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Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Sakineh's fake liberation - taken home only for a tv programme

The release of the Iranian woman sentenced to stoning for adultery and the murder of her husband was denied by a tv broadcaster. Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani was led home only to shoot a tv programme recounting the crime scene.


No pardon for Asia Bibi - the High Court upheld the measure

Pakistan, Christian woman sentenced to death, she is charged with blasphemy.
The new Sakineh is 37 years old. The sentence comes after a discussion with some of her colleagues. There are numerous calls for her release from all over the world. All acts of the investigation regarding Asia Bibi were reviewed by Pakistan's Minister of Religious Minorities but she will not be pardoned according to her lawyer. The Country's Supreme Court seeks an appeal ruling that makes any clemency act superflous.


London, Sharia taught in Saudi schools

A BBC inquiry reveals that pupils are explained how hands and feet are cut off from thieves, homosexuals are punished and students are required to list the "reproachable" features of the Jewish people.


Palestinian blogger in jail

Waleed Hasayin, 20 years old, graduated in Computer Science and unemployed, was arrested for mocking the Islamic religion through Facebook and a blog. It's the second Internet-related arrest carried out in Cisgiordania over the past two months.


Kareem Amer set free - he was beaten in custody

Kareem Amer was the first blogger arrested in Egypt. The 26 years old was sentenced to 4 years in prison for his articles criticizing Islam and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in 2006. His term should have ended by 5 November but he was released November 18th. He faced ill-treatment during detention. 


"Let's open Gaza to weaken Hamas"

According to the journalist and writer it is necessary to let the inhabitants of the strip experience diversity and plurality by allowing freedom of movement. This can be an answer to Islamic fundamentalism.


Fundamentalism and terrorism

ideology and violence against human rights

The Arab spring started in  2011 in Magreb and the anti-governmental demostrations in Iran and then Syria, Yemen, Bahrein and other Mid-Eastern countries, with the subsequent bloody crackdown, have marked the political defeat of the Qaedist movement led by Osama Bin Laden, who in the meanwhile was traced in Pakistan and killed in the assault of the US special forces inside his hideout. 
September, 11 2001 had caused a sharp turn in the relations between the West and Islam, characterized by a growing mistrust in the reciprocal perception.

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