No need to go undercover to get to know Muslims

Salam alaikum, readers! I'm traveling for the next week, and your regularly scheduled Friday Links will be temporarily on hold. But I've scheduled some wonderful articles for you in my absence. Friday Links will be back in a few weeks; in the meantime, enjoy! --FatemehThis post was written by Shazia Kamal. An edited version of this essay was published at AltMuslimah.I appreciate Cassidy Herrington stepping out of her comfort zone, or as she said it, “climbing out of [the placating, s … [Read more...]

Rediscovering “Undercover”: Cassidy Herrington and Hijab Tourism

Kentucky Kernel writer Cassidy Herrington wore the hijab for the entire month of October. She wrote about her experience in a column published on October 31, 2010. Many of us have seen the column make it rounds in our Facebook feeds, and so the ladies of MMW sat down to share their thoughts.Azra: Hijabi tourism—it’s the easy, low-cost getaway to appear Muslim and “learn more about your place in the world.”  The problem here, though, is that Herrington fails to realize that the “gauze scarf” … [Read more...]

Combat Garb: Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things

Recently, NPR analyst Juan Williams was quoted as saying, “…when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.” on The O’Reilly Factor.As a response, “Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things” was created, shattering the stereotype of what “Muslim garb” looks like. It is a site dedicated to showing the diversity of Muslim “garb,” where users submit pictu … [Read more...]