Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage

Afghanistan’s Taliban government on Friday released a decree on women’s rights which said women should not be considered “property” and must consent to marriage but failed to mention female access to education or work outside the home. The Taliban has been under pressure from the international community, who have mostly frozen funds for Afghanistan, toContinue reading “Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage”

Pakistan: Clash between TLP protesters and police turns deadly – DW News

Two policemen and two protestors are dead after clashes in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore. The violence erupted during a march by thousands of Islamists calling for the release of the leader of their outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Party – or TLP Party. He was arrested last year during demonstrations against France, where caricatures of theContinue reading “Pakistan: Clash between TLP protesters and police turns deadly – DW News”

The Hindu Extremists at War With Interfaith Love – VICE News

Hindu nationalist vigilanties believe India is in the grips of an Islamic plot called “Love Jihad”. They work with police to track down interfaith couples, and “rescue” Hindu women who’ve been allegedly seduced into marriage and forced religious conversion.

Death threats sent to participants of US conference on Hindu nationalism

Threats force several scholars to withdraw as ‘far-right fringe groups’ accuse event of being ‘anti-Hindu’ An academic conference in the US addressing Hindu nationalism is being targeted by rightwing Hindu groups, which have sent death threats to participants and forced several scholars to withdraw. The conference, titled Dismantling Global Hindutva, which is co-sponsored by moreContinue reading “Death threats sent to participants of US conference on Hindu nationalism”

Top EU court rules hijab can be banned at work

European Union court rules companies may ban Muslim employees from wearing a headscarf under certain conditions. The European Union’s top court has ruled that employers may forbid the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political belief, such as headscarves. But the Luxembourg-based tribunal said in its ruling on Thursday that courts in the bloc’sContinue reading “Top EU court rules hijab can be banned at work”

Ratko Mladić loses appeal against Bosnian war genocide conviction

Tribunal upholds conviction of former military commander for Srebrenica slaughter. Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladić has lost his appeal of a genocide and war crimes conviction — a ruling that means the “Butcher of Bosnia” will spend the rest of his life in prison. Mladić, 79, had asked the U.N.’s war crimes tribunal to overturnContinue reading “Ratko Mladić loses appeal against Bosnian war genocide conviction”

Indian mosque bulldozed in defiance of high court order

Local officials in Uttar Pradesh demolish mosque that had stood since time of British rule A local administration in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has defied a state high court order and bulldozed a mosque, in one of the most inflammatory actions taken against a Muslim place of worship since the demolition of theContinue reading “Indian mosque bulldozed in defiance of high court order”

Macron’s party bans Muslim candidate for wearing hijab in poster

Sara Zemmahi was planning to run with LREM in local elections, but has been criticised by the far right and the LREM itself. French President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling centrist party has barred a Muslim candidate from running in a local election after she was photographed in a hijab for a campaign flyer, a move whichContinue reading “Macron’s party bans Muslim candidate for wearing hijab in poster”

China Denies Tearing Down Mosques, Claims It’s ‘Reconstructing’ Them for Muslims’ Safety

The government of Xinjiang is denying reports that China is tearing down mosques throughout the region. A government spokesperson reportedly said the mosques are instead being reconstructed or repaired to provide better safety for the region’s Muslim population. The Global Times, an English-language tabloid owned by People’s Daily, the Chinese Community Party’s official newspaper, quoted a spokesperson for the Xinjiang government’s Information OfficeContinue reading “China Denies Tearing Down Mosques, Claims It’s ‘Reconstructing’ Them for Muslims’ Safety”

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa: Crash Course World History #16

In which John Green teaches you about Sub-Saharan Africa! So, what exactly was going on there? It turns out, it was a lot of trade, converting to Islam, visits from Ibn Battuta, trade, beautiful women, trade, some impressive architecture, and several empires. John not only cover the the West African Malian Empire, which is theContinue reading “Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa: Crash Course World History #16”

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