Posts tagged islam.


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

Hijab is not a disability.


Penalties in Muslim Countries/Areas for Being a Gay Male, or for Engaging in Male-Male Sex (from the Economist)

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“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.

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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)

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#science  #art  #nobel  #chemistry  #islam  #mosque  #npr  
  October 08, 2011 at 01:50pm
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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.


France is fucked up.

You can’t fight oppression with oppression!

  June 20, 2011 at 12:44pm

Muslim girl, 19, stoned to death after taking part in beauty contest


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)

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  May 30, 2011 at 02:40pm

“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."



[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?”]



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* :)

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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.