Pakistani husbands can ‘lightly beat’ their wives, Islamic council says

The head of a powerful Islamic council is refusing to back down from a proposal that make it legal for husbands to “lightly beat” their wives in Pakistan, despite ridicule and revulsion including calls that maybe the clerics should stand for their own gentle smack down.

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https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/pakistan-islamic-council-refuses-to-back-down-on-wife-beating-law/

Woman fails in bid to ban ‘extremist’ dad from children

Two Sydney children will be taken to meet their father at a high-security contact centre, ­despite claims by their mother that he is a violent extremist with connections to jihadist groups.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/woman-fails-in-bid-to-ban-extremist-dad-from-children/news-story/40676f3a55d45b02ea9357c77799dd54

Sharia law in UK: Family counseling or women abuse?

The UK Government has launched an investigation into whether women are suffering from Sharia Law practices in the country. Home Secretary Theresa May is heading the inquiry.

Number of Victorian women joining IS rises

FIVE more Melbourne women have fled to Syria to become jihadi brides in the past 12 months — taking the total number of Victorians to 10.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/number-of-victorian-women-joining-is-rises/news-story/452475e17329c06e15852000e227e5af

Muslim women ‘banned’ from Facebook

Muslim women should delete their Facebook accounts, not wear trousers or leave the house without their husband’s permission under controversial rules published by British Islamic associations.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/06/muslim-women-banned-from-facebook/?cid=sf25794991+sf25794991

Muslim Father Rapes His Daughters

After a Muslim father raped two of his daughters, the third decided to avenge her sisters’ honor in a particularly gruesome way.

https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/muslim-father-raped-two-of-his-daughters-the-third-decided-to-avenge-her-sisters-honor/

As Muslim women, we actually ask you not to wear the hijab in the name of interfaith solidarity

We reject this interpretation that the “hijab” is merely a symbol of modesty and dignity adopted by faithful female followers of Islam.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/21/as-muslim-women-we-actually-ask-you-not-to-wear-the-hijab-in-the-name-of-interfaith-solidarity/