Friday Links — October 30, 2009

  • Politico examines the lack of women in the Obama strategy on Afghanistan.
  • A German man accused of stabbing to death a pregnant Muslim woman in a Dresden courtroom went on trial Monday.
  • 20-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki and her roommate were run down by her father because he felt she was “too Westernized.” May Allah give heal them and give them justice. Via GetReligion.
  • A report by the Dubai-based Center for Arab Genomic Studies said that Arabs have one of the highest rates of genetic disorders mainly due to marriages between close relatives.
  • Shirin Ebadi says that she will return to Iran despite threats made against her and her family.
  • Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani’s book about Iran’s One Million signatures campaign has been published in English on the 30th anniversary of CEDAW.

I don’t know about you, but this week’s links have me left feeling like I’m taking crazy pills…

  • s.c.

    awww Fatemeh :(

    If it makes you feel better, I feel the same way after reading them. On the plus side, there’s no way I would find out about this stuff without your hard work. That’s got to count for something, especially since its informing the public and motivating them to work hard for positive social change. Atleast for me :)

    Thank you so much for doing this every week. May Allah bless you :)

  • Salma

    The last one got me…”one of the rare places” I feel so bad for Muslim women who need support in domestic violence cases. I never thought about this…where women go in these cases. You guys really opened my eyes.