Wednesday, December 19, 2018   

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15 Important Muslim Women in History
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(Ballandalus: Dum vita est spes est)

In honor of International Women’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to introduce people to several names of important Muslim women in history that they may not have encountered before.




Muslim women’s attire under attack in Sri Lanka
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Hate groups in Sri Lanka have made the attire of Muslim women a key target in their onslaught against Muslims. They have used security and the need for uniformity as reasons to attack Muslim female attire such as the hijab, the punjabi attire and the niqab.




How Chiberia Changed Perceptions For A Muslim Woman
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By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Leena Suleiman did something we all did this winter: she dressed in layers, including a knit hat and scarf.




Lady Gaga Has a Burqa Problem
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The Italian-American singer/conceptual fashion embryo has been trying to make “burqa swag” happen for a while by traipsing around in burqa-like garments; now, a track that’s allegedly leaked from her forthcoming album ARTPOP indicates that she’s planning on unleashing her cultural appropriation on the innocent ears of America.




Afghanistan’s College Students Are Just Like Ours: Dumb and Angry
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Today his article in the Gawker inspired comments that ranged from thoughtful to outright hateful, with some clearly suggesting that Islam discourages education for women–a misconception that has been widely reinforced by the media blitz surrounding the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan.




Anti-Muslim violence: A wakeup call for European governments
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A police check of a Muslim woman wearing the full-face veil recently sparked riots in a Paris suburb, and has reignited a debate about the controversial ban of full-face veils in public spaces from 2011.




Muslim Women Reject FEMEN’s Attempt to “Liberate” Them
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FEMEN “International Topless Jihad” protests seemed to have been a good way for Eurocentric feminists to ignore Muslim feminists while at the same time gaining significant media attention.




Topless Jihad vs. Muslimah Pride
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Western feminists seem to have a love-hate relationship with Muslim women. On the one hand, they want to “save” them from what they perceive as their cultural and religious bondage. On the other hand, they seem rather quick to stereotype and dismiss them as brainwashed idiots.




Muslim helpline reveals majority of faith attacks on women
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(Guardian)

The majority of Muslims physically attacked, harassed or intimidated because of their faith are women, according to the first results from the UK’s official helpline for victims of Islamophobia.




Changing Roles of Muslim Women in the USA
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You might not think of Detroit as an epicenter of insight about the changing roles of Muslim women in the United States. It’s best known to the world as the home of Motown Music and the U.S. auto industry, with Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Chrysler all headquartered here.