Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • On April 12, Pakistani forces arrested Saad Rizvi, the head of the recently outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), who called for civil disobedience unless the French ambassador is expelled – a reaction against what he considered blasphemous depictions of the Prophet in French media outlets.
  • An Egyptian Ramadan TV series, Al Tawoos (literally, peacock), is investigated by the country’s media regulatory body over complaints that the show contains indecent language offensive to family values.

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