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I never thought in my life that the words ‘8 year old girl’ and ‘divorce’ would be in a headline together. From Al Arabiya: A Saudi judge refused for the second time to grant an eight-year-old girl a divorce from her 47-year-old husband, local press reported Saturday, in a decision the girl’s mother promised to […]

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I guess the Mecca Governor’s definition of progress is quite different than mine. JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal yesterday denounced propaganda by certain westernized Muslims that Islam and Islamic values are the reason for the backwardness of the community. “Islam, on the contrary, is a religion of progress, civilization, justice, equality and freedom,” the […]

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In yet more signs of the Muslim world’s regression back into the Dark Ages, the editor-in-chief for the Science and Technology journal in Turkey – traditionally known as a very modern, secular state – has apparently been fired for daring to publish a cover story on Evolution. Der Spiegel has an interview with Cigdem Atakuman, […]

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Just days after Dubai announced its plans to crack down on couples holding hands, they’ve now jailed a British woman for three months for apparently committing adultery, an ‘honour crime’ according to Dubai law. DUBAI (AlArabiya.net) A British woman faced losing her children after Dubai’s top court rejected her second appeal and sentenced her to […]

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Via Al Arabiya: DUBAI (AlArabiya.net) A Saudi intellectual is facing a strong wave of criticism for kissing a poet on the forehead in a literary seminar, local press reported Saturday. Khadeeja Najea, head of the women’s committee of the poetry forum in the southwestern city of Jizan, kissed septuagenarian poet Mohamed al-Ali on the forehead […]

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Dancing or holding hands in public could now score you a prison sentence in the Arab world’s apparently most progressive and Western-friendly state. From my favourite, Arab News: DUBAI: Playing loud music, dancing, nudity, kissing and even holding hands in public is considered inappropriate behavior under new guidelines laid down by the authorities of Dubai, […]

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So basically a couple in Apartheid Saudi Arabia was doing the inconceivable act of hanging out in their car together – a crime in Saudi Arabia. They saw the Saudi thought-police and got scared and tried to drive off but in their haste and panic got into an accident. The man now faces charges for […]

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Where’s the world outrage? And more importantly, where’s lover of the underdog and the oppressed, Obama? He’s so eager to free Gitmo terrorists, but actual American citizens, why should he care about them? It won’t move him up in the polls. A DesPlaines woman is begging the U.S. government to intervene to save her husband’s […]

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A little harsh, don’t you think? TEHRAN (AFP) — An Iranian man who was sentenced to death by stoning after he was found guilty of having illicit relations with a teenage girl has been hanged, a newspaper reported on Saturday. Abdullah Fareivar, a 50-year-old music teacher, was hanged on Thursday in a prison in the […]

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