A Malaysian court on Monday sentenced a man to 12 years in jail for raping a 12-year-old whom he later married, as an activist urged the Muslim-majority nation to ban all child marriages.
Al Azhar, the main cultural institution of Sunni Islam in Egypt, stressed in a statement on Thursday a ban on representing prophets because they are "an offense against the prophets and the principles of Sharia (Islamic law) and represent a provocation for observant people".
Islamic law in some Nigerian states can carry the death penalty for homosexuality, but the judge said he was lenient because the men promised they had changed their ways. Four men were publicly whipped Thursday in northern Nigeria after being convicted of having gay sex by an Islamic court.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, claiming a rule regulating the length of employees’ beards constitutes religious discrimination. School police officer Siddiq Abu-Bakr maintained an untrimmed beard for the 27 years he worked at the district, the suit states. Abu-Bakr is a member of the Islamic faith, which he says requires that he not cut his beard.
Armed gunmen believed to be Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked a cluster of villages in Plateau state, killing 16 Christians and destroying numerous homes, Christian leaders said. Among the dead were four children.
Anyone attempting to commit MASS MURDER of Islamic men, women and children in the United States – with the name of Christian Action Network attached to it – will certainly get my attention.
So it was on the day I saw an article appearing on the website of a group known as The Muslims of America (TMOA).
Let’s start with the screaming headline and sub-headline of this outlandish news article:
Few alive today remember the contentious and infamous hearings held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s—later referred to as the McCarthy hearings, or the McCarthy “witch hunts”—which provided a glimpse into Communist activity in the United States.
The Obama Administration has cleared its busy schedule to entertain and confab with an important visitor to the White House. I’m not referring to such notables as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, who Obama was too busy to meet with in 2012 when Benjamin flew all the way here and was snubbed at the White House gates.
It’s been nearly two years since Hillary Clinton called Al-Jazeera “real news.” Now, like it or not, Al-Jazeera (and its so-called “real news”) is coming to the United States.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating claims by a Muslim group that their “village” in Red House, VA, was attacked by an “Islamophobic gang of criminals” who fired off “thirteen shotgun blasts” into their welcoming sign.