On This Weeks News: The Arab uprising continues months after the toppling of the Tunisian and Egyptian regimes. However, that hasn’t stopped protesters returning to Tahrir square in Egypt to demand the trial and prosecution of Hosni Mubarak and his close aides. Some prominent ministers are already undergoing trial including the former interior minister who was in charge of the police and security forces notorious for its brutality and instilling fear amongst the people. Also in Egypt, a salafi organisation has declared its intention to participate in the upcoming elections and this has created a stir in Egypt. Protesters have intensified in Syria where the government, army, police and other branches of government are mainly consisted of people from the Alawite sect within shia’ism which accounts for only 10% of the population, though Syria is a majority sunni country (90%). Israeli warplanes have attacked Gaza and killed more than 17 in just 48 hours causing fears of another invasion of the Gaza Strip. In Bangladesh, protestors from Islamic schools and organisations have taken to the street to demonstrate against a new inheritance law which dictates daughters get the same inheritance as sons replacing the existing law that is based on shariah. This and more.
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