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Saudi Arabia launches girls' council - without any girls. Image copyright Qassim Girls Council It was an encouraging initiative for a country not known for giving women a platform in public life.

Saudi Arabia launches girls' council - without any girls

But when Saudi Arabia wanted to show off its inaugural girls' council in al-Qassim province, they overlooked one thing: the women. Pictures released to mark the first Qassim Girls Council meeting showed 13 men on stage, and not a single female. Saudi Arabia and Gulf states 'support Islamic extremism in Germany,' intelligence report finds. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar are supporting extremist Islamic groups in Germany, according to a leaked intelligence report.

Saudi Arabia and Gulf states 'support Islamic extremism in Germany,' intelligence report finds

A brief seen by the Süddeutsche Zeitung and broadcasters NDR and WDR raised concern over a reported increase in support for fundamentalist Salafism in Germany, warning that the ideology already has 10,000 followers and is growing. Nypost. LAHORE, Pakistan — For two months, over the thunder of machines at the steel mill, the men taunted Mubeen Rajhu about his sister.

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Even now, they laugh at how easy it was to make him lose his temper. Some people had seen Tasleem in their Lahore slum with a Christian man. She was 18, a good Muslim girl, out in public with a man. Even though the man had converted to Islam out of love for her, this couldn’t be allowed. Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men. Image copyright Reuters Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood.

Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men

"You cannot put women and men on an equal footing," he told a meeting in Istanbul. "It is against nature. " He also said feminists did not grasp the importance of motherhood in Islam. The-newshub. The Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth. The Swedish Migration Agency in Malmo, the southern port city on the border with Denmark, occupies a square brick building at the far edge of town.

The Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth

On the day that I was there, Nov. 19, 2015, hundreds of refugees, who had been bused in from the train station, queued up outside in the chill to be registered, or sat inside waiting to be assigned a place for the night. Two rows of white tents had been set up in the parking lot to house those for whom no other shelter could be found. Saudi officials were 'supporting' 9/11 hijackers, commission member says. A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers and that the Obama administration should move quickly to declassify a long-secret congressional report on Saudi ties to the 2001 terrorist attack.

Saudi officials were 'supporting' 9/11 hijackers, commission member says

Saudi Arabia issues extraordinary defence of human rights record in speech to UN council. Saudi Arabia has issued a remarkable response to criticisms from the United Nations over its human rights record.

Saudi Arabia issues extraordinary defence of human rights record in speech to UN council

In a speech delivered to the UN in Geneva, the Saudi delegation rejected outright a UN report which strongly criticised the Kingdom’s increased use of death sentences and executions. Bandar al-Ali, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and Information, claimed the Kingdom was a bastion of human rights, and “fights torture in all its physical and moral manifestations”. In an annual report to the UN’s Human Rights Council, Juan Mendez, the Special Rapporteur on Torture, said it was becoming clear the escalating number of executions in the Kingdom amounted to torture and breached international law. Saudi Arabia's Bandar al-Ali speaks before the UN Human Rights Council on 8 March 2016 Mr Mendez raised particular concerns over the execution of juveniles in Saudi Arabia, as well as the use of the death penalty in response to political protests and drugs offences.

The Sexual Misery of the Arab World. Photo ORAN, Algeria — AFTER Tahrir came Cologne.

The Sexual Misery of the Arab World

After the square came sex. Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9. A schoolgirl in front of a banner for the Jaafari Personal Status Law in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 14.

Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9

The banner reads: “The Jaafari Personal Status Law saves my rights and my dignity.” (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) Decades ago, in the years after Iraq gained independence, a tradition of child marriage persisted in its hills and plains. Upon their fathers’ orders, Iraqi girls were betrothed to strangers and rivals alike to resolve tribal disputes or incur favor. But in the mid-1970s, such acts — called “fasliyah” — were prohibited as the nation moved toward secularization and modernity. You don't need to look much further than the Quran for proof that Islam is a peaceful religion. The so-called Jihadi groups, which consist of extremist Muslims of every faction: ranging from Salafis, Wahhabis, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Isis and many more, consider themselves as advocates of True Islam.

You don't need to look much further than the Quran for proof that Islam is a peaceful religion

These terrorists claim that the Paris, London and New York attacks are supported and justified by the Quran. Meanwhile, the majority of Muslims condemn those atrocities. For those on the outside of the debate, this may seem like a confusing situation. Which side speaks the truth? Is Islam a dangerous religion? Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It. Photo Black Daesh, white Daesh. Video shows Swedish woman being harassed and groped by ‘migrant’ men. SHOCKING GRAPHIC VIDEO NON ISIS MUSLIM Mob Rips Apart Woman. Cartoons highlight anger at Saudi Arabia's position as head of key UN human rights panel. Cartoons taunting Saudi Arabia's membership of the United Nations human rights council have gone viral on social media after the kingdom executed 47 people in one day. While the regime's interior minister claimed most of the 47 executed had been involved in the deadly 2003 and 2004 al-Qaeda attacks, a prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, was also put to death.

He was a vocal supporter of the mass anti-government protests that flared up in the kingdom's Eastern Province in 2011. The U.N.' The real roots of Sunni-Shia conflict: beyond the myth of "ancient religious hatreds" The story, as told, usually goes something like this: 1,400 years ago, during the seventh century, there was a schism among Muslims over who would succeed as leader of the faithful, and that schism led to a civil war. The two sides became known as Sunni and Shia, and they hated one another, a people divided, ever since. This ancient sectarian hatred, simmering just beneath the surface for centuries, explains the Sunni-Shia violence today in places such as Syria and Iraq, as well as the worsening tension between Saudi Arabia, which is officially Sunni, and Iran, which is officially Shia.

Reprieve - Second Saudi juvenile to face ‘beheading’ for protests. October 6, 2015 Dawoud al-Marhoon was 17 when he was arrested without a warrant by Saudi security forces in May 2012, at the height of protests in the country’s Eastern Province. He was tortured and made to sign a ‘confession’ that was later relied on to convict him. Hajj stampede: At least 717 killed in Saudi Arabia.

Egypt's dictator murdered 800 people today in 2013. He's now a US ally and GOP folk hero. Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka. Attackers slay third Bangladeshi blogger in recent months. Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage. ISIS is losing. If you want to understand what's happening in the Middle East today, you need to appreciate one fundamental fact: ISIS is losing its war for the Middle East.

This may seem hard to believe: in Iraq and Syria, the group still holds a stretch of territory larger than the United Kingdom, manned by a steady stream of foreign fighters. Fighters pledging themselves to ISIS recently executed 21 Christians in Libya. It's certainly true that ISIS remains a terrible and urgent threat to the Middle East. Raising Questions Within Islam After France Shooting. Photo. Taliban storms Pakistan school, killing scores of children. You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia  Why is the West so afraid of Islam? Sudanese woman sentenced to die for Christianity gives birth in prison. Stoned Pakistani woman's husband: Family demanded money to stay alive.

Killing of US envoy to Libya underscores threat of unchecked religious fanaticism (+video) Kabul attack on female actors leaves survivors facing more 'punishment' Taliban behead 17 civilians, including women in Helmand for attending music event. Saudi police 'stopped' fire rescue. Nadarkhani sentenced to death for converting to Christianity ǀ GlobalPost. A Writer’s Murder Raises Fears of Death-by-Decree. Maldives mob smashes Buddhist statues in national museum. Raped teen killer needs $1.8m to escape sword. Romney’s offshore accounts draw scrutiny. Iran confirms death sentence for 'porn site' web programmer. Refusing to Kill Daughter, Pakistani Family Defies Tradition, Draws Anger - Habiba Nosheen & Hilke Schellmann - International. Three Men Hanged For Having Gay Sex In Iran: Reports.

Bangladesh clerics arrested after girl whipped to death. Beauty queen Katya Koren stoned to death by Muslims for being in pageant. Pakistani court upholds gang-rape acquittals - Central & South Asia. British tourist Lee Bradley Brown 'beaten to death' in Dubai police cell. Brisbane rape victim sues UAE luxury hotel.

Churches destroyed after blasphemy sentence handed down. Report: Saudi Arabia Captures Israeli Vulture For Being Mossad Spy. A picture of Islamofascism: A Sudanese policeman whipping a defenceless woman. Graphic: Anatomy of a stoning. Wife-beating allowed under sharia law, UAE court rules. Clerics salute 'brave' Pakistan killer.