A report by HRW traces the marginalization of Shias in schools, courts, mosques, military, government, labour. Similarly (and perhaps worse) Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, etc are discriminated against.
A highly influential Shi'a religious leader, with whom Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regularly consults, apparently told followers last month that coercion by means of rape, torture and drugs is acceptable against all opponents of the Islamic regime
A top Egyptian scholar stirred controversy this week after he issued a fatwa restricting the places that Muslims can listen to the Quran, which had been vehemently rejected by the government in Cairo.
Egypt's top religious institution has exempted the national football team from fasting during the month of Ramadan ahead of an international tournament, officials said, but the players have refused.
A religious Jordanian council has issued a fatwa banning male suitors from demanding virginity checks on girls who they planning to marry, media reports said Monday.
Several actors and singers build their own mosques
DHAKA: A widow was whipped 202 times and a man 101 times following a fatwa by a religious leader for their alleged involvement in "anti-social activity" in a village in southeastern Bangladesh, prompting local protests and action by the police.
A prominent Egyptian preacher has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, approving the use of punctuation in copies of the Quran, which has sparked protests by religious scholars who say the meaning can be changed if punctuation is inserted in the wrong place.
Brazilian scientists discovered a new strain of swine flu Tuesday as the disease continued to spread in Middle Eastern countries, which reported new cases of swine flu, prompting a Saudi fatwa banning travel amid a global rise in infected cases.
Says they are legitimate unless banned by the state