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Edited by Algerian sociologist and WLUML founder, Marieme Hélie-Lucas, this bumper dossier brings you papers by over 15 contributors, including Karima Bennoune: The Law of the Republic Versus the ‘Law of the Brothers': A story of France’s law banning religious symbols in public; Pragna Patel: Cohesion, Multi-Faithism and the Erosion of Secular Spaces in the UK: Implications for the human rights of minority women; and Gita Sahgal: ‘The Question Asked by Satan’: Doubt, dissent and discrimination in 21st-century Britain

By Zainab SalbiNov 17 2015

According to Edward Lorenz’s chaos theory, the butterfly effect is defined as the “sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.”Well, you may ask what does that have to do with ISIS and women in the Middle East. Consider ISIS as the small change that is impacting the larger system of how women live their lives in profound and turbulent ways.

Originially published on, adapted and republished for WLUML with the consent of Maryam Namazie.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) strongly condemns the terrorist attacks that have taken place in the name of “Islam” in the past weeks.

We mourn our dead in Paris and stand in solidarity with the people of France.

 Originally published on "Peace is Loud" website: here 

Position statement given by Muslim for Progressive Values regarding the way anti-apostasy and anti-blasphemy laws  are used to authorize state actors to discriminate religious or ethnic minorities providing justification for violence and hate.

By Karima Bennoune

This video is the follow-up talk to my TEDx talk from last year, which includes the stories of our friend Cherifa Kheddar's arrest in Algiers last March 8, and of the passing of Amel Zenoune's mother (the murdered Algerian law student from my last talk). It also includes my thoughts on "ISIS", expressed in my poem "Why I Hate 'Islamic State'".

WLUML condemns the backlash faced by Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender, Sharmila Seyyid, and calls for her security and freedom to be guaranteed.
In November 2012, Ms.

26/05/15 -  Source: Daily News

Reda el-Fouly, une danseuse égyptienne qui se fait connaître sous le nom de Salma Foly, a été arrêtée pour "incitation à la débauche", rapporte l'agence de presse AP. Les autorités lui reprochent une danse un peu trop suggestive dans un clip de son petit ami intitulé "Sib Eddi" ("Bas les pattes", en français).

Sun May 10, 2015

KABUL | By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati

Powerful religious leaders in Afghanistan are growing uneasy about the challenge to their authority posed by rare civil rights protests in Kabul and widespread anger over the lynching of a young woman wrongly accused of burning a Koran.

Updated at 10:40 a.m. ET on 2015-04-30

Sharia police in Indonesia’s westernmost province, Aceh, have begun educating the public about a broadening of the Islamic penal code set to go into effect in October this year.

Behaviors punishable under the new regulations – known as Qanun Jinayat – include adultery, rape, sexual harassment, homosexual acts, and falsely accusing others of adultery.

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