A Little Chat With Saba Ahmed, Hero Who Owned Fox News With Her American Flag Hijab

The puerile, nightmarish clown car of Republican presidential candidates has been choking on the sour, stale fumes of Islamophobia. Current frontrunner Donald Trump recently stated that he “wouldn’t be opposed” to literally creating a registry of Muslims in America, presumably so he can have a list of people to, uh, … »11/20/15 9:22am11/20/15 9:22am


This Hijab Is the Purest Shade You'll Ever See on Fox News

“We have freedom of speech, we have freedom of religion,” says Megyn Kelly, in this segment about the coalition-building impulses of an overripe pumpkin from Halloween 2007. “And we’re opening up a very dangerous door if we get the government getting to go into a religious institution and decide what amounts to hate… »11/18/15 10:10am11/18/15 10:10am

Michelle Obama's Bare Hair in Saudi Arabia Isn't a Real Controversy 

President Obama and the First Lady visited Saudi Arabia this week to pay their respects after the death of King Abdullah. Predictably, that ignited controversy: Abdullah presided over some tentative human rights reforms, but Saudia Arabia also has a brutal history of executing homosexuals, abusing migrant workers,… »1/28/15 12:10pm1/28/15 12:10pm

​Iranian Journalist Target of False Rape Smear Campaign

About five weeks ago, Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist living in London, created a Facebook page entitled My Stealthy Freedom, encouraging women to Iranian women to submit pictures of themselves without wearing their mandatory hijab. The bold page is meant to challenge the idea of compulsory traditional dress,… »6/07/14 12:30pm6/07/14 12:30pm

Muslim Woman Sues for Hijabs to Be Part of the Disney ‘Look’

Some of you may remember former Disneyland employee Imane Boudlal, who filed a discrimination complaint two years ago against the magical amusement park for saying she couldn't wear a hijab during Ramadan because the hijab, you understand, isn't part of Disney's "look." Actually, according to a Disney spokeswoman,… »8/14/12 11:00am8/14/12 11:00am

Saudi Judo Champion Will Wear Special, Ass-Kicking Hijab During Olympic Competition

Saudi judo champion Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani will wear a hijab after all when she takes part in the Olympic Judo competition. A Saudi National Olympic Committee spokeswoman said that the IOC and the International Judo Federation had settled on a version of the headscarf for Shaherkani to wear that was… »7/31/12 12:10pm7/31/12 12:10pm

Iran’s Morality Police Raids Coffee Shops, Spoils Everyone’s Hookah-Smoking Fun

The growing trend for Iranian women to wear Western fashions prompted Iran's reactionary "morality police" to raid 87 coffee shops on Saturday. Tehran police official Alireza Mehrabi explained that the coffee shops "were shut for not following Islamic values, providing hookah to women, and lacking proper licenses,"… »7/22/12 4:30pm7/22/12 4:30pm

Meet The Normal, Slightly Boring Folks Of All-American Muslim

TLC draws in viewers by offering a glimpse into the lives of unusual people. There are the Duggars, Freaky Eaters, Hoarding: Buried Alive, The Little Couple, the saving-obsessed ladies of Extreme Couponing, and, of course, the makeup-spackled youngsters of Toddlers & Tiaras. But last night, All-American Muslim »11/14/11 12:30pm11/14/11 12:30pm

Supreme Court Allows Woman To Sue Jail For Hijab Removal

In 2006, Souhair Khatib went to a jail in Orange County, California to ask for more time to complete her community service. She wound up being jailed for several hours, and deputies made her take off her hijab, though she told them it's against her religious beliefs to remove her head scarf in public. Her case was… »10/03/11 10:26pm10/03/11 10:26pm