Friday Links — March 13, 2009

Friday Links — March 13, 2009 March 13, 2009
  • Dubai’s mufti declares that women can issue fatwas if they have attained sufficient knowledge of Islamic teachings.
  • Jamerican Muslimah discusses Muslimah sexiness in two parts.
  • Al Jazeera interviews Hibaaq Osman, chair and founder of Karama, a regional movement to end violence against women in North Africa and the Middle East.
  • Saudi officials disastrously mess up yet again when it comes to doling out punishment, sentencing a 76-year-old woman to lashes for having “non-mahram men enter her house” to deliver bread. Really?! The men will also receive the same number of lashes. Via PM’S World.
  • Yemeni photographer Amira Al-Sherif is profiled in the Yemen Times.
  • Iraq’s women’s minister withdraws her resignation, which she gave just last month, after a huge outpouring of international support for her work. More here.
  • The Huffington Post gives props to Sheikha Lubna al-Qasimi.
  • The Des Moines Register profiles Mira Yusef, an activist fighting against domestic violence.
  • Wedad Lootah, the author of the book on sex and marriage that has caused so much stir in the U.A.E., speaks out.
  • The prison sentence  for an Afghan man who printed out an article about the role of women in Islam has been upheld: it’s 20 years, negotiated from death.


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