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Islamic headscarf: French curbs come into force

A law has come into force in France which makes it an offence for a Muslim woman to conceal her face behind a veil when in public. (bbc.co.uk)

Anyone caught breaking the law will be liable to a fine of 150 euros (£133, $217) and a citizenship course.

People forcing women to wear the veil face a much larger fine and a prison sentence of up to two years.

France is the first country in Europe to publicly ban a form of dress some Muslims regard as a religious duty.

Under the law, any woman – French or foreign – walking on the street or in a park in France and wearing a face-concealing veil such as the niqab or burqa can be stopped by police and given a fine. Continue reading

Opinion-burning the holy Koran-“It is a crisis of morality”

by World News

by Tahmina Pashayeva

Burning Holy Koran by preacher Pastor Wayne Sapp in Gainesville, Florida, U.A on March 20th, 2011. It has created a stressed situation between the Muslims  all over the world.

According to the information of the State Committee for Work with Religious Associations 95 percent of population are Muslims in Azerbiajan. Chairman  of the Centre for Protection of Freedom of  Conscience and Faith , Ilgar Ibrahimoglu shares his attitude concerning with event to the Baku Post.  He thinks that it is a crisis of morality.

“I consider it is a sabotage and moral terror under the name of self-expression.  Such events are repeated several times. I connected it with the problem of tact and nurture. It is also failure syndrome of people who lives in modern society. Our center did not apply to international institute. But this issue is under our attention. We will carry out discussion in this direction.” Continue reading

Syria unrest: Two people shot dead in Latakia protest


Two people have been killed in the Syrian city of Latakia during anti-government protests, officials say.(bbc.co.uk)

Officials said the two were killed by snipers but activists said security forces opened fire on protesters.

In the last week, dozens of people have been killed in a number of Syrian cities in protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

The authorities have blamed the violence on armed gangs trying to destabilise the country.

Offices of the ruling Baath party were burned down in the coastal town of Latakia and the southern town of Tafas, witnesses said, while hundreds of people renewed demonstrations in Deraa. Continue reading