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  • Summary: 

    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

  • Summary: 

    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

     

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    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.

  • Summary: 

    As Syrian refugees and other migrants are being brought to the US, we hear that we don’t need to worry about any nasty “terrorists” (jihadists, to use the right word), because they will be vetted.

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    29/03/2015
    Summary: 

    But along with the viral hit though came a huge backlash. One particularly threatening thread on Facebook started with the comment: "Those who insult the laws of Allah, their blood is halal for killing." Others came to the journalist's defence. "Making you feel offended means you can rape and kill that person....brother, do you think you need to do some self reflection and soul searching..?" commented Chiam Soon King on the Sisters In Islam Facebook page.

  • Summary: 

    Islams Sharia Law is alive and well in Australia and is been practiced in Muslim enclaves to the detriment of it's victims. Islams Celebrity Media go to Muslim explains that there is nothing to see here and all is well despite the obvious savagery and brutality exhibited world wide wherever Islam rules.

    A Current Affair, Nine Network, Sydney Australia, September 26 2016

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    22/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A German court has ruled that seven Muslim men who formed a Sharia street patrol did not break laws against political uniforms. The group sparked outrage in the western city of Wuppertal in 2014, when they approached people in orange vests bearing the words "Sharia Police". They demanded that locals stop gambling, listening to music, and drinking alcohol.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    23/10/2008
    Summary: 

    The House of Lords today drew stark attention to the conflict between sharia and UK law, calling the Islamic legal code "wholly incompatible" with human rights legislation.

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200708/ldjudgmt/jd081022/leba...

  • Summary: 

    Hamas-linked CAIR and ISNA shut down? The stealth jihad stopped in its tracks? The years-long campaign of subversion and the undermining of counterterror efforts exposed and brought to an end? If that happens, it could in the long run prove to be the best thing the Trump presidency accomplished.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    18/11/2016
    Summary: 
    • Armed police involved in raids on more than 200 properties in 
    • Officers hunting  backers among Salafist group 'The True Religion'
    • Government has announced that the group is being banned for good
  • Country: 
    United Arab Emirates (the)
    News Date: 
    18/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Foreign Office also accused of failing to do enough to help women after alleged victim detained on suspicion of having ‘extramarital sex’, an offence under sharia law. A UK-based charity has warned that British tourists and expats in  and across the  (UAE) should not report incidents of rape

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    04/12/2004
    Summary: 

    "Stoned to death... why Europe is starting to lose its faith in Islam" (By Charles Bremner, Times of London, December 4, 2004) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/article1974930.ece

  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    17/11/2016
    Summary: 

    THIS is the brutal moment a gang of teenagers appear to repeatedly slap a girl in the face for allegedly removing her headscarf.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    16/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A SHARIA court has sentenced three Christians to 80 lashes each after finding them guilty of blasphemy for drinking holy communion wine.

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    SKY NEWS DEBATE: Should Sharia 'Courts' [Councils] be Regulated by UK Government

    Host: Kay Burley

    Gita Saghal, Secularist and Feminist campaigner, honorary associate of the National Secular Society, and Director of Centre for Secular Space

    Abdullah al Andalusi, international speaker and debater, and co-founder of the Muslim Debate Initiative 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A young British-Pakistani woman reportedly was raped by her husband and left fearing for her and her children’s lives after a Sharia court forced to her reveal her address and to try and get back with him.

    "Lubna," which is not her real name, had already obtained a legal divorce through the British courts from her violent husband, but after her mother was pressured by the Muslim community in which they lived in London, she was forced to seek a Sharia divorce as well.

  • Country: 
    United Arab Emirates (the)
    News Date: 
    16/11/2016
    Summary: 

    UK woman 'gang-raped' in Dubai now faces jail for 'extra-marital affair' in Sharia arrest. A woman has been charged with ‘extra-marital sex’ and is being held in Dubai after allegedly being gang raped in the holiday destination.

  • Summary: 

    Top Muslim cleric in Australia says Australians should get lashes according to Sharia laws

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    15/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Two years since a Christian couple were burnt to death in Pakistan, there still haven't been any convictions for their murders. Shama Masih, 24 and five months pregnant at the time, and her husband Shahzad Masih, 26, were beaten by an angry mob and thrown alive into a burning brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province in November 2014. It's after allegations they blasphemed against the Quran whilst working as labourers at the site.

  • Sharia Law: A Grisly Work of Islam, Muslim, and Criminal Law (Islamic Books Book 1)

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    Understanding the Layers of Islam's Sharia Law

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    Have you cringed at the grisly sight of a chopped off right or left hand?
    Or perhaps you are someone who was taught to believe such actions are 
    sanctioned by God or Allah? 

    If so, where did you get this belief?

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    What you'll learn inside the eBooklet:

     

    • The truth about Sharia Law and its effects
    • A comprehensive, in-depth look at the areas of Sharia Law
    • The significance of the Catholic Pope kissing the Quran
    • And much more!
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    15/11/2016
    Summary: 

    SHARIA courts are sentencing women to lives of misery by ordering them to stay with abusive husbands, a rape victim has claimed.

  • BBC - Tell The Truth About Sharia Law

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    Summary: 

    Due to on-going government inquiries, the BBC has recently covered sharia councils in the UK.  During debates and discussion on the issue, BBC presenters did not mention the fact that sharia law has been declared, by the European Court of Human Rights, as "wholly incompatible" with human rights and democratic principles; due overwhelmingly to its treatment of women.  Nor has the BBC provided significant details about sharia law, such as that it allows men to use physical force against their wives, mothers have no rights over children, and a woman's word is worth less than a man's. 

    Moreover, secular or Islam-critical voices have not been included in these debates.  

    As licence-fee payers, we demand that the BBC provide complete coverage of this important matter and to fully inform the public.  We also demand that those who believe in a single democratic law for all are given every opportunity to object to sharia councils, for whatever reason, and that our voices be heard.  It is not for Muslims alone to determine whether or not the United Kingdom accommodates sharia law, or what form that should take.

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  • A suggested copy of a letter to send them can be downloaded here. View the letter here.

  • Dear…

    Two inquiries in to the use of sharia law in the UK are currently on-going; one such inquiry was ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May when she was Home Secretary, the other a Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry. Given this, the BBC has had cause to cover the issue of sharia law in recent weeks.

    BBC coverage of this topic has been both unbalanced and incomplete, with vital information excluded. Please address the following points.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Four Islamic schools ordered to close following fears over extremism or pupil safety continue to operate because the Government is powerless to shut them down, the Daily Mail can reveal.
    One allegedly taught girls that men can beat their wives. Another distributed leaflets saying music is an ‘act of the devil’.
    They could continue operating for months, if not years, after launching legal appeals against closure.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    08/11/2016
    Summary: 

    The popular Sunday political talk show Anne Will has sparked outrage in Germany after an appearance by a known radical Muslim wearing a full-face niqab veil to debate on the radicalisation of young German Muslims.

  • Summary: 

    We know we are learning the truth about the Sharia because Muslims are telling us that we don’t understand it. A Washington Post guest writer put forth a refutation of the myths about the Sharia. Of course he makes deceptive arguments about Islam.

    The Sharia is a process of applying the Sunna of Mohammed and the Koran to everyday needs. It is a method of enforcing every human to live a life just like Mohammed, down to the smallest detail.

    No country bases all of its laws on the Sharia because the Sharia is not sophisticated enough to work in a modern world.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/11/2016
    Summary: 

    It all depends on what one thinks “British values” are. If they include the denial of the freedom of speech, the institutionalized subjugation of women and non-Muslims, and punishments such as stoning and amputation, then yes, many “political Islam” movements share British values. But if British values have anything to do with the values of a free society, then this report is howlingly false.

  • Summary: 

    Access to justice is being denied in the UK in the shadow of neoliberalism and religious fundamentalism. Minority women are being denied the right to participate in the wider political community as citizens rather than subjects.

  • Summary: 

    Does the UK’s Sharia Review resemble the sharia ‘courts’: secretive procedures and discriminatory advisors? Are the Home Office and the Church ignoring conflicts of interest and evidence of discrimination?

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    “My daughter and I appeared before the Sharia court at Regent's Park mosque in London. They were not interested in anything we had to say, the whole process was shocking.”
    The UK government is conducting an inquiry into the operation of Sharia courts which is being boycotted by a number of women’s organisations because its remit is too narrow, and the panel of judges is not seen as ‘independent’ enough.

    Parallel to this, the Home Affairs Committee has also launched an inquiry into whether the principles of Sharia are compatible with British law.

    On 7 November, there will be a public seminar on "Sharia Law, Legal Pluralism and Access to Justice" 7-9pm at Committee Room 12 at the Houses of Parliament. Below, we publish the story of a woman Shagufta (not her real name) who spoke to the campaign group, One Law for All, and described how a brush with the Sharia courts ruined her life forever.

  • Summary: 

    Today I called for citizenship to be revoked from new residents who broke Australian law in order to comply with Sharia law during a speech in parliament on forced marriages. Political correctness should not stop Australia from upholding and enforcing Australian law, including for those who voluntarily came to Australia. Special consideration should be given to anyone who, having signed up to Australian Citizenship and Australian law, breaks that Australian law out of compliance with a foreign religious law, such as forcing a child into marriage or female genital mutilation. They should forfeit their citizenship and their residency and return to where Sharia is the law of the land because there is no room for Sharia law in Australia.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    02/11/2013
    Summary: 

    David Cameron’s plans to issue sharia-compliant bonds open the way to Islamic law being enforced at the heart of government, a senior clergyman has warned. Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former bishop of Rochester, said proposals to make Britain the first non-Muslim country to sell a bond that complies with sharia could trigger a series of “unforeseen consequences”.

  • Summary: 

    No intelligent government should impair the right of free speech to placate people who falsely claim they are victims when often they are, in fact, aggressors.

    To the 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, however, all human rights must first be based on Islamic religious law, Sharia: whatever is inside Sharia is a human right, whatever is outside Sharia is not a human right.

    Therefore, slavery or having sex with children or beating one's wife, or calling rapes that do not have four witnesses adultery the punishment for which is death, or a woman officially having half the worth of a man, are all "human rights."

    Soft jihad includes rewriting history as with the UNESCO vote claiming that ancient Biblical monuments such as Rachel's Tomb or the Cave of the Patriarchs are Islamic, when historically Islam did not even exist until the seventh century; migration to widen Islam (hijrah), as we are seeing now in Europe and Turkish threats to flood Germany with migrants; cultural penetration such as promoting Islam in school textbooks or tailoring curricula for "political correctness"; political and educational infiltration, as well as intimidation (soft jihad with the threat of hard jihad just underneath it).

    More regrettable is that these are so often done, as at UNESCO, with the help and complicity of the West.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    05/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A mob of 150,000 Muslim protesters took to the streets on Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia, calling for the death penalty for the capital’s Christian governor. Clashes following the protest resulted in one death and another twelve people injured, according to Indonesian police. Islamist groups denounced Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for “insulting Islam,” after the governor suggested that a Qur’an verse allegedly prohibiting Muslims from voting for non-Muslim leaders is a lie. During the march, demonstrators carried signs demanding that the official be put to death for blasphemy.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Unofficial and unregulated Sharia law bodies are operating “everywhere in the country” preforming marriages and handing out divorces, the head of a body set up to standardise the administration of Islamic law in the UK has told MPs. Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan, chairman of UK Board of Sharia Councils, based in Regent’s Park Mosque in London, said it was impossible to know how many so-called sharia “councils” are operating in Britain. But in some cases self-styled sharia authorities are operating out of small shops “maybe hidden in the basement or somewhere”, he said.

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