Latest episode in the “Gang rape” fatwa frenzy

Earlier I wrote about the media’s (and public’s) infatuation with scandalous fatawa, like the “gang rape” fatwa currently making its rounds. This latest fatwa story made its way into English via an article in [Human Events] which attributed the fatwa to “Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-‘Ajlawni,” currently residing in Jordan and formerly in Damascus. Another piece … Read more…

No jihad for kidnapped Egyptian Christians until someone gets naked

I submit most of my social media items through Buffer. Buffer makes it very easy to post a single item to Twitter, Facebook, and ADN simultaneously. Once posted, Buffer keeps basic statistics for how each submission on each of the networks. The figure below shows statistics for yesterday’s tweets. My tweets for Muslim women responding … Read more…

Femen Stages a ‘Topless Jihad’ – forgets to invite their plumper, less attractive sisters

An article in The Atlantic reports that the “Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a ‘topless jihad.’” The article is accompanied by 31 photos and a stern warning that “nearly every photo depicts nudity, and most contain offensive language.”1 As with other Femen protests: the majority of the activists … Read more…