A law on elimination of violence against women has been in effect in Afghanistan since 2009 by presidential decree. An effort to cement the law in the Afghan legislature with a vote, was blocked by religious leaders because it conflicts with Islamic law.
The office of the Republican governor of Kansas Sam Brownback, said Friday, that it has signed a bill prohibiting state courts and other agencies from using Islamic and other "non-U.S.laws" when making judgements and decisions.
The celebrations may be ending prematurely in the north of Africa. It took just under a month of protests for Tunisia’s former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Al to pusillanimously flee to the far more strict Saudi Arabia.
Tensions in Dearborn, Michigan were eased on Friday after a planned protest at one of the largest Islamic centers in the country by a small group that included controversial Pastor Terry Jones was cancelled.
Twenty-year-old Nita was caught on an isolated road on a motorcycle with her boyfriend. She was whisked away by the Sharia police. The next morning the head lecturer at her campus lectured her, and told her mother that Nita should be stoned to death.
Somalia has rarely been a place where life was good, but it has all become worse since the failed state agreed, in 2009, to militant's demands to introduce Islamic Law, and now Al-Shabab rules much of the country just like the Taliban did in Afghanistan.
A female journalist in Sudan, found guilty under the country's penal code of wearing trousers that were deemed indecent, has been sent to jail for one month after she refused to pay the $200 fine that was imposed on her by a court in Khartoum.
A Muslim woman was caned for talking to a Hindu man in Bangladesh, the police reported on June 6. This comes after a government policy to ensure equal property rights to women in the country was met by angry protests by Muslim clerics.
The Somali parliament’s deputy speaker, Osman Elmi Bogore has announced a decision to introduce Sharia, or traditional Islamic law, across Somalia. Members of Parliament passed an opposition bill unanimously, he said.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams has announced that the inclusion of Sharia Law in Great Britain is "unavoidable." What does the Monarchy think of this? Will Scotland Yard incorporate a religious offenses division?