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March 31, 2009

Muslim island must give up polygamy as price of being part of France

The mostly Muslim Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has overwhelmingly voted to integrate fully with France, a move […]
March 31, 2009

Naseebah Bibi ‘forced daughters-in-law to work as slaves’

A mother-in-law kept her sons’ wives imprisoned for up to 13 years, forcing them to work as slaves, […]
March 31, 2009

British fire service introduces hijab headscarves for Muslim workers

The British Fire Service has introduced special uniforms for female Muslim workers. via:[]
March 30, 2009

Analysis: The New Threat to Freedom of Expression

On Friday, the UN Human Rights Council approved a resolution that calls on states to limit criticism of […]
March 29, 2009

Islamic Law’s Influence in America a Growing Concern

As America’s Muslim population grows, so too does the influence of Islamic law, or Shariah, in daily life […]
March 28, 2009

Muslim Women in U.S. Struggle to Balance Western Freedoms and Islamic Culture

While there are plenty of comforts from their home countries, Muslim women living in the United States say […]
March 27, 2009

Afghan women hit by stones at rally against marital law

A group of some 1,000 Afghans swarmed a demonstration of 300 women protesting against a new conservative marriage […]
March 27, 2009

India: Rape Victim Converts to Islam to Marry Accused

An Indian rape victim has told a city court that she wants to marry her violator in order […]
March 26, 2009

Catalan police in crusade against female genital mutilation

Thanks to the efforts of Cataluna’s regional police force, Mossos d’Esquadra, during 2008, 104 girls living in the […]
March 15, 2009

Hannah Shah: “My imam father came after me with an axe”

Hannah Shah had been raped by her father and faced a forced marriage. She fled, became a Christian […]
March 1, 2009

Analysis: Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?

Honor killings are distinct from wife battering and child abuse: analysis of more than fifty reported honor killings […]
March 1, 2009

New York City, State Do Little to Address Female Genital Cutting

When Angela Montague spoke to her colleagues throughout the city about genital cutting, she discovered that many of […]
December 6, 2008

Abu Ghanem women break silence over ‘honour killings’

The Abu Ghanem clan has lost another of its women, the ninth in eight years killed for supposedly […]
November 21, 2008

Forced marriage cases up by 80pc this year as investigators find parents using ‘bounty hunters’

The number of forced marriages being investigated in Britain has risen by 80 per cent this year with […]
November 17, 2008

French appeals court restores marriage in virginity case

DOUAI, France: A French appeals court overturned on Monday a ruling by a lower tribunal that had annulled […]
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