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Is Islam a Feminist Religion?

Short answer: No, Islam is not a feminist religion. There are more and more women who are trying to convince us Islam is feminist. Their logic seems to be they’re feminist, they’re Muslim, therefore Islam is a feminist religion. But as we all know, correlation doesn’t equal causation. In my opinion, these women are trying to convince themselves as much as anyone else. The latest attempt... read more

Simon’s Cat: Cat Yoga and … Witchcraft

This new Simon’s Cat video, Cat Yoga, came out several days ago but I’ve been too busy to post it. It’s more than 35 years since I did yoga so I don’t remember much about it, but some of the names here seem familiar. I do remember the Downward Dog, which, of course has a new name here – Downward Cat! 17 August was Black Cat Appreciation Day, and the real life Simon, Simon... read more

FGM Has Economic Benefits Says Egyptian Imam

Note to Readers: There are images of FGM and sexually explicit statements in this post. Yes, you read that right – an Egyptian imam says FGM (female genital mutilation), which he calls female circumcision, has economic benefits. What’s more, he has a doozy of a theory as to why that’s so. There’s a pretty big pointer that imam Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Maligi’s theory is going to be... read more

Egypt 1958: Mockery of the Idea of Compulsory Hijab

This video about requiring women to wear the hijab is from a tweet by Ali A Rizvi with the comment “How times have changed.” It’s from 1958 and has been around for a while, but I think it deserves as much attention as possible. It’s a portion of a speech from Egyptian president Gamel Abdel Nasser (left). In it he recalls when the head of the Muslim Brotherhood came to see him with... read more

Jordanian MP: It’s Best for Society for Rape Victims to Marry their Rapist

Many people in this world still have extremely backward attitudes relating to women, and rape is a topic on which they expose themselves. For most of them it’s a product of their upbringing. They’ve often never had exposure to different opinions. But, there’s no excuse for the attitudes Jordanian MP Mahmoud Al-Kharabshe (aka Mahmoud Kharabsheh). He’s intelligent (a lawyer) and... read more

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