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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”

Country: 
Maldives
News Date: 
18/01/2018
Summary: 

1. This Act may be cited as the “Maldivian Citizenship Act”.

2. Any person, who wishes to become a citizen of Maldives, shall have the right to submit a written application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided he qualifies the following conditions;

a) he is a Muslim;

b) he has attained the age of 21 and is of sound mind;

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
14/01/2018
Summary: 

As police announce, Friday, just after 4 PM, a 51-year-old and his 43-year-old wife from Cottbus wanted to visit the Blechen-Carré on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, when they were attacked by three Syrian youths aged 14, 15 and 17. They demanded precedence, says police spokesman Ines Filohn. They also demanded that the woman should show respect to them. When the woman refused to do so, the youths attacked her husband.

Summary: 
  • What is "harmful content" according to the new Facebook guide for Muslims? "Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hatred, far right extremism and terrorist inspired violent extremist content".

  • The guide does not mention Islamic incitement to violence, which is rampant on social media and -- unlike the other content mentioned -- has deadly and tragic consequences in the real world. Most of those who perpetrate terrorist attacks in the real world are Muslims -- not "Islamophobes," anti-Muslims or right wing extremists.

  • Lakin v. Facebook is a lawsuit, representing 20,000 Israeli plaintiffs, which aims to stop Facebook from "allowing Palestinian terrorists to incite violent attacks against Israeli citizens and Jews on its internet platform."

  • Khan convened a special meeting of Muslim ambassadors to discuss how effectively to "raise the voice of the entire Muslim world against the madness unleashed against Islam and holy personalities in the name of freedom of expression". — Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Country: 
Kenya
News Date: 
16/01/2018
Summary: 

A Muslim cleric who was arrested in Marsabit Town over the weekend sparking protests that led to death of three people is expected in court Monday to face terror related charges.

See also: https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2018/01/marsabit-muslim-cleric-expected-court-face-terror-related-charges/

Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
16/01/2018
Summary: 

Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl's hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off. Toronto police now say the incident, which they were treating as a hate crime, "did not happen".

See also: https://globalnews.ca/news/3965061/toronto-police-girl-hijab-attack-investigation/

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
05/12/2015
Summary: 

An Islamic judge "laughed" at a domestic violence victim who had gone to him seeking help and asked her "Why did you marry such a man?", it has been claimed. The shocking allegations have been revealed in a report into the use of sharia councils in the UK which also claims men only need to say "I divorce you" three times to separate from their wives while women need the sanction of clerics.

Country: 
Bangladesh
News Date: 
13/01/2018
Summary: 

A man has been detained in Sonargaon, Narayanganj for reportedly posting on Facebook several photos defaming the Quran. Hasan-ul-Islam, 28, of East Delpara at Fatulla, was picked up from Meghnaghat area on Friday night, said Narayanganj’s Additional Superintendent of Police Md Sharfuddin. According to police, Hasan posted the photos on the social networking site on January 7 which went viral soon, causing stir on social media, and created tension among the locals. After the Jummah prayers Friday, the Muslim community of the area had demonstrated demanding his arrest and punishment.

Country: 
Yemen
News Date: 
15/01/2018
Summary: 

The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
14/01/2018
Summary: 

Graphic images of a young girl being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) were posted on Facebook by a Nigerian man advertising an eight-day “bonanza” of free cutting in his home, reported CNN.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
14/01/2018
Summary: 

A group of Islamists will face retrial for setting up a ‘Sharia Police’ unit after the German Federal Court overturned their 2016 acquittal.

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