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Southern Poverty Law Center Puts Muslim Reformer and Ex-Muslim Atheist in “Field Guide”

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In a misguided attempt to protect Muslims from bigotry and harm, the venerable Southern Poverty Law Center has gone off the rails—so say former Muslims and moderate Muslims working for reform within their own communities.  The SPLC has a long … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 4: Heina Dadabhoy

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 In a series of deeply personal and nuanced interviews, three women look back on their combined 32 years in the hijab, telling the beautiful and painful stories that inform their perspectives on the current debate. The other installments can be found here:  Part 1 (Politics … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 2: Marwa Berro

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In this four part series, three women look back on their combined 32 years in the hijab, telling the beautiful and painful stories that inform their perspectives on the current debate. The other parts can be found here:  Part 1 (Politics and … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 1: Introduction — Politics and Piety

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In the series of deeply personal interviews that follow this introduction, three women look back on their combined 32 years in the hijab, telling the beautiful and painful stories that inform their perspectives on the current debate. Marwa Berro was raised as a Lebanese Muslim.  … Continue reading

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Is the Hijab a Symbol of Diversity or a Symbol of Oppression?

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Coca-Cola’s America the Beautiful ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric. Right wing pundits jumped on the ad as a symbol that White Christian … Continue reading

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Two Stadiums Where Religion Made the World Worse

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November 9, 2008. Within a few days of each other last week, on opposite sides of the world, on opposite ends of the wealth and privilege spectrums, the faithful filled two stadiums. In  one, in Kismayo, Somalia, 1000 Muslim believers … Continue reading

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