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100 Kidnapped Girls Shown In Video; Boko Haram Offers Release In Exchange For Prisoners

One hundred kidnapped Nigerian school girls have allegedly been seen for the first time since their abduction in a video acquired by the AFP news service. The video was reportedly…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

Malala Yousafzai: Kidnapped Girls In Nigeria “Are My Sisters”

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Pakistani teen and education advocate Malala Yousafzai said the Boko Haram kidnappers in Nigeria do not understand Islam and said the 200+

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Report: Eight More Teen Girls Kidnapped From Nigerian Village By Boko Haram

Eight more girls have been kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram from the village of Warabe, Nigeria, police there said yesterday. Three weeks ago, Boko Haram…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 11:00 am

Leader Of Boko Haram Vows To Sell Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The leader of Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group responsible for kidnapping hundreds schoolgirls from their Nigerian boarding school, has vowed the girls will be sold.

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Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Nigerian Women March To Urge Government To Act On 230 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Nearly 500 women marched through Abuja, Nigeria, to press the government to the seek the release of 230 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, a group of Islamic militants,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

5 Things To Know About Nigeria’s 234 Abducted Schoolgirls

It’s been two weeks since 234 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school and they are no closer to being found. The kidnapping is believed to be orchestrated by a group…

Claire Hannum | April 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm

New Survey Illustrates What Different Countries Think About How Muslim Women Should Cover Up

Check out this interesting chart from the Pew Research Center illustrating the results of a new survey that asked respondents in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and other countries which…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Pool Accommodates Muslim Women, Fox News Frets About Sharia Law

Fox News has predictably idiotic things to say about a Midwestern swimming facility that will accommodate Muslim women by closing the pool to men for one-hour per day. SHARIA…

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Sudanese Woman Faces Flogging For Not Covering Her Hair

Amira Osman Hamed of Sudan will go to trial on September 19 and face a possible flogging sentence for refusing to cover her hair in public. Hamed, 35, is…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2013 - 7:30 pm

On Muslim Woman’s Veil Lawsuit, Judge Rules That Abercrombie Is Still Pretty Much A Giant Bully

In case people aren’t yet convinced that Abercrombie & Fitch is the Douchiest Company Ever, they’ve set out to prove it once again. In 2010, they fired Hani Khan, a…

Claire Hannum | September 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

Muslim Women In India Warned Not To Post “Selfies” On Facebook

Selfies are a plague for the modern social media account — they also pose a conundrum for how religious values correspond with technology. Recently, Islamic clerics in India have indicated…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Rolling Stone’s Article On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes It Clear Patriarchy Was At The Root Of His Problems

It has been frustrating to watch people and businesses condemn Rolling Stone magazine — where, to be clear, I personally have no editorial affiliations — for putting the Boston bombing…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm