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faineemae:

Muslim women who choose to wear the Hijab but are also Athletes of the fiercest kind.

Hijab is not a disability.

#feminism   #women's rights   #hijab   #athletes   #aports   #queue   #religion   #islam  
faineemae:

“Hoodies and Hijabs: Uncovering Injustice”Wake Forest and Salem Students, organized by Muslim peers, came together to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin and Shaima Al Awadhi. Students are calling on our community leaders to condemn hate crimes and make sure our community is a safe place for everyone.

Please re-post this picture to raise awareness about these atrocities! Let’s encourage other Universities & schools to create photographs such as this one!



*This is not meant to compare both tragedies, but to recognize them both for injustice and discrimination being carried out.

faineemae:

“Hoodies and Hijabs: Uncovering Injustice”

Wake Forest and Salem Students, organized by Muslim peers, came together to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin and Shaima Al Awadhi. Students are calling on our community leaders to condemn hate crimes and make sure our community is a safe place for everyone.


Please re-post this picture to raise awareness about these atrocities! Let’s encourage other Universities & schools to create photographs such as this one!


*This is not meant to compare both tragedies, but to recognize them both for injustice and discrimination being carried out.

(via mohandasgandhi)

#trayvon martin   #shaima al awadhi   #hoodie   #hijab   #racism   #islam   #islamaphobia  
jtotheizzoe:

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to the discovery of quasicrystals. These nonrepeating, yet ordered crystalline structures were first described by winner Dan Shechtman in 1984.
But as far back as 500 years ago, Islamic artists were using these patterns in mosque tilings. Their intricate patterns were nearly perfect quasicrystals, matching the beauty of nature in a man-made form.
(via NPR)

jtotheizzoe:

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to the discovery of quasicrystals. These nonrepeating, yet ordered crystalline structures were first described by winner Dan Shechtman in 1984.

But as far back as 500 years ago, Islamic artists were using these patterns in mosque tilings. Their intricate patterns were nearly perfect quasicrystals, matching the beauty of nature in a man-made form.

(via NPR)

(via jtotheizzoe)

#science   #art   #nobel   #chemistry   #islam   #mosque   #npr  
therecipe:

notaskingforpermission:

French women become first to stand trial for wearing niqabs
A court this week heard the first case against women for wearing the niqab – or Islamic face veil – since a ban came into force in April. One of the defendants was banned from entering the courthouse because she was still wearing the niqab.
The two women on trial were stopped in the street on 5 May near the town hall of Meaux, east of Paris. The mayor, Jean-François Copé, is an architect of the ban and head of Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling rightwing UMP party.
The women were wearing their niqabs during a demonstration against the law. They were supported by the Don’t Touch My Constitution group, which has led protests against the ban.
One of the women, Hind, who is 31 years old, was not allowed into court because she refused to remove her niqab at the request of a police officer. She offered instead to lift it for an identity check. “I can’t be present at my own trial. I’m being denied the right to express myself,” she said outside. The other woman was not present.
Under the controversial law backed by Nicolas Sarkozy, any Muslim woman wearing a face veil is now banned from all public places in France, including streets, trains, courts and school premises.
The state prosecutor requested that each woman be fined €150 (£132) and made to attend a citizenship class. The women’s lawyers argued that the law was politically motivated and “inapplicable”.
The court will give its judgment on 22 September.
(source)

France is fucked up.

You can’t fight oppression with oppression!

therecipe:

notaskingforpermission:

French women become first to stand trial for wearing niqabs

A court this week heard the first case against women for wearing the niqab – or Islamic face veil – since a ban came into force in April. One of the defendants was banned from entering the courthouse because she was still wearing the niqab.

The two women on trial were stopped in the street on 5 May near the town hall of Meaux, east of Paris. The mayor, Jean-François Copé, is an architect of the ban and head of Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling rightwing UMP party.

The women were wearing their niqabs during a demonstration against the law. They were supported by the Don’t Touch My Constitution group, which has led protests against the ban.

One of the women, Hind, who is 31 years old, was not allowed into court because she refused to remove her niqab at the request of a police officer. She offered instead to lift it for an identity check. “I can’t be present at my own trial. I’m being denied the right to express myself,” she said outside. The other woman was not present.

Under the controversial law backed by Nicolas Sarkozy, any Muslim woman wearing a face veil is now banned from all public places in France, including streets, trains, courts and school premises.

The state prosecutor requested that each woman be fined €150 (£132) and made to attend a citizenship class. The women’s lawyers argued that the law was politically motivated and “inapplicable”.

The court will give its judgment on 22 September.

(source)

France is fucked up.

You can’t fight oppression with oppression!

#french   #women   #islam   #muslim   #niqab   #oppression  

liberal-life:

A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under ‘Sharia law’ after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.

Katya Koren, 19, was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home. Friends said she liked wearing fashionable clothes and had come seventh in a beauty contest. Her battered body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared.

Police have opened a murder probe and are investigating claims that three Muslim youths killed her claiming her death was justified under Islam.  One of the three - named as 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev - is under arrest and told police she had ‘violated the laws of Sharia’. Gaziev said he had no regrets about her death because she had violated the laws of Islam.

(Via: Breaking News)

(via liberal-life-deactivated2011110)

#religion   #islam   #beauty pageant   #sharia   #ukraine   #sad  
“Then we said our goodbyes and promised we would pray for each other, but we were not sad, because we thought we were going to heaven.”

Dozens of injured devotees were rushed to hospital after the attack Umar said it was only when the police were trying to defuse his explosives and when he saw the care the doctors were giving him, that he started to realise he had been wrong.

“I am so grateful, because I have been saved from going to hell. I am in a lot of pain, but I know there are many people in hospital even more severely injured than me and I am so sorry for what I did and for what Ismail did.

“We did a very bad thing by killing children and old men and women. I now realise suicide bombing is un-Islamic. I hope people will forgive me.”

Pakistan: Teenager tells of failed suicide bomb mission (via caraobrien)

Utterly heartbreaking.

"Where I used to go to school, there were Taliban all around. One day one of them told me to go with him to become a suicide bomber, but I told him if he wanted to kill people he should do it himself, not ask children. But he kept coming back.

"He said there was no point studying. He told me that nothing was better than paradise, and that you could earn that by killing non-believers.

"The Taliban prayed all the time and read the Koran, so I thought they were good people. My heart told me to go and train with them."

#taliban   #pakistan   #islam   #religion   #children   #suicide bombers  
inherhipstheresrevolutions:

whathunter:

[Image: A woman wearing a black head covering, only her eyes are visible. Overlaid with white text that reads: “If a woman is free to show her body, why should she not be free to cover it?”]
sexyscorpio:

ohmahe:

wow! thisis a very witty post! i like it a lot

ah. this.

Brilliant. (Also I’m afraid I don’t know the types of head coverings/if there are different types/what this is called so if you reblog this and do know, feel free to fix the image description.)

 niqab* :)

inherhipstheresrevolutions:

whathunter:

[Image: A woman wearing a black head covering, only her eyes are visible. Overlaid with white text that reads: “If a woman is free to show her body, why should she not be free to cover it?”]

sexyscorpio:

ohmahe:

wow! thisis a very witty post! i like it a lot

ah. this.

Brilliant. (Also I’m afraid I don’t know the types of head coverings/if there are different types/what this is called so if you reblog this and do know, feel free to fix the image description.)

 niqab* :)

(via sluteverxxx)

aljazeera:

French face veil ban comes into force. Protests planned as controversial law banning women from wearing niqab or burqa in public is implemented.

At least two women have been detained in France while wearing Islamic  veils across their faces, after a law banning the garment in public  came into force.
Police said they were held not because of their veils but for joining an unauthorised protest against the ban.
France is the first country in Europe to publicly ban a form of dress some Muslims regard as a religious duty.
Anyone caught breaking the law will be liable to a fine of 150 euros (£133; $217) and a citizenship course.
People forcing women to wear the veil face a much larger fine and a prison sentence of up to two years.
It was not clear whether the women detained at the protest would also be fined for their veils.
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aljazeera:

French face veil ban comes into force. Protests planned as controversial law banning women from wearing niqab or burqa in public is implemented.

At least two women have been detained in France while wearing Islamic veils across their faces, after a law banning the garment in public came into force.

Police said they were held not because of their veils but for joining an unauthorised protest against the ban.

France is the first country in Europe to publicly ban a form of dress some Muslims regard as a religious duty.

Anyone caught breaking the law will be liable to a fine of 150 euros (£133; $217) and a citizenship course.

People forcing women to wear the veil face a much larger fine and a prison sentence of up to two years.

It was not clear whether the women detained at the protest would also be fined for their veils.

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#france   #islamophobia   #islam   #muslimclothing   #religion   #women   #burqa   #niqab  
elfrankenstein:

“I created this series of photos in response to Iran’s president  Ahmadinejad’s naive comments that we do not have homosexuality in Iran. I  wanted to say that we do have homosexuals and we have lots of them. My  hope was to give solace to Muslims who feel they cannot be Muslims and  homosexuals at the same time. I wanted to say that your love for God or  belief in good for humanity should not determine who you’re choosing to  love. My hope is that more people come to see that we should leave  people to make their own choices, regarding who they want to love. I  think the message of love from all of the prophets was lost, in all the  noise from the later organizers of religions and their followers. I wish  to remind people of that original intention of our belief in a higher  good.” -
SickSoakedTrance
This makes me happy beyond belief.

elfrankenstein:

“I created this series of photos in response to Iran’s president Ahmadinejad’s naive comments that we do not have homosexuality in Iran. I wanted to say that we do have homosexuals and we have lots of them. My hope was to give solace to Muslims who feel they cannot be Muslims and homosexuals at the same time. I wanted to say that your love for God or belief in good for humanity should not determine who you’re choosing to love. My hope is that more people come to see that we should leave people to make their own choices, regarding who they want to love. I think the message of love from all of the prophets was lost, in all the noise from the later organizers of religions and their followers. I wish to remind people of that original intention of our belief in a higher good.” -

SickSoakedTrance

This makes me happy beyond belief.

(via sweetcalamity-deactivated201208)

#homosexuality   #islam   #iran   #ahmadinejad   #president   #muslim  

commonunity:

“Many people who support Israel but oppose its policies feel slammed by the ‘It’s All Good! [and Palestinians Are All Bad] Faction’ if they criticize Israel, even when it’s warranted.”  by bradely burston in haaretz.

#israel   #palestine   #war   #jewish   #judaism   #islam   #religion   #usa  
mohandasgandhi:

I have a really novel idea: ending Islamophobia and racial profiling.
Could we at least try?  Why does life have to be miserable for over a billion people because a small group of individuals made a really bad decision? 

mohandasgandhi:

I have a really novel idea: ending Islamophobia and racial profiling.

Could we at least try?  Why does life have to be miserable for over a billion people because a small group of individuals made a really bad decision? 

#islamophobia   #islam   #muslim  

stfuislamophobes:

thefeministhub:

With one of the largest Muslim student populations in the country, last March George Washington University set aside one hour per week that the pool would only be open to women. The decision was an attempt to allow Muslim female students a chance to swim without breaking Islam’s rules about modesty. For one hour a week, a tarp hides the pool from onlookers and a female lifeguard is on duty. But recently, fears of “creeping Sharia” — the idea that Muslim custom is slowly taking over American life — has raised an online hell storm over the all-female swim-hour.

This is a situation where a school has decided to allow Muslim women, a demographic whose gender and religion means their participation in sports is relatively low, to be physically active and take advantage of the facilities that every other student is free to use, and which their tuition already pays for. One hour a week is not a big inconvenience to anyone, and for a small group of women, it means the ability to swim. “Although I wouldn’t really mind, it would be satisfying to me religiously to swim only with girls,” a Muslim student told the GW Hatchet, who had given up her swim regimen when she arrived at George Washington.

Of course, the irrational frenzy on the Internet can’t understand why normal Americans are being forced to change their lifestyle to accommodate someone else — something our country has been doing for religious minorities for centuries. Under pressure, George Washington University is reconsidering the policy — meaning a kind and sensible policy, despite campus support, could be derailed by the intolerance of people carrying the torch of anti-Muslim intolerance. Seriously, flip their logic around and you’re arguing that in accordance with “our ways,” we should force women either to disregard their religion and expose their bodies to men, or not exercise. That sounds like an oppressive environment for Muslim women and no one else.

Petition on linked piece.

It would be wonderful if you signed the petition.

This is a great idea! An hour a week doesn’t seem like enough though. 

(via rightsandhumanity)

#muslim   #islam   #religion   #women's rights   #protection   #university   #swimming   #modesty  

vegancoffeehouse:

thegirlwhodidntliveuptohername:

Holy shit this is powerful.

The final image is the most perturbing and relevant. Islamophobia does more damage than terrorism. 

(via violetvioletviolet)