Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

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Jordanian Man Killed His Daughter For Converting to Islam
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Don’t expect to see this in an “Honor diaries” near you. May this woman and all victims of so-called “honor killings” rest in peace. If the father who crushed his daughter’s skull had been Muslim, you can be sure that this would all over US and Euro media outlets.




On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (III)
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It is obvious that a wind of change has blown across the Arab world, for the good: the toppling of tyrants, the drafting of a new constitution in Tunisia, the emergence of civil society, not always powerful, but which cannot be ignored.




On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (p.II)
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Disconnected commentators tend to associate all the problems in the Arab world with Islam, whether in order to explain the lack of democracy, overall poor economic performance, or even the complex status of women’s rights, always promptly manipulated by Islamophobes.




On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (I)
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More than three years ago the Arab world was plunged into turmoil by Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation. The flames from Bouazizi’s act of despair set the region ablaze in revolt; a signal for Tunisians and Arabs in general to take to the streets and let their voices be heard.




Muslim family serves as guardians of old Madaba church
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A Muslim family from Khirbat Al Mukhayyat near Madaba has been the guardians of the Church of Sts Lot and Procopius for over 80 years after an ancient mosaic was found under their kitchen floor, eldest son Abdullah told The Jordan Times.




Cambridge University Study Finds that Attitudes Toward “Honour Killings” in Jordan Unconnected to Religious Belief
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(AlJazeera English)

The belief that so-called “honour killings” are justified continues to be common among Jordanian teenagers, a new Cambridge University study says.




13 Powerful Images of Muslim Rage
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by Max Reed, Gawker

It’s hard to find a better image than the one on the Newsweek cover to really communicate how rage-filled Muslims constantly are, but we’ve found a few that will strike a chill into your heart.




Fifa appears ready to fix football’s Hijab issue once & for all
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By Niloufar Momeni

In June this year, the Iran women’s national team forfeited an Olympic qualifier after they were not allowed to wear head scarves, but will episodes like this soon become history?




Muslims often put on no-fly list without explanation
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McLEAN, Va. — The calls have reached a point of repetitive regularity for civil rights lawyer Gadeir Abbas: A young Muslim American, somewhere in the world, is barred from boarding an airplane.




Alexandria native is imam chaplain taking care of U.S. soldiers in Europe
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HEIDELBERG, Germany — Chaplain (Maj.) Khallid Shabazz, one of the only five imam chaplains in the Army, is an Alexandria native who wasn’t always a chaplain, a Muslim or even named Khallid Shabazz.