Sharia Law

Non-Muslim Expats Who 'Disrespect' Ramadan Threatened With Expulsion From Saudi Arabia

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Non-Muslim expatriates are being threatened with expulsion from Saudi Arabia if they eat, smoke or drink in public during the holy month of Ramadan. ...

Atheist Declared Mentally Ill Because He Doesn't Believe In God

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

A Nigerian man says he has been detained on a psychiatric ward and forcibly medicated on the grounds of his atheism. Mubarak Bala has been held ag...

Jordan's Muslim Brothers: The Last of a Dying Breed

Nikita Malik | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

The greatest threat to Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood lies not in potential competitors, parliamentary limitations, or new regulations, as much as it does in lack of progress within the movement itself...

Sharia Law Student Loans To Be Introduced To Encourage More Muslims Into University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government is planning to introduce student loans which will be compliant with Sharia law in order to encourage more Muslims to attend university....

Islamic Wills To Be Effectively Enshrined In UK Legal System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

Islamic law will be effectively enshrined in UK law for the first time. Guidance on 'Sharia compliant wills' has been drawn up by The Law Society m...

Ukip Attempts To Veil Debate On Sharia Law

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage's pledge that he was proud Ukip politicians could "say what they like" lasted all of around 30 minutes at the party's spring conference, ...

Saudi Arabian Authorities Suspend SMS Tracking Of Women... But Only Temporarily

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Saudi Arabian authorities have suspended a programme which enables the movements of women in and out of the country to be electronically tracked, the ...

Afghan Atheist Granted UK Asylum On The Grounds His Lack Of Religion Could Result In A Death Sentence

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An Afghan citizen has been granted UK asylum on religious grounds – in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The man fled Kabul alo...

‘Muslim Patrol' Members Jailed For Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Three members of a self-styled “Muslim Patrol” group in London have been jailed for harassing, intimidating and assaulting people they deemed were...

Why Did The Ukip Candidate Tweet This Picture?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

A Ukip candidate has criticised the "stiff upper-lipped" political class for complaining when he tweeted an obscene photo of a naked man and a woman. ...

'Suspicious' Coconut Detained By Maldives Police Ahead Of Elections

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Police in the Maldives seized a coconut amid suspicions it had been cursed with black magic and placed near a polling booth to disrupt upcoming electi...

Egyptian Man Addicted To Stealing Cuts Off Own Hands In Line With Sharia Law

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

An habitual thief who was left so ashamed by his uncontrollable urge to steal, took the drastic step of cutting off his own hands. Ali Afifi is be...

Crescent Of Evil: Fatwa Issued On Croissants

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

A fatwa has been issued on croissants in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria. The crescent pastries have been deemed "haram" (forbidden in Islamic ...

Newcastle's Wonga Rebel Cissé 'Pictured At Casino'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Sport

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cissé has allegedly been photographed at a casino despite refusing to play for the club over their Wonga sponsorship....

Australia's First Muslim Minister Abused On Facebook For Taking Oath On Koran

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics

Australia’s first Muslim frontbencher has been subjected to a torrent of online abuse after he chose to swear his oath of office on the Koran. E...

'Some Things Can't Be Covered': Saudi Arabia's First Anti-Domestic Abuse Advert

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued its first anti-domestic abuse advert. The advert features a hijab-clad woman – with just her eyes visibl...

Saudi Women Permitted To Ride Bicycles - As Long As They Wear The Veil & Are With A Male Relative

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

Saudi Arabian women will now be permitted to ride motorbikes and bicycles in restricted areas – as long as they wear the full-length veil and are ac...

Freedomphobes

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Inna Shevchenko

We are at war... A war between two eras. A war between a mentality that belongs to Middle Ages and a 21st Century mentality. A war between civilization and backwardness, between freedom and oppression, war between democracy and dictatorship.

Maldives Girl Repeatedly Raped By Her Father Is Sentenced To 100 Lashes After Admitting Adultery With Another Man

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

A teenage girl whose step-father is accused of repeatedly raping her and murdering their subsequent child has been sentenced to 100 lashes for admitti...

Naive Activism: Abuse of Women Is Always, Everywhere, Abuse

Jane Fae | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fae

I know I can be naïve. Western-centred too. I write and campaign on a range of issues loosely described as "womens' issues" and "lgbt issues": but my focus, mostly, is on those things that go on in the UK, then Europe and, because of family ties, Eastern Europe.

Landmark Case Could Lead To Beth Din And Sharia Divorces In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

A High Court decision approving the terms of a divorce under rabbinical law, the first in British legal history, could lead to similar settlements by ...

Maldives Girl 15, 'Raped By Father' Faces Public Flogging After Being Charged With 'Fornication' With Another

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

A teenage girl whose step-father is accused of repeatedly raping her and murdering their subsequent child, faces being flogged for "fornication" with ...

Women To Be Banned From Straddling Motorbikes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

An Indonesian city which follows Sharia Law is to ban women from straddling motorbikes, with the mayor branding the position "improper". Suaidi Ya...

The Sad Reality of Female Misogyny

Anne Marie Waters | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Marie Waters

It is possible that some women collude in misogyny because they agree with it. They believe themselves inferior and worthy of punishment because that is all they have ever known. Tell people something often enough - especially if it comes, as it so often does, from religion - and many will believe and embrace it.

Opposing Sharia Law Is a Defence of the Rights of Muslims

Anne Marie Waters | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Waters

Millions of Muslims the world over live in fear of sharia law. Many are standing up and fighting for human rights. If we truly believe in those rights - if we believe in a common humanity - we must stand up and fight with them.