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Muslim Beauty Pageant Contestant Katya Koren Stoned To Death

Katya Koren, a 19-year-old contestant in the Miss Ukraine beauty pageant, was found stoned to death in a forest this week. Police are not clear on who killed her, but…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2011 - 10:20 am

Saudi Women Plan Major Protest Of Driving Ban On June 17

On June 17, women in Saudi Arabia are planning a protest of the country’s ban on women drivers en masse by getting behind the wheel. Women in Saudi Arabia are…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2011 - 2:40 pm

France’s Ban On Face-Covering Muslim Veils Goes Into Effect

France’s ban on face-covering Muslim veils, like the niqab and the burqa, took effect yesterday. French citizens and tourists alike will be fined $215 for covering their faces in public…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Hijab-Wearing Muslim Girl In NY Assaulted By A Classmate

A Muslim girl on Staten Island in New York was shoved, punched, kicked and had her hijab (headscarf) nearly pulled off by a 12-year-old classmate, , reportedly because of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Al Qaeda Launches A Jihad Cosmo-Esque Magazine

What do the fashionable jihadists of the world read? Why, Al Qaeda’s “Cosmo-style” (that’s Fashionista’s words, not ours) ladymag Al-Shamikha, which means “majestic woman.” The glossy 30-page magazine boasts interviews…

Julie Gerstein | March 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Harry Potter” Actress Brother Guilty Of Assault Over “Non-Muslim” Dating

The brother of “Harry Potter” actress Afshan Azad, 22, who played Padma Patil in the series, has pled guilty to assaulting her at the family’s Manchester, England, home when he…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Husbands Can Hit Wives As Long As They Don’t Leave Marks, UAE Court Rules

Good news, domestic abusers! An Islamic court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled a husband or father can “discipline” his wife and children as long as he does not…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2010 - 4:50 pm

French Lady Not Sorry For Her “Burqa Rage” And Ripping The Veil Off A Muslim Woman

“Burqa rage.” Never heard of it before? Me neither. Women being forced to wear burqas does makes me upset. But a 63-year-old French woman, known only as Marlene, took things…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Disneyland Says Muslim Woman Has To Wear A Disney-Designed Veil

A University of Illinois student recruited for an internship at Disneyland has been told she is allowed to wear a hijab veil for her job, but it must be…

Jessica Wakeman | September 30, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Princess Hijab, The French Graffiti Artist Who Draws Burqas On Subway Ads

This short film follows Princess Hijab, a graffiti artist who skulks around the Parisian subway system, scribbling burqas on commercial advertising with a black Sharpie. The Princess appears…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Peace Activists Plan “Wear A Hijab” Day On 9/11

As a counter protest to the Koran-burning in Florida, peace activist Charell Charlie of California is planning a “Wear A Hijab” event at The Grove in Los Angeles. She…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Disneyland Says No Muslim Veil During Work

A hostess for a Disneyland Resort restaurant has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after she was told she could not wear a head-covering Muslim veil,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Roxana Shirazi, Author Of “The Last Living Slut: Born In Iran, Bred Backstage”

A chat with Roxana Shirazi is a delight. She’s thoughtful, articulate and you just want to steal that lovely, soft-spoken British accent out of her throat and run off with…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Bus Driver Refuses Women Wearing Islamic Veils

A 22-year-old Muslim student was refused a bus ride into London because she was wearing a niqab, which is a face-covering veil. The woman and a friend, who was…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Iran Bans The Mullet 30 Years Too Late

Well, it’s official, folks, The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has declared our favorite ironic hairstyle, the mullet, illegal. But not because it’s a heinous fashion violation—it’s considered…

Ami Angelowicz | July 13, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: French Muslim Woman Fined For Driving While Veiled

A French Muslim woman received a $29 fine from police in Nantes, France, for wearing a veil while driving a car. Police say the body-covering veil — called a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Quebec Considers Restrictions For Women With Face-Covering Muslim Veils

Quebec Premier Jean Charest has introduced legislation that would forbid Muslim women from giving or receiving public services while wearing a niqab, or a face-covering veil. Charest said that…

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Clothing Company Makes Islam Hipster-Friendly

Those “Jesus is My Homeboy” T-shirts had their moment. Now taking the spotlight in hip/ironic religious wear (who knew such a market existed?) is a company called Styleislam, which produces…

Leonora Epstein | March 22, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Muslim Women Protest At Sex-Segregated Mosque

A group of Muslim women at the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., risked arrest on Sunday when they staged a “pray-in” in the main area of the mosque, which is…

Jessica Wakeman | March 9, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Pakistan Unveils First Government-OK’d Fashion Week

While celebs were drinking champagne at the tents and showing up pants-less to the shows during New York Fashion Week, something more political (but no less glam) was going on…

Leonora Epstein | February 22, 2010 - 1:40 pm