Controlling Muslim husband who forced wife to convert to Islam and wear a hijab before he killed her while she was pregnant is jailed for 17 years

A husband who strangled to death his pregnant wife two weeks after police arrested him for threatening to kill her with a hammer was sentenced to life imprisonment today. Mohammed Badiuzzaman, 34, pleaded guilty to murdering mother-of-three Sabeen Thandi at the Old Bailey earlier this month. Before the killing he […]

why didn’t other girls help?

Source: CNN (CNN) — Is anyone else wondering why the Steubenville, Ohio rape victim’s two best friends testified against her? With this week’s arrest of two other girls who “menaced” the teen victim on Facebook and Twitter, we have the beginnings of an answer. Rape culture is not only the […]

Thousands join Shahbagh sit-in

Source: The Daily Star By Sushmita S Preetha Forty-two years after the Liberation War, sentiments of liberation were rekindled as thousands yesterday refused to leave the street and go home until their demand for capital punishment for war criminals were met. The spontaneous agitation began on Tuesday afternoon shortly after a […]

Political racism rears ugly head

by Simon Bradley, Islamophobic tweets and attacks against foreigners on Facebook, blogs, posters and TV – recent incidents involving politicians and party members have given food for thought as Switzerland prepares to appear before the Human Rights Council. Over the past few months a number of alleged discrimination cases […]

FBI issues Android warning

Source: CNN Money/Fortune By Philip Elmer-DeWitt FORTUNE — Developers often complain about the hoops Apple (AAPL) makes them jump through to get their wares into the iOS App Store. But the company has its reasons — besides its 30% cut of the revenue — and one of them was illustrated […]


Source: Worldcrunch By Annette Ramelsberger BONN – “You have to use violence to defend Islamic values?” asks the judge. “Yes, of course,” Murat K. replies. Five months after he attacked police officers with a knife, the 26-year-old Salafist came clean in the courtroom: it was his duty, he said, to […]