Why I Care About The Elections In Egypt

  Thirteen years ago, I married a tall, handsome, shambling, funny, religious Egyptian man. Since then, this ancient land of pharaohs and pyramids has never been far from my thoughts. I've visited the country twice. Most of my husband's family still lives there. We are far away from the turmoil here in the United States, but we're only one Skype call away from his brother, his cousins, his uncles and aunts, his nieces and nephews. So many of them have been struggling just to survive, … [Read more...]

Thank you, Aliaa Elmehdy, for showing us what freedom is

Salaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahI read a news article this weekend about an Egyptian feminist blogger named Aliaa Elmehdy, who in a controversial move uploaded a nude picture online in order to express her freedom after the revolution in Egypt.  Her move was met with condemnation by Muslims all over the world, but for myself, I have a different view.I for one would like to give a hearty "thank you" to Aliaa Elmehdy for showing all us ignorant repressed women what freedom is really all … [Read more...]


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