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Why the 'Barbaric' Practice Of Stoning Is Still Used In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 06.30.2016 | World

Last year’s stoning of 19-year-old Rukhshana, who attempted to run away with her lover after being forced to marry someone else against her will, in...

Boycott of the Pink Palace: The True Story

James Duke Mason | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices
James Duke Mason

It may very well be the case that the Sultan doesn't care about the boycott and that it doesn't have a monetary impact on him. But that's not the point. We're doing it because it is the right thing to do, and if that means we may never go back to the hotel so long as we live, then so be it.

Spanish Artist Seeks To Bring Attention To The Dreadful Practice Of Stoning

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 04.28.2016 | World

In an art piece by Madrid-based sculptor Pablo Camps, coarse rope is tied around a woman’s bust, as blood-red drops stain the white cloak covering h...

Salvation by Joss Carter, a Review

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

In his recent performance art tour de force, Joss Carter presents Salvation. This work is meticulously put together, deeply researched, and brilliantly effective.

Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

Fathima Imra Nazeer | Posted 07.16.2016 | Religion
Fathima Imra Nazeer

It's time we reconcile our beliefs and practices with scientific evidence and 21st century values such as individual freedom and equality, and let go of the beliefs and practices from the 7th century that don't make sense anymore.

Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

Fathima Imra Nazeer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Religion
Fathima Imra Nazeer

It's time we reconcile our beliefs and practices with scientific evidence and 21st century values such as individual freedom and equality, and let go of the beliefs and practices from the 7th century that don't make sense anymore.

Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

Fathima Imra Nazeer | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Fathima Imra Nazeer

The supreme court ruling effectively legalizing gay marriage across the United States has caused a stir not just among conservatives and religious fanatics here in the United States but in many parts of the Muslim world as well. It is a good thing we are discussing a topic rarely brought up in Muslim communities.

Follies of Denial: Women and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Women are the most vulnerable targets of the Islamic State (IS), which has enslaved and brutalized women who don't meet their jihadi standards, and even introduced female police squads to monitor and persecute their own sex.

The Words We Need to Ban to Help End Violence Against Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's time to break the cycle of violence, which is often codified in church doctrines, even here, even now. And part of breaking that cycle of violence, particularly this week, is to accept the challenge to eliminate violence against women from our speech.

Sophia Jones

Video Appears To Show Islamic State Militants Stoning A Woman To Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A gruesome video being circulated online by Syrian activists appears to show extremists from the hardline Islamic State group stoning a wo...

Effective Ways to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

Honor killings might not be preventable among the current generation of adult men, but certainly we can bring the new generation of young boys closer to understanding themselves and the other half of the universe made up of women and girls.

Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu Captivates Cannes: The Imagination as Rebellion

Karin Badt | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is one of the most stunning films in the Cannes Competition this year: Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu, about individuals in Mali trying to maintain dignity and freedom despite the oppressive rules of the Jihadists invading their country.

United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.

LISTEN: Anti-Gay Pundits Ponder 'Stoning Of A Homosexual' At Rose Bowl Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay couple made history earlier this month when they married one another on top of a float in the Rose Bowl parade in front of millions, sparking ba...

Let's End Violence Against Women

Bianca Jagger | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Bianca Jagger

Violence is a cycle, and it perpetuates itself. It is not only our generation, but our daughters and granddaughters who will suffer if we do not stand up and call a halt to this epidemic. By doing nothing, we jeopardize their future.

Sudan Sentences Woman To Death By Stoning

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

* Woman in jail with legs shackled, activists say * Lawyers have launched an appeal * Previous stoning sentences were no...

The "End of Stoning": Islamic Republic Style

Shadi Sadr | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Shadi Sadr

Stoning has been removed from the section of the code dealing with penalties for 'adultery.' However, sexual relation outside of marriage remains a crime.

Women Own 1% of the World's Property -- Occupy That

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.

Blasphemy and 'Sharia' Laws: Legitimizing Corruption and Cognitive Dissonance in Muslim Lands

Yursil Kidwai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yursil Kidwai

It is high time for Muslims to accept that what is making Muslim states un-Islamic isn't a possible repeal of blasphemy laws.

Shame on You, Press TV

Bill Shipsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Shipsey

Does no journalist at Press TV question or get to question the journalistic ethics of taking a person condemned to death and inviting them to incriminate themselves in a crime for which they have already been convicted?

Are We Accomplices to Violence Against Women?

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

The numbers are of pandemic proportions -- so large that, perversely, they distract us from the plight of the woman next door. Are we unconsciously shrugging it off as 'normal'?

Young Man Defies Iranian Regime's Attempt to Kill His Mother - People of Goodwill Can Show Support

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Sajjad Ghaderzah, 22, the son of Sakineh Ashtiani, an Iranian woman the regime has sentenced to death by stoning, has been "severely tortured" and rem...

And to Think That We Still Have to Argue Against the Death Penalty

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

There's Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, of course, condemned to be stoned and waiting, for the past four years, along with 23 other Iranians, to know if s...

Were Sakineh's Son and Attorney Arrested?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I scarcely dare imagine -- in truth, I cannot imagine -- the intellectual contortions Iranian "justice" will have to go through to justify such an extreme, arbitrary act.

There's No Stoning in Iran? Prove it, Mr. President

Marie-Josee Kravis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Josee Kravis

He came, he lied, he chuckled and he accused the West of fabricating a story about Sakinieh Mohamadi Ashtiani's death sentence by stoning. "Stoning does not exist in Iran," said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.