This is our archive of news items tagged Sharia
You'll find articles about that subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur
within the headlines or descriptive text.
A french bishop has acknowledged the issue of spiritual abuse in religious communities. Also: the Scientology cult has removed an illegal sign from a temporary building, but makes no promises.
Self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Brown, who notoriously claimed Amanda Berry was dead, has died.
Plus: Saudi Arabia’s religious police demonstrate the effects of religious insanity. [Read more...]
Many Mormons who discover information about their church’s teachings online end up leaving the Mormon Church.
A trip to Dubai, where Islamic Law rules, can be like a visit to the Dark Ages.
And.. is it possible to be an Evangelical Christian and yet appear on the cover of Playboy? [Read more...]
Sudan’s Ministry of Guidance and Religious Endowments has threatened to arrest church leaders if they carry out evangelistic activities and do not comply with an order for churches to provide their names and contact information.
The warning arrived a few days after Sudan President Omar al-Bashir told cheering crowds that the country’s constitution will be more deeply entrenched in sharia (Islamic law). [Read more...]
The German government’s attempts to unite different religious groups seem to be turning sour. Introducing lessons on Islam in schools was meant to help integrate the country’s three million Muslims.
But the policy is having some undesired effects. [Read more...]
A federal judge blocked Oklahoma officials Monday from implementing a voter-approved referendum that singles out Islamic religious law, or Shariah
, as a threat to the state.
Chief Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange, of U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, set a Nov. 22 hearing to consider whether the Save Our State Amendment violates the U.S. Constitution. Until then, she issued a temporary restraining order preventing the state Election Board from certifying State Question 755, which passed by 70% on Nov. 2. [Read more...]
In this predominantly Christian nation, Christians are worried about a Muslim community that is growing in numbers and influence, and they have been vocally backed by U.S.-based Christian groups.
Muslims are wary of the rising power of fundamentalist Christian organizations backed by American Christians. [Read more...]
A demonstration of Muslim hardliners
calling for sharia law
to be imposed in Britain was cancelled in London over the weekend amid planned counter-protests by democratic Muslims. Anjem Choudary
, leader of the radical Islamic group Al Muhajiroun
, said that organisers of the Islam4UK demo had cancelled the march from the Houses of Parliament to Trafalgar Square on 31 October 2009 because of security concerns.
The Islamic Society of Britain, which was planning to join other organisations in staging a “dignified, non-violent” counter-demonstration, hailed the cancellation as a “great success”. [Read more...]