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Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
A condemnation of the repressive political, cultural, and religious forces that reduce millions of women to second-class citizens.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution: Book Review
One afternoon earlier this year, I stepped into the carriage of a Cairo metro train. I was on the way home from interviewing female students - all of them devout, veiled Muslims - who had been snatche...
Iran: Compulsory veiling is abusive, discriminatory and humiliating; end the persecution of women for peacefully protesting against it
Amnesty International criticizes Iran's compulsory veiling laws, arguing that they are not only harmful to women, but fundamentally unconstitutional.
Iranian police arrest 29 women over protests against compulsory hijab
Middle East Eye
Iranian police have arrested 29 women in the capital, Tehran, after they protested against a law that makes wearing the hijab compulsory.
Islam, Children's Rights, and the Hijab-gate of Rah-e-Kargar: In Defence of the Prohibition of the Islamic Veil for Children
It has been proved time and time again that pushing back religiosity and religious reaction is not possible except through unequivocal defence of human values against religion. It has been proved time...
My Stealthy Freedom: The Hijab in Iran and in the West
An interview with Masih Alinejad, an outspoken critic of the forced hijab policy in Iran, about how the Islamic Revolution affected women, compulsory hijab laws, and her activism.
Pride parade in Vancouver rejects Iranian over veil float
Iranian Shawn Shirazi and his group Cirque de So Gay were denied entry to the Pride Parade in Vancouver, Canada this year because their float criticising the veil was deemed to be 'culturally [in]sens...
The Veil and Violence against Women in Islamist Societies
The ongoing battle between the Islamic authorities and women over the veil clearly reveals why it has become a symbol like no other of the violence women face under Islam and why 'improper' or 'bad' v...
What's all the fuss about the veil?
It is impossible to address the status of women under Islamic laws and defend women’s rights without addressing and denouncing the veil. And this is why the veil is the first thing that Islamists impo...
Headscarf ban turns France's Muslim women towards homeworking
Headscarf ban in French public service jobs turns many Muslim women towards self-employed e-trading.