In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


The bigotry and sexism behind hijab hate

By: Faisal Al Yafai Source: The National At the end of last year, an American man on a flight to Chicago approached a female stranger sitting a few rows in front of him and demanded she undress for him. When she refused, he tore off a piece of her clothing, leaving her, as a court in the US last week noted, “exposed and violated”. The man, Gill Parker Payne, last week pleaded guilty and will be sentenced shortly. A clear-cut case of sexual assault, surely. Yet the woman Payne assaulted, known in court as KA, was Muslim and the item of her clothing he tore off was her hijab. Payne therefore pleaded guilty to a charge of “obstruction of a person’s free exercise of religion”, a...

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Why I support Shariah Law

By: Steven W. Pearce Source: Why do I support the Sharia?  Many of you are curious about why I support Sharia.  Some of you might be curious to see why an American with an very Western sounding name supports the Sharia.  You probably wondered if I want to make America under some sort of Fox News version of Sharia Law, where every woman’s face is covered and there is no more freedom or liberty in America. Now before I answer the question of why do I support Sharia, it is important to understand that I am a Sunni Muslim that practices the Malaki Madhab (School of Thought).  There are four Madhabs, and all four have their own interpretations of Sharia.  I do not have the...

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UK: How Muslim women feel about integration and citizenship

By: Line Nyhagen, Loughborough University Source: The Conversation A great many things have been said about Muslims as UK citizens, mainly by non-Muslims. The prime minister, David Cameron, believes that if more Muslim women became proficient in English, for example, it would help beat extremism and terrorism. Meanwhile, Trevor Phillips, the former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, says that UK Muslims “See the world differently from the rest of us”. Phillips also presented a controversial Channel 4 programme called What British Muslims Really Think, which put across the message that Muslims are more conservative than the majority population and don’t want to integrate...

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