Two weeks ago, Pauline Hanson, leader of the right-wing One Nation party, walked into the Australian Senate wearing a black burqa to protest Islamic face veils in Australia. The move was instantly condemned by political leaders, media pundits, and celebrities. Now, a female Arab scholar is hitting back on critics, saying the face veil is […]
Andy Ngo is a graduate student in political science at Portland State University, studying Islamism and its intersection with women’s issues. Follow him on Twitter here.
A pro-LGBT and feminist Muslim organization says it was expelled from tabling at the annual Islamic Society of North America convention earlier this month where self-proclaimed LGBT ally Linda Sarsour headlined as a keynote speaker. “We’re really sick and tired of the hypocrisy of them (ISNA) claiming to be LGBT allies,” said Ani Zonneveld, founder […]