Jan 172013
 

By Mathieu von Rohr

A beaming, attractive woman appeared before Western journalists to speak on behalf of the winners on the evening after the Islamists’ election victory in Tunis. No one will be forced to wear a headscarf in the new Tunisia, she said. She was wearing light makeup and had a colorful headscarf wrapped tightly around her face. She seemed self-confident and intelligent, and when asked what the Islamist win meant for women, she said that she saw no contradiction between Islam and women’s rights. Continue reading »

Jan 162013
 

By Mathieu von Rohr

The Arab Spring seemed to herald a new era of emancipation for women in the Arab world. But Islamists are on the rise in Tunisia and Egypt, and there are worrying reports of sexual assaults on demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Many women in the region fear a rollback of what rights they had under the dictators. Continue reading »

Jan 162013
 

Dr. Mozammel Haque Saudi Gazette

THE primary purpose of IslamExpo is to build bridges between Britain’s Muslim communities and the rest of society, based on the exchange of ideas, breakdown of stereotypes and challenge to the narrow precepts with which Muslims are too often judged in contemporary times, said the executive director of IslamExpo, Ismail Patel, while welcoming the four-day Islam Expo 2008 opened by the first Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, at the Olympia Grand Hall, London, on 11 July 2008. Continue reading »