Women are now being trained as “qazis,” or Islamic judges who rule over marriage, divorce, and other relationship issues in India, allowing Indian brides to find justice within the Muslim community. The female qazis, unlike male qazis, listen to both individuals that are involved in the relationship and provide women information regarding their legal rights. […]
New Zealand Terrorist Attack Leads to Calls for Stricter Gun Regulation
Last Friday 50 people were killed and dozens injured at two mosques in a New Zealand terrorist attack. The shooting, which targetted Christchurch’s small Muslim community, was the deadliest shooting in New Zealand’s history and has led to increased calls for stricter gun laws in New Zealand. In response to this, multiple online and storefront […]
Trump Administration Issues Indefinite Travel Ban
On September 24 the Trump administration announced its latest version of the travel ban. In the newest form of the administration’s already controversial travel ban, there are new constraints on travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen on entering the United States.
Minnesota Elects First-Ever Somali American Lawmaker
This Tuesday, Ilhan Omar became the first Somali American legislator, winning a seat in the Minnesota House.
Burkini Ban Suspended by a Top French Court
A top French court today suspended the controversial burkini ban in a test case brought by a human rights group against a small beach town near Nice.
Virginity Tests: Time to Let Gender Out of Revolution’s Closet
There is no doubt that the recent revolution in Egypt got the wheels of the Arab Spring rolling. But just as quickly as women flooded the corners of Tahrir Square and the streets of Cairo in the hopes of a democratic Egypt, their voices were sidelined. This is not uncommon. Even in conservative countries, we […]