Friday Links — August 29, 2008

Friday Links — August 29, 2008 August 29, 2008
  • Justin Podur interviews a representative from the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan.
  • Kashmiri women protest against India.
  • Holy crap! How did I forget to post this?! The Muslimahs Speak Up! Carnival has been up for a week! Get over there if you haven’t already!
  • Women Living Under Muslim Laws highlights the fact that many female Muslim athletes didn’t make it to the Olympics–not because they weren’t qualified, but because they weren’t allowed.
  • Shirin Ebadi denies that her daughter has converted to the Ba’hai faith.
  • The Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria calls for harsher penalties for government officials convicted of corruption.
  • A conference on the challenges that Muslim women face in order to achieve “lasting peace” occurred this week in Tehran.
  • The Egyptian film Her Man gains fame.
  • Last week, we reported that Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani was banned from leaving Iran. This week, there are reports that contradict that.
  • Amnesty International renews its demand that Iranian authorities end harassing and imprisoning women’s rights activists.
  • Muslim women in India are protesting against Personal Code rules that are biased against them.
  • Muslim women win the right to wear skirts in an Arizona airport.
  • A charity in the West Bank has given shelter to a mentally disabled woman after it was discovered that both she and her brother, who has similar difficulties, had been living in an unsafe cellar under their father’s house.
  • The Islamic Council of Norway says that imams should listen to gay and lesbian Muslims, and should not face persecution in the Norwegian Muslim community.
  • A principal has resigned after allegations that he has become sexually involved with one of his students, claiming that he’s taken her as a second wife. Via TalkIslam.
  • Muslim and Christian women will gather in Sweden in the beginning of September for a conference organized by the Iranian Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches that aims to explore interfaith peace.
  • The Ottowa Citizen takes a moralizing tone by pointing out that non-Muslims can learn “modesty” from Muslim immigrants. Good points in there about the rejection of sexualized culture, but a bit moralizing nonetheless.
  • The Yemen Times covers an exhibit in Malaysia that showcases the role of women in the Muslim world.
  • On Iranian Sara Khosh Jamal’s performance in the Olympic tae kwan do events.
  • Couples in Iraq marry abroad to ensure a safe and happy wedding.
  • A Pakistani senator defends honor killing as a “norm that should not be highlighted negatively.” (head exploding)

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