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Friday Links October 2, 2015

In Montreal, teenagers knocked a pregnant Mulslim woman to the ground by grabbing her hijab. Some have linked the attack to anti-Muslim bigotry fuelled by the federal debate over the place of the niqab in Canadian citizenship ceremonies.

Statistics released by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) points out that “Muslim female participation in the workforce is significantly lower in comparison to that of their Jewish, Christian and Druze counterparts.”

How can a Muslim woman be a feminist? Arshi Dokadia answers.

Muslim fashion market “poised to skyrocket.”

H&M: Where Pseudo-Sustainability Meets Diversity Porn. More on H&M’s hijabi model. 

Susan Carland argues that Femen’s protests shut down debate, as the only voices amplified are the protesters and the misogynists: “one can only be either a Muslim who loves misogyny as a religious duty, or an orientalist feminist who hates Islam.”

Sherali Tareen interviews Debra Majeed about her new book  Polygyny: What it Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Another article on someone wearing hijab for a day to see what it’s like. 

Nadia Menaz was found dead five months after she took out a court order to stop her Muslim parents forcing her to marry.

Niqabi and thrash guitarist Gisele Marie Rocha is here to demolish your prejudgments.”

On October 13, 2015, United States Institute of Peace will screen the recent PBS documentary “Gender Equality in Islam,” and host a discussion on how women can understand and advance the gender-equitable principles of the faith.

Mahroh Jahangiri  writes about the global network of cities instituting race and religion-based surveillance under the banner of “Countering Violent Extremism” and the plans to implement the program in NYC  as “criminalizing Muslim communities”


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