May 20, 2009

Rotterdam testing plan against forced marriages

The city council of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has started a trial to prevent girls from being forced into […]
May 20, 2009

Islamic College in Berkeley planned

The proposed Zaytuna College in Berkeley would the first four-year, accredited, Islamic college in the United States: while […]
May 19, 2009

Friend tried to warn couple prior to Ottawa ‘honour killings’

A friend tried to warn Khatera Sadiqi months before she and her fiance were shot in an Ottowa, […]
May 19, 2009

Certain Islamic groups seek Sharia law in Germany

Some Muslim groups in Germany want to live under Sharia law, according to a new study. The annual […]
May 18, 2009

Analysis: Downturn Draws a Veil Over Islam

John Vinocur argues that Europe’s economic crisis has subordinated its other epochal problem — shaping a future life […]
May 17, 2009

Women’s Rights Activist Named Afghanistan’s Person Of The Year

Radio Free Afghanistan has named Anarkali Honaryar, a 25-year-old dentist and women’s rights activist, as its Person of […]
May 16, 2009

Society “must act to prevent forced marriages”

British Member of Parliament Sayeeda Warsi has urged heightened vigilance against forced marriages and “honor” violence. via:[]
May 15, 2009

Canadian expert: Honour killings ‘act of purifying through blood’

Honour killings involve a cleansing of dishonor aimed at restoring a family’s respect after the so-called “misbehaviour” of […]
May 14, 2009

Turkish Appeals Court lenient on’honor killing’

Turkey’s top appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision to be lenient on those who are found […]
May 13, 2009

UK dentist faces second headscarf complaint

A British dentist recommended women wore traditional religious headscarves in his surgery to make him feel more comfortable, […]
May 12, 2009

Michigan high court considers Muslim veil issue

The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed if judges can regulate how witnesses dress after a Muslim woman’s […]
May 12, 2009

Debate in Saudi Arabia over Women in Media

In a recently issued communique, 35 Saudi clerics called on the country’s newly appointed culture and information minister, […]
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 12, 2009

Canada ‘honour killing’ trial hears details of shooting

Hasibullah Sadiqi, who faces two counts of first-degree murder, told a friend he got mad and lost control […]
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 […]