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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. 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. The report, by Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency and Federal Intelligence Service (BND) reportedly accused Gulf groups of funding mosques, religious schools, hardline preachers and conversion or “dawah” groups to spread the ideology. Play Video Close. 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. " The-newshub. The Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth. 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. The Sexual Misery of the Arab World. 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.

“This decree [banning fasliyah] constituted the first step toward a civilized Iraqi community,” reports the Middle East publication Al-Monitor, “which would put an end to the failures of the tribal… society.” 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.

Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It

The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. Video shows Swedish woman being harassed and groped by ‘migrant’ men. This is the moment a young woman documents street harassment in Sweden, with at least two men asking her for sex after another allegedly groped her.

Video shows Swedish woman being harassed and groped by ‘migrant’ men

The video has emerged on social media this week, and is believed to have been filmed in Södermanland County, west of Stockholm. The young woman appears to have been groped by one of the men's friend as she is walking in the street, and has begun filming as she confronts the 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.'s top human rights official has strongly criticised the executions. 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. He has been held in solitary confinement, and has been barred from speaking to his lawyer. Hajj stampede: At least 717 killed in Saudi Arabia. At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite. It is the deadliest incident to occur during the Hajj in 25 years. Preparations for the Hajj were marred when a crane collapsed at Mecca's Grand Mosque this month, killing 109 people.

Hajj crush: Follow our live updates. Egypt's dictator murdered 800 people today in 2013. He's now a US ally and GOP folk hero. Two years ago today, Egyptian military dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi committed one of the deadliest atrocities of the 21st century, killing at least 817 civilians, a number of them women and children. 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. 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.