Writings by Topic: Islamic law (Shari'a)

Press Releases
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MEF Launches The "Counter-Islamism Grid" News from the Middle East ForumJune 7, 2018
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Defining Jihadism Gatestone InstituteApril 11, 2024
Western Jihadis Energized by October 7 Massacre Focus on Western IslamismApril 9, 2024
Hamas Treats Captive Israeli Women as Animals American ThinkerApril 4, 2024
Moscow Attack Conforms to ISIS's Call to 'Kill Them Wherever You Find Them' American ThinkerMarch 27, 2024
ISIS Renews Calls for Terror American ThinkerFebruary 23, 2024
Western Islamists Work to Build the Taliban's Afghanistan into a Global Caliphate Focus on Western IslamismFebruary 22, 2024
A Primer on Hamas; Part 7: What Are the Rules of War? MarkDurie.comOctober 27, 2023
Jihad Wants Your Daughter (and Your Neck) LibertadOctober 21, 2023
Despite Outward Gestures, 'Systematic Restrictions on Freedom of Religion' Still Reign in Egypt Coptic SolidarityAugust 14, 2023
Tehran to Women: Don't Drive Without a Hijab... Or Else The Jerusalem PostMay 11, 2023
In Egypt, No Justice for Christians -- The Case of Soad Thabet Gatestone InstituteFebruary 9, 2023
Claims of 'Islamophobia' at Hamline University Fail to Find Support among U.S. Muslims, Islamists Focus on Western IslamismJanuary 23, 2023
Islamist in Georgia Falsely Portrays Herself as Cinderella Candidate Focus on Western IslamismJanuary 9, 2023
Divisive Australia: Promotes Islam, Shuns Christianity The SpectatorDecember 16, 2022
The Desperate Need for True Interfaith Dialogue Between Christians and Muslims The StreamNovember 11, 2022
Is Turkey Backing a Former al-Qaeda Affiliate in Syria? The Jerusalem PostOctober 28, 2022
Will San Diego County Fund CAIR's Hate-Filled Fundraising Banquet? Focus on Western IslamismOctober 20, 2022
Can a Single Politician Cut EU Funding to Islamists? Focus on Western IslamismOctober 14, 2022
Qatar Funds Islamist Separatism in Germany Focus on Western IslamismOctober 10, 2022
Furqaan Bookstore Promoted Anti-Western Hate and 9/11 Conspiracies at ISNA Convention Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 30, 2022
The Rise of the Islamic Economy, Part III: Radicalizing the Islamic Economy Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 20, 2022
The Rise of the Islamic Economy, Part I: For-Profit Islam Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 20, 2022
Iran's Morality Police Kill Young Woman, Spurring Protests The Jerusalem PostSeptember 16, 2022
Shari'a Still Rules Libya and Egypt: Death for Apostasy PJ MediaSeptember 13, 2022
Egyptian Child Forcibly 'Returned' to Islam Coptic SolidaritySeptember 6, 2022
New Illinois College to Train Hardline Imams Focus on Western IslamismJuly 30, 2022
Congress Must End Funding of Islamist Groups Focus on Western IslamismJune 24, 2022
More Muslims Need to Stand Up to Islamists The Toronto SunJune 8, 2022
Saudi Arabia Takes a Step Forward, as Iran Moves Backwards The Toronto SunJune 23, 2021
Australian Imams Stand up for Shariah QuadrantFebruary 25, 2021
Islamic Reform? Top Muslim University Says 'No' American ThinkerFebruary 16, 2020
Western Governments Play a Key Role in Successful Honor Killing Escapes The Investigative Project on TerrorismFebruary 11, 2020
Emboldened Islamists Call for Theocracy in America The Daily WireAugust 2, 2019
Shariah Law Makes a Comeback in Ontario The Toronto SunJune 11, 2019
Judge Jeanine Pirro is Right: The Hijab Reflects 'Adherence to Sharia Law' PJ MediaMarch 17, 2019
Turkey's Child Brides Gatestone InstituteJuly 30, 2018
Liberalism In The Middle East: An Irreversible Trend World Affairs JournalJune 6, 2018
"Islamophobic" Cartoons from the Arab World Raymondibrahim.comApril 26, 2018
The Rise of Western Civilizationism The AustralianApril 14, 2018
Islam's 'Slow Motion' Genocide of Christians FrontPage MagazineMarch 12, 2018
UK Govt Review Endorses Sharia Courts Despite Finding "Systemic Discrimination Against Women" Breitbart (London)March 1, 2018
Demographic Jihad: Islamists Celebrate Rising Muslim Populations in Europe Frontpage MagazineFebruary 20, 2018
Islamic London: "Run, Hide, Tell" Gatestone InstituteFebruary 5, 2018
Islam vs. Non-Muslims: Doctrinal Sources FrontPage MagazineDecember 12, 2017
Soft Sharia in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJune 18, 2017
Federal Government Subsidizes Halal Food in Public Schools PJ MediaAugust 28, 2015
Obama Alters U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Comply with Islamic Law FrontPage MagazineAugust 6, 2015
How Islamic are Muslims? National Review OnlineJuly 28, 2014
The Koran and Child Marriage markdurie.comJune 14, 2014
Islamic Fatwa: Husbands Should Abandon Wives to Rapists in Self-Interest Frontpage MagazineMay 28, 2014
Tony Blair on the Islamist Threat Frontpage MagazineMay 1, 2014
Egypt's Latest Fatwas from Salafis and Brotherhood Gatestone InstituteNovember 27, 2013
Islam's Insanities: All Just a 'Hoax'? FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 11, 2012
'Sharia-Medicine' FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 1, 2012
The Ramadan Olympics and Islam's "Law of Necessity" Gatestone InstituteJuly 30, 2012
Islamic 'Adult Breastfeeding' Fatwas Return Jihad WatchApril 12, 2012
Tawriya: New Islamic Doctrine Permits 'Creative Lying' Stonegate InstituteFebruary 28, 2012
CAIR's Fight Against Pennsylvania Foreign Law Bill FrontPageMagazine.comFebruary 13, 2012
Lessons on the Long Road to Hijab Jihad WatchDecember 28, 2011
Sharia's Sinister Smiles Jihad WatchDecember 8, 2011
Caliphate, Jihad, Sharia: Now What? Hudson New YorkMarch 8, 2011
UCLA's Professor of Fantasy American ThinkerDecember 24, 2010
Oklahomans Say No to Sharia National Review OnlineNovember 16, 2010
Offensive Jihad Pajamas MediaOctober 28, 2010
Dueling Fatwas The Washington TimesOctober 5, 2010
Two Decades of the Rushdie Rules CommentaryOctober 2010
The Ultimate Lesson of Egypt's Fake Photo Pajamas MediaSeptember 22, 2010
"Rushdie Rules" Reach Florida The Washington TimesSeptember 21, 2010
Is Newt Gingrich Wrong to Talk About Sharia? Pajamas MediaAugust 24, 2010
Top Muslim Cleric Qaradawi Urges Western Muslims to 'Liberalize' Pajamas MediaJuly 23, 2010
New Fatwa Calls on Men to Drink Women's Breast-Milk Pajamas MediaJune 4, 2010
Does Sharia Law Promote Women's Rights? FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 20, 2009
The Dark Side of Zakat Pajamas MediaAugust 15, 2009
Why Shariah Must Be Opposed National PostAugust 5, 2009
No to Sharia Law in Britain Guardian.co.ukJune 29, 2009
Westerners Welcome Harems Jerusalem PostNovember 26, 2008
U.S. Government Embraces Islamic Banking Pajamas MediaNovember 24, 2008
"Sharia Is Hate" FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 6, 2008
Does Islam Justify Honor Killings? Pajamas MediaSeptember 27, 2008
Sharia Law: Coming to a Western Nation Near You? FrontPageMagazine.comSeptember 25, 2008
A Schism over Shari'a in the Church of England American ThinkerMay 11, 2008
Destroying Sculptures of Muhammad Jerusalem PostFebruary 28, 2008
Resisting Islamic Law Jerusalem PostFebruary 21, 2008
Britain's Encounter with Islamic Law Jerusalem PostFebruary 13, 2008
Islamic Economics: What Does It Mean? Jerusalem PostSeptember 26, 2007
No Islamic Law in Minnesota, for Now FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 16, 2006
Don't Bring That Booze into My Taxi New York SunOctober 10, 2006
Islamic Law at Belmont U FrontPageMagazine.comApril 24, 2006
Enforce Islamic Law in Canada? New York SunSeptember 27, 2005
[Paul H. Robinson:] U Penn Prof for Shari'a FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 26, 2004
Islamic Law Rules In Iraq New York SunMarch 2, 2004
Shakespeare with Shari'a Jerusalem PostAugust 8, 2001
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
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The Piety Premium of Islamic Bonds Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
Shari'a and Violence in American Mosques Middle East QuarterlySummer 2011
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Shariah and the Halal Industry Middle East QuarterlySpring 2022
The Anthropology of Islamic Law Middle East QuarterlySpring 2020
Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
Islam and the Everyday World: Public Policy Dilemmas Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
The Talibanization of Nigeria: Sharia Law and Religious Freedom Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
Islamic Law and Legal System: Studies of Saudi Arabia Middle East QuarterlyFall 2001
Comparing Religions through Law: Judaism and Islam Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
Defining Islam for the Egyptian State: Muftis and Fatwas of the Dar al-Ifta Middle East QuarterlyJune 1999
A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul Al-Fiqh Middle East QuarterlyJune 1999
Islamic Legal Interpretation: Muftis and Their Fatwas Middle East QuarterlyJune 1997
MEF in the Media
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Liberals who wilfully ignore Shari'a impact on women Pajamas MediaJuly 8, 2011
Middle East Forum Radio
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Tarek Fatah: The Hijab Is a Political Symbol, Not Religious Middle East Forum Sentry RadioJuly 3, 2019
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Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff: When Speech Ceases to be Free Middle East Forum WebinarNovember 6, 2023
Christopher Holton: Waging a Counter-Islamist Offensive in America Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 17, 2022
Zuhdi Jasser on Islamists Vs. Muslim Reformists: How the Battle Has Evolved Since 9/11 Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 30, 2022
Hannah Baldock: How and Why the British Media Empowers Islamists Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 9, 2022
Tom Nisani: Reclaiming Israeli Sovereignty over the Temple Mount Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 18, 2022
Daniel Haqiqatjou: Why Islam Is the Solution to 'Liberalism' Middle East Forum WebinarMay 27, 2022
Robert Spencer: Are Non-Muslims Free to Criticize Islam? Middle East Forum WebinarMay 13, 2022
Sam Westrop: Ukraine's Crisis and Islamists' Responses Middle East Forum WebinarApril 11, 2022
Kyle Shideler on Known Wolves: Federal Counterterrorism Slip-ups and the Need for State-Level Terrorism Laws Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 14, 2022
Wafa Sultan on Ex-Muslims Today Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 7, 2022
Robert Spencer on Why Islam Waxes and Wanes April 27, 2020