Tag: BAN

Opinion 10 Min Read

French anti-Muslim sentiment stripped bare with abaya ban

A key example of the dangers of liberal and secular thinking: forcing women to reduce their modesty and arguing that it is empowering.

Current Affairs Featured Islamic Thought Opinion Propagation Women 13 Min Read

Women’s Rights: Europe Needs to Take a Look in the Mirror

Europe has lost moral legitimacy when it comes to women’s rights, argues Dr. Izzadeen Chowdhury, amidst the racist stereotypes of women in Afghanistan.

Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics Propagation 6 Min Read

Switzerland Edges Towards Niqab Ban Absurdity

Switzerland are spending the equivalent of 300,000 Swiss Francs for every Muslim woman who wears the niqab, in order to ban it.

Current Affairs Europe Featured Opinion Politics Turkey 12 Min Read

Europe’s Problem With Turkey

As if the Netherlands’ juvenile decision to bar Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from entering the country were not enough of a slump of its boisterous championing of freedom of speech and democracy, it went on to expel Turkey’s Diplomat, Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya back to Germany, declaring the female

America Current Affairs Featured Opinion Politics US 7 Min Read

Trump isn’t the problem. America is.

It is heartening to see some American people standing with Muslims and against Donald Trump and his policies. Hopefully something productive will come of the protests and civil actions. However, Muslims around the world should be under no illusions about the direction American society has taken and will continue go

Featured Islamic Thought Latest Islamic Opinion Politics Propagation Women 11 Min Read

The Stupidity of Comparing Hijab to Pole Dancing

The Politics of Hijāb The hijāb is a concept which goes beyond the sublunary. It connects to the spiritual by obliterating worldly expectations in favour of conformity to that which is most pleasing to Allāh, Most High. It is, for many Muslim women, attuned to their faith, a source of

Current Affairs Europe Featured France Opinion Politics 25 Min Read

“Burkini” – A Look at Modernity’s Domination and Control

I have been avoiding the “burkini” debacle for a while as I have posted on the topic of veiling and the French colonialist fetish for denuding women before. But as France continues to embarrass itself by bullying women into stripping in a public spectacle, red herrings about Islam, women and

The Burkini Ban Shows Our Power

I’m glad they banned the burkini – now the world sees what stupidity we have to put up with Many have been talking about the infuriating images we have seen of armed French police forcing a Muslim woman to strip to her undergarments on a beach in front of sun-bathers

Asia China counter terrorism Current Affairs Featured Politics 19 Min Read

How China Banned Ramadan

How China Banned Ramadan - Beijing’s PREVENT Strategy Today, there can be little doubt that Islam and its symbols are under attack all over the world. Islam and Muslims are being demonised, their persecution legalised, the spilling of their blood is justified, and in some parts of the world, the very worship