Sharia Law

Sharia Law

Will the United Nations Recognize the Taliban’s Afghanistan?

Since taking over Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban has struggled to gain recognition from the international community despite aggressively campaigning for it. But this situation may soon change as a top United Nations official discussed the possibility of recognizing the country’s Taliban authorities.

Amina Mohammed, the United Nations deputy secretary-general, said on April 17th that the organization would set up a meeting to talk about granting international recognition to the Taliban, emphasizing the importance of engaging with Afghanistan’s fundamentalist authorities.

Taliban Imposes Face Coverings on Female Students & Teachers in New Policy

The Taliban has recently proposed a strict Sharia-compliant dress code for school students, prescribing long, traditional clothing in different colors that covers the body for male and female students.

The proposed policy comes when the Taliban continues to impose harsh restrictions despite initial promises of a softer rule when the group seized power in August 2021 after the withdrawal of the US-led forces in Afghanistan.

Badass Iranian Woman Goes Viral Throwing Off Hijab, Regime Bites Back

The Iranian regime is prosecuting a woman for “disrespecting” her headscarf after she was seen removing the religious garment and throwing it on the ground at a public engineers’ meeting.

A video of the woman was posted online over the weekend. The footage showed the woman, identified as Zeinab Kazempour, discarding her headscarf and throwing it on the ground as she walked out of a meeting to elect new board members of the Iran Construction Engineers Organization.

Pakistani Mob Kidnaps Man Accused of Blasphemy From Police & Lynches Him

On February 11, a Pakistani man accused of blasphemy was dragged outside a police station by an angry mob in the country’s eastern province of Punjab and lynched, Pakistani authorities said.


Malaysian Police Raid LGBT Halloween Party for ‘Encouraging Vice’

Malaysia’s Islamic religious authorities raided a Halloween party attended by members of the LGBT community on October 29, where around 20 people were arrested for alleged violations under Sharia law.

Taliban Goes Full Sharia; Floggings, Amputations, Executions, & All

The Taliban instructed judges to fully implement their interpretation of Sharia law, which includes amputations, floggings, stonings, and public executions, a senior Taliban spokesperson said.

LGBT Activists Sentenced to Death by Iran for "Spreading Corruption"

Two LGBTQ rights activists were sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly promoting homosexuality. Activists Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Chobdar were charged with “Corruption on Earth,” a vague yet lethal charge.

The Urmia Revolutionary Court handed the ruling in Urmia City, western Iran, close to its borders with Turkey.