YEAR OF TERROR 

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    In 2007 conducted by Policy Exchange revealed that 37% of British Muslims aged 16-24 said they would prefer to live under sharia than under British law, while a similar number of Muslims under 35 said they agreed with the sharia stipulation that anyone who converted from Islam to another faith should be executed.

    These findings not only clearly illustrate that attitudes to sharia are a key touchstone in defining radicalisation among British Muslims, they also point to a demographic time bomb in this respect. Previous estimates of the number of British Muslims who had been radicalised generally suggested between 13% and 15%. However, Policy Exchange’s research suggests that more than a third of Muslims aged under 35 have been radicalised. It is therefore essential that the new Government takes action both to undo the appeasement of the sharia agenda that took place under the previous Labour government and to  challenge young British Muslims that advocacy of sharia is a line that must not be crossed.

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    The essential problem for the government is to find a way of defining a specific point that very clearly delineates the start of radicalisation and that can be used as a touchstone to assesses when British Muslims and Islamic organisations have crossed it. Sharia provides that point. It is both wholly incompatible with a number of important historic British values and its implementation on Muslim and non-Muslim alike is central to the ultimate aims of both violent and non-violent Islamists. As such, it can be used not only to identify radicalisation, but also to draw a line in the sand in respect of British values that wavering young Muslims can be challenged not to cross.

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    Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat” warned the ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu reputed author of The Art of War.

    Unless we understand the ultimate aims that Islamist terrorists are seeking to achieve, then every public policy aimed at countering them will be no more than tactics, with little hope of strategic success. Fundamentally, the ultimate aim of Islamist terrorists is that Islamic law (sharia), which is the primary instrument of Islamic government, should be imposed across the entire world on Muslim and non Muslim alike.

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  • Country: 
    Afghanistan
    News Date: 
    28/12/2016
    Summary: 
    • The woman was killed after going to the market in Sar-e-Pul province
    • Her husband was away in Iran when she went shopping for supplies 
    • The area is still under Taliban control 
    • Under Taliban rule women are prohibited from leaving their homes unless accompanied by a close male relative

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    Milo Yiannopoulos said that Islam as a whole, not just the extremists, was the root course of violent attacks on gays and women by Muslims.

    “I’m not talking about Islamists. I’m not talking about terrorists. I’m not talking about radical Islam. I’m talking about mainstream Muslim culture” said Yiannopoulos. “There are eleven Muslim countries in which I could be killed for being a homosexual. The state penalty is death. One hundred million people live in countries where the penalty for homosexuality is death. This is not radical Islam. This is mainstream Muslim society. Look what’s happening in Sweden. Look what’s happening anywhere in Germany, anywhere there are large influxes of a Muslim population. Things don’t end well for women and gays. The left has got to make a decision. Either they want female emancipation and it wants gay rights or it wants Islam. It’s got to pick…”

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    I originally wrote this as a reflection on how the decades of Muslims ethnically-cleansing gay areas in London were predictors for future Muslim terrorism directed against gays. Within a few months of the Orlando attack, where a Muslim killed 50 gay people in a nightclub, I realised that the Orlando attack had been normalised & more-or-less forgotten. So, the topic needed to be generalised.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    28/12/2016
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    Nigeria's most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa'ad Abubakar, said Muslims would not accept the violation of Islamic law guaranteeing men a greater share. Nigeria's main Christian body has welcomed the bill, saying its religion permitted equal inheritance.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    27/12/2016
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    SAUDI Arabia’s 'morality police' have arrested several women alleged to be among those filmed drinking, dancing and “mixing” with men.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    27/12/2016
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     man has been jailed for one year for calling for an end to the Muslim kingdom's guardianship system that gives men wide controls over women, local media said Tuesday.

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    25/12/2016
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    According to a recent email sent by the director of Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, Intisar Rabb, the launch of the new program comes “just in time” for the beginning of the Trump administration and has the goal of “building a community of Islamic law scholars in the academy” as well as informing “policy and media discourse about Islamic law.”

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    I am writing to raise serious concerns over the Home Affairs Select Committee hearing on 1 November 2016 at which I gave oral testimony and to provide further and new evidence on the matter at hand, particularly with regards the transnational Islamist links with Sharia courts as well as the discriminatory content and intent of the courts, which violate the UK's gender equality obligations and commitments to freedom of religion and expression. Please treat this letter as a submission to the inquiry.

    Key findings are:

    1)     Accusations of "anti-faith", “Islamophobia” and racism constitute an attempt to delegitimise the evidence of secular witnesses to the inquiry.

    2)     Sharia councils violate human rights.  Based on their own statements, Sharia councils consider themselves to be courts, giving rulings on Islamic law which they consider binding on all Muslims.

    3)     Sharia judges have made statements supporting the criminalising of blasphemy and apostasy and justifying the killing of apostates. The label of "apostate" carries grave risk of shunning, violence and death.

    4)     Challenging any aspect of Sharia court decisions may lead to threats and charges of blasphemy and apostasy in Britain and abroad.

    5)     Sharia court jurisprudence and practice violate every article of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). In particular, they violate Article 16 on marriage and family relations. The concept of "zina" which criminalises sex outside marriage is key to understanding the operation of Sharia courts.

    6)     Secular values underpin human rights treaties on ending gender discrimination. They cannot be set aside in favour of religious discrimination.

    7)     CEDAW recommendations declare that the state must end parallel and customary legal systems as they violate women’s right to equality.

    8)     The law and not religion must be the key basis for securing justice for citizens and BME women.

  • Summary: 

    Over 300 abused women have signed a statement opposing Sharia courts and religious bodies, warning of the growing threat to their rights and to their collective struggles for security and independence.

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    19/12/2016
    Summary: 

    Putting an end to the menace of illegal 'sharia courts' functioning from various mosques across , the  on Monday said authorities must stop the activities within a month. "If a place of worship - whether it be temple, mosque or church - is used for purposes other than prayers, and more sp

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    15/12/2016
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    r.  (Mohammad Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi) is the Muslim Chaplain of the Canadian army, the Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams (Canada’s top imam) and the Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada, a nation-wide Islamic organization that is 

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    ‘It was very violent. The family is not ethnic Danish (media slang for ‘Muslim’) and may have different standards for young women’s freedom of movement in the evening. This may have caused the father’s reaction,’

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    19/12/2016
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    Her household was only “moderately religious,” and yet she still feels threatened enough to lead a double life. Apparently her parents are yet more Misunderstanders of the Religion of Peace. This girl has good reason to be afraid: Aqsa Parvez was murdered by her father for not wearing the hijab, and Rifqa Bary was slapped by hers for the same reason. Then there is Islam’s death penalty for apostates: Muhammad said, “If anyone changes his religion, kill him.” Some schools of Islamic jurisprudence, however, allow for the imprisonment of a female apostate until she recants her apostasy.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/04/2011
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    Several years ago we saw Islamic supremacist thugs target women who weren’t wearing hijab in Iraq. Now this Sharia intimidation has come to London. “‘Wear a headscarf or we will kill you’: How the ‘London Taliban’ is targeting women and gays in bid to impose sharia law,” from the 

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    20/06/2009
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    Women in Iran march against the harsh inhumanity of Sharia laws regarding women. Note that while Obama spoke up in Cairo for the right of women to wear the hijab in the West, he said nothing about the right of women not to wear it in places like Iran.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    13/02/2013
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    “Teachers at Islamic College of South Australia’s West Croydon campus ordered to wear hijab or face sack,” by Bryan Littlely in , February 11 (thanks to Kenneth):

    An Adelaide Islamic school wants its teachers to wear the hijab for school functions, or they could be sacked.

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation (the)
    News Date: 
    07/07/2010
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    Feel the love. “Russia’s Muslim south triples sharia bride price,” by Amie Ferris-Rotman for , July 7 (thanks to Twostellas):

    The price tag on a bride in Russia’s Ingushetia province has been tripled by the regional government, in a sign the Muslim North Caucasus region is slipping out of Kremlin control as sharia law eclipses Russian.

  • Country: 
    Sudan (the)
    News Date: 
    05/11/2013
    Summary: 

    “Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, 

  • Country: 
    Somalia
    News Date: 
    29/10/2009
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    “Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, 

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    18/12/2016
    Summary: 

    These BYU students have ably signaled their virtue, and can now sit back and enjoy the rounds of applause they will receive from the enlightened and intelligent, but where is their concern of for Aqsa Parvez, whose  after she refused to wear it?

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/12/2016
    Summary: 

    There must be no religious arbitration in family matters. It leaves minority women vulnerable to control by fundamentalists. We oppose any religious body – whether presided over by men or women – that seeks to rule over us.” So say more than 300 mostly Muslim women, but also others from different faiths who have been abused in their personal lives.

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    More than 300 Muslims— mostly women— say they are  and are working to try to gain independence from Sharia courts and religious bodies. “We oppose any religious body—whether presided over by men or women— that seeks to rule over us,” the Muslims said in a statement published by Open Democracy.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/12/2016
    Summary: 

    Over a thousand British Muslims took to the streets of London on Tuesday in a show of force, blocking off a central London square to call for a caliphate while the crowd chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’.

    We need a Caliph who will clean up these streets / Who will smack up armies and who will back beef [fighting]. / Backhand your missiles back to your land, that’s the plan. / World domination at hand. We can expand and take out these fools.

  • Summary: 

    Even outside of fear of drawing an Islamist attack, avoiding conflict with Muslim employees affects both the company’s ‘inclusive’ image, and its liability to lawsuits by activist groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).  When special interest activist groups put pressure on businesses to give into their demands businesses often (depending on the issue/s) concede rather than face bad publicity. Businesses placating to Muslim demands is one of the objectives of the . Masquerading as a  organization for Muslims, CAIR, as mentioned in the , pressures businesses into accommodating the most trivial of Muslim practices advocated for in sharia law.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    13/12/2016
    Summary: 

    The Guardian newspaper has  Lord Tebbit — one of Britain’s last remaining actual conservatives — for daring to question the prominence of Shariah law in the United Kingdom. In an anonymous article in its UK Politics section, the paper describes the peer, who is sadly of declining health, as “85 and loving it” bef

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    13/12/2016
    Summary: 

    FRENCH women have launched a fightback to reclaim areas of the country turned into no go zones by Muslim men as a shocking report lays bare the state of social segregation caused by mass migration. A women’s rights campaign group is organising marches and protests in a bid to retake streets in predominantly Islamic neighbourhoods which they say have become entirely male dominated. La Brigade des Mères, which is aiming to restore gender equality in France’s troubled ‘banlieues’, says women in many communities are now too scared to go out because gangs of young men rule the streets.

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    • While Geert Wilders was being prosecuted in the Netherlands for talking about "fewer Moroccans" during an election campaign, a state-funded watchdog group says that threatening homosexuals with burning, decapitation and slaughter is just fine, so long as it is Muslims who are making those threats, as the Quran tells them that such behavior is mandated.
    • "I am still of the view that declaring statistical facts or even sharing an opinion is not a crime if someone doesn't like it." - Finns Party politician, Terhi Kiemunki, fined 450 euros for writing of a "culture and law based on a violent, intolerant and oppressive religion."
    • In Finland, since the court's decision, citizens are now required to make a distinction, entirely fictitious, between "Islam" and "radical Islam," or else they may find themselves prosecuted and fined for "slandering and insulting adherents of the Islamic faith."
    • As Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said, "These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it." There are extremist Muslims and non-extremist Muslims, but there is only one Islam.
    • It is troubling that Western governments are so eager to crack down on anything that vaguely resembles what has erroneously been termed "Islamophobia," which literally means an irrational fear of Islam.
    • Considering the violence we have been witnessing, for those Westerners who have studied Islam and listened to what the most influential Islamic scholars have to say, there are quite a few things in Islam of which one legitimately ought to be fearful.
  • Summary: 

    Policy Exchange survey, described as the largest study of Muslim opinion in the UK ever undertaken, has found widespread belief in conspiracy theories and significant support for sharia law.

    The Policy Exchange study found that unsurprisingly "British Muslims as a whole represent an unquestionably more religious section of the wider UK community" and that "Faith clearly plays a more central role in the lives of British Muslims".

  • Over 40% of UK Muslims support “aspects” of sharia law

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    BBC Panorama has uncovered fresh evidence of how some Sharia councils in Britain may be putting Muslim women "at risk" by pressuring them to stay in abusive marriages.

  • Half of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal, poll finds

  • Four in ten British Muslims want some aspect of Sharia Law enforced in UK

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    30/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is facing a backlash over his alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar scandal, has expressed his support for strict Islamic laws in the country in a bid to woo Malay Muslims.

     

    Admin: Malaysia is supposed to be a moderate country!

  • Summary: 

    Being lukewarm and even supporting countries that support Islamic radicals is a slap in the face to women, especially those who have faced the dangers that those systems of belief and politics offer.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    12/06/2011
    Summary: 

    Victims say that officers in the borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored or downplayed outbreaks of hate crime, and suppressed evidence implicating Muslims in them, because they fear being accused of racism.The claims come as four Tower Hamlets Muslims were jailed for at least 19 years for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls. The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered more than a dozen other cases in Tower Hamlets where both Muslims and non-Muslims have been threatened or beaten for behaviour deemed to breach fundamentalist “Islamic norms.”

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    28/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A sharia court has ordered the flogging of two women for using inappropriate language on a texting app, Whatsapp reports HeatStreet. The women will be subjected to 20 lashes each. The women had also been jailed for a period of ten days because of the ‘impermissible expressions’ that were used by the pair ruled a Saudi court.

  • Parliamentary enquiry into Sharia Councils in the UK: Submission of Oral Evidence

     

  • Summary: 

    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to hang and forced to give birth in jail, says her story represents the ordeals of “many” Christians in Islamic countries forced to live under sharia lawIn a rare public appearance since she was helped to travel to the US two years ago, she told a congregation in Washington, DC, last Saturday: “My story did not start when I was sentenced or when I was in prison.

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