Hijab power and song proves fruitful in the UK

Hijab power and song proves fruitful in the UK

Mette Reitzel – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: A recent parliamentary report in the UK reveals that some Muslim women are removing their headscarves and anglicizing their names to improve their chances in the job market. Two best friends featured in the upcoming documentary film Hip Hop Hijabis did the exact opposite. Born in […]

Indonesia: Women and radical religious roles

Indonesia: Women and radical religious roles

Inayah Rohmaniyah  – WNN Opinion (WNN) Yogyakarta, Indonesia – Perhaps surprisingly, women’s issues have become a top priority on the major political and theological agendas of the Indonesian Mujahideen Council (MMI). MMI is a radical Muslim umbrella group alleged to have links to Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah, a militant organisation in Southeast Asia which […]

Egypt’s Spinsters Fight Against Society Stereotypes

Egypt’s Spinsters Fight Against Society Stereotypes

Cairo Correspondents MANAR AMMAR and JOSEPH MAYTON –  WNN Features Cairo, Egypt – It is a challenge to be unmarried in Egypt and even more so if the woman is “growing old” according to Egyptian customs. This means any unmarried woman past her mid-twenties is seen negatively through society’s lens, leaving many questions to be answered. However, a […]