siotw.org 18 June 2013
After thinking over the question for five minutes, you might come up with South Africa or some other third world country as your answer. However, the real answer might shock you
The death of a girl who was having an operation to have her clitoris removed puts a new spotlight on the practice of female genital mutilation in Egypt. Last week, writes Alastair Beach, while a doctor was carving up Soheir's genitalia, the operation took a catastrophic turn
DAWN.com 6 June 2013
By Murtaza Haider
A series of events in the past few weeks have again highlighted the injustices being committed against women in the name of Islam in Pakistan
Recently, the three accused of raping an 18-year old woman at Jinnah’s Mausoleum were set free by a court in Karachi. The court refused to entertain the DNA evidence, which reportedly proved the guilt of the accused, and gave the accused the benefit of the doubt because the victim could not produce four eyewitnesses to the rape. Weeks later, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) decreed that the DNA evidence in the absence of four righteous men as witnesses to rape is not sufficient for conviction under Islamic law.
The proliferation of "temporary marriages" shows how Muslims in Britain are using Islamic Sharia Law to establish parallel forms of marriage that are otherwise illegal