Friday Links — January 23, 2009

Friday Links — January 23, 2009 January 23, 2009
  • Hijabtrendz interviews Brooke Samad, the designer behind Maraboo fashions.
  • Two sisters’ death sentences have been withdrawn: they will be freed from prison, alhamdulillah.
  • Two teenage sisters go to the police after their father and uncle attempt to marry them to men they don’t want.
  • Crypto-Muslim shares some thoughts about Dr. Mattson’s giving a prayer at Obama’s inauguration.
  • MR Zine interviews Islah Jad, a professor at Bir Zeit University in the West Bank.
  • A young girl travels halfway across the world on an interesting journey. Romantic? Impetuous? Downright stupid? You decide.
  • A Turkish court comes down hard on family members who assisted in the honor killing of a young girl. Uh, ’bout time.
  • A Bahraini woman with no means of support has allegedly been refused help by the Labour and Housing ministries.
  • Pakistan’s child and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in South Asia.
  • I discuss why a Portugese cardinal’s statements warnings against marrying Muslim men are offensive to both Muslim men and women.
  • Iranian women’s rights activists Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jelveh Javaheri have been summoned to court.

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