To women in Paris, New York, Brussels, London – or Ottawa on “Hijab day” – who lawfully claim the freedom to wear the burqa or the niqab, I would say: Think very carefully, not only about your individual rights, in … Continue reading
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Few stories could be more heartbreaking than the story of Lisa Borch, the tragically misguided teen from Denmark, victimized for years by Muslim men twice her age, abused, manipulated, brainwashed and ultimately programmed to kill. The story of two victims … Continue reading
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As French soldiers are in the midst of a fairly large military intervention in Mali against the AQMI terrorists (an Islamic movement linked to Al-Qaida), a controversial poll has been published recently in French newspapers.
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Dana Bakdounis; breaking free from the confines of the chrysalis. Giving a voice and a face to the uprising of women in the Arab world:
I recently had an interesting conversation with a Muslim woman who vehemently defended the right of women to wear the burqa or niqab freely and without any restriction. This is a highly debated topic in many modern societies, particularly in … Continue reading
Sadly, every day brings us its lot of tragic news from the Muslim world.
How can one still take UN decisions seriously?
. . . . . . .Above: “Stop the oppression of women in the Islamic World” International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) A few months ago I wrote a letter to CBC host Matt Galloway regarding his interview of Farzana … Continue reading
. . . . . . Above: Woman in chador overlooking the Bosphorus from the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. (Michel Botman Photography, June 2009) The contrast between the dark clothing and the luminous landscape inspired a short piece about the Islamic … Continue reading
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