Friday Links — September 19, 2008

Friday Links — September 19, 2008 September 19, 2008
  • A Muslim convert was refused burial in a Tunisian Muslim cemetery because she did not have an Arab surname.
  • An Algerian woman and her daughter were murdered by her son.
  • A female suicide bomber kills 22 in Diyala, Iraq.
  • The hopes of Afghan school girls (and boys).
  • Though Iranian women have made inroads in public social and economic roles, their domestic roles are still the same.
  • Bangladesh has asked a top lawyer in the country to mediate between Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia.
  • A law in Singapore will soon make it easier for ex-wives to receive payments from their ex-husbands.
  • The establishment of the Secretariat on the Protection and Enhancement of Muslim Women (Senada) has been approved by the government and aims to protect Muslim women in Malaysia.
  • A senior female Muslim policewoman plans to sue the U.K.’s police for racial discrimination and bullying.
  • (rolling eyes) Muslim women like having pretty hair, too! Oooooooooooh! They’re not so different, after all!
  • Saudiwoman’s Weblog explains the relationship between Saudi women and their drivers.
  • A Muslim woman says she’s been fired from her job at a Seattle, Washington, Best Western for continuing to wear the headscarf she’s been wearing since she began working there.
  • A bill in Indonesia’s parliament will define pornography as “acts that incite sexual desire.” Vague, wouldn’t you say? Here’s a good post on the negative impact of such a law.
  • Asharq Alawsat reports that domestic violence cases in Saudi Arabia drop 80% during Ramadan.
  • The Nigerian man with 86 wives has refused to divorce all but four of them, despite earlier reports. So he was arrested. And has gotten himself 86 lawyers; one for each wife, I guess.
  • Princess Lulwa of Saudi Arabia died this week at the age of 80. May Allah give her peace.
  • Nadz writes about her experiences at a Global Fund for Women conference in Morocco.
  • Payvand News interviews Elnaz Ansari, an Iranian women’s activist.
  • Mauritian women are active in grassroots campaigning, but are still not present in larger political bodies.
  • The New Nation interviews Ayesha Jala about the position of women in contemporary Muslim society.

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