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The Real News Story

The Real News Story

By Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, State of Formation….
Here’s a news headline for you: The trial begins in Phoenix today for Faleh Hassan Almaleki, the Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter for becoming too Westernized. The prosecution’s argument goes like this: Almaleki ran over his 20 year old daughter with a Jeep Cherokee because she was abandoning their traditional Muslim values, having moved in with her boyfriend’s family.

A Yarmulke Grows in Jordan and the Hypocrisy of Moderation

A Yarmulke Grows in Jordan and the Hypocrisy of Moderation

By Nehemia Stern
We find ourselves in a political era where liberal well intentioned moderates are apologizing, and offering excuses for Islamic extremism. There are a plethora of excuses, from capitalism and imperialism, to Israeli settlements and the Jewish Lobby. In fact for Queen Rania the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one excuse that fuels extremism in the entire region (the entire region!).

Titillating Islamic Fashions

Titillating Islamic Fashions

By Heather Abraham…..
Since my first holiday to Turkey in 1996, and subsequent visits, I have noticed a continuous and substantial increase in the wearing of conservative Islamic attire (hijab). Since the advent of the Turkish Republic in 1923, Turkey has struggled to discourage public displays of this culturally influenced religious mode of expression; even going so far as to institute laws prohibiting the wearing of religious dress in government buildings. Today, the public wearing of religious garb has become a contentious issue on the Turkish political battlefield and has resulted in a significant cultural divide.