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Saudi Arabia withdraws ambassador to Sweden in diplomatic row

Stockholm - A diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Sweden that has frayed relations between two of the world’s most-influential nations could exacerbate philosophical differences that could threaten cooperation in the battle against terrorism.

Op-Ed: Watch 'Honor Diaries' film and support girls and women

So-called Honor Killings, often supported by Islamist Sharia Law, allow men to get away with murder. No minimum age for girls to marry allow men to abuse children. Culture and religion are no excuse for abuse. Watch the film "Honor Diaries."

Pregnant woman in Sudan sentenced to death for being a Christian

On Thursday a Sudan court sentenced an eight-months pregnant woman to death by hanging because she practices Christianity. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, has refused to recant her faith despite given the opportunity to in order to save her life.

Indonesia gang-rape victim faces caning for violating Sharia law

Langsa - An Indonesian woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Aceh as punishment for sleeping with a married man may still be caned under the province's Islamic laws.

New Brunei penal code punishes gay sex with death by stoning

Brunei - The tiny, oil-rich southeast Asian nation of Brunei has implemented a harsh new Islamic penal code that punishes a range of "crimes" with execution, including death by stoning for individuals who engage in gay sex acts.

Sharia law to be incorporated into British legal system

The British Law Society issued guidelines to solicitors allowing them to draw up wills that comply with Islamic law. Critics say this is discriminatory and only the first step that will see more Sharia law incorporated into the British legal system.

Iranian man's eyes ordered gouged out for pouring acid on girl

Tehran - A major Iranian opposition group claims Iran's highest court has ordered a man's eyes gouged out and his ears and nose chopped off as punishment for an acid attack that left a girl blind and disfigured.

Promoter of Sharia Law in London banned from preaching extremism

London - Jordan Horner, a Muslim convert, has been given an ASBO in a British legal first in order to stop him and his fellow preachers from spreading 'religious extremism.'

Libya makes Sharia law basis for law and state institutions

Tripoli - The Libyan National Assembly voted to make Sharia Law the basis of all legislative decisions and the legal framework of the country.

240,000 bottles of beer destroyed by Nigeria's sharia police

Kano - In a campaign to enforce a law in place since 2001, police in the north Nigerian city of Kano confiscated 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday which was taken to a landfill and destroyed.

Greek Supreme Court puts sharia law before civil law

The Greek Supreme Court has annulled the last will and testament of a deceased Greek Muslim man as it was not compliant with sharia law. The decision overturns the rights of Greek minority Muslims in Thrace to prepare wills under Greek civil law.

Op-Ed: Holy War ticking time bomb for America

With Egypt on fire and Christians running for their lives under threat from the Muslim Brotherhood, is this only the beginning of the war against Christians around the world? Will the United States be next?

Op-Ed: Credulous America — The deception of Islam

Radical Islam making good on their promise to infiltrate America. However, very few are willing to speak out. This is the first of many articles geared to bring to light the tactics and intentions of the Jihad and the radical Islamic moment in America.

Woman who reported rape convicted by Sharia law, appeal filed

Dubai - Updated: A Norwegian alleged rape victim is appealing her conviction and the sentence she received after – according to Sharia law – she “participated in extramarital sex,” with her rapist. The appeal trial is scheduled for September 2013.

15 Americans sentenced by Egyptian court for promoting democracy

Cairo - An Egyptian court imposed jail terms yesterday to 43 accused from various countries said to be members of groups promoting democracy. Secretary of State John Kerry strongly criticized the verdicts as "incompatible with the transition to democracy."

Pew Research study: Most Muslims want sharia law

A Pew Research survey of 38,000 Muslims across 39 countries shows the majority favour the implementation of sharia law - though interpretations of the Islamic law vary widely.

Belgium jails man for tearing up Koran

Bruges - A court in Belgium has sentenced a man to four months in prison for tearing up a Koran, which was thrown at his head by a group of angry Muslims.

Egypt unleashes Islamic morality police force

Cairo - A new informal police force has been launched in Cairo, to ensure Islamic morals are adhered to. The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice denies it is linked to Saudi's dreaded morality police, which share the same name.

Deadly Al Qaeda-linked group behind Nigeria abductions

Kano - A construction company in northern Nigeria shut down operations on Sunday after an Islamist group linked to al Qaeda blasted into the facility Saturday night, killing a security guard and kidnapping seven workers, officials say.

Pakistan Taliban bans Viagra as un-Islamic

Pakistani Taliban group Tehrik-e-Taliban have issued warnings to market traders in Khyber, Peshawar, to stop selling un-Islamic "Viagra-style" male potency pills or face the consequences.

Saudi Arabia orders shops to build sex segregation walls

Allowing Saudi women into the retail workplace has resulted in an extraordinary order from Saudi authorities. Shops which employ both men and women must build walls to enforce segregation of the sexes.

Malians welcome French troops as city of Gao liberated

Bamako - Thousands of Malians turned out on the streets of the northern Mali city of Gao yesterday, the largest city in northern Mali, to welcome French and Malian soldiers with chants of, “Mali, Mali, France, France."

Op-Ed: Islamic persecution of Christians intensifies

The Middle East crisis continues as the Arab spring has given way to a Christian winter, Muslims demolish Church building in Egypt, and an Egyptian court sentences a Christian family to 15 years for converting from Islam.

Op-Ed: France leads Europe into War on Terror

After failing to organize an international coalition to battle Muslim extremists in Mali, France has become embroiled in its own “war on terror” as Western allies offer meager support from a safe distance and nearby West African nations stay out.

Indonesia ban for women 'straddling motorbikes'

Lhokseumawe - In the West, 21st Century women take their rights and freedoms for granted. 'Straddling a bike' may seem an odd thing to be restricted, and deemed male only, but in Indonesia that is what is about to happen.

Op-Ed: Islamic extremists confiscate televisions in Mali

As foreign Islamic extremists flock to Syria to engage in a spot of jihad, there are still plenty to spare to cause chaos in northern Mali.

U.K. fashion retailer Boo Hoo introduces sharia law

Manchester - U.K. fashion retailer Boo Hoo, owned by Manchester Muslim Umar Kamani, has introduced its employees to sharia law, even though the majority are non-Muslim.

Op-Ed: Is Egypt heading for Sharia law?

On Friday, October 19, thousands of Egyptians took once more to the streets of Cairo to protest the Muslim Brotherhoods' (MB) dominance in the Constitutional Assembly, a body responsible for drafting Egypt’s new, first post-revolution Constitution.

Egypt: Teacher cuts girls' hair for not wearing Muslim headscarf

Luxor - A primary school teacher in Egypt cut the hair of two 9-year-old girls as punishment for not obeying her orders to wear Muslim headscarves to class.

Islamists cut off thief's hand in northern Mali

Islamists in northern Mali confirmed that they had cut off a man's hand, in accordance with sharia. The man was alleged to have stolen a motorbike.
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Horner has been given an ASBO banning him from spreading Sharia Law.
Horner has been given an ASBO banning him from spreading Sharia Law.
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Mosque; Aceh, Indonesia
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A Norwegian woman Marte Deborah Dalelv  says she received 16-month prison sentence in Dubai after re...
A Norwegian woman Marte Deborah Dalelv, says she received 16-month prison sentence in Dubai after reporting an alleged rape incident to police
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Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" r...
Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rally in Sydney on April 4, 2015
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