‘Real’ Dutch Muslimas Tackle Migration and Islamophobia

"Raw Deal." Source: Al Nisa

From this year onwards, wearing a niqab is officially an offence in the Netherlands, with "stiff fines" as the punishment. In 2012, interior minister Liesbeth Spies and the Freedom Party (PVV) of Geert Wilders pushed for a ban  on dual nationality, which received mixed support within Parliament.What do wearing a face-covering veil and having another nationality have to do with each other? According to Liz Fekete, author of A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration, and Islamophobia in Europe, b … [Read more...]

Fitna Flop: Daisy Khan and Irshad Manji Discuss Geert Wilders’ Film on CNN

On Thursday, February 26, Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) welcomed Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders and sponsored a viewing of his short film Fitna. Muslimah feminists Irshad Manji and Daisy Khan were on CNN commenting on the issue, specifically whether or not Geert Wilders should be welcomed by our government and how it impacts Muslims. You can see the movie here.We have two Muslim women on CNN, commenting on something that is not the headscarf! We have two Muslim women speaking about politics … [Read more...]


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