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CII vs Islam: Does the quran really permit child marriage?‏

By Ro Waseem One of the biggest misconceptions about Islam is that it permits child marriage, and is therefore looked down upon as medieval, oppressive and illogical by non-Muslims. Shockingly,…

Harvard recognises Quranic verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice

Cii News | 24 January 2013 Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at…

Harvard recognises Quranic verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice

Cii News | 24 January 2013 Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at…

Moral implications of ‘values charter’ not limited to Quebec

Discussion of the Parti Québécois’ “Charter of Quebec Values” has until now been conducted rather on the same lines as discussion of a third referendum: as a theoretical possibility, but…

Judge strikes down part of Utah polygamy law

By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer updated 5:43 PM EST, Sat December 14, 2013 (CNN) – A federal judge in Utah has struck down part of that state’s law banning polygamy,…

A Must Read Book: Freedom of Speech in War Times

The Muslim Times’ Editor’s comment: To tackle blasphemy laws in the so called Muslim Countries, one needs to first grasp the history of these laws and freedom of speech, in…

Serial killer Joseph Franklin executed after hours of delay

(CNN) – White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final requests for a stay, the Missouri Department of Public Safety…

Freedom of Speech: A Core Islamic Value!

Epigraph: And if you are in doubt as to what We (Allah) have sent down to Our servant (Muhammad), then produce a Chapter like it, and call upon your helpers…

Quebec reveals religious symbols to be banned from public sector

The Globe and Mail: Quebec’s minority government has laid out a plan to crack down on religious accommodation in the province, including a ban on religious symbols that forbids public…

Encounters of the Dark Kind

Source: Daily Star Op Ed By Syed Badrul Ahsan Let us talk about Razakars today. And we need to do that because of all the nonsense Chowdhury Mueen Uddin has lately…

War trial: 90 years for Ghulam Azam

Source: Daily Star Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam has been handed 90-year jail for his role in the murder and genocide of the independence-seeking people of the land who were…

Polish parliament votes to uphold kosher slaughter ban

Polish Jewish community leaders: Decision harms Jews, Muslims. The Jerusalem Post: The Polish parliament voted on Friday to uphold a ban on Kosher slaughter in the country. A government sponsored…

Op Ed: The Culture of Confrontational Politics in Bangladesh

By Rahim M. Quazi A complex array of hurdles, compounded by political instability, is posing a formidable hurdle to Bangladesh’s achieving economic prosperity. The post-independence political frontier in the South…

Khalifa of Islam on mission to spread good will

Source: New Haven Register Op-ed By Dr. Suhail Hussain  The news seems to report much about problem leaders of the Muslim world. They include bloodthirsty extremists, fiery Mullahs and unyielding…

U.S. Retailers See Big Risk in Safety Plan for Factories in Bangladesh

Source: NY Times. By STEVEN GREENHOUSE American retailers remain sharply opposed to joining an international plan to improve safety conditions at garment factories in Bangladesh as their European counterparts and…

Forced disappearances key problem

Source: The Daily Star The United States has identified forced disappearances, discrimination against marginalised groups, and poor working conditions and labour rights are the significant human rights problems in Bangladesh.…

Russian Parliament Moves Ahead On Anti-Blasphemy Measure

the two-way: Scott Neuman. Russia’s parliament has given preliminary approval to an anti-blasphemy bill that would make it a crime to offend religious feelings. The BBC reports that the bill was…

SPEEDING CAMERAS ARE A SCAM, JUDGE: MSN NEWS

Judge: Town’s speeding cameras are ’3 Card Monty’ scam AP Photo: Rick Bowmer. Traffic cameras: A pair of traffic cameras in Elmwood Place, Ohio. IMAGE An Ohio judge says Elmwood…

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