Friday Links — September 12, 2008

Friday Links — September 12, 2008 September 12, 2008
  • More news about the four Iranian women’s rights activists who have been jailed. Payvand News features an article from one of the three women.
  • Middle East Online interviews Maheen Zia, founder of the Union for Short Filmmakers of Muslim Countries.
  • And more news on the abandonment of the Iranian polygamy bill.
  • HijabMan has two more posts about marriage in the Muslim community.
  • This story is heart-breaking. May Allah protect these three sisters, both from their father and from a system that refuses to listen to them.
  • More about Egyptian women speaking out about harassment.
  • The ruling that Dutch military forces are not liable for their failure to keep Bosnians doesn’t sit well with Bosnian mothers.
  • Two women go on a drunken tirade against two Muslim women in Leeds, Britain.
  • A movie about the woman who died after receiving a major beating opened at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • The Philadelphia Daily News reports on the Philadelphia Police Departments’ ban on religious symbols (including the headscarf) and one female Muslim officer’s appeal.
  • After finishing an important exam, several girls in a Tanzanian school fainted.
  • Iraq’s Minister for Women’s Affairs urges the government to rehabilitate “would-be” female suicide bombers.

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