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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 Social Media Slams Woman Arrested For Removing Her Abaya

Saudi public opinion is reeling from Monday’s detention of a young woman who, according to police, violated modesty rules after she removed her abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes women are required to wear, on a main street in the capital Riyadh.

Saudi Shiite women react during a protest on January 8, 2016 in the eastern coastal city of Qatif against the execution of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities earlier in the week. Nimr was a driving force of the protests that broke out in 2011 in the …

Media: Saudi Police Detain Young Woman for Removing Abaya

Saudi police detained a young woman for violating modesty rules after she removed her abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes women are required to wear, on a main street in the capital Riyadh, local media reported on Monday.

Saudi women praying at Eid al-Adha in Riyadh on November 27, 2009/Stringer

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.

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