By Kwabena Osman In a recent interview with CNN Dana Bash, Governor Kasich advised ladies to be careful at parties with alcohol use due to concern for a sexual assault. Rather than wondering if his advice constitutes victim blaming I wonder if the Governor’s advice is enough. Many such parties result in sexual assault cases and…

By Mirza Maaz Ali A friend of mine, who I often engage in productive dialogue with about the teachings of Islam, quoted me verses of the Holy Quran on the painful day of Brussels attack and asked: “What do you make of this paragraph? “Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who…

by Nayyar Ahmed In part 1 of my post ‘A women’s right to education in Islam’, emphasis was laid on the teachings of the holy Quran and the pristine practices of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh) which made it abundantly clear that Islam is a religion of tolerance that grants educational and economical…

by Nayyar Ahmed  Many terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram have committed severe atrocities against innocent school girls for receiving Western education in Nigeria. Similarly, the case of Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old recipient of the Nobel Peace prize, became a victim of a heinous crime committed against women in the Islamic republic of Pakistan. She…

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