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Sophisticated 'Sex and the City 2' Takes on the World

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Taylor Marsh

The reactions to Sex and the City 2 so far have been perfectly predictable. How could it be otherwise in a country that doesn't like to see women age,...

China, Syria, Censorship

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The bad news is that, unlike China or even Iran, countries like Syria are tightening their grip and getting away with it, or rather receiving world praise for a presumed effort to achieve peace with Israel.

I See Belgium, I See France: I See the Burqa's Last Dance

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

For some governments, banning burqas about placing a legal element of moderation on public dress. Worldwide today, total nudity is usually illegal, these governments are simply saying that the other extreme is also not acceptable.

Poetic Justice in a Pint Sized Pistol: Hissa Hillal, Live! from The Land of Invisible Women

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

This is why Hissa Hillal's poetry is such a colossal cultural moment: not merely because one Saudi woman has had the courage to speak out, but because of the cascading, tumultuous conversation this will certainly uncork. Like a gathering storm, a cloudburst of cultural rebellion is mounting.

Saudi Female Poet Whose Verse Inflames And Inspires

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

It is her blistering poetry - recited while dressed in a traditional head-to-toe abaya cloak and broadcast on traditional Arabic television - that is ...

Should the French Veil Ban Concern the West?

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jehan S. Harney

In order for us to win the battle against radical Islam we must not compromise our values as a result of few militant Muslims' manipulation of religion or use of the burqa and niqab as a cover to commit crimes.

Muslim Woman Expelled From School In Veil Dispute

pewforum.org | Religion News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A Muslim woman has filed a human rights complaint after she was expelled from a Canadian college for refusing to remove her face veil....

Ambassador Discovers Bride Is Bearded, Cross-Eyed Behind Veil

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Arab ambassador in Dubai has had his marriage annulled after discovering that his bride, behind her veil, was bearded and cross-eyed. The couple h...

Man Denied French Citizenship Because Wife Wears Veil

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Moroccan man has been denied French citizenship because he demanded his French wife wear a full-face Islamic veil, Reuters reports. "It emerged d...

French Call For Veil Ban In Public Buildings

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A parliamentary panel will recommend on Tuesday that France ban face-covering Muslim veils in public locations such as hospitals and sch...

A Veiled Movement for Women's Rights Sweeps Iran

Nasim Novin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nasim Novin

In an unprecedented show of support for women's rights, Iranian men have posted photos of themselves wearing the head covering typically worn by Muslim women.

Egypt Plans To Ban Full Veils

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab....

Wailing Over Veiling

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

My personal likes and dislikes do not offer a sufficient raison de'etre to unveil anyone. And neither do yours.