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ECHR Judgement Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

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Pakistan
News Date: 
16/09/2017
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A Christian man has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after being accused of sharing blasphemous material about the Prophet Muhammad on Whatsapp, the defendant’s lawyer has said. Nadeem James, 35, was arrested in July last year after a close friend of his accused him of sharing anti-Islamic material, and he was sentenced on blasphemy charges on Friday. Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Muslim-majority Pakistan, and insults against the Prophet Muhammad are punishable by death.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
16/06/2016
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Muslims living in Luton in the United Kingdom were told during Ramadan last year that it was their Islamic “duty” to throw homosexuals from a “high building,” a jury at the Old Bailey has heard.

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Indonesia
News Date: 
14/09/2017
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A crowd gathers to watch a woman receive 100 lashes after being convicted of adultery.

Admin: There have been reports that she later required hospital treatment.

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Islam in Britain is dominated by a very specific, and rather illiberal, version of the faith — one that, if anything, seems to be becoming more conservative over time.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
11/09/2017
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An East Anglian MEP believes “extremist” MPs will “infiltrate” the House of Commons and demand Sharia Law.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
12/09/2017
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Animal welfare standards are being unnecessarily lowered by a sharp rise in the slaughter of unstunned animals, say vets. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) said the increase over just two years in the number of animals having their throats cut without first being stunned was of grave concern and was a major welfare issue. Slaughter without stunning for religious purposes, known as halal, was first allowed in the UK in 2013 after the EU adopted legislation permitting it. See also: 

Summary: 
  • Turkey controls 900 mosques in Germany and feels free to say that a "liberal mosque" in Germany is "incompatible" with Islam.

  • Can you imagine Germany offering Iraq, Syria and Egypt to build "200 new churches" to reconstruct the derelict and dispossessed Christian communities there? No, because in the Middle East, Christians have been eradicated in a forced de-Christianization.

  • Christians in Germany will become a minority in the next 20 years, according to Die Welt.

  • We risk losing not only our churches, but more importantly, our cultural strength and even confidence in the values of our own civilization.

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Germany
News Date: 
11/09/2017
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A rising star of Angela Merkel’s party who has been tipped as a future chancellor is calling for hate speech laws to be used to prosecute Muslims who refer to non-believers as infidels.

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Indonesia
News Date: 
11/09/2017
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  • Those forced to take the brutal lashings were hit whipped between 10 and 29 times for their so-called crimes  
  • The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only province in the country which implements Sharia law in full
  • People flogged for range of things such as gambling, drinking alcohol, gay sex or any non-marital relationship
  • More than 90 per cent of 255million people who live in Indonesia describe themselves as practicing Muslims
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Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
08/09/2017
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Many Western politicians and intellectuals say that Islamist terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. What is your view?

Western politicians should stop pretending that extremism and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam. There is a clear relationship between fundamentalism, terrorism, and the basic assumptions of Islamic orthodoxy. So long as we lack consensus regarding this matter, we cannot gain victory over fundamentalist violence within Islam.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
09/09/2017
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Some teachers are too scared to discuss 9/11 with their pupils as they fear a backlash from Muslim parents, a leading expert in counter-extremism education has warned. Kamal Hanif OBE, who was appointed by the Government to turn around three schools at the heart of the “Trojan Horse” scandal, said that some teachers have a “misplaced” concern that they will cause offence if they raise 9/11 in the classroom. He said that some teachers - particularly those who work in schools with a high proportion of Muslim students -  see it as a contentious topic and shy away from teaching it.

Country: 
Malawi
News Date: 
10/09/2017
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“Rights defenders angered by ‘kill the gays’ penalty proposed by Malawi Muslim Association,” by Elijah Phimbi, Nyasa Times, September 9, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Summary: 
  • The majority of the judges nevertheless determined that "triple talaq" was actually "against the basic tenets of the Holy Quran," and "what is bad in theology is bad in law as well." According to the decision, the practice was in violation of Article 14 of India's constitution, which guarantees the right to equality.

  • In Britain, abusive practices against Muslim women are still undertaken by Sharia Councils with impunity. In the West, the supposed dangers of multiculturalism are still regarded as more important than human rights. All Britain would need to do is enforce its own laws.

  • What supporters of this form of multiculturalism fail to realize -- or refuse to acknowledge -- is that the very existence of Sharia-compliant tribunals is not only a threat to modern justice, but necessarily abets the abuse of Muslim women, lack of equality, and the total lack of equal justice under law. In truth, justice is denied.

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