Why Aren’t Muslim Nations Rising Against ISIS?

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By Hesham A. Hassaballa The horror of ISIS continues, seemingly unabated. Making good on their threat, ISIS terrorists murdered a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, in an act of true bloodthirsty barbarism, and they threaten do to the same to a British national. This is in apparent revenge for U.S. airstrikes against ISIS positions in the [Read More...]

Don’t Fall for the Crazy Fatwa – It’s Either False or Just an Opinion

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By Davi Barker  We’ve all been taken in by a rouse. At least I was, and it’s embarrassing to admit because you’d think by now I’d have learned. The good folks over at Electronic Intifada (genius branding, by the way) have done some homework and exposed the recent so-called “gang rape fatwa” as yet another [Read More...]

Does Mona Eltahawy’s Radicalism Advance Arab Women’s Rights?

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By Sahar Aziz Last week, Mona Eltahawy triggered a polemic firestorm with her blanket assertion that Arab men’s hatred of women explains the abysmal gender inequities found in the Middle East.  Many Arab women are perturbed that her article “Why Do They Hate Us?” in Foreign Policy has receive so much attention while millions of [Read More...]

Taking the Gloves Off – The ‘War on Women’ in the Middle East and Beyond

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By Nadia S. Mohammed “Why Do They Hate Us,” asks Arab journalist, Mona Eltahawy, in her essay for Foreign Policy magazine. Eltahawy goes on to describe her perception of the treatment of women in the Arab world and ascribes all related mistreatment to systematic sociopolitical misogyny and patriarchy. The title of her essay is featured [Read More...]


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