​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 12:30pm 6/07/14 12:30pm

A Hijab Doesn't Automatically Make a Woman Into a Symbol

In the post 9/11 world, where everyone loves to fall back on a clash of the civilizations explanation for Why We Don't Get Along with "The Muslim World," one group of people tend to get a lot of attention in the midst of the cultural debate: veiled women. They have become the focal point of countless debates on Islam,… » 6/26/13 1:40pm 6/26/13 1:40pm

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 11:00am 8/14/12 11:00am

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

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 12:10pm 7/31/12 12:10pm

Iran’s Morality Police Raids Coffee Shops, Spoils Everyone’s…

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 4:30pm 7/22/12 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 12:30pm 11/14/11 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 10:26pm 10/03/11 10:26pm