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Shura Council

Qanta Ahmed's Message and Mission

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

As a campaigner for peace and pluralism, Ahmed is dismayed by the toxic lure of an Islamist doctrine that is supremacist, separatist, and hostile to secular Western values, and she calls for an urgent review of this ideology.

ISIS Plans To Start Minting Its Own Money

AP | By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 01.13.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own cu...

Saudi Women Drivers: Threat to State Religion and Politics

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

For many women who want the driving ban lifted, the issue is a push toward wider reforms, supported by an increasing number of men. However, there are underlying religious and political potholes.

One Woman Elected To 84-Seat Council

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | World

MUSCAT, Oman -- Oman says that only a single woman has been elected to the nation's top advisory council despite a push by female candidates that foll...

The Rights Of Women In Saudi Arabia

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

It may seem too little, too late, but like many other Saudi women, Deema al-Jaber, 23, believes that this edict is only a prelude for relaxing many other restrictions that marginalize Saudi women.