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UN slams 'inhuman' Brunei law on stoning for adultery, gay sex

Geneva - The United Nations decried Monday new "cruel and inhuman" laws set to take effect in Brunei this week which impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, and amputations for theft.

If Hobby Lobby was a Muslim-run business imposing Sharia law...

In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay, former Star Trek actor George Takei commented on last week's Hobby Lobby decision by the United States Supreme Court.

Op-Ed: Islamic banking coming to the UK?

City Of London - Islamic banking is set to come to the UK. Even hard line Islamophobes should welcome this, but will it deliver all it promises?

Afghanistan's religious lawmakers block women's rights law

Kabul - 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.

Op-Ed: Saudi justice in the news again

Riyad - A foreign national is facing execution in Saudi Arabia unless someone comes up with 'blood money' PDQ. Where have we heard this before?

The English Defence League protests peacefully in Bristol

Bristol - Approximately 300 supporters of the English Defence League marched in Bristol to protest against Islamic extremism and the Islamification of the country.

Sudan's constitution to be 100 percent Islamic

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told a conference in Khartoum on Saturday that the new constitution of the country would be 100 percent Islamic.

Kansas governor signs bill to ban Sharia and other 'foreign' laws

Topeka - 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.

Operational in America — Sharia influence in schools

The growing influence of Islamic teaching in U.S. public schools is causing concern in several different states such as Massachusetts and Virginia.

Op-Ed: Theocracy Reigns — Could The Future Be Worse Than The Past?

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.

French satirical magazine's offices set on fire

The offices of French magazine of satire ‘Charlie Hebdo’ were set on fire in Paris on Tuesday night apparently for the special edition featuring spoof on Islamic law.

Shariah-controlled zone signs appearing in parts of the UK

Bright yellow signs announcing that certain areas are shariah-controlled zones have been placed in several regions across the UK.

Op-Ed: Iran’s terrible dilemma

Tehran - An article concerning the dilemma faced by the Iranian legal authorities concerning the sentence on a man who threw acid in the face of a young woman.

Anti-Muslim protest with Pastor Terry Jones is cancelled

Dearborn - 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.

Women worst-hit in Aceh as Sharia police enforces morality

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.

Rape within marriage should not be crime, says leading UK cleric

Rape, if committed within a marriage, should not be considered a crime, according to a Muslim cleric in the United Kingdom.

A few things everyone needs to know about the Koran and Islam

To aid the debate about the spread of Islam in the West, this article features a video that reveals facts about the Koran and Islam. Sharia law, Mohammed's early days and other topics are covered.

11 would-be killers die as their bombs explode too early

Mogadishu - Two incidents involving bomb explosions planned by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabab led to the death of 11 of their own men when the bombs they were preparing blew up prematurely.

Sharia in Somalia: Al-Shabab rules just like the Afghan Taliban

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.

On patrol with Indonesia's Sharia Law police

The job of the Sharia Police is to make sure the Acehnese adhere to recently-passed laws banning women from wearing tight trousers to ensuring that those who commit adultery will be stoned.

Journalist in Sudan Convicted of Wearing 'Indecent' Trousers

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.

Muslim woman caned for talking to a Hindu man in Bangladesh

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.

Somali Parliament Votes For Sharia Law

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.

Afghanistan: possible death penalty for translating the Quran

Six men have been imprisoned in Afghanistan after publishing a translation of the Quran. Two of them are facing the death penalty.

Op-Ed: Britain Adopts Islamic Law, Sharia Courts to Have Full Civil Powers

Islamic Law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases, including domestic violence. I wonder how that will turn out.

Op-Ed: The British Are Caving, the British Are Caving!

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?

Polygamous Nigerian Lesbians Flee Sharia

A Nigerian lesbian who married four women last weekend in Kano State has gone into hiding with her wives. They are fleeing from the Islamic police.

Young Muslims in Britain Demand Sharia Law

Muslim youth in Britain are demanding that they be allowed to establish Islamic Law . . .

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Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rally in Sydney on April 4, 2015
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Protesters attend a “Reclaim Australia” rally to oppose religious extremism in Sydney on April 4...
Protesters attend a “Reclaim Australia” rally to oppose religious extremism in Sydney on April 4, 2015
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