Don’t fall for the whole, “I’m Arab, so I understand Islam better” or “I’m from a Muslim country, so you will never have a true understanding of Islam” trick.
When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media — and to choose empathy over prejudice.
A new smartphone app is helping young Iranians avoid Tehran’s morality police, who have become notorious for harassing anyone whose dress or public behavior doesn’t adhere to strict Islamic standards. Continue reading New App Helps Iranian Women Avoid The Morality Police