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# Sharia Law

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'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.
'Appalling': Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery
The new law is due to come into effect next Wednesday.
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.
Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam
Councillor Brian Murphy claimed that Sharia law is operating in Ireland.
The Sultan of Brunei has cancelled Christmas
Christmas has been banned in the tiny kingdom in a shift towards hardline Islamic law.
Saudi blogger's flogging for "insulting Islam" postponed
Raif Badawi criticised clerics and the kingdom’s notorious religious police.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.