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Language 101 for Mona Eltahawy (On the Burqa Ban Debate in France) By Imam Afroz Ali

April 13, 2011 by


The recent burqa ban in France has stirred quite a bit of heavy debate in the mainstream media. One of the more interesting debates was between MuslimMatters Blogger Hebah Ahmed and journalist Mona Eltahawy. Eltahawy supports the burqa ban on the grounds that its a representation of right wing Islamic ideology. To put it lightly, […]

The Real Takin’ It to the Streets

October 19, 2010 by


West Bank on the Left Bank Stoked by President Sarkozy’s refusal to back down on pension reform, France’s discontents are on the rise and taking to the streets.   Over the last three weeks, millions of French citizens have taken to the streets to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reform plan. The reform plan, which includes […]

Tracking Responses to the Global Financial Crisis – Update: Saturday October 2nd

October 2, 2010 by


Introduction I’ve decided to do a weekly update entitled “Tracking the Global Financial Crisis” in order to track how states and non-state actors are reacting to the current global financial crisis. A birds eye perspective is needed as economies are inextricably linked through a global banking and business system. How one part of the world […]