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Myanmar Passes Bill to Prevent Buddhist Women from Marrying Muslims

Myanmar’s parliament has passed a controversial measure that will make it much harder for Buddhist women to marry non-Buddhist men. The “Buddhist Women’s Special Marriage Bill” is one of several bills passed to protect “race and religion”; Human Rights Watch says they’re backed by extremist Buddhist monks and meant to… » 7/08/15 8:45pm 7/08/15 8:45pm

Hundreds of Lawyers Defend Moroccan Women Arrested Over Tight Outfits

Two Moroccan women, aged 19 and 23, are on trial for dressing indecently and have found themselves with more representation than they can possibly handle. After being arrested for “gross indecency” for “too tight” dresses in June, the women have become controversial figures in the community, with their arrests… » 7/07/15 3:00pm 7/07/15 3:00pm

Pamela Geller: Our Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit Went Great

Founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and all-person Islam-hater Pamela Geller seems—dare we say it—pretty pleased that two lunatics came to the AFDI’s “Draw Muhammad” cartoon exhibition and shot a security guard before being killed by police. In interviews and on her blog, Geller says the violence proves… » 5/05/15 1:20pm 5/05/15 1:20pm

After Shooting, Anti-Islam Blogger Pam Geller Declares 'This is War'

As a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Texas came to an end Sunday night, two men opened fire on a security guard standing outside. They were then killed by police. The event was hosted by an anti-Islam group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative. In the moments after the shooting, Pamela Geller, the group’s… » 5/04/15 4:00pm 5/04/15 4:00pm

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