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Friday Links | December 5, 2014

Friday Links | December 5, 2014 December 5, 2014

Last Wednesday was the funeral of Tugce Albayrak, a German woman of Turkish descent who died of her injuries after she intervened in the harassment of two girls, and was in turn attacked herself. May God grant her everlasting peace.

Indian presenter Gauhar Khan was slapped during a live televised show for wearing revealing clothing, not deemed appropriate for a Muslim woman.

Senegal’s abortion law is one of the most strict in Africa, resulting in women and girls taking drastic measures to abort pregnancies and even kill their newborns.

A Crimean Tatar bride getting married in traditional attire. The Crimean Tatars have resisted the Russian annexation and say that their community has been harassed and detained by the Russian authorities. Image by Denis Sinyakov/Al Jazeera.
A Crimean Tatar bride getting married in traditional attire. The Crimean Tatars have resisted the Russian annexation and say that their community are being harassed and targeted by the Russian authorities. Image by Denis Sinyakov/Al Jazeera.

A video has been shared online, which allegedly shows a female member of the Tajik Islamic Renaissance Party having sexual intercourse with a man. The woman, 51-year-old Ghalati Baratova, denies it is her, and says she is the victim of a smear campaign.

The United Arab Emirates have arrested a local woman for allegedly murdering an American teacher in the washroom facilities of an Abu Dhabi mall.

During the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza last summer, pregnant women suffered from the lack of medical care available to them and the chaos and destruction, which resulted in several deaths in childbirth and many more women suffering from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

Somali women’s activist Fartuun Adan has received a prize by a German foundation for her work with traumatized women in Somalia.

Earlier this week Lebanese authorities said that they have arrested Saja al-Dulaimi, the alleged (ex-)wife of ISIL leader Al-Baghdadi, and their young daughter, but even if she isn’t his wife, her connections might make her important enough to possibly be able to secure a deal to release 27 Lebanese soldiers.

Bibijan Rahimullah recalls her journey to Malaysia with her three small children, fleeing her home in Myanmar, where the Rohingya are still being persecuted.

A group of women have been arrested in Uzbekistan for teaching the Quran to children. Some of the women managed to escape, however.

In recent years the Turkish army has seen a change in policy, which has increased the number of women in active duty and in higher positions.

The Deccan Herald reports that an increasing number of women and girls in Kashmir are making the choice to start wearing the hijab.

Large numbers of Saudi women have joined a campaign to save the mangrove forests on Saudi Arabia’s east coast; the women say that their participation was appreciated and in return their children, sons and daughters, are encouraged to do voluntary work.

The CBC profiles Canadian Libyan women’s activist Alaa Murabit, whose organization incorporates Islam in their advocacy work.

A Hindu-Muslim couple was murdered last weekend in India by the Muslim woman’s family, who rejected the union.

Turkish president Erdogan makes headlines once again by claiming that in Islam men and women are not considered equal.

 


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