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.
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'".
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).
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.
Following the announcement that the ban against women in stadiums would stay in tact, two Friday imams have called for Iranians to pursue “religious and revolutionary values” in their daily lives.
“The idea of letting women to go to sport stadiums to watch matches has many immoral and negative social consequences,” said Hassan Mosleh during his sermon in Borazjan, Bushehr province, on Friday, 17 April.
On 24th April 2015, TEDxExter will be happening, with the theme "Taking the Long View". During the morning connections on "Global Connection", WLUML Board member Karima Bennoune will be appearing via video at 12.19pm BST, giving a follow-up to last year's talk, "When People of Muslim Heritage Challenge Fundamentalism." Also of interest to WLUML will be Chetan Bhatt's talk about origin myths and fundamentalisms, given at 11.59am BST.
All music was banned in northern Mali in 2012 by Islamist militants. But musicians such as Khaira Arby refused to accept it. The last two years have seen a collective of musicians taking Mali's rich musical heritage on a grand Caravan of Peace – an offshoot of Mali's famous Festival in the Desert. Created to celebrate Music Freedom Day, this short film is a companion to the feature length documentary They Will Have to Kill us First. Can the musicians of Mali rescue their music in exile?
Last August, the world watched in horror as the extremist armed group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, attacked Iraq’s Yezidi community. Thousands fled without food or water into the nearby Sinjar mountains, but ISIS fighters waylaid many, executing men and abducting thousands of people, mainly women and children. Rumors of forced marriage and enslavement of Yezidi girls and women swirled, and were later confirmed as a trickle of women and girls – now numbering into the hundreds – escaped. Human Rights Watch researchers Samer Muscati andRothna Begum interviewed 20 of these women and girls and shared their findings with Amy Braunschweiger.