Category: Human Rights & Gender

LISTEN: Catherine Orsborn & Rev. Welton Gaddy Discuss the Very Dire Consequences of Islamophobia on Refugees

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

via STATE OF BELIEF RADIO on AUGUST 29, 2015:  From the Deep South to Southern Europe, struggles for religious freedom are sending ripples across our communities. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy takes a look at three different conflicts facing religious communities… We all know […]

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LISTEN: Imam Zaid Shakir Interviewed about Islam and Domestic Abuse

[ 1 ] August 23, 2015 |

by IMAM ZAID SHAKIR on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Watch this exclusive Muslim Men Against Domestic Abuse (MMADA) interview with Imam Zaid Shakir on the problem of domestic abuse.   Imam Zaid Shakir is a co-founder, chairman of the board, and faculty member of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. He was born in Berkeley, California and accepted […]

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The Ashley Madison Hacks May Be a Matter of Life and Death for People in the Middle East

[ 0 ] August 20, 2015 |

by TOM ANA for MUFTAH on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Last month, the world’s leading online dating site for individuals seeking extramarital affairs, Ashley Madison, was the target of online hackers who claimed to have obtained the personal details of the site’s 37 million users. On August 18, exactly one month after the initial hack, it […]

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The Truth About Islam and Sex Slavery History Is More Complicated Than You Think (by Kecia Ali)

The Truth About Islam and Sex Slavery History Is More Complicated Than You Think (by Kecia Ali)

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

by KECIA ALI for THE HUFFINGTON POST on AUGUST 19, 2015:  New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi recently outlined the Islamic State’s systematic, logistically complex program of sex trafficking of captured Yazidi women and girls. Her narrative is chilling; the survivors’ testimonies are horrifying. It is obvious that ISIS soldiers (and leaders) commit terrible abuses, […]

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Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

The list includes Angela Davis | Cornel West | Mumia Abu-Jamal | Talib Kweli | The Dream Defenders | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement | Organization for Black Struggle – St. Louis via BLACK SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE on AUGUST 19, 2015:  STATEMENT BELOW (also in Arabic): The past year has been one of high-profile growth for Black-Palestinian solidarity. […]

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“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 20, 2015: “One of the most visible public faces of the 2011 revolution in Egypt was Asmaʾ Mahfouz, a young woman who posted a video blog on Facebook calling for the January 25 protest in Tahrir Square “so that maybe we the country can become free, can […]

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Why is the Muslim World Silent About Yemen? (by Haseeb Risvi)

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015 |

by HASEEB RISVI for THE MUSLIM VIBE on JULY 13, 2015:  Why are we silent about the Saudi-led coalition of ‘Muslim’ Arab nations bombing and killing civilian Muslims in Yemen – yet outraged when Israel does the same in Gaza? Is this not a double standard? The Saudi regime has led a bombing campaign against […]

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Haroon Moghul: No, ISIS, You’re Not Islamic

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015 |

by HAROON MOGHUL for AVENUE M on AUGUST 13, 2015:  Here’s a response to Rukmini Callimachi’s powerful, disturbing New York Times story on ISIS’ “theology of rape.” Haroon Mogul is a PhD candidate at Columbia University, holds a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies from Columbia University, and is a Fellow at Institute for Social Policy […]

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Turkey, the Kurds & the Syrian Conflict (an analysis by Kubilay Arin)

Turkey, the Kurds & the Syrian Conflict (an analysis by Kubilay Arin)

[ 0 ] August 2, 2015 |

by KUBILAY YADO ARIN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 2, 2015:  According to the Turkish military, two Turkish soldiers were killed today and 31 wounded in a suicide attack in eastern Turkey near the border with Iran, reported major news outlets. The military blamed Kurdish militants from the PKK for the attack. Last weekend, as Turkish and […]

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WATCH: Alaa Murabit on “What Islam Really Says About Women”

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

by ALAA MURABIT and TED TALKS in MAY 2015 (published on JULY 21, 2015):  Alaa Murabit’s family moved from Canada to Libya when she was 15. Before, she’d felt equal to her brothers, but in this new environment she sensed big prohibitions on what she could accomplish. As a proud Muslim woman, she wondered: was […]

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