Tag Archives: Islamophobia

The “Obama’s a Muslim” claim and how to deal with it

TweetRick Santorum is true renaissance man. He is an equal-opportunity bigot, distributing his hate equitably among several disenfranchised groups, regardless of skin color, gender, sexual orientation, or other non-white dude classification. His tent is so big, he even made up a group of people called “blah people,” and committed to looking down on them, too. [...]
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What We Missed

Tweethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoSMjfeK9ug&feature=player_embedded A physical altercation (and possible police brutality) occurred at a Westchester, NY amusement park when a group of Muslim women there to celebrate the end of Ramadan were told they had to remove their hijabs to go on rides. Some of the highest paid CEOs in the U.S. were paid more last year than [...]
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What We Missed: H.R. 3 Passes House

TweetBreaking: The House has passed H.R. 3, with 16 Democrats voting yes. Obama announced he will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden’s body to the public, saying that the U.S. doeesn’t “trot out this stuff as trophies.” Great news: The Georgia legislature has proposed a bill that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant [...]
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The limits of a WOC feminist stance within the context of global racism.

TweetA few days ago I was stuck in the airport and luckily caught Mona Eltahawy debating blogger Hebah Ahmed on Elliot Spitzer’s show on CNN “In the Arena” about the ban on face veils in France, piety, feminism and xenophobia. It is worth a watch because they both make really good points and also because [...]
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Agency is easily overlooked if you actively erase it

TweetVia Muslimah Media Watch comes a lesson in how not to advocate for women’s rights. This ad is from Germany’s International Human Rights campaign. The text translates to: “Oppressed women are easily overlooked. Please support us in the fight for their rights.” As Jos wrote the other day about France’s ban on the full face [...]
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