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SUARAM and Aliran have told the UN Human Rights Council that Christianity and other minority religions in Malaysia are increasingly under siege as right-wing Islamist groups threaten, with apparent impunity, the constitutional right of all Malaysians to freely practice their chosen faith.
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Already facing a severe criticism for issuing a decree to allow second marriage to a Muslim male without his wife's consent, the Council of Islamic Ideology has now decreed to permit the marriage of young children.
Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are 'halal' food, but Islam bans eating 'badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.'
I was very fortunate in the summer of 2004 to be a participant in a US government-funded study tour to Malaysia and Indonesia .
RD Senior Correspondent Haroon Moghul is a Fellow both at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law and with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
A torrential downpour of Muslim bans has Paramount Pictures' "Noah" bogged down in the Middle East prior to its March 28 release.
The format is loosely based on the BBC programme where there will be a panel to answer any questions on Islam that the audience may have.
Police and protesters clashed in Turkey's two biggest cities on Tuesday following the death of a 15-year-old boy who suffered a head injury during anti-government demonstrations last summer.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 3, 12:50 p.m. PST -- With some 47 million people living in poverty, 50 million without health insurance, millions jobless and millions more underemployed, President Barak Obama could be less circumspect and more passionate about stimulating our economy.
Terming 'un-Islamic' the clause of seeking prior permission for second marriage from the first wife, the Council of Islamic Ideology has allowed men to tie a second knot without seeking permission from his existing wife.
TMC MLA M Nuruzzaman, expelled CPM leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah and retired IPS officer Nazrul Islam, in Kolkata, on Monday.
Russo. The article was entitled "Islam: The Only Religion That Tells Everyone On EARTH What To Do".
There have been some interesting developments in this story, although I am not sure whether they bring a solution any closer.
There is a tendency amongst Pakistanis to rationalise the creation of Pakistan on religious grounds.
The real enemies of Islam By Hossein Askari Muslims around the world have been deceived into believing that the West and Westerners are the enemies of Islam - modern-day Crusaders who vilify Islam and are on a mission to eradicate the faith and subjugate them.
For the US to take its final decisions, it needs to also view the survivability of post-withdrawal Afghanistan.