Tag: sharia

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    In this predominantly Muslim nation, religious extremism and resentment of the West both contribute to violence against Pakistani Christians. “We feel most of the time we are not equal. Not only not equal, but the growing feeling is that we are not even wanted,” says the Catholic archbishop of Karachi. More

    September 27, 2013 | Comments

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    The latest news from Timbuktu, according to Professor Shamil Jeppie, is that 25,000 Islamic manuscripts were quietly moved out of the fabled Saharan city to protect them from destruction by Islamist militants. More

    February 1, 2013 | Comments

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    “It targets one community, one faith,” says Naeem Baig of proposed legislation to ban US state courts from considering shariah. “It is to create this fear of Islam and Muslims in the larger society.” More

    August 3, 2012 | Comments

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    “For most of the French, religion was an enemy of democracy, liberalization, freedom,” says this political scientist who specializes in Islamic studies, and “a synonym for public disorder.” More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from newly-announced GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s April 28, 2011 speech at the National Press Club. More

    June 6, 2011 | Comments

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    At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, the government and policy analyst for the Muslim Public Affairs Council distinguished between the broad moral principles of Islamic sharia law and and the extremist fiqh jurisprudence of al Qaeda. More

    March 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “There’s a lot of compatibility between the notion of Islamic finance and microfinance,” says Roshaneh Zafar, who established a nonprofit organization that has made small business loans to hundreds of thousands of women. More

    February 4, 2011 | Comments

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    In the world’s largest Muslim nation, says Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar, “there seems to be a greater willingness both to be openly religious and to be modern and educated at the same.” More

    March 19, 2010 | Comments

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    In the world's largest Muslim nation, says Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar, "there seems to be a greater willingness both to be openly religious and to be modern and educated at the same."

    September 11, 2009 | Comments

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    Sharia-compliant financing includes home mortgages and other financial tools, such as Islamic mutual funds, that have done well because they tended not to invest in now-collapsing financial institutions. More

    April 10, 2009 | Comments

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