BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (RNS) The reality is that the imposition of Shariah law in this corner of the world’s most populous Muslim nation was a cynical political ploy — and it worked.
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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Boko Haram, which church leaders and analysts view as an African variation of the Islamic State, is taking over churches in northeastern Nigeria, beheading men and forcing Christian women to convert to Islam.
AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) By coming to Jordan, Pope Francis will shine a light on this Islamic state with a protected Christian minority and perhaps encourage other Muslim countries to follow Jordan’s model.
(RNS) Although Florida’s foreign law ban bucks the trend of overexpansive bans in other states, the motivation to pass such a law is rooted in the same xenophobic sentiment.
(RNS) Islamic religious police in Indonesia plan to publicly flog a 25-year-old widow and a married man for adultery after vigilantes gang-raped her as punishment for having extramarital sex, according to media reports.
MUMBAI, India (RNS) A group of Muslim women in India thinks the path to gender equality lies in the very thing that has been used to oppress them: Shariah. It’s not as much of a paradox as it seems.
NEW YORK (RNS) It’s hard to believe that supporters of bans on foreign law are genuinely concerned about the purported ills of foreign law when they are so ready to make concessions. Instead, “foreign law” provides a convenient fig leaf for supporters to stir up misconceptions and fear about Muslims.
(RNS) Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to move towards Shariah law.
(RNS) Large majorities of people in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia and Turkey said their country would be better off if religion and government were separated.