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Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani

posted by Suzy Shuraym

What’s your take on her participation in the Olympics?

One report is here.

A snippet: “In remarks carried on the Olympics website, Shahrkhani said her journey was only just beginning.”

Is she a trailblazer for Saudi women?

Islam and the Olympics

posted by Suzy Shuraym

For the first time — ever — women from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei are competing in the Olympic Games.

Methinks Muslim women from non-Muslim-majority countries have competed before.

Why is this different?

Honor Killings?

posted by Suzy Shuraym

Is the concept of honor killing still valid in the 21st Century?

According to the AP: “In Britain, more than 25 women have been killed in so-called honor killings in the past decade.”

Here is an article about parents who were convicted of killing their daughter, who objected to a forced marriage to her cousin.

Bachmann Witch Hunt

posted by Suzy Shuraym

Now, here’s a scary thought. Michelle Bachmann (R.-Minn.) has raised more than $1 million in campaign contributions because of her Muslim-bashing.

“Bachmann said July’s harvest came from more than 22,000 contributions with an average donation of just under $50, typical of the kind of grassroots base extending far beyond her district’s borders that she’s been able to assemble as a national Tea Party figure,” writes Alex Seitz-Wald on Salon.com.

You can read more here “Bachmann cashes in on witch hunt”.

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