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Egypt court sentences homosexuals to prison

By AFP AIRO — A court in Egypt sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison on Monday for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official said. Prosecutors had accused the men of holding “deviant parties” and dressing in women’s clothes. Three were sentenced to eight years and the fourth to three years in prison. … Continue reading

Iraqi Law Would Legalize Marriage for 9-Year-Old Girls

Photo by ssoosay (CC BY 2.0) It’s nearly incomprehensible for people living in a modern, civilized society to fathom there are still countries where it’s perfectly acceptable for a 40-year-old man to marry a 10-year-old girl. Yet, it’s happening in India, Ethiopia, Nepal and dozens of developing countries. Iraq has recently put forth a controversial … Continue reading

Sri Lankan Army admits torture of female recruits

Sri Lankan police stand guard as pro-government activists take part in a demonstration against a proposed US-led UN resolution to investigate Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes outside the US embassy in Colombo, in this March 8, 2014 photo. (AFP) COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s military admitted on Saturday soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits, a … Continue reading

4 accused gays whipped in Nigeria court

By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights activist said. The four were among dozens caught in a wave of arrests after Nigeria strengthened its criminal penalties for homosexuality with … Continue reading

The Islamic State of Iran and Gender Discrimination

by Majid Rafizadeh Only a few days after a United Nations Special Rapporteurs announcement on the situation of human rights in Iran, a woman was hanged by the Iranian regime in the Lorestan province, as the local media reported. Even with the seemingly moderate President Hassan Rouhani leading the Islamic Republic of Iran, no action has been … Continue reading

Muslim Rape Culture

by Daniel Greenfield No one knows the real name of the Port Hills Groper, the Muslim refugee who stalked and attacked over a dozen women jogging in Port Hills, even though he was arrested, tried and sentenced. Instead the New Zealand court gave him “permanent name suppression” to protect his status in his Muslim community. … Continue reading

Iran: Leader in Human Rights Violation

by Majid Rafizadeh The Iranian military published a flimsy and unsubstantiated 28-page report this week criticizing human rights in the United States. Intriguingly, the report was supported by the Basij, a militia governmental group that is a leader in human rights violations, according to numerous international organizations. Several of its leaders have been convicted of crimes against … Continue reading

Saudi women selling tissues on streets for a living

Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Many Saudi women have resorted to selling tissues on the streets to provide for their families, Al-Eqtisadiah daily reported. This trade was usually the domain of expatriate children at traffic signals, but has now become a daily routine for many Saudi women. Such women sit along streets for more than eight … Continue reading

We Hacked North Korea With Balloons and USB Drives

An airborne challenge to Kim Jong Un’s information monopoly Thor Halvorssen and Alexander Lloyd Former North Korean defectors release balloons containing one-dollar banknotes, radios, CDs and leaflets denouncing the North Korean regime near the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea, on January 15. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji) PAJU, South Korea — At the base of a mountain almost … Continue reading

The Aftermath of Jihad: Invisible Women

by Raymond Ibrahim Massacres, beheadings, rapes and the rest often take place whenever and wherever Islamic jihadis take over.  Lesser known but no less eye-opening, however, is the aftermath of occupation—the everyday “rules” and laws the jihadis enforce once they’re in charge. Consider the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) recent occupation of … Continue reading