» 01/28/2008, 00.00
Muslim leader: Islamic courts are not a solution, but another problem
Javed Ahmed Ghamidi, a member of the Council of Islamic Ideology and one of the most respected Islamic scholars in Pakistan, rejects the proposal to introduce distinctively Muslim courts into the country's tribal areas, and warns the government: extremism is fought by making no concessions.
Another "honor killing": 17-year-old Pakistani girl murdered
The young woman, accused of having an extramarital relationship, was mauled by dogs and shot to death by her uncle, who has the protection of the tribal court in the area. A land dispute was at the center of the killing. Unanimous condemnation from the political world; human rights associations call for justice.
Evangelical Church goes to court against ban on using the word "Allah"
The Evangelical Church of Malaysia has appealed to the supreme court following the recall of some of its magazines, in which the word "Allah" was used. The domestic security minister claims that "the publications can raise confusion and controversy in Malaysian society." Already at the beginning of the year, Catholics and Evangelicals had suffered the confiscation of newspapers and magazines for the same reason.
23/09/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi religious leader proclaims fatwa against Mickey Mouse, "an agent of Satan"
The condemnation stems from the principle expressed in Islamic law according to which "mice are to be exterminated". In August, the author described the Beijing Games as "the Bikini Olympics" because of the way the female athletes dressed, and condemned them.
20/12/2016 09:50:00 INDIA
Chennai high court shuts down illegal Islamic courts
In Tamil Nadu numerous mosques function as veritable courts of sharia. improvised judges decide on marriage, divorce and personal property. The issue opens a hot debate on the marriage law and the harmonization of the civil code throughout the country.
Imam to government: enforce Sharia law within seven days or we will do it ourselves
The director of the Jamia HafsaMadrassah, who along with students attacked and then forced the closure of a brothel in Islamabad, clarifies: it is not a request it is an ultimatum.
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