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Radicalisation in Paradise – Tackling the Growing Threat in Mauritius

Radicalisation in Paradise – Tackling the Growing Threat in Mauritius

At a recent anti-LGBT demonstration, the well-known protest leader openly wore an Islamic State headband. One might not expect the island of Mauritius – best known for its sandy beaches, political stability and vibrant multiculturalism – to be vulnerable to Islamist radicalisation. But recent events suggest the threat could greater than many think. The LGBT […]

Indonesia canes 37 women under Sharia statutes in 2016

Indonesia canes 37 women under Sharia statutes in 2016

Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province imposed the Sharia, or Islamic law, punishment of multiple lashes of a cane against 339 people in 2016, the first full-year of implementation of Aceh’s Sharia’s Criminal Code since it went into effect in September 2015. The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, an Indonesian nongovernmental organization that compiled the statistics, […]

‘Kill the gays’ posters stir up Turkish capital

‘Kill the gays’ posters stir up Turkish capital

An Islamist group pinned posters across Ankara in an attempt to use religious references to incite hatred against gays and lesbians. With political Islam on the rise, local governments choose to ignore the problem. Quoting a verse from the Hadith – a collection of sayings of Prophet Muhammad – unauthorized posters appeared across Ankara on […]

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