» 07/26/2010, 00.00
Islamic scholars: if the veil is banned, Muslim women may uncover their face
Leading Saudi experts have criticized the French government decision, which denies freedom of religion, but agree that Muslim women are "allowed" or "it is better to" show their face when required by the law of the host country .
Muslims say the total veil ban violates human rights and religious freedom
The Muslim world reacts to the first approval of the French law which prohibits the covering the face in public. The Islamic Human Rights Commission talk about Islamophobia and racism of the state. Most media look with hope to a possible declaration of unconstitutionality. And there are those who evoke the Holocaust.
11/03/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
Prison, whipping for 75-year-old widow: her nephew brought her bread
The poor woman is suspected of seducing two young men. She even risks being kicked out of the country. There are criticisms of abuse of power on the part of the religious police, who watch over the morality and behavior of citizens, gravely interfering in individuals' private lives.
19/10/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia: 35 women on the Shoura Council
The decision is not official yet, but has been confirmed by sources within the Council and by many Saudi newspapers. The candidates must be more than 30 years of age and have a high level of education.
27/07/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Two men arrested for "forced conversion" of a young woman: they gave her religious books
Girl’s father denounces act. She is now in Lebanon and refuses to return and abandon Christianity. Two colleagues charged, one Saudi and one Lebanese.
09/11/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi women must unveil their face for identity checks
Currently there is only a picture of the designated “guardian" and only the names of family members. But from now on woman officials will see the uncovered faces of Saudi women.
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