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May 12, 2009

Recreating virginity in Iran

Many women in Iran opt for hymen repair surgery to satisfy a culture that insists on bridal virginity. […]
May 10, 2009

Saudi Judge’s Ruling Sparks Controversy

Husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a Saudi judge said recently during a […]
May 10, 2009

Burkina Faso clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation

Africa’s first clinic designated for the reconstruction of female genitalia will open in Bobo-Dialousso this year. The clinic […]
May 2, 2009

Residents in Pakistan’s Swat Valley resign themselves to strict Islamic laws

When the straggly-haired holy warriors took over his village in Pakistan’s Swat valley, 18-year-old Fawad Ali resigned himself […]
April 30, 2009

Italy: Muslim women allowed to swim in private

Muslim women in the northern Italian province of Bergamo now have private access to a local swimming pool […]
April 30, 2009

Saudi official grants girl, 8, divorce

Faisal bin Bandar, prince of Saudi Arabia’s Qassim Province, has granted an 8-year-old girl a divorce from her […]
April 30, 2009

Analysis: E Pluribis Islam?

Irshad Manji writes about some of the difficulties reformist Muslims face. via:[http://www.newsweek.com/id/195490]
April 27, 2009

Danish politicians unite against forced marriages

A majority in Denmark’s Parliament is prepared to crack down on imams who perform forced and unregistered Muslim […]
April 26, 2009

British airline company told stewardess to wear Muslim robe

A British air stewardess was fired for refusing to fly to Saudi Arabia after she was ordered to […]
April 22, 2009

Analysis: Islam, Virgins and Grapes

There is the beginning of an intellectual reform movement in the Islamic world, and one window into this […]
April 20, 2009

Dutch Defense Minister to appoint controversial Imam as planned

The Dutch Ministry of Defense is going ahead with the appointment of a controversial Moroccan imam after the […]
April 17, 2009

Spanish court sentences mother in forced marriage case of daughter

A Spanish court has sentenced a Mauritanian to 17 years in prison after she allegedly forced her underage […]
April 15, 2009

Afghan Women Protest New Law on Home Life

Kabul, Afghanistan: The young women stepped off the bus and moved toward the protest march just beginning on […]
April 15, 2009

Saudis ‘to regulate’ child brides

Saudi Arabia says it plans to start regulating the marriage of young girls, amid controversy over a union […]
April 15, 2009

New arrest over Warley honour killing

Another man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with an execution-style honour killing back in […]
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