Sharia

middle east

Saudi Arabia Just Arrested the Religious Policemen Who Attacked a Woman at a Mall

Two weeks after the video showing Saudi religious police attacking the woman went viral, the Ministry of Interior bowed to public pressure and arrested the offending officers.
Avi Asher-Schapiro and Reem Saad
2.23.16
News

Remembering the Times We Met the Alleged 'New Jihadi John' in East London

VICE director Rhys James met with Abu Rumaysah, accused of being ISIS's new executioner, a number of times before he fled the UK for Syria.
Jamie Clifton
1.5.16
middle east

Saudi Arabia Kicked Off the New Year With 47 Executions, Including a Top Shiite Cleric

Most of the 47 were Sunni Muslims convicted of al Qaeda attacks in Saudi Arabia, but four, including prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimra, were Shiites.
Reuters and VICE News
1.2.16
News

Saudi Arabia’s Art Scene Is Horrified by the Death Sentence Given to Poet Ashraf Fayadh

News of his upcoming execution has made international headlines, but the harsh court ruling just underscores how hard it is to be an artist in Saudi Arabia.
Dorian Geiger
11.30.15
Islamic State

US Airstrikes Said to Kill Two Islamic State Sharia Court Judges in Syria

A monitoring group says US-led coalition airstrikes killed two judges that presided over a court in the Islamic State’s de facto capital city of Raqqa.
VICE News
9.5.15
Islamic State

UN Verifies Islamic State Slave Price List: 'The Girls Get Peddled Like Barrels of Petrol'

A UN official confirmed the legitimacy of an Islamic State document that lists the prices for captives sold as slaves, and provided details about the group’s flesh trade.
VICE News
8.4.15
Islam

The Bitcoin Startup that Helps Muslims Get Loans Without Breaking Islamic Law

Matthew Martin is using the digital currency to circumvent Islamic rules about finance.
Camilo Salas
6.17.15
Photo

Portraits of Afghan Women Imprisoned for ‘Moral Crimes’

Polish-Canadian photographer Gabriela Maj traveled to seven female prisons in Afghanistan and spoke to more than a hundred women to understand why they'd been incarcerated for "moral crimes."
Alice Tchernookova
5.18.15
middle east

Islamic State’s Second-in-Command Reportedly Killed by Airstrike in Iraq

Abu Alaa al-Afri, a former physics teacher, had reportedly taken over day-to-day operations after the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike in March.
Liz Fields
5.13.15
pegida

Hate in Europe: Pegida Comes to Britain

VICE News traveled to Newcastle for the inaugural demonstration of Pegida UK, a spinoff of the German anti-Islam and anti-immigrant group which has been steadily growing in numbers throughout western Europe.
VICE News
3.4.15
africa

Nigerian Islamic Officials Arrest 12 People in Raid of Alleged Gay Wedding Ceremony

A Sharia enforcement agency arrested a dozen young men on suspicions of being gay and planning a same-sex marriage, though one of the men told reporters it was just a birthday party.
Kayla Ruble
1.28.15
Stuff

The British Muslim Who Founded a Controversial Gay-Friendly Mosque

Dr. Taj Hargey is waging his own private jihad by attempting to turn Muslim teaching away from the stodgy conservatism of most clerics.
Gavin Haynes
1.15.15
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