Friday Links — May 2, 2008

Friday Links — May 2, 2008 May 2, 2008
  • NPR in the U.S. covers fighting for women’s rights in Sudan.

  • On Morocco’s female clerics (the Mourchidat).

  • The New York Times compares-and-contrasts Irshad Manji and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

  • A Muslim on Louisiana State University’s campus asks non-Muslim women to wear headscarves for one day. Here’s how it went.

  • The New York Times looks at the long road that Debbie Almontaser has been on. May Allah bring her justice.

  • This is an oldie but a goodie. Laila Lalami writes about how Muslim women are perceived in the west. A long read, but a good one.

  • The designs of Marie Fareeda Ali are meant to help Muslim women who cover their hair get dressed in less than a minute.

  • Yvonne Ridley writes about Islamic feminism for Iran’s Mehr News.

  • All glitter and gold at the Kuala Lampur-Jakarta-Dubai Islamic Fashion Festival. There are some incredibly dazzling designers here, mashallah.

  • Sitara Hewitt reflects on how her role in LMOTP has turned her into a role model for Muslim women.

  • A Muslim woman fights for the right to wear a veil in court.

  • New York University’s Women, Islam and the Politics of Transformation event discusses stereotypes of Muslim women in the media.

  • Kahaani Gudiya Ki, an Indian film about an Indian Muslim woman, faces protests.

  • Ghana’s Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Winifred Dy-Yakah calls for less lavish spending on things like weddings and more spending on health care and education for children.

  • Zeina Zaatari for Al Arabiya discusses the war on Iraqi women.

  • Bahrain tries to ban Haifa Wehbe from performing in the country.

  • A young woman is murdered by her father for falling in love with a British soldier.

  • Gulf women switch to gold alloy rather because of its cheaper price.

  • MidEast Youth profiles Egyptian singer Rania Shaalan.

  • Tanzanian MP works hard to fight against discrimination and brutality that people with albinism face in the country.

  • Girls and young women in Iraq vie for athletic awards from Iraqi’s Ministry of Education.

  • G. Willow Wilson speaks about her newest writing endeavor to Newsarama.

  • A Muslim woman in Canada who accused her former employer of religious discrimination loses her case.

  • A Muslim woman murders her husband, apparently over jealousy derived from his taking a second wife.

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