Posts tagged "muslims"

Trump Supporter Calls For “Getting Rid” Of Muslims, The Donald Just Nods His Head

Color me utterly unsurprised that a supporter of Donald Trump — who made headlines as the chief celebrity birther — thinks President Obama is a Muslim, that Muslims are this country’s “biggest problem” and that the United States needs to “get rid of them.” And I am also not at all shocked that Trump did…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2015

French Women Protest A Ban On Burqas

The above video is from a French feminist group called Niqabitch. They’re two women in their 20s who are protesting France’s ban on burqas and niqabs by walking through the streets of Paris decked in niqabs, short-shorts and heels. The Niqabitches, one of whom is Muslim, believe that banning women from wearing traditional Muslim

Julie Gerstein / October 8, 2010

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…

Annika Harris / October 20, 2009

Saudi Women Get Designer Abayas From John Galliano, Nina Ricci And More

Despite the fact that French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed a ban on burqas in France last week, saying the body coverings imprison women, Paris held a fashion show showcasing specially made designer abayas, the black overgarments worn by some Muslim women.

Catherine Strawn / July 1, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Love Leave, Women Working Out, And Gray Hair

Next week, the Finnish Parliament will discuss whether to grant working adults one week of “love leave” a year. This proposal is aimed at helping to reduce the number of divorces (half of all Finnish marriages end in divorce — like the U.S.!) and the number of people suffering from depression. Research there has show…

Catherine Strawn / March 7, 2008