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Militants can marry Syrian women from 14yrs: Wahhabi cleric in Saudi Arabia.

A hard-line Wahhabi cleric in Saudi Arabia has recently issued a special religious decree that permits the militants in Syria to engage in short-term marriages with Syrian women. Sheikh Mohammed al-Arifi said that the marriages between the foreign-backed militants and Syrian women will satisfy the militants’ sexual desires and boost their determination in killing Syrians. … Continue reading

Delhi Gang-Rape Victim’s Funeral Held

A young Indian woman who died after being gang-raped on a bus has been cremated in the capital, Delhi. The ceremony came hours after a plane chartered by the Indian government brought her body back to the city. The 23-year-old medical student died in a Singapore hospital where she was being treated for severe injuries. … Continue reading

Unveiled Syrian Facebook post stirs women’s rights debate

Among the dozens of Facebook groups spawned by the Syrian uprising, a page supporting women’s rights has suddenly received a wave of attention, because of an image posted there by one of its followers. The picture was of 21-year-old Dana Bakdounis, without the veil she had grown up wearing – and it polarised opinion. Born … Continue reading

Saudi Wahhabi Preacher Issues Fatwa Allowing Jihadis to Rape Syrian Women

Saudi Wahhabi Preacher Issues Fatwa Allowing Jihadis to Rape Syrian Women A Wahhabi religious cleric in Saudi Arabia, Muhammed al-Arifi, who is very influential in Jihadi circles, has recently issued a fatwa (religious edict) that permits all Jihadist militants in Syria to engage in short-lived marriages with Syrian women that each lasts for a few … Continue reading