iOS app Android app

Fatwa

Biased Journalism in The Guardian

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ali Safavi

The Guardian recently took out the red pen and brazenly changed the wording in a piece regarding the MEK to say: "a guerrilla Sunni-Marxist movement" -- a label used by the regime to disparage the organization in the public eye.

Breast-Feed Adult Men, Saudi Clerics Tell Women

AOL News | Dana Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Women in Saudi Arabia should give their breast milk to male colleagues and acquaintances in order to avoid breaking strict Islamic law forbidding mixi...

Salman Rushdie Fatwa No Longer Affects His Daily Life, Author Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

TORONTO — Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie says the death sentence imposed on him by Iran's late leader no longer affects his daily life, but the...

Iran: People's Vitality, Regime's Paleness

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Despite a flurry of threats and a hodgepodge of suppressive measures arranged by flustered authorities, Iranians, led by youths, came out in force in defiance of the regime and its Supreme Leader.

Iranian Author Roxana Shirazi's 'The Last Living Slut' Chronicles Her Hot Sexcapades With Rock Stars

New York Daily News | Rush & Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Roxana Shirazi engaged in some risky sex while hanging with rock's raunchiest hair bands. But the unrepentant groupie is courting bigger danger with h...

Iran's Latest Fatwa: A Fiery Fury

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Despite the Supreme Leader's outright ban of the fire festival with a fatwa, Norooz, a New Year's celebration with pre-Islamic roots, will prevail in Iran.

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

pewforum.org | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...

Why I Oppose the Saudi Cleric's 'Kill Bill'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

A recent (fatwa) by a Saudi cleric calling for opponents of strict segregation of men and women to be put to death if they refuse to abandon their ideas has, unsurprisingly, created a storm of negative reactions.

Fatwas Can Be A Force For Good

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

to most Muslims, the word fatwa is not a political term, but an unbinding religious edict issued by erudite scholars who take into consideration the n...

Airport Body Scanner Fatwa: TSA Scans Violate Modesty, Muslim Groups Say

Detroit Free Press | By Niraj Warikoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Saying that body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslim-American groups are supporting a "fatwa" -- a religious ruling -- that forbids Muslims from goin...

Iranian Ayatollah Issues Fatwa Against Nukes

The New Republic | Abbas Milani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There has been much debate about where Iran's democratic protesters stand on the country's nuclear program. In the past weeks, there have been many ne...

Mr. Fitzgerald, In Your Threat to Sue for Libel, Please, Either Put Up or Shut Up

Peter Lance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Lance

Patrick Fitzgerald, the most intimidating Federal prosecutor in America, sent me a letter threatening to sue for libel if a book I wrote, critical of his anti-terrorism track record, was published.

Iranian Leader Issues Fatwa Against Israeli Goods

Apakistannews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, issued a fatwa (religious decree) on Tuesday stating that Muslims should boycott Israeli ...