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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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Belgium
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10/05/2017
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Belgium’s Walloon region has voted to outlaw kosher and halal meat by banning the ritual slaughter of unstunned animals. The move has angered both Jewish and Islamic leaders and comes in a nation ridden with rising concern over multiculturalism and Islamisation following a spate of lethal Islamist attacks. The environment committee of the Walloon region’s parliament voted unanimously for the measure, which will take effect in September 2019. Similar legislation has been proposed by the parliament of the northern Flemish region of Belgium and countries including New Zealand, Switzerland, and

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Canada
News Date: 
09/05/2017
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  • "While the NCCM's open letter does not directly call for Sharia law or the criminalization of criticism of Islam, it does advance the notion that the famously tolerant nation of Canada must set up anti-racism directorates in each province to track instances of Islamophobia, institute a mandatory course on systemic racism for Canadian high school students, and train its police officers to use bias-neutral policing." — Josh Lieblein, The Daily Caller.

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Anne Marie Waters talks about the need for an open, nuanced debate about the merits of Islam and her campaign, For Britain.

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Radical Islam’s takeover of the lives of Egypt’s educated women.

These photos represent the gradual but steady Islamic radicalization invading the Middle East and the rest of the world in the last three decades. I lived in Egypt until the year 1978 and have never wore a head cover, neither did my mother or grandmother. And this is thanks to a feminist movement that started in Cairo in 1919 under the leadership of the famous Egyptian feminist Hoda Shaarawi.

Shaarawi had attended women’s conferences in Europe and Turkey, which was undergoing major reforms by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who wanted to be more like Europe and less like Muslim Arabia. Upon her return from a trip to Rome in 1923, Shaarawi performed a bold act that became the central symbol of her life: with the support of several upper class Egyptian women, she removed her veil in public, at the crowded Cairo train station.  If such an act of defiance had happened today in Iran or even Egypt, she would be executed by the Iranian government and, as to Egypt, she could be killed by an Islamist on the street for defying or insulting Islam.

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Morocco
News Date: 
06/02/2017
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Casablanca – Morocco’s High Religious  Committee has retracted its Islamic ruling stating that apostasy is punishable by death and has decided to permit Muslims to change their religion.

The High Religious Committee in charge of issuing Fatwas (Islamic rulings) released a book in 2012 where it articulated its position on apostasy and argued that a Muslim who changes his or her religion should be punished with death, drawing on a widespread jurisprudence tradition.

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Morocco
News Date: 
04/05/2017
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Morocco’s High Religious Committee decreed earlier this year that individuals who leave Islam should not face the death penalty for apostasy. This astounding ruling from a body charged with issuing fatwas (an authoritative religious or juridical ruling), reverses the classical sharia legislation that has stood since medieval times. 

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Anne-Marie Waters gives her argument against Islam being a peaceful religion. 
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Pakistan
News Date: 
06/05/2017
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“‘Un-Islamic’ Say Pak Lawmakers, Reject Bill To Raise Marriage Age For Girls,” Press Trust of India, May 5, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/02/2017
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A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is either discovered or treated at a medical appointment in England every hour, a charity has said.

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Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
06/05/2017
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Authorities from the predominantly Muslim Republic of Chechnya, an autonomous province in Russia, have threatened parents of gay children, warning them, “Either you kill them, or we we will,” reports France24, citing testimony from one of the victims of alleged concentration camps for homosexuals operated by the local government.

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