As the West contemplates how to engage with the increasingly brutal Taliban government in Afghanistan, the country’s people will suffer enormously.
Shari’a, most certainly, is not just a tool of violent radicals with a particular set of ideas about sexual morality and gender relations.
The Taliban’s punishments are at odds with many basic principles of Islamic law.
The Taliban’s recent conquest of Kabul signifies their seizure of power. This threatens the rights of girls, women and sexual minorities to freedom from harm and access to opportunities.
Conflicting groups in Kaduna can only achieve peace if they negotiate based on the value and inherent dignity of the human person.
Divorce rates are reportedly on the rise but these religious councils largely run on volunteer labour.
Should South Africa’s military get involved, it would be venturing into a highly violent and complex landscape, requiring a counter-terrorism type of operations.
Neither French nor American, Senegalese secularism stands midway between these two models
Brunei’s new anti-gay Sharia laws are the harshest in the world. Yet few countries have publicly condemned them, and an international boycott could backfire.
Brunei’s new anti-gay laws have shocked the world. So, why haven’t governments, including Australia’s, taken a stronger stand against the sultan?