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Libya’s Women Activists Outraged by Court Ruling on Wives

Two Women = One Man Libya

Libya’s Supreme Court has overturned a marriage law requiring a husband to secure the approval of his first wife before taking a second. This ruling on multiple wives has horrified liberals, who fear the clock is being turned back on

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Posted in Human Rights

Tunisia Testing Newfound Freedom of Expression

By Lisa Bryant | Tunis Tunisia’s revolution has exploded longstanding curbs to free expression.  Media, civil society groups and political parties are flowering. Journalist and blogger Haythem el Mekki, 29, earns a living poking fun at politicians for Tunisia’s popular

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights

France’s Veil Ban Goes Into Effect

Source: VOA – By Lisa Bryant   France becomes the first country to enforce a ban against the niqab, or Muslim face veil Monday, when new legislation comes into force. Friday prayer service at Fraternite — or Brotherhood – Mosque

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Censorship for Islam Threatens Free Speech

Source: Right Side News – By Marshall Frank Inch by inch. When my book “Militant Islam in America” first came out in 2006-2007, I arranged several appearances with a notable chain of book stores, where I already knew the managers,

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Religious Censorship

Feb 1, 1979: Ayatollah Khomeini Returns to Iran

On February 1, 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran in triumph after 15 years of exile. The shah and his family had fled the country two weeks before, and jubilant Iranian revolutionaries were eager to establish a fundamentalist Islamic

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Censorship Grows Where Religion is the Target

Source: thestar.com Egyptian Abdel Kareem Nabil, known by his blogging name of Kareem Amer, speaks following his release in November in Cairo. He served jail time for insulting Islam and the country’s president.  Amr Nabil/AP Read the full story here.

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Posted in Human Rights

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