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# fatwa - Monday 19 October, 2020

Four children held by French police on suspicion of helping identify teacher who was beheaded

Samuel Paty was killed on Friday in an attack that has drawn parallels with the 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre.

# fatwa - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Opinion: Kevin Boyle - the Irishman who took on the Ayatollah

Lawyer Kevin Boyle found himself placed “in the perilous front lines of the emerging clash between Islamic extremism and western liberal democracy”, writes Mike Chinoy.

# fatwa - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

'Harmful and sinful': Islamic Centre of Ireland issues fatwa against female genital mutilation

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri issued the fatwa after a senior Muslim figure in Ireland said the practice is acceptable in some cases.

# fatwa - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Islamic State issues detailed guidelines for sex with female slaves

The guidelines include provisions for how to treat two sisters and mothers and daughters who are held captive together.

# fatwa - Saturday 26 December, 2015

This British author has had a death sentence on his head for more than 20 years

It was on this day that the Ayatollah of Iran confirmed the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.

# fatwa - Friday 13 February, 2015

Indonesian Muslim clerics angered by Valentine's Day condoms

“We have long rejected the condomisation of our society.”

# fatwa - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Syrians told they can eat dogs, cats and donkeys

Reports of people starving in Damascus suburbs has led to the religious rulings.

# fatwa - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

Two arrested after publicly-flogged woman dies

The woman died of her injuries a month after she was sentenced to 40 lashes, following allegations she had engaged in an affair with her step-son.