Patheos Launches Muslim Portal With Addition of Muslimah Media Watch

Patheos Launches Muslim Portal With Addition of Muslimah Media Watch

Highly Respected Site Examining Portrayal of Muslim Women in Culture Adds to Patheos' Global Dialogue on Faith

DENVER—November 2, 2011—, the world's premier online destination for global dialogue on religion and spirituality, announced the addition of Muslimah Media Watch to its Muslim Portal today.

"Muslimah Media Watch has long been one of the web's most important media outlets for Muslim women, and its examination of how we are portrayed in the media has been an invaluable and influential resource," said Dilshad Ali, Patheos Muslim Portal Editor. "MMW will be a vital part of our rapidly growing portal, which is quickly becoming a central resource for intelligent conversation on Islam in America."

Muslimah Media Watch's new address is The Patheos Muslim Portal can be found at

"I founded Muslimah Media Watch with the intention of adding the voices of Muslim women to the dialogue that so often happens without us," said the site's founder and former editor-in-chief, Fatemeh Fakhraie. "I believe Patheos will help MMW move forward in this, and I'm incredibly excited to see the wonderful things that this partnership will bring forth."

"This partnership will allow Muslimah Media Watch a broader platform to continue this critical conversation," said Krista Riley, MMW editor-in-chief. "We are looking forward to sharing ideas as part of the Patheos community."

About Patheos:

Founded in 2008, is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore the world's beliefs. Featuring many of today's best writers and bloggers on religion, faith and spirituality, Patheos is designed to serve as a resource for people looking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as to engage with others of a similar faith, and to participate in productive, honest discussions on some of today's most talked about and debated topics.

About Muslimah Media Watch:

Muslimah Media Watch is a forum where Muslim women can critique how our images appear in the media and popular culture. Although we are of different nationalities, sects and races, we have something important in common: We're tired of seeing ourselves portrayed by the media in ways that are one-dimensional and misleading. This is a space where, from a Muslim feminist perspective, we can speak up for ourselves.

11/2/2011 4:00:00 AM