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Nobel peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi received a standing ovation from more than 300 students and faculty for her lecture on gender and sexuality in Islamic cultures Wednesday. The Rackham Amphitheatre was packed for the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum ...
The third nominee was exiled Turkish journalist Can Dundar. Last year, the prize went to Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was imprisoned for "insulting" Islam. The prize is worth 50,000 euros ($55,000) and will be presented to the winner at a ceremony in ...
Airstrikes in Syria killed up to 22 people, mostly children, on Wednesday when warplanes struck a residential area housing a school complex in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib, activists and rescue workers said. A team of first responders ...
Turkey sent troops and tanks into Syria in August to support Syrian opposition forces efforts to clear the border area of Islamic State fighters. Ankara is also seeking to contain the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces fighting IS. Turkey says the ...

Lamiya Aji Bashar is adjusting to her new life in Europe after escaping IS captors who held her as a sex slave for two years in Iraq.
US-led coalition launches operation to isolate Islamic State's Syrian capital. October 26, 2016 Syria ... Damascus - The US-led coalition has announced a new military operation in northern Syria aimed at isolating Raqqa city, an Islamic State (ISIS ...
K. Gopinath, a lawyer-activist and founder president of Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam, has launched a signature campaign in support of Uniform Civil Code and is to move the court to get the Code enforced at the earliest.
An Iranian author and human rights activist has been jailed for writing an unpublished novel about stoning. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee had returned home after being convicted by a revolutionary court for "insulting Islamic sanctities" when her house was ...
But the proposed presence of Guandolo's group, as well as Suzanne Shattuck, a local activist who has called for the deportation of all Muslims who are "Sharia-adherent," has drawn condemnation from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation ...
Khalaf and other activists said they were skeptical about the announcement, claiming that federal law enforcement continues to be involved in other programs across the U.S.
Since taking power, the junta has moved to silence critics and has come under sharp criticism from the international community for trying civilians in military courts, arresting dissidents and detaining some critics, including political activists ...
analysts and political activists, however, believe the figure does not reflect the reality on the ground. The survey, conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, ... But the Palestinian youth in the West Bank and Gaza, according to ...
K. Gopinath, a lawyer-activist and founder president of Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam, has launched a signature campaign in support of Uniform Civil Code and is to move the court to get the Code enforced at the earliest.
This summer during Ramadan, when mosque attendance tends to be highest, volunteers around the country handed out flyers and staffed voter registration tables outside Islamic Centers. This fall, activists have continued holding voter education workshops ...

John Guandolo, the disgraced FBI agent turned anti-Muslim activist who is still occasionally called on to train law enforcement officials about Islamic extremism, was one of the speakers at August's "Breaking the Silence" conference in Colorado Springs.
Somali-born author, activist and former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a duty expert on Islam. Just like Christianity underwent a Protestant Reformation, she explains, Islam also needs reform. And, while she ... Ali points out, while other religions are ...
Federal law enforcement officials, under fire by civil rights groups, have dropped an effort to create counseling teams to intervene with young people who show signs of drifting toward radical Islamic ideology and terrorism. The FBI-led ... Khalaf and ...
Thane: The district sessions court on Friday granted bail to Saquib Nachan, former secretary of the banned students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), in a case of attempt to murder VHP activist Manoj Raicha of Bhiwandi in 2012. Nachan, however, cannot ...
She has been convicted of charges including "insulting Islamic sanctities," for writing an unpublished story about the horrific practice of stoning in Iran.
government artillery shelled the strategically important village of Khan Touman, which overlooks the highway connecting Aleppo and government-held cities in the center of the country, the activist-run Shahba Press reported Sunday. rebels led by ... The ...
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says that the insurgency against Syrian President Bashar Assad is facade for a a larger geopolitical game designed to make "changes to the map" and weaken the region's Shiite Muslim power structure. Nasrallah in a ...
Islamic State overran the town's police directorate, executing about 30 security personnel while others fled, according to social media reports by Rutbah-based activists on social media and Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera Arabic. The government later ...
Many of you have heard of the foul practices of the ISIS thugs who enslave Christian and Yazidi women and girls as young as age 9 for sex slaves.
Yenny Wahid, a well known Islamic activist and daughter of the former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid, tells the ABC's Samantha Hawley Indonesia has become a more conservative society.
Following calls to investigate, Baltimore County police said a note left Iraqi Muslim refugee family in Dundalk last Friday was offensive, but a note left by a teenage girl, and not a criminal act.
Yasmeen Sameer, social activist, and Muslim leader said that it appears like the Minority Commission was acting on the directions of the AIMPLB and had no independent thought of its own.
Yenny Wahid, a well-known Islamic activist and daughter of the former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid, says Indonesia has become a more conservative society.
Israel Says Uncovered Islamic Jihad Plot to Attack Wedding Hall, kidnap soldier. Three Gazans, Israeli suspects allegedly planned to hurl grenades at people dancing in wedding hall, set off concealed explosives and use weapons hidden in trash cans.
Muslim activists and petitioners against the practice of triple talaq on Wednesday demanded that the Centre clear ambiguity over the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and issue its draft for the public to debate before taking any action.
"After the horrors they have already endured, it's hard to believe they may suffer even more," said Khaleel Aldakhi, an Iraqi lawyer and activist who works to help spirit captured Yazidis to safety. Thousands of Yazidi women and children were seized ...
Islamic activists have, in actuality, taken on different ideological stances as succeeding generations of Muslims adapt to the rapidly changing world, particularly in light of the 9/11 attacks and the London bombings of July 7, 2005.
Triple talaq should be abolished, no such practice is followed in any civilised society: Social activist Shabnam Hashmi. The AIMPLB and other Muslim bodies said they would boycott the Law Commission's proceedings in the matter and accused the Modi ...
The Hindustan Times reports the country's highest court is currently hearing a petition from conservative Islamic activists lobbying to outlaw sex outside marriage. She wants to educate people about sex so that there isn't an unhealthy obsession with ...
While the AIMPLB accused the law panel of behaving like an agent of the Narendra Modi government and said the proposed Uniform Civil Code is a threat to the country's pluralism and diversity, Muslim female activists said the board cannot speak for the ...
PETALING JAYA: It is ironic that a religious department would come up with a mobile application that has a feature which encourages Muslims to go against what the Prophet taught, according to lawyer and social activist Azhar Harun. He was referring to ...
The members of Tumakuru district unit of Bharatiya Janata Party staged a protest at the Deputy Commissioner's office in Tumakuru city today demanding that the investigation into the murder of BJP activist Rudresh be handed over to the CBI (Central ...
Activist Hussam Eesa reported increased Islamic State activity in Raqqa, including more night-time checkpoints, and said some wounded Islamic State families arrived from Mosul before the start of the offensive. He said there was no sign of panic in Raqqa.
Soon after Iraqi lawyer Khaleel Aldakhi and his wife heard the chilling news that Islamic State militants were enslaving Yazidi women and children in Iraq, they began plotting a rescue mission from their home in the northern city of Dohuk.
SC stand on triple talaq remains to be seen. But male monopoly over reading of Islam is under serious challenge.
Khalaf and other activists said they were skeptical about the announcement, claiming that federal law enforcement continues to be involved in other programs across the U.S.
Muslim activists and petitioners against the practice of triple talaq on Wednesday demanded that the Centre clear ambiguity over the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and issue its draft for the public to debate before taking any action.
Hundreds of Yazidi women taken hostage by ISIS have been held as sex slaves in Mosul, and fears for their safety grow as an assault on the city gets underway.
Islamic activists have, in actuality, taken on different ideological stances as succeeding generations of Muslims adapt to the rapidly changing world, particularly in light of the 9/11 attacks and the London bombings of July 7, 2005.
Beirut - Airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the northern province of Aleppo Monday killed at least 36 people, including children, opposition activists said, as violence in Syria continued while a major operation began against the Islamic State group in ...
Triple talaq should be abolished, no such practice is followed in any civilised society: Social activist Shabnam Hashmi. The AIMPLB and other Muslim bodies said they would boycott the Law Commission's proceedings in the matter and accused the Modi ...
The Hindustan Times reports the country's highest court is currently hearing a petition from conservative Islamic activists lobbying to outlaw sex outside marriage. She wants to educate people about sex so that there isn't an unhealthy obsession with ...
The two commanders, from Iraq's powerful Asaib Ahl Haq and Kataib Hezbollah militias, said more than 2,000 of their fighters have been withdrawn from Syria, mostly from in and around Aleppo, for redeployment near Mosul and the Islamic State stronghold ...


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