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Life after Daesh for the Women of Mosul...

Life after Daesh for the Women of Mosul...

“the group's powerful propaganda spread the idea that the customary hijab alone was not enough. If a woman really wanted to be religiously and morally committed, the niqab was the only choice.”

Five Inclusive Mosques for Women and Queers

Five Inclusive Mosques for Women and Queers

In 2015, a report titled "The Digital Islamic Services Landscape: Uncovering the Digital Islamic Services opportunity for the Middle East and the World" estimated that there…

A New Berlin Mosque Bans Women Wearing Niqab

A New Berlin Mosque Bans Women Wearing Niqab

A place that takes ibn Rushd and Goethe for its own name. The liberal mosque is located in a hall within the Protestant church of…

Between Fear and Cruelty: Egypt’s Refugees tell their Stories

Between Fear and Cruelty: Egypt’s Refugees tell their Stories

When the first wave of refugees hit the Middle East in the wake of the 1948 Israeli occupation of Palestine, Egypt was the only country…

Sex Work in Egypt: Debunking 8 Arguments Against Legalization

Sex Work in Egypt: Debunking 8 Arguments Against Legalization

They say “prostitution” is the oldest job known to mankind (really, womankind!), yet it still lacks basic rights and regulations, in light of its persistent…

Meet the 104 Activists Advocating for LGBTQ Rights in Syria

Meet the 104 Activists Advocating for LGBTQ Rights in Syria

Discussions around sexuality in the Arab world continue to formulate, reaching new platforms and ears, despite the grave obstacles