Sharia Sucks

God will get me through, says mother
Nigeria tolerates the Miss World beauty contest and brutal Islamic laws

"AS MORE than 80 young women arrived amid great fanfare in the Nigerian capital to take part in the Miss World contest, an illiterate 31-year-old woman sat in a stark room a few miles away contemplating a very different fate. Amina Lawal has been sentenced to death by stoning."

Rioters burn newspaper office over Miss World

"LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rioters burned down a newspaper office Wednesday to protest an article suggesting the Prophet Muhammad might have favored marrying a contestant in the Miss World beauty pageant being hosted by Nigeria."

Iranian Scholar Refuses to Appeal

"TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A university professor sentenced to death for insulting Islam has refused to appeal the sentence, challenging the hard-line judiciary to carry out the execution, his lawyer said Wednesday."