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The Free Hadiya Movement and the Hypocrisy of Right-Wing “Concern” for Muslim Women

Recently, the Indian Supreme Court ordered a terrorism agency probe into the actions of a young woman. Her supposed crime? Converting to Islam — and deciding to marry whom she pleased regardless of her parents’ opinion. This decision, and the resulting movement for justice, starkly reveal how right-wing claims to protect Muslim women’s rights actually support a global agenda of Islamophobia. 

Recently, the Indian Supreme Court ordered a terrorism agency probe into the actions of a young woman. Her supposed crime? Converting to Islam — and deciding to marry whom she pleased regardless of her parents’ opinion. This decision, ...

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A few questions on mourning and the Paris attacks

I’ve tried collecting my thoughts on the violence in Paris, the concurrent erasure of Muslim death, the inevitable attacks on Muslim women, and the blue, white, and red Facebook pictures that cover my newsfeed now. 

I’ve tried collecting my thoughts on the violence in Paris, the concurrent erasure of Muslim death, the inevitable attacks on Muslim women, and the blue, white, and red Facebook pictures that cover my newsfeed now. 

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Beyond the headscarf: The issues Muslim-American women actually care about

Ed. note: This article is by Sarah Harvard and was originally published at Bitch Magazine. Sarah is a journalist based in Washington, D.C focusing on national security, civil liberties, and Islam. 

Ed. note: This article is by Sarah Harvard and was originally published at Bitch Magazine. Sarah is a journalist based in Washington, D.C focusing on national security, civil liberties, and Islam. 

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Watch: The Daily Show on how Muslim women can be more “America-loving”

On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart brilliantly took down the racial and Islamophobic abuse Muslim women face in America. After highlighting this week’s Supreme Court verdict in favor of a Muslim woman denied a job on the basis of wearing a headscarf, Stewart tore into United Airlines for their refusal to serve another Muslim American woman a can of Diet Coke — on the grounds that she might “use it as a weapon.” 

On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart brilliantly took down the racial and Islamophobic abuse Muslim women face in America. After highlighting this week’s Supreme Court verdict in favor of a Muslim woman denied a job ...

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How we obsess over and then ignore violence against Muslim women

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

The killing of Muslim bodies is nothing new. The 14-year institutionalized effort known as the War on Terror is in many ways the latest installment of centuries of anti-Muslim violence. But the murders of Razan, Yusor, and Deah last week delivered a soul-crushing reminder that no amount of American Dream can safeguard us

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

The killing of Muslim bodies is nothing new. The 14-year institutionalized effort known as the War on Terror is in many ways the latest installment of centuries ...

Photo Essay: Malaysian Muslim women with and without their hijabs

In my *spare* time (LOL), I edit the online literary magazine Union Station, which features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photo essays from emerging artists. One of my favorite essays is this one featuring Malaysian Muslim women with and without their hijabs by photographer Francisco Guerrero that we published in 2011. 

In my *spare* time (LOL), I edit the online literary magazine Union Station, which features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photo essays from emerging artists. One of my favorite essays is this one featuring Malaysian Muslim women ...

European Court upholds France’s veil ban because covered faces make people uncomfortable

In a surprisingly honest but disturbing decision, the European Court of Human Rights upheld France’s ban on the full-faced veil because veiling makes people uncomfortable.

S.A.S. is a 24-year-old French Muslim woman who wears a full-faced veil or niqab. She challenged the 2010 French law–which we’ve covered before–that bans wearing clothing that covers the face in public and imposes a fine of 150-euro ($205) and/or citizenship instruction. The ban, S.A.S. argued before the European Court of Human Rights, violates the European Convention on Human Rights, specifically the freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, and the prohibition of discrimination. The Court, however, disagreed and upheld the ban in a decision that cannot be appealed.

In a surprisingly honest but disturbing decision, the European Court of Human Rights upheld France’s ban on the full-faced veil because veiling makes people uncomfortable.

S.A.S. is a 24-year-old French Muslim woman who wears a full-faced veil ...

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