Fundamentalisms

It is not every day that I get a letter from the Death Cell, Central Jail, Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
In a landmark judgment last week, the Bombay High Court ruled that divorces between Muslim couples will now have to be "convincingly proved in a court of law under the civil procedure court and the Indian Evidence Act."
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a man to death by stoning for the crime of rape.
The fundamentalist Muslim government in a Malaysian state will ban women from wearing bikinis and from sharing swimming pools with men.
Many continue to wear the Burqa for personal safety.
The communal violence in Gujarat continues.
A court in Pakistan has suspended the sentence of stoning to death passed against a woman convicted of adultery.
Saudi Arabian authorities have confiscated thousands of full-length black cloaks for women for violating Sharia, a Saudi newspaper has reported.
Muslim leaders in Nigeria say they have introduced Sharia law in a southern state for the first time.
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