23August2017

For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures

Culture and Belief 12. For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures — Ali Asani (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)

The burqa is a war on women

A bizarre form of political correctness is preventing us from an open discussion about what is, in fact, female subjugation. It would seem there are some things in Australia we are not allowed to discuss. A ban on the burqa is clearly one of [...]

Johann Hari: Islamists, their victims, and hypocrisy

On the day we allowed two al-Qa’ida members to remain, two other young people waited for the police to see them, and hand them over to men who will kill them Should Britain be giving refuge to Islamic fundamentalists, while sending the [...]

Education for Muslim girls important and mandatory: Fatwa

With reference to the earlier article “Stop meddling in our lives and stick to praying“, a new fatwa stating that “Education for Muslim girls important and mandatory” After fatwas by Darul Uloom Deoband that it was un-Islamic [...]

Stop meddling in our lives and stick to praying

Prominent women have slammed as “retrograde” and “interfering” the fatwa issued by the Darul Uloom of Deoband against women going to work alongside men. Reacting strongly to the decree, Anhad founder and social activist [...]

India – 3 rationalists arrested for insulting islam

Violent protest led to arrest of three rationalists in controversy over a book with Rushdie and Taslima texts Matcha Laxmaiah, a poet, rationalist and civil rights activist in Andhra Pradesh, who is well known under the pen-name Kratikar, [...]