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# Fatwa

Last year
Salman Rushdie’s attacker ‘surprised’ to learn of the author’s survival
Hadi Matar said Rushdie was ‘someone who attacked Islam’ but did not confirm that his actions were driven by Iran’s fatwa.
Author Salman Rushdie in surgery after being stabbed onstage at New York event
Rushdie has spent several years under heavily armed guard following death threats from Iran.
All time
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Indonesian Muslim clerics angered by Valentine's Day condoms
“We have long rejected the condomisation of our society.”
Syrians told they can eat dogs, cats and donkeys
Reports of people starving in Damascus suburbs has led to the religious rulings.
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.