Friday Links — May 1, 2009

  • Dr. Fahmida Mirza, Pakistan’s first female speaker of the national assembly, asks for help for Pakistan.
  • Five years after the 2004 family code reform in Morocco, writers weigh in on the reforms’ effects.
  • The New York Times reviews Dragon Fighter, the story of one Uighur Muslim woman’s fight for peace with China.
  • Bitch magazine wonders whether a recent priest, who has announced that she is both Christian and Muslim (and been defrocked for it), is receiving the same treatment that her white male counterparts are.
  • Jamerican Muslimah gives her thoughts on Dalia Mogahed’s appointment to the Obama administration’s faith council.
  • Joseph Shahadi conducts a fantastic interview with playwright Sabina England: parts one and two.
  • Female candidates have swept the election, winning all seats in Indonesia’s Borneo province of West Kalimantan.
  • Ayman Udas, a rising Pakistani singer, has been murdered. May Allah give her peace and justice.

UPDATED: Amnesty International reports that Delara Darabi has been executed. My Allah give her peace and justice.


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