It Took Two Whole Days for a Random Muslim to Get Assaulted in Boston

A Palestinian woman said she was assaulted while taking a late morning stroll with her baby daughter and friend by a man who accused her of being a terrorist. We thought someone would've been publicly attacked and berated for secretly planning the Boston Marathon bombings within hours of the explosions, but nope —… » 4/18/13 1:45pm 4/18/13 1:45pm

1,000 Nigerian Women Are Stuck in Saudi Arabia Airports Because They're…

Around 1,000 Nigerian women have been stranded at airports in Saudi Arabia for five days running because of a rule that says they must be accompanied by a husband or male relative while taking the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca — a trip that's pretty much mandatory for able-bodied Muslims to take at least once in… » 9/27/12 6:30pm 9/27/12 6:30pm

Menstrual Huts: A Tricky Way for Men to Ensure Ladies Don't Cheat on…

Menstrual huts are certainly useful for keeping bleeding women out of sight when they're "unclean," if that's your thing. And they're a good way for women to commune with their fellow bleeders, but it turns out they also appear to be a sneaky way for men to keep tabs on their woman and make sure she doesn't have… » 6/10/12 11:55pm 6/10/12 11:55pm

Holy Vibrators Make Sex A Religious Experience


When one thinks of a devout religious couple in bed together — as one so often does — giant, throbbing dildos and risqué lingerie aren't usually part of the picture. But that's about to change, thanks to a growing number of websites that have started selling religion-approved sex toys. These smart God-trepeneurs have… » 12/30/11 7:00pm 12/30/11 7:00pm

Woman May Be Sent To Prison For Violating French Burqa Ban

Hind Ahmas, a 32-year-old French mother, is facing two years in prison and a $42,000 fine because she refuses to accept the government's new ban on wearing the burqa or niqab in public. Ahmas was banned from her own trial yesterday because she wouldn't remove her veil, and during the proceeding she was ordered to… » 12/14/11 12:05pm 12/14/11 12:05pm

Canada Bans Muslim Women From Wearing Veils At Citizenship Ceremonies

There are already reports that France's "burqa ban" is inciting more harassment of Muslim women, and now it's giving other countries horrible ideas. Yesterday, the Canadian government announced that from now on Muslim women must take off or lift their veil when taking the oath of citizenship. We expected so much… » 12/13/11 11:50am 12/13/11 11:50am

Muslim Woman Gives The Stinkeye At Suggestion That Islam Is 'Simple To…

All-American Muslim's Nina Bazzy does not wear a hijab or abaya — she prefers her ensembles to be tight and short. She's a successful party planner, and wants to open a club, but her parents consider that to be preposterous, because she is a woman. Her mother told her that a woman needs to be home with her family;… » 12/05/11 12:30pm 12/05/11 12:30pm

The Connection Between The Hijab & Infertility

On last night's episode of All-American Muslim, we spent some time with Samira, who is struggling to conceive a child. She visited her imam — the leader of her mosque — to talk about IVF, but he had bad news, saying that if she used her husband's sperm, it would be okay, but using some other man's sperm to get… » 11/21/11 1:50pm 11/21/11 1:50pm

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

School Pulls Musical About Muslims Due To 9/11 Fearmongering

The Richland School District in Pennsylvania was planning to stage the musical Kismet in February, but switched to Oklahoma! after parents complained about performing a show about a Muslim poet so close to the anniversary of 9/11. Administrators admit there's no objectionable content in the Tony Award-winning musical,… » 9/21/11 10:40am 9/21/11 10:40am

French Burqa Ban Has Succeeded In Making Things Worse

France instituted a ban on wearing face coverings in public in April, and the first fines may be handed down this week. In the past six months, authorities have been hesitant to enforce the measure, and many police officers are simply looking the other way when they see a woman in a veil. While the ban was ostensibly… » 9/20/11 12:15pm 9/20/11 12:15pm

Malaysian Woman Not Allowed To Change Religions

In Malaysia, religious courts exist to try Muslims, while other citizens can use civil courts. This causes problems, like this one: Kamariah Ali was born a Muslim, but now follows a religion called Sky Kingdom. Under Muslim law, she faces jail for apostasy. She wants a civil court to recognize her as non-Muslim so she… » 7/20/11 12:58pm 7/20/11 12:58pm