Saudi Journalist: Kingdom’s Law Against Wife-Beating Supersedes Islamic Law

TEL AVIV – In response to a Saudi Arabian Muslim cleric’s now infamous sermon claiming that Islamic law permits men to beat their wives, a columnist for the country’s daily Okaz slammed the idea, saying that state law supersedes Sharia law and female victims of domestic violence must not be afraid to speak out.


Frat Members Smile in Mug Shots After Alleged Brutal Beating

Five members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Mississippi were arrested for allegedly savagely beating another frat’s member. Four of the five wore smiles on their faces in mug shots taken by police.

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Cincinnati Police to Seek ‘Hate Crime’ Charges for Attackers of White Man

Immediately after a mob of African-Americans were caught on video beating a white man unconscious on July fourth, Cincinnati police said that they did not think the attack was a “hate crime.” But, four days later, Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell has reversed that determination and is asking Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters to pursue hate crime charges in the attack.

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