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Real Change on Anti-Woman "Hudood" Laws?
by Abira Ashfaq, Peacework
In November 2006, women in Pakistan and around the world celebrated the passage of the Women's Protection Bill, a rare instance of positive legislative reform offering some relief from Pakistan's infamous "Hudood Ordinances"—a set of religious-based laws that includes extreme restrictions and punishments for women. While celebration is justified, the women's movement in Pakistan has a long way to go.
Israel and its Allies Instrument Social Disaster
by Jennifer Bing-Canar and Adam Horowitz, Peacework
Successor Factions to the Islamic Courts Union
by Osman Yusuf, WW4 REPORT
The downfall of the Islamic militants who had control over most of south and central Somalia until late last year has created a power vacuum that the transitional government is not at present able to fill.
In several parts of the war ravaged nation, real political authority has fallen to clan leaders and revived clan militias, often comprised of the same gunmen who had served under the Islamic Courts Union. In many areas they remain the primary source of power.
Shi'ite Insurgency in Washington's Strategic Red Sea Ally
by Mohamed Al-Azaki, WW4 REPORT
He heard the military helicopters coming, Dr. Ali al-Wadiee told reporters in Al-Ruzamat, a small village situated amid the volcanic mountains of Yemen's remote north, near the border with Saudi Arabia.
"There were several loud explosions," he said, but the doctor wasn't aware of how many helicopters dropped their payloads in al-Naqa'ah, just on the Yemeni side of the border.
from Weekly News Update on the Americas:
Indigenous North Africa Between Jihad and Imperialism
by Toufik Amayas Mostefaou
Has become capable
Of taking all sorts of forms,
And Monastery for the monk,
Temple of idols
Kaaba for the pilgrim.
It is the tables of the Torah
The Book of the Koran.
It professes the religion of love
Whatever the place
Its caravans wend.
—Ibn Arabi, of Andalusia and North Africa, 1165-1240 CE, Sufi
Justice Department Scores One Against the FARC
by Paul Wolf, WW4 REPORT