Friday Links

Photo via Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. Source.

Canada:MMW’s own Shireen Ahmed was on the CBC radio show The Current talking about what this week’s Canadian election results mean.One take away in Colorlines from the obsession with the niqab in the Canadian election is the #doimatternow campaign, which highlights the relative silence of the major candidates on the issues affecting a majority of Native women (including over a thousand missing and murdered indigenous women since 1980) at the expensive of the extremely small minority of Ca … [Read more...]

Mothering in an Age of Gendered Islamophobia

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This post was originally published at wood turtle.This is the second post in my series on the media stereotyping of Muslim women.While some media argue that (identifiable) Muslim women are more likely to suffer Islamophobic attacks than men, I also recognize that Muslim men and non-Muslim men are also recipients of racial and anti-Muslim violence.This post looks specifically at Gendered Islamophobia as targeted toward mothers and their families. ---Before she was even old enoug … [Read more...]

Would the Real Muslim Woman Please Stand Up?

Panelists at a symposium on Islamophobia, hosted by the American Islamic College.

Editor's Note: This post was written by Yasmin Ali.  I apologise for not including her name when this was originally posted. - KristaI recently attended a symposium on Islamophobia at American Islamic College titled “Facing Religious Intolerance: Islamophobia in the 21st Century .” Panel members included Nathan Lean as well as Ahmed Rehab and Dr. Farid Hafez.  The panel was moderated by Laith Al-Saud, who is a professor of Islamic World Studies at DePaul University.   Nathan Lean is a scholar … [Read more...]