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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 in Pakistan.

Just wrapping up its first government-approved Fashion Week, the event aimed to give the country a new image. This is a… More »


Today’s Lady News: France May Not Ban The Burqa After All

A committee in France’s Parliament will stop short of recommending a ban on Muslim women wearing burqas at all places in France. Instead, the committee will only suggest body-covering veils be banned in public facilities, like on public transport or in hospitals. Muslim students have already been banned from wearing headscarves in the classroom… More »


When In Rome: Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi “Parties” With 200 Italian Women

When Muammar Gaddafi went to speak at the U.N. General Assembly in September, he drew controversy — he was protested, shut out of local housing, and his nearly two-hour speech was disparaged in the news. But the Libyan leader may have found a new way to speak his message to the people.

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Muslim Conservatives In Malaysia Are Not So Crazy In Love With Beyonce

Beyonce has postponed an Oct. 25 performance in Malaysia after Muslim conservatives in that country accused her show of being “immoral.” The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, Malaysia’s largest opposition group, has called for the cancellation of the show because they say it would promote “Western sexy performances.” A statement released by Marctensia entertainment company says the… More »


Malaysian Muslims Blacklist Beyonce. Other Stars Who’ve Been Banned For Religious Reasons.

In 2007, Beyoncéwas forced to cancel a concert in Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country, because the fundamentalist Pan Malaysian Islamic Party is “against western entertainment that promotes hedonism.” Now that she’s scheduled to play there on October 25, uber-religious folks are up in arms again and working hard to get her banned. See, in Malaysia,… More »


Dubai Company Creates Cosmetic Line For Muslim Women

There are many reasons why women look for cosmetics without this or that—maybe they’re vegans or maybe they’re very eco-conscious. Another reason? Religion.

For Muslim women, there’s apparently been a gap in the market, due to the lack of non-halal makeup. (Halal refers to the law forbidding, among other things, certain pork and… More »


Quickies!: Kiss Off!

Gene Simmons is pissed off that Kiss isn’t on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [Perez Hilton]
People’s managing editor addresses the New York Times article about Angelina Jolie’s well orchestrated image, and denies making any promises for positive coverage. [Just Jared]
Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and has changed… More »


Big, Big Love: One Man, 86 Wives

While three sister wives may seem like one big, happy family on Big Love, try having 86! Mohammed Bello Abubakar, an 84-year-old Muslim preacher in Nigeria, has married more women than years he’s been alive and most of his wives are, surprisingly, in their twenties. Can you imagine trying to feed the 170 children he’s… More »


Egypt’s First Female “Maazun”

Egypt has appointed its first female official to certify marriages and divorces. Amal Soliman applied for the “maazun” position because it would allow her to work close to her home and three children, not because she wanted to start a debate, which she has. “It is wrong to have a woman in this position,” one… More »


Star Couplings: It’s Raining Babies!

Mazel tov shout outs to Christina Aguilera (and hubby Jordan Bratman) and Nicole Richie (and boyfriend Joel Madden), both of whom gave birth this weekend. Christina named her son Max Liron (which roughly translates to “My Greatest Song” in Hebrew), while Nicole and Joel came up with the totally awesome name of Harlow Winter Kate… More »


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