Tag: Sharia Law

USA's Frank Aniello Molinaro (R) competes with Iranian Meysam Nasiri (L) during the 65 kg category final match at the World Wrestling Cup Final in the western Iranian Kurdish-majority city of Kermanshah on February 17, 2017. Iran won the tournament in five out of eight weight categories following three days …

Saudis Apologize for ‘Indecent’ Images at Wrestling Event

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi sports officials are apologizing after images of scantily clad women appeared on big screens during a world wrestling event held in the kingdom, which hosted women and children for the first time.

A Turkish girl, wearing a wedding dress and covered with fake bruises, shouts in front of other protesters holding placard reading '' end violence'' during a demonstration to protest against rape, killings and domestic violence against women, in Ankara on November 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read …

Child Sex Abuse in Turkey Sparks Debate on Best Prevention

ISTANBUL — A man suspected of raping a sleeping 4-year-old girl during a wedding in southern Turkey narrowly escaped a neighborhood lynching attempt, sparking a public outcry and calls for the government to prevent and more severely punish child sexual abuse.

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Bombshell: UK Govt Review into Sharia Admits Systemic Discrimination Against Women, Unknown Number of ‘Councils’, Forced Marriage Victim Made to Appear with Abusers

A controversial review into the state of Sharia law in the United Kingdom and the bodies administering it has revealed the British government to be unaware of exactly how many of the Islamic law councils are operating in the country, an admission of systemic discrimination against women, including the victim of forced marriage being asked to appear alongside her family, with an “inappropriate” adoption of civil legal terms used.

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29 Iranian Women Arrested Over Hijab Protests

TEHRAN — Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Iranian media reported.

Palestinian women take part in a rally of Hamas supporters to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movements creation and to ask for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Hamas Forces Block Women from Attending Soccer Match

Police blocked dozens of women from attending a soccer match Sunday in the Gaza Strip, in what activists said they hoped would have been the first such permission under Hamas’ rule.

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Watch: Saudi Police Arrest Men Over ‘Gay Wedding’ Video

SAUDI police have arrested young men who were sprayed with confetti in a “gay wedding video”. Mecca police made the arrests after the men were seen walking side by side on a carpet at an outdoor festival in the holy city.

Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Students protested in a third day of demonstrations sparked by anger over Iran's economic problems, videos on social media showed, but were outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. …

Hard-Line Cleric Says Social Media Fed Iran Protests, Unrest

A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran’s capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming people taking advantage of the apps to fuel the unrest that followed days of protests over the country’s flagging economy.