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  • Norwegian woman raped in Dubai finds herself jailed and convicted

    07/18/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    DJ ^ | Jul 18, 2013 | Carolyn E. Price
    After reporting that she'd been raped to Dubai police, a 25-year-old Norwegian woman who was on a business trip to the United Arab Emirates city found herself being jailed on "suspicion of having sex outside of marriage." Following the report of her rape to police, the 25-year-old had her passport and personal possessions seized and was immediately placed in a jail cell. It took three days before she was able to gain access to a phone and contact her family to let them know what had happened to her. ... the 25-year-old was given a sentence of 16 months
  • Sharia vigilante violence rife in Aceh: report ( Indonesia )

    12/07/2010 7:09:41 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | Dec 6, 2010 | Sen Lam
    Islamic sharia laws in Indonesia's Aceh province have been used by vigilante groups to harass and intimidate locals, a Human Rights Watch report says. The rights group has detailed evidence that the laws are often selectively enforced and rarely applied to wealthy or politically connected individuals. Its report says sharia police sometimes force women and girls to get "virginity tests". Christen Broecker from Human Rights Watch says in one extreme case a woman was raped by sharia police while in detention. Ms Broecker says virginity tests are a gender-specific form of torture under international law and a practice that both...
  • Pro-Hezbollah Group Will Demonstrate in Brussels on 9/11

    08/24/2007 7:58:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 467+ views
    the brussels journal ^ | 2007-08-23 | Paul Belien
    The Arab-European League (AEL), a pro-Hezbollah organization of Arab immigrants in Belgium and the Netherlands, is rallying its members to march in Brussels on 11 September “against Islamophobia and racism in Europe.” The AEL demonstration is a response to the request by the Danish-British-German organization Stop the Islamisation of Europe (SIOE) for permission to demonstrate on 9/11 in front of the European Union’s buildings in Brussels against the introduction of Sharia laws in Europe. Two weeks ago the SIOE demonstration was banned by Freddy Thielemans, the mayor of Brussels. According to Mr Thielemans the SIOE demonstration is a criminal offence...
  • Malaysian state plans Islamic laws

    06/07/2002 6:41:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 250+ views
    The Muslim News ^ | June 06 2002 | Barani Krishnan
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Muslim opposition party plans to defy the government again next month by introducing strict Islamic laws in a second state it rules, even though the constitution bars their use, party officials have said. Constitutionally, the federal government controls the criminal code and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who represents a modern brand of Islam, takes the stance that strict sharia (Islamic) laws are difficult to apply in a country that values pluralism and tolerance. Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) has already enacted the penal code or "hudud", which carries punishments like death by stoning for adultery and...