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Iranian Muslim Girl Readers Share Their Thoughts On Mahsa Amini’s Murder

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, died Friday, September 16 after being arrested by the notorious “morality police” in Tehran.  According to reports, including from Amini’s family, Amini was severely beaten by the morality police with repeated blows to the head, both in the van and at the re-education center where she was taken. She…

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Violence Against Women Needs to End, Now

Don’t stay out too late. Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t have headphones in when you’re jogging. Watch your drink at all times. Don’t drink too much. Carry pepper spray or a pocket knife. Lock your car doors. Don’t get on elevators alone. Travel in groups. Share your location with a friend. Watch what you…


An “Islamic” Scholar Wrongly Says Rape Is Permissible

Trigger Warning: Stories of kidnapping and sexual assault My Islam isn’t ISIS’ Islam, and I’m pretty sure yours isn’t, either. A 2016 video is recirculating of an “Islamic” scholar who recklessly claimed that rape with non-Muslims is Islamically appropriate, and it continues to shake the Islamic community who has quickly acted to denounce it. Despite…