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Media scares about ‘sharia marriages’ miss the point

Epigraph: And one of His Signs is this, that He has created wives for you from among yourselves that you may find peace of mind in them, and He has…

US court to hear case against unjust arrests of Muslims after 9/11

Source: The Guardian Lawsuit brought by Muslims rounded up after 9/11 gets go-ahead from court In all, 762 detainees were swept up across US, including 491 in the New York…

British Teacher Banned After Abusing Muslim Staff Members

  A teacher in Britain was fired after being convicted of abuse toward Muslim staff members. Authorities said she was banned for life from teaching after calling staff members “f—ing…

Quebec Wants to Ban Religious Face Coverings for Government Workers

In its latest quest for “religious neutrality”, Quebec is taking another run at making it illegal for both government employees and members of the public to wear religious face coverings…

Meet The Nine Muslim Women Who Have Ruled Nations

Source: Egyptian Street By Dalia Gebrial, who is an Egyptian writer and journalist living in South-East London. Currently, she is particularly interested in raising awareness about the historical and current labor…

Bill proposed to change Pakistan’s strict blasphemy law

Pakistan’s draconian blasphemy law, which has seen Christians imprisoned awaiting execution, and innocent people murdered by vigilantes, may soon be tightened up to stop abuse. A draft bill will shortly…

Just Because Something Is Free Speech Doesn’t Mean It’s OK

TIME By Alia Salem @aliarsalem; who is the executive director of the Dallas / Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “I question the purpose of free speech when it’s…

Anti-Islam film ban lifted for Google

BBC: An appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that a US-produced film called Innocence of Muslims, which sparked global riots after its release in 2012, should not be banned…

Vatican newspaper blasts Muhammad cartoons as pouring ‘gasoline on the fire’

Vatican City The Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper blasted a series of cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as “blasphemous” but also condemned the “mad and bloodthirsty” extremists who opened fire at a…

Poll: Republicans want religious system in U.S

World Bulletin / News Desk A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans…

Pakistan Court Gives Life Sentences To Men Who Attacked Malala Yousafzai

Epigraph: And there is life for you in the law of retaliation, O men of understanding, that you may enjoy security. (Al Quran 2:180) The Huffington Post  |  By Jade…

Possible Death Penalty For North Carolina Shooter Craig Hicks Gets Mixed Reaction From Muslims

Religion News Service  |  By Yonat Shimron DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) News that prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel…

How the “Ban” on Images of Muhammad Came to Be

Epigraph: Have We not opened for thee (Muhammad) thy bosom, and removed from thee thy burden, Which had well nigh broken thy back, and We exalted thy name? (Al Quran 94:2-5) Courtesy:…

Supreme Court Rules For Bearded Muslim Inmate, Upholding Religious Rights Of Prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas who sued for the right to grow a short beard for religious reasons. Read further…

Two sentenced to death for Ahmadi mosque attack in Pakistan, in 2010

Source: Samaa.tv: LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) today awarded death sentence to two militants for their role in 2010 bomb and gun attack on an Ahmadi worship place in Lahore. The…

Court sentences Ahmadi worship place attackers to death, life imprisonment

geo.tv: Court sentences Ahmadi worship place attackers to death, life imprisonment READ MORE…  …

After years of persecution, Ahmadiyya followers seek redress at civil court

malaymailonline: by Joseph Sipalan — Followers of the Ahmadiyya sect are considered deviant by many Islamic countries that follow the Sunnah wal Jamaah ideology, which includes Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Jan…

Ireland’s lack of action on blasphemy law disappoints atheists and secularists

theguardian: by Henry McDonald  — Atheists have called the Irish government’s failure to put the controversial blasphemy laws up for a vote a betrayal. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Irish atheists…

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