Breaking the myths of sharia law, women and Islam

Breaking the myths of sharia law, women and Islam

Dr. Julie Macfarlane – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Kingsville, Ontario, CANADA: Recently, Florida’s House of Representatives passed a bill (which later died in the state Senate) to ban the use of “foreign law” in domestic courtrooms. Such a bill may seem innocuous but according to the Miami Herald, flyers have circulated in Senate offices describing sharia […]

Efforts to Tackle Bride Kidnapping Hit Polygamy Snag

Efforts to Tackle Bride Kidnapping Hit Polygamy Snag

Chris Rickleton – IPS – Friday,  17 February 2012 (originally published 11 Feb) BISHKEK, Feb 11, 2012 (IPS/EurasiaNet) – Legislation designed to discourage the controversial practice of bride kidnapping fizzled recently in Kyrgyzstan’s parliament. The bill lost support because a key provision could also be used to crack down on the ostensibly illegal, yet quietly […]

Indonesia: Women and radical religious roles

Indonesia: Women and radical religious roles

Inayah Rohmaniyah  – WNN Opinion (WNN) Yogyakarta, Indonesia – Perhaps surprisingly, women’s issues have become a top priority on the major political and theological agendas of the Indonesian Mujahideen Council (MMI). MMI is a radical Muslim umbrella group alleged to have links to Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah, a militant organisation in Southeast Asia which […]