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Activist Arrested For Protesting Anti-Muslim Ad Speaks Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

Mona Eltahawy meets me in Harlem at one of her favorite bars, the place she goes to watch and enthusiastically live-tweet soccer matches. We sit outsi...

On the Savage Ad and Western Values

Sara Khorshid | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Sara Khorshid

One of the classic questions that I often encounter as a Muslim and Egyptian is whether my religion is "compatible" with democracy and human rights.

Wouldn't You Deface A Racist Ad?

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

I could imagine walking through the subways of New York City seeing these racist ads, and Mona's actions seem to strike at the very real and raw reaction we should all have towards hate.

Anti-Muslim Posters Prompt MTA To Develop Policy For Religious Ads

Posted 09.28.2012 | New York

Following the controversy over a series of anti-jihad subway posters that appeared in subway stations on Monday, the MTA has announced a new plan to a...

WATCH: Egyptian-American Journalist Arrested For Spray Painting Anti-Jihad Subway Poster

Posted 09.27.2012 | New York

An Egyptian-American journalist was arrested in New York Tuesday for spray-painting over one of the controversial anti-Jihad subway posters produced b...

Blogs Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Ming Holden | Posted 09.24.2012 | Media
Ming Holden

Woe betide the generation experiencing the same risks as the one preceding! Who wants the adolescence their parents had, with the very same cultural trends and limitations? No one, and that's the entire Kevin Bacon Footloose-ing point.

From One Arab Man to Mona Eltahawy: Thank You!

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The problem with the Arab Spring has been so far its focus on political affairs. While important, there will be no Arab revolution without a shift in cultural paradigms, and this is only possible when people like Eltahawy take the lead and provoke.

Uniting on the War Against Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

Karen Teegarden and Desiree Jordan were alarmed by the rapid erosion of women's rights. They created a Facebook page called United Against the War Against Women, with the theory if they built it women would come.

Does Radical Feminism Advance Arab Women's Rights?

Sahar Aziz | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

By failing to cover the courageous efforts of the millions of women leaders who incrementally chip away at patriarchy, Western media exacerbates the underlying problem -- the objectification and infantilization of Arab and Muslim women.

Do Arabs Really 'Hate' Women? The Problem With Native Informants

Monica L. Marks | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Monica L. Marks

Mona Eltahawy's fault lies in extrapolating broad cultural judgments from context-specific abuses.

The Movers Of Egypt's Revolution

Posted 01.25.2012 | World

Thousands of Egyptians gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of the country's revolution. On January 25, 2...

From NYC to Nairobi to Cairo: A Woman's Journey to Help Save a Friend In Prison

Rachel P. Goldstein | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Rachel P. Goldstein

A dual citizen of Egypt and the U.S., Jehane has been living in Cairo for the last few years making a film and chronicling the intensity of her country. Needless to say, she stops at nothing to uncover the truth.

Journalist Detained, Beaten, Sexually Assaulted In Egypt

Posted 11.24.2011 | World

Mona Eltahawy, a prominent U.S.-based Egyptian journalist, reported that she was detained, beaten, and sexually assaulted by Egyptian security forces ...

Help Us Pick the World Game Changers of 2011

Posted 10.18.2011 | World

HuffPost's Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under th...

The Monzur Revolution

David Suissa | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
David Suissa

It's not as if we in the Western world have been kept in the dark about the abuse of women in Muslim societies. No one has gouged our eyes out; we have closed them ourselves.

Personal Democracy Forum 2011 -- Agents of Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

When dictators understand the power of social and mobile, they move toward controlling it or shutting it down. There was hearty agreement that access to the Internet should be an "international right."

Miral Screens at the United Nations General Assembly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Schnabel's film does not instigate a new critique. Rather, continues a discourse in Israel with intellectuals and writers like David Grossman, Amos Oz, and Yehuda Amichai.