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A starving Muslim can chop off and eat the body of his wife, says a fatwa issued by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

London based daily, al-Quds al-Arabi, reported that Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority issued a fatwa that allows a starving man to chop off and eat the body of his wife.

The alleged fatwa has caused a stir among the kingdom’s residence and stroked a controversy. It has been reported that Grand Mufti, Abdul Aziz Al ash-Sheikh, said that the act would display the wife’s obedience to her husband and her willingness to become one with his flesh.

The release of the alleged fatwa also took Twitter to a storm where many twitter users expressed their anger against the edict.

A user tweeted that, “Islamic cleric in Saudi issues fatwa for Muslim men: If facing starvation, you can eat ur wife! I appeal all Muslim women to marry Hindu men!”

Another user tweeted, “YES finally women are declared halal! New fatwa: Muslims may eat their wives.

No doubt, why the Grand Mufti previously declared that, “Twitter was the source of all evil.”

On the other hand, Khalid ben Abdel-Rahman El-Shaye’, assistant secretary general of the Global Commission for Introducing the Messenger, told CNN Arabic that, “The truth is that this is fabricated and made up from its basis. These ill thoughts cannot come from any Muslim, regardless of a great scholar who Muslims refer to from around the world. It was made up to create this confusion and damage.”

However, noticing the rising rage of people worldwide, Grand Mufti himself  had to come in front of people to deny the alleged fatwa.

 

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Facebook, Twitter Introduce New Guidelines For Political Ads

If people see an ad which they believe has political content and is not labelled, they can report back to Facebook

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In a fresh attempt to prevent foreign interference in elections globally, Facebook and Twitter have announced new guidelines for political advertisements on their platforms, beginning with the US.

Facebook has begun labelling all political and issue ads, including a “Paid for by” disclosure from the advertiser at the top of the advertisement.

Advertisers wanting to run ads with political content in the US will also need to verify their identity and location, the social media giant said in a blog post late Thursday.

Twitter on the other hand is asking advertisers who wish to target the US with political campaigning ads to file for certification and adhere to fresh rules.

Also Read: Twitter Will Add Special Labels to Political Candidates in US

The changes, currently introduced in the US, are aimed at preventing a situation like the 2016 US presidential election when Russian advertisers created fake posts and bought ads to interfere in the election process.

According to Rob Leathern, Director of Product Management at Facebook, “when you click on the label, you’ll be taken to an archive with more information. For example, the campaign budget associated with an individual ad and how many people saw it — including their age, location and gender”.

If people see an ad which they believe has political content and is not labelled, they can report back to Facebook.

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To do so, just tap the three dots at the top right-hand corner of the ad, select “report”, and then “it refers to a political candidate or issue”.

“Facebook will review the ad, and if it falls under our Political Advertising policy, we’ll take it down and add it to the archive,” Leathern wrote.

The advertiser will then be banned from running ads with political content until they complete Facebook’s authorisation process.

Twitter said that in addition to its Ads policies, “all political advertisers must comply with applicable laws regarding disclosure and content requirements, eligibility restrictions, and blackout dates for the countries where they advertise”.

Also Read: Facebook Unveils Three-pronged Strategy to Fight Fake News

The policy applies to ads purchased by a political committee or candidate registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) or ads advocating for or against a clearly identified candidate for Federal office in the US.

Foreign nationals are prohibited from targeting political campaigning advertisements to the US, Twitter said.

The Twitter handle associated with the certified ads account must provide profile photo, header photo and the website must be consistent with the Twitter handle’s online presence.

“Bio must include a website that provides valid contact info. If the handle name is not related to the certified entity, the bio must include the following disclaimer: ‘Owned by (certified entity name)’,” said Twitter. (IANS)