Friday Links

A local council in Victoria, Australia asked non-Muslim women to wear hijabs to raise awareness and combat islamophobia, stirring controversy. A group of Muslim Pakistani-American women are pushing the boundaries on how Muslim women are perceived, especially when it comes to the comedy scene. They say: "Nobody expects Muslim women to be comedians." Global life stories: capturing Muslim women's lived realities is a project that reveals the striking disconnect between the … [Read more...]

Zehra Fazal’s Shock-n-Schtick

When I clicked on a link forwarded to me, I was pleasantly surprised to see a woman wearing a headscarf with a guitar in hand, an almost rare sight given some socio-communal stigmas associated with music. I was even more intrigued by the subject of the video, “The Ramadan Song”--a take on Adam Sandler's “The Hannukah Song,” with a Muslim angle, of course.The song (from her one-woman show, entitled Headscarf and the Angry Bitch) itself starts off wonderfully, borrowing the melody from the Chri … [Read more...]


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