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#Sharia Law

# sharia-law - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

The laws will make Brunei the first country in East or Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level.

# sharia-law - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'Appalling': Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

The new law is due to come into effect next Wednesday.

# sharia-law - Friday 8 September, 2017

Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam

The councillor posted a series of controversial comments on Twitter regarding migrants and Islam.

# sharia-law - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam

Councillor Brian Murphy claimed that Sharia law is operating in Ireland.

# sharia-law - Thursday 24 December, 2015

The Sultan of Brunei has cancelled Christmas

Christmas has been banned in the tiny kingdom in a shift towards hardline Islamic law.

# sharia-law - Friday 16 January, 2015

Saudi blogger's flogging for "insulting Islam" postponed

Raif Badawi criticised clerics and the kingdom’s notorious religious police.

# sharia-law - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death to be freed 'within days'

Meriam Ibrahim was condemned to death by flogging and hanging for marrying a Christian man.

# sharia-law - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Peter Robinson: I was misinterpreted when I said I'd trust Muslims 'to go down to the shops for me' Northern Ireland This post contains videos

Peter Robinson: I was misinterpreted when I said I'd trust Muslims 'to go down to the shops for me'

The North’s first minister has been criticised for his comments in defence of a controversial pastor’s sermon.

# sharia-law - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Saudi Arabia beheads man convicted of killing his relative

Awad Rawili stabbed to death Jazaa Rawili, a relative, during an argument. He was executed in the northern city of Araar.

# sharia-law - Friday 30 November, 2012

Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution

Concerns have been raised about the content of the constitution and its potential restriction on freedom of expression.

# sharia-law - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Saudi Arabia bans men from working in lingerie stores

A new law, on the orders of King Abdullah, ends a system where women were forced to buy their underwear from male sellers.

# sharia-law - Monday 24 October, 2011

Plans for Sharia-based law in Libya unveiled

Libya’s interim rulers have begun laying out their plans for their two-year transition to democracy – and said that Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation.

# sharia-law - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Saudi Arabian women given the right to vote

King Abdullah has announced that from next year women will be able to vote and stand in local elections.

# sharia-law - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Taoiseach says Ireland will focus on 'Islamic finance' expansion

Speaking at a conference today in Dublin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Central Bank has already “authorised a number of Sharia-compliant funds”.

# sharia-law - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Blinding of Iranian criminal with acid 'postponed'

Ameneh Bahrami had asked that the man who poured acid on her face – leaving her blind and disfigured – suffer the same fate. The blinding was due to take place on Saturday but has been reportedly postponed.

# sharia-law - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

UAE court: men can beat their wives as long as they leave no marks UAE

UAE court: men can beat their wives as long as they leave no marks

The country’s highest court makes the ruling in the case of a man who slapped and kicked his daughter and wife.