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  • Egypt's Al-Azhar Imam Says Offending Islam Violates Free Speech

    November 19, 2020

    The grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar University has threatened to bring a lawsuit for blasphemy against France in the wake of Islamist violence against French citizens related to the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed, arguing that free speech ends where offense to Islam and Muslims begins

  • IS Claims Veterans Day Attack on Foreign Consular Officials at Cemetery in Saudi Arabia

    November 16, 2020

    According to the Business Standard, IS posted to its online Telegram channel that they had carried out the improvised explosive attack on a Veterans Day commemoration held at the main cemetery in Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jeddah,  heralding the targeting of French, British, Italian, and Greek consular dignitaries as an assault on “Crusader countries.”

  • Paris Memorials Underscore Threat of Islamist Violence in France

    November 16, 2020

    Following a wave of recent terrorist attacks, the Prime Minister of France and Mayor of Paris led remembrance ceremonies across the country’s capital city to commemorate a series of high-casualty, soft-target attacks perpetrated in 2015 by Islamic State cells.

  • Saudi Arabia's Senior Islamic Council Condemns the Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorists

    November 16, 2020

    Saudi Arabia's Council of Senior Scholars, the country's highest Islamic religious body and advisor to the monarchy, has issued a condemnation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the members of which are deviant practitioners of Islam.

  • Pakistan Regional Court Rejects Sharia Argument for Child Marriage in Latest Case of Christian Girl Abduction

    November 13, 2020

    As the national debate increases in Pakistan about marriage of minors under Islamic law, the high court in the Sindh Province bordering India ruled the marriage of a 13-year-old Christian girl and her 44-year-old Muslim neighbor invalid, after the girl’s legal counsel argued that she was abducted forcibly, converted to Islam, and subjected to marriage under sharia law.

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