This narrative has been spread in the wake of recent sexual assault allegations in Cologne and reports of Isis fighters raping and selling sex slaves. And they are right: rape and sexual violence is not permitted in Islamic texts. It is of course something that causes harm to other humans, which is not Halal permissible and, in early Muslim communities, rape was a crime punishable by death.
Recent examples of expatriation practices in the UK and Australia demonstrate a glaring anti-Muslim bias. Forced denationalisation entails "the total destruction of the individual's status in organised society [ Such realities, however, did not deter Javid from insisting on the significance of the Pakistani background of the Rochdale perpetrators, hypothesising the existence of "cultural reasons
Tweet Email. Notions of identity carry complex political, social, and familial meanings. The following terms are defined for clarity only and not to force anyone into a particular regional and ethnic grouping.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, as he arrived on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates on a trip seeking to improve relations with the Muslim world and to offer encouragement to Catholic migrants in a region where his flock has dwindled amid increasing persecution and bloodshed. The three-day stay in the Emirates, a relatively tolerant oasis that is home to some one million Catholics, also comes as a brief reprieve for a pope whose legacy and moral authority have been challenged by his struggle to come to grips with a global sex abuse scandal that shows no signs of abating. The United Arab Emirates, which even has a Ministry of Tolerance, has long sought to burnish its attraction as a cosmopolitan center of glass towers and global commerce with inclusive religious laws.
An imam who sexually touched four young girls during Quran lessons at a mosque has been jailed for 13 years. Mohammed Haji Saddique, 81, would call the pupils to sit next to him and read in Arabic from the Muslim holy book. He sexually touched the girls in front of his class and slapped students repeatedly if they made mistakes during lessons.
There is no shortage of iconic imagery associated with the Arab Spring: Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire on December 17,sparking the revolution that took the Middle East by storm; Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, bleeding and humiliated in his final moments; a young woman forcibly dragged through the streets of Cairo in her denim jeans and blue bra by Egyptian police. But the upheaval is far from over. It continues to rage in Sudan and Algeria, and its aftershocks are still being felt across the entire region.
Authorities in Beijing have told food outlets to remove Arabic script and Islamic symbols from their signs. There has been a drive against Arabic script and Islamic images as China tries to force religions to conform with mainstream culture. China, home to 20 million Muslims, officially guarantees freedom of religion, but the government has campaigned to bring the faithful into line with Communist Party ideology.
Carrying crosses, icons and flags, hundreds of Georgians marched through an increasingly Middle Eastern retail district in downtown Tbilisi on July 14 to call for an end to Muslim immigration. Police, journalists and bystanders urged bewildered Arabs and Iranians to get off the street as a roaring crowd surged down Aghmashenebeli Avenue, a handsome tsarist-era thoroughfare, blasting patriotic songs via massive, car-mounted speakers. Various ultranationalist groups took party in the rally alongside less demonstrative residents of the district. Despite the worries of many observers, the rally ended peacefully, except for a fistfight between two participants.
S ome Muslims are fond of condemning western morality — alcoholism, nudity, premarital sex and homosexuality often being cited as examples. But Muslims do not have a monopoly on morality. In the west, child marriages and sex with children are illegal.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Britain's madrassas have faced more than allegations of physical abuse in the past three years, a BBC investigation has discovered. The revelation has led to calls for formal regulation of the schools, attended by more thanMuslim children every day for Koran lessons.