Dutch government’s Islamophobic anti-women plan — Dear Kitty. Some blog |My Blog for WOMENinSHADOW

This 2011 video is called Burqa Ban: Muslim full-face cover now crime in France. In the Netherlands, there are about a hundred women wearing what is called in the media a ‘burqa’. Overwhelmingly, these are Afghan women, who, during the 1980s came, mostly with their husbands, as refugees from the pro-Soviet government then in Afghanistan, […]

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ROME: Pope Francis has given indefinite power to all priests to absolve women from having abortions and #killing innocent children during limited duration of the Extraordinary Holy Year – @AceNewsServices — Ace News Services | My Blog for WOMENinSHADOW

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve women of the “grave sin” of abortion, extending indefinitely special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy. Francis wrote in the Apostolic Letter made public by the Vatican on Monday that “there is no sin that God’s […]

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Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship

Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship

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Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship
Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Rome and Milan on Friday. Olivier Morin / AFP file picture
13:48 CEST+02:00
Several hundred Muslims staged a protest prayer outside the Colosseum in Rome on Friday over what they see as unfair restrictions on their freedom to practise their faith in Italy.

Organisers said they had called the demonstration following the recent closure on administrative grounds of five makeshift mosques.

Many Italian Muslims suspect local authorities are responding to a climate of mistrust caused by recent Islamist attacks in Europe by closing down the places of worship on the grounds of easily resolved problems such as the number of toilets on a particular premises.

“We feel people are pointing the finger at us,” said Francesco Tieri, a convert to Islam who acts as a coordinator for a number of Islamic groups.

“There is no political will to recognise that we are here and that we are a peaceful community.

“We are forced to rent places to pray — which for us is like breathing air, if we can’t do it we die.”

According to official figures there are just over 800,000 Muslims living in Italy legally and officials estimate that a further 100,000 live in the country permanently without official papers.

That would suggest the community makes up more than 1.5 percent of the population and that Islam is the second most followed faith in the mostly Roman Catholic country.

Islam however is not recognised as an official religion, unlike Judaism or the Mormon faith, and many Muslims from north Africa and South Asia feel discriminated against on the grounds of both race and religion.

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Educating women key to preventing spread of radicalization, Ahmadiyya Caliph says — Saskatoon StarPhoenix | womeninshadow.wordpress.com

The spiritual leader of up to 20 million Ahmadi Muslims is emphasizing the importance of educating women to prevent the radicalization of youth. “The literacy rate of our women is more than men,” said the Caliph, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who was in Saskatoon on Tuesday as part of a Canada-wide tour. “And we say if…

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