ISIS orders female genital mutilation for all women and girls in Iraq

The United Nations reports the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ordered all girls and women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation. Major media outlets are reporting the Islamic militants have issued a "fatwa" demanding female genital mutilation that could affect about 4 million women and girls. U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock, reports:"This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of … [Read more...]

Fatwa authorizes ‘anal jihad’ for ISIS terrorists far from home

Rear entry? Jihad from behind? Consensual homosexual relations between fellow ISIS terrorists far from home will now be permitted according to a recent fatwa issued by Islamic clerics associated with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. According to reports, Islamic clerics have allegedly authorized “anal jihad” for ISIS terrorists far from home, and far from their wives. Recently Egyptian cleric Mazhar Shahin, formerly known as the “preacher of the revolution” during the revolt against President Hosni … [Read more...]

Perfume logo infuriates Sufi Muslims

Global protest: Sufi Muslims are infuriated that a perfume logo looks similar to their sacred symbol representing "Allah" or God. Followers of the Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism, which has approximately 500,000 adherents worldwide, say the logo, a stylized H lying on its side, is based on an Arabic symbol that spells Allah and depicts harmony and peace. The daughter of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, Georgia May Jagger, was recently caught in a firestorm of … [Read more...]

Nigeria: Ex-Muslim faces execution for being an atheist: #FreeMubarak

Nigerian atheist and ex-Muslim Mubarak Bala

In Nigeria an outspoken atheist and ex-Muslim was beaten by his family, placed in a psychiatric hospital and now faces possible execution, all for renouncing Islam and declaring himself an atheist, according to human rights workers. A twitter campaign ( #FreeMubarak) in support of Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala is currently underway, and supporters are asked to sign a petition to free Bala. Atheist Revolution reports Bala’s father “decided that atheism is a mental illness and had Mubarak inv … [Read more...]

UK bans schools from teaching creationism as science

In a victory for common sense, the UK government has issued a ban prohibiting schools from teaching children that pseudo-scientific ideas such as creationism are scientifically valid. The British Humanist Association reports:The Government has changed the rules to preclude all Academies and Free Schools, both those that already exist and those that will open in the future, from teaching pseudo-scientific ideas such as creationism as scientifically valid.The new rule strengthens an … [Read more...]

No Bible: US Ambassador takes oath on electronic copy of Constitution

Without a Bible, and in a decidedly hi-tech ceremony, Suzi LeVine, the new United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, became the first U.S. official to take the oath of office on an electronic copy of the U.S. Constitution LeVine was sworn in as the United States' newest Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein by raising her right hand and placing the left on a digital copy of the U.S. Constitution. A former Microsoft executive and fundraiser for the Obama team, LeVine … [Read more...]

Muslims outraged after Saudi soldier puts foot on ‘holy rock’

Child marriage, honor killings, no big deal; but put your foot on a holy rock and the Islamic world goes crazy. A picture of a Saudi policeman resting his foot on a holy site infuriated many in the Muslim world last week after the photo went viral. In the photo, the Saudi officer appears leaning against the Kaaba, which the BBC describes as "a square building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, in Mecca." An Arabic hashtag (#عسكري_يضع_قدمه_على_الكعبة) that translates to #SoldierPutsHi … [Read more...]

Muslim men buy child brides as young as nine in Niger


Child brides are big business in the poverty stricken country of Niger, where daughters as young as nine years old are sold to wealthy Muslim men from neighboring Nigeria. BBC reports the marriage of young girls is a social norm in Niger, and given explicit backing by religious leaders. Islamic law allows marriage not by age, but by physical maturity, which is supposedly attained once a girl reaches the age of puberty. When the government of Niger tried to introduce laws to give more … [Read more...]