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Iran: Women Fined $260 for wearing “Bad Hijabs”


In  Tehran, court has fined two women $260 for violating the Islamic dress code by not wearing hijabs properly in the street, a judicial official said. He added , “In recent days several cases have been filed in the court for bad hijabs and, in two of them, the accused were sentenced to pay 9 million rials ($260) in cash. …

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France : Anger after a group of Muslims  attack  a woman for wearing  bikini in a public  park


French social networks exploded with anger after a young woman was reportedly beaten up by a  group of  Muslim women for wearing a bikini in a park in Reims in northern France. police said ,The victim  was sunbathing with two friends in the Parc Léo Lagrange in Reims on when one of the women verbally abused her for exposing so …

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Canada: New law proposed by feds to ban Niqab at citizenship ceremonies

Demonstrators Protest Over The Introduction Of A Ban On Women Covering Their Faces In France

The federal government says it will table a new legislation requiring members of the public to show their faces at citizenship ceremonies. The bill will ban face coverings, like niqab. Conservative Ministers Denis Lebel and Tim Uppal announced lately the law, after the Liberal government in Quebec introduced the “Bill 62” which would ban face covering veils among civil servants …

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A race between solidarity and division: Charles Taylor on Muslims in Canada


By Dennis Gruending – the rabble.ca The celebrated Canadian political philosopher Charles Taylor made headlines recently when he said that the prime minister’s critical comments about Muslim women wearing the niqab (a partial face covering) were both “dumb” and a boon for terrorist recruiters such as the Islamic State. Taylor’s point was that the prime minister is fuelling anti-Muslim sentiment …

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Prime Minister, this isn’t how we should do things in Canada


In these difficult times, the government’s public messaging has been polarizing. By Amira Elghawaby The governing party was quick to issue an email blast this week requesting support for its stand against the imaginary mob of niqab-wearing women clamoring to gain citizenship in Canada. “This isn’t how we do things here,” reads the Conservatives’ pitch for support, echoing Prime Minister …

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War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

photo by Gavin Lynn

By Ramzy Baroud It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But it was important for many to conflate politics with religion; partly because it is convenient and self-validating. First, let’s be clear on some points. Islam has set in motion a system to abolish slavery over …

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Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Watch urges release of arrested women drivers


International rights group Human Rights Watch urged the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to release 25-year-old Lujain al-Hathloul and 33-year-old Maysa al-Amoudi from confinement – the two were held after al-Hathloul tried to drive a car into Saudi Arabia. The rights group urged the kingdom to release the two immediately given that they were reportedly detained for driving, and called for …

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Saudi Arabia: woman reportedly detained for defying driving ban


A Saudi woman was arrested on Monday after attempting to drive into the kingdom in defiance of a driving ban on women in the conservative country. “I have been at the Saudi border for 24 hours. They don’t want to give me my passport nor will they let me pass”, Loujain Hathloul tweeted before tweets from her account @LoujainHathloul stopped. …

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The Religion of My Rape


By Jennifer Zobair – The Feminist Wire Whenever the epidemic of rape in Egypt makes the news, I am destined to think of Joyce Carol Oates. Last summer, the author took to twitter to question whether Islam was responsible for the widespread incidence of sexual assault in Egypt, an argument people continue to make today. As a Muslim woman, I …

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BBC announces 2014’s “100 Women” program


The BBC has renewed its “100 Women” program that focuses on representing women in its international news coverage. The one hundred women chosen this year has more scientists, women working in the arts, and a considerable number of Muslim and Arab women in comparison to last year’s list. Additionally, over one-fifth of the women are under the age of 25. …

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