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Saudi Institute Reverses Decision Allowing Women to Wear Pants

Management at the World Technology Institute for Women reportedly reversed its decision after first temporarily allowing its female students to wear pants on condition that the girls donate two Saudi Riyals ($.50) to a charity that helps young girls in need.

Saudi women walk out of a shopping mall as they wait for their driver to pick them up in Riyadh 14 June 2005. Saudi women hope to follow in the footsteps of counterparts in neighboring Kuwait, where women were granted full political rights and a woman minister was appointed. Saudi …

Iran Official Calls for Sterilization of Sex Workers

Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be “convinced” to undergo sterilization to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday.

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Eye for an Eye for Iran Man who Blinded Toddler

Iran blinded a man on Tuesday after convicting him of throwing chemicals in face of a four-year-old girl and depriving her of sight, a judicial official was quoted as saying.

Iranian Ameneh Bahrami poses on March 5, 2009 in Barcelona holding a photograph of herself before she was blinded by a man who threw acid in her face. In 2008 an Iranian court ruled that the man -- identified only as Majid -- a spurned suitor who poured a bucket …

Social Media Reacts to Saudi Parliament’s Rejection of Bill on Women Drivers

Saudi Arabia’s parliament on Monday struck down a bill to allow women to drive. The Shura Council, the kingdom’s legislative body voted against a proposal to instruct the Labor and Interior Ministries to look into the matter, 65 to 62. In order to gain approval, the bill had to secure 76 votes.

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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.

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 …

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sharia?

One of the reasons Western liberal culture has so much difficulty grappling with the reality of radical Islam is that liberals think religion, in general, is a quaint hobby no one is really serious about. Islam, however, has a code of law called sharia, which is meant to transcend secular law.

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Halal Slaughtermen Charged With ‘Systematic’ Animal Abuse

Three halal slaughtermen and their bosses have appeared in court charged with the “systematic” abuse of animals killed in accordance with Islamic law. Kabeer Hussein, Kazam Hussein, Artur Lewandowski, Robert Woodward and William Woodward sat alongside each other yesterday at

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Kuwait Policewomen Banned From Wearing Tight Clothes, Makeup

JAFFA, Israel – Kuwait police have published new “modesty rules” for its female officers following a recent surge in complaints. While on duty, female officers must not “wear tight clothes, conspicuous hairpins, bracelets and earrings,” the new regulations dictate. Nor

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