Women's rights

American nurse who was arrested for trying to join ISIS set her Facebook profile to 'slave of Allah'...

Daily Mail 5 July 2014
By Snejana Farberov and Daniel Bates

A 19-year-old Denver woman has been arrested on terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to travel to Syria and join an Islamist extremist she had met online and was planning


Force or Choice? American Muslim Marriages

Huffington Post 5 July 2014
By Engy Abdelkader

Last week Amina Ajmal took the witness stand against her father, Mohamed Ajmal Choudhary, in a New York courtroom. Choudhary is charged with arranging the killings of a young


Wirathu's 'Buddhist Woman Raped' Facebook Post Stokes Anti-Muslim Violence in Mandalay

International Business Times 5 July 2014
By Gianluca Mezzofiore

A Buddhists mob has clashed with Muslims in Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay after monk Ashin Wirathu - the self-styled Burmese bin Laden - shared claims that a


Bangladesh, Catholics protest: No impunity for the rapist of an 8 year old girl

Asia News 5 July 2014
By Sumon Corraya

Mymensingh - Catholics in the Diocese of Mymensingh in Bangladesh are calling for a exemplary punishment and no impunity for the man who raped Balsree Chambugong, a


UK: Uphill Battle in Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

Gatestone Institute 4 July 2014
By Soeren Kern

Thousands of schoolgirls in the United Kingdom are at high risk of undergoing female genital mutilation [FGM] during this year's summer break, according to the British


European Court Says France's Ban on Full-Face Veils Is Legal

Newsweek 4 July 2014

STRASBOURG/PARIS - The European Court of Human Rights upheld France's 2010 ban on full-face veils in public on Tuesday but acknowledged the law could appear excessive


Europe's rights court upholds French burqa ban

Deutsche Welle 4 July 2014

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday dismissed arguments that France's 2010 ban on the full-face veil was a breach of religious freedom contravening the


Video: Radio Host Banned for Saying Mohammed Married a 6-Year-Old: "You Can’t Call a Deity a Pedophile

FrontPage Magazine 4 July 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

Mohammed, it appears, has been upgraded to a deity. And it’s okay for a deity to rape little girls. It’s not okay to point it out. (via Vlad Tepes) A Sydney radio


Video: Imran Firasat's New Movie 'Aisha & Muhammad: The Dramatic Life of a Little Child Married to the Prophet of Islam'

Islam Watch 27 June 2014
By Imran Firasat

Although radical Islam, the puritanical form of the religion, today affects Muslim nations the most, it is also the biggest threat to the security and stability of almost all non-Islamic nations.


Swedish health authorities discover every girl in one class had undergone genital mutilation: report

NY Daily News 27 June 2014
By Deborah Hastings

Swedish health officials have revealed a stunning scale of female genital mutilation at a school where every girl in a single class had been subjected to the


Female Genital Mutilation in U.S. sparks warnings

Islamist Watch 30 June 2014
By Paul Crompton

Female Genital Mutilation may be rampant among some immigrant communities in the United States, activists have warned, but experts say the ritual may not be as common as is


Report: Entire Class of Girls in Sweden Found to Have Undergone Genital Mutilation

National Review Online 27 June 2014
By Ian Tuttle

From Sweden, a gruesome report: Some 60 cases of genital mutilation have been discovered in Norrköping in eastern Sweden since March with all 30 girls in one school


Video: The hijab as a weapon of Islamization in Iran

Jihad Watch 27 June 2014
By Robert Spencer

Don’t miss this riveting film. From Iranwire Videos, June 13, 2014 (thanks to WTD): I worked in Iran for many years as a photojournalist and documentary photographer.


'Honour killings' speech prompts boycott of Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Sydney Morning Herald 27 June 2014
By Michael Koziol

A speaker at the upcoming Festival of Dangerous Ideas will seek to defend so-called honour killings - the murder of women deemed to have brought shame or dishonour on their


Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy was freed...

Yahoo!7 27 June 2014

Official media confirmed that an appeal court annulled the earlier verdict against Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 26. Her case sparked an outcry from Western governments and


Video: FGM in Sweden: 28 Immigrant Girls in One Class Severely Cut

Clarion Project 25 June 2014

A Swedish school has found that immigrant girls have been subjected to severe forms of female genital mutilation (FGM). Since March, school health services in


Controversy Follows New UK Law Banning Forced Marriage

Clarion Project 25 June 2014
By Soeren Kern

A new law has come into effect in England and Wales that makes it a crime to force people into an unwanted marriage. Advocates of the law say it represents a benchmark shift


Islam: Is Integration Working? Part I of III

Gatestone Institute 20 June 2014
By Denis MacEoin

Why the issue of the Islamic veil? It rests at the center of the clash between Islam and the West.


Iran: Female musicians banned from stage in Isfahan

artsfreedom.org 20 June 2014

Mohammad Qotbi, the head of the Isfahan Culture and Guidance administration and also a member of the clergy, compared music bands to the national football team, saying that


Britain ups Nigeria aid against Boko Haram

ANSA 17 June 2014

Britain is raising its educational and military aid to Nigeria in a bid to stem the depredations of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In the latest promise of Western

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