Iranian Actress May Face Public Flogging for Peck On the Cheek At Cannes

Iranian actress Leila Hatami has come under fire from Hizbullah Students, a student organization with ties to Iran's revolutionary guard, for kissing Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Festival. While Hatami's behavior was decried by Islamic Republic officials, Hizbullah Students has gone further, filing a report… » 5/23/14 6:30pm 5/23/14 6:30pm

'Muslim Hipsters' Music Video Ignites Debate

Mipsterz, which is a loose group of self-proclaimed "Muslim hipsters," has released a video entitled "Somewhere In America." It shows several Muslim young women, all in hijabs, doing a variety of activities: skateboarding, posing, laughing, biking, fencing, listening to music in the woods, etc., set to a soundtrack… » 12/03/13 6:20pm 12/03/13 6:20pm

New Dumb Theory: Huma Stays With Anthony Weiner Because Islam

There sure have been a lot of newly minted Islam experts popping up in the past week — and in the places you'd least expect them. Fox News, the woman at the New York Times whose classical Greek references have devolved from incisive to dodderingly inscrutable, and several typically myopic conservative news outlets… » 7/29/13 3:10pm 7/29/13 3:10pm

If You Hate Ladies & Are Scared of Muslims, You'll Love North Carolina

The latest state to hop on the nutty abortion law train is North Carolina, where the Senate just passed an anti-sharia law with a twist that not even the wiliest M. Night Shyamalan buff could have seen coming: an out-of-left field amendment that would basically ban abortion in the state. In the state legislature,… » 7/03/13 11:20am 7/03/13 11:20am

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… » 6/26/13 1:40pm 6/26/13 1:40pm

Iranian Cleric Blames Impending Earthquake on Women’s Clothes

A prominent cleric in Iran has warned his fellow countrymen that if there’s an earthquake a comin’, it’s probably because of women who wear “revealing” dresses, since, as geologists have known for years now, earthquakes are nothing more than the deep belly laughter of the Earth as she laughs in utter frustration at… » 5/06/13 10:00am 5/06/13 10:00am

Saudi Arabia Deports Hot Guys, Just Makes Us Talk About Them More

Yeah, you read the headline right. A group of men was deported from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates because their chiseled features and perfectly coifed hair was deemed "too handsome." The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices was reported to have feared that female visitors of the… » 4/17/13 6:20pm 4/17/13 6:20pm

Does FEMEN Believe Muslim Feminists Are a Thing?

FEMEN, the Ukrainian feminist group that's been grabbing headlines for their topless protesting, has used their naked bodies as billboards for messages against the patriarchy, religion, and political suppression. While Russia's Vladmir Putin smirks at them from behind security guards, in predominantly Muslim… » 4/09/13 7:00pm 4/09/13 7:00pm

Muslim Women Shockingly Not Grateful for Topless European Ladies Trying…

FEMEN, the "sextremist" feminist group known for staging topless protests, declared yesterday "International Topless Jihad Day" in solidarity with Amina Tyler, a 19 year old Tunisian activist who had received death threats after posting topless pictures of herself to Femen's Tunisian Facebook page. She had written… » 4/05/13 1:10pm 4/05/13 1:10pm

Saudi Cleric Proposed Putting Burkas on Baby Girls and Everyone…

In a video apparently dating back to last year, a Saudi cleric offered viewers a brief glimpse into his fetid imagination when he called for baby girls to be fully covered. With burkas. To prevent sexual molestation. Go ahead, take a moment to wonder whether or not you've wandered into a bad episode of Farscape. Now,… » 2/03/13 4:15pm 2/03/13 4:15pm

Iranian Discus Thrower Refuses to Shake Kate Middleton’s Hand at the…

When Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess of the Great Commonwealth of Shinylocks and Prime Minister of Party Favors was doling out medals for men's discus at last night's installment of London's Paralympics, second-place finisher Mehrdad Karam Zadeh refrained from shaking the Duchess' hand, which… » 9/03/12 9:15pm 9/03/12 9:15pm