What causes today’s culture of sexual assault & how Islam can solve it

Aisha Hasan Since the 5th of October, almost 24 women have come forward accusing acclaimed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and rape. With stars like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow among them, the headlines have been full of the details of what was known as Tinseltown’s “open secret”. The incidents have shed light not only on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the … Continue reading What causes today’s culture of sexual assault & how Islam can solve it

Your world: The news this week

15/10 230 dead in Somalia truck bomb A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the war between militant group … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Your world: The news this week

08/10 Donald Trump visits Las Vegas after shooting massacre Donald Trump used a politically delicate visit to Las Vegas in the wake of the deadliest mass shootings of modern times to praise the courage of victims and police on Wednesday, but flatly refused to engage in a wider discussion about gun violence. Despite a renewal of efforts in Washington to reform the country’s gun laws, the US … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Austria’s niqab ban: Europe’s two-faced freedom

A Muslimah writes Only approximately 150 women in Austria wear the niqab, yet last week a law was passed outlawing the religious garment. Read that again. A law has been put into effect targeting 150 women in a country with a population of almost 9 million people. Technically the ban prohibits any type of face covering, including ski masks off the slopes, surgical masks outside hospitals … Continue reading Austria’s niqab ban: Europe’s two-faced freedom

Your world: The news this week

17/09 Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of senior sheikhs Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of prominent religious figures, intellectuals and activists this week as “a coordinated crackdown on dissent”. The arrests were made as activists online called for protests against the government after Friday prayers, which did not materialise, following a heavy security presence. “In recent years, we cannot recall a week in which so many … Continue reading Your world: The news this week