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Lebanese Court Orders Muslims to Learn Quran Verses About Virgin Mary

TEL AVIV — In a highly unusual ruling, a judge in Lebanon has ordered three Muslim men to learn passages from the Quran by heart that praise and glorify the Virgin Mary after they were found guilty of insulting the religious figure, according to a report by the Al Arabiya television network.

“Madonna and Child” by Spanish painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, oil on canvas, circa between 1655 and 1660. This well-loved depiction of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus hangs in the Pitti Palace Gallery in Florence, Italy. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Saudi Female Student Kicked off Bus for Removing Veil

A male supervisor on a university bus forced a woman to step out because she took off her veil, despite the fact that only other women were seated with her on the bus. The bus was transporting home the female students from the Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University for Women.

Bans Burqa