“In Qatar, where at least one immigrant worker dies per day working to complete its World Cup infrastructure by 2022, workers were bused in to run a marathon in whatever clothes they had in order to break a Guinness World Record.”
Read the rest here: Slaves Forced to Run Marathon Shoeless in Qatar
“During the first two weeks of April, the city of Casablanca, Morocco, will become a haven for public art. The Billboard Festival, an art festival of epic proportions, will take over 63 billboards throughout the city to showcase photography produced by 63 female contemporary Moroccan and Scandinavian artists.”
Check out the exhibit here: These Women’s Photographs Are Taking Over The Streets of Casablanca
“No group is more harmed by sharia than Muslim women — a reflection in part of the patriarchal tribal culture out of which Islamic law emerged.”
Admittedly, the writer is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a controversial figure in Islam.
However, she does have a point: men and women are treated differently in whatever version of sharia you want to name — and in every case, women are “less” than men.
It’ll be up to American Muslim women to press for reform in this medieval view of law.
Read the rest of her analysis here: “From Selma to Tunis”
“The recent vandalization of Nimrud and Hatra by the so-called Islamic State—and the destruction of lesser shrines in Libya by local Islamists, which started in 2012—is not an isolated phenomenon. It stems from deep-seated pathologies afflicting the Muslim world,” writes Ann Marlowe in The Daily Beast.
“It is of course the Muslim world that has the most to gain from preserving its heritage. Ironically, if ISIS succeeds in its nihilistic goals, it will destroy the evidence of Muslim artistic achievements,” she concludes.