Category: Human Rights & Gender

All-Male Nonsense (by Kecia Ali)

All-Male Nonsense (by Kecia Ali)

[ 0 ] May 28, 2015 |

by KECIA ALI for FEMINISM AND RELIGION (BLOG) on MAY 26, 2015:  A brilliant site has been making the rounds of social media:allmalepanels.tumblr.com. I became aware of it just in time to suggest a post: an all-male symposium at Cambridge Muslim College on the future of the madrasa. The original article, since removed, touted its diverse participants, but as someone observed, […]

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The Making of the Modern, Muddled, Middle East (by David Schoenbaum/Wilson Quarterly)

[ 0 ] May 25, 2015 |

Why and how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more equal than all the others. by DAVID SCHOENBAUM for THE WILSON QUARTERLY, SPRING 2015: Everything is very simple, said Carl von Clausewitz. But the simplest thing is difficult. He was talking about war, but he could as easily have been talking about “The Eastern Question” — 19th […]

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WATCH: Dawn Chatty on Dispossession & Forced Migration in the Arab Middle East

[ 0 ] May 25, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 25, 2015:  Dawn Chatty, director of the Oxford Refugee Studies Center, spoke last month at Duke University on “Dispossession and Forced migration in the Arab Middle East.” Her presentation took place as part of Duke University’s Middle East Refugees Awareness Week, April 8-17, 2015 and was based on a […]

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Muslim Leaders Urge Govt to Crack Down on Trafficking of Rohingya Muslims

Muslim Leaders Urge Govt to Crack Down on Trafficking of Rohingya Muslims

[ 0 ] May 25, 2015 |

by LAWI WENG for THE IRAWADDY (NEWS SERVICE) on MAY 22, 2015:  RANGOON — Muslim community leaders in Arakan State have accused the Burmese government of failing to take action against human traffickers while neighboring countries crack down on the regional trade in humans, many of whom are Rohingya Muslims from Burma. A spokesman for […]

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Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 15, 2015: Great journalists invite us to be companions with them on their journeys to extraordinary places. Carla Power offers such an invitation in her new book, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey […]

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WATCH: Saudi Arabia — Migrants Abused During Mass Deportations (HRW Report)

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

via HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (PRESS RELEASE) on MAY 10, 2015:  (Beirut) – Saudi authorities have conducted a concerted campaign since 2013 to detain and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrant workers, resulting in abuses against many of them, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 36-page report, “Detained, Beaten, Deported: Saudi […]

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Summer Reading? Here are Some Books on Islamic Feminism

Summer Reading? Here are Some Books on Islamic Feminism

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

via FREEDOM FROM THE FORBIDDEN (BLOG):  Below is a list of books that I highly recommend to anyone interested in understanding re-interpretations of Islam, alternative readings to the traditionalist ones that are largely patriarchal in nature, or otherwise scholarship that complicate simplified ideas of Islam, women, gender, and sexuality. These books may be a response […]

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LISTEN: Sexual Violence and the Necessity of Compassion and Justice (a Khutbah)

[ 0 ] May 8, 2015 |

a Khutba at the Women’s Mosque of America via WOMEN’S MOSQUE OF AMERICA on APRIL 24, 2015:  Sumaya Abubaker delivered the khutbah for the Women’s Mosque of America jumma’a servce on April 24, 2015. In her sermon, Sumaya speaks to the centrality of compassion in Islam, its link to the concept of justice, and the insight and […]

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REPORT: “Death Everywhere:” War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses in Aleppo (Amnesty International)

REPORT: “Death Everywhere:” War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses in Aleppo (Amnesty International)

[ 0 ] May 5, 2015 |

via AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (REPORT SUMMARY RELEASE) on MAY 4, 2015:  Sheer terror and unbearable suffering has forced many civilians in Aleppo to eke out an existence underground to escape the relentless aerial bombardment of opposition-held areas by government forces, according to a new report published by Amnesty International. “Death Everywhere:” War Crimes and Human Rights […]

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Between Nepal and Baltimore (by Omid Safi)

Between Nepal and Baltimore (by Omid Safi)

[ 0 ] April 30, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on APRIL 30, 2015:  Nepal under rubbles. Pain in Baltimore. This week my heart kept being pulled into two earthquakes of human suffering: the earthquake in Nepal and the Baltimore uprising in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray. With Nepal, I find little use in theological speculation […]

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