Posts tagged "hijab"
In the News:  Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

In the News: Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

Muslim Drag

Amy Levin: What would Muslim drag look like? Something like this? Yesterday, the AHA Foundation shared a link on their twitter account to an article titled “Egyptian Women’s Group Calls on Men to Try the Veil.” Aliaa El Mahdy, an Egyptian university student, created a facebook page called “Resounding Cries,” which asks Egyptian...

And Now, This

France, lately indistinguishable from Saudi Arabia to many Americans, is considering banning the hijab from public schools. The idea gained steam when two girls were expelled from a suburban high school for wearing their veils, which the school termed “clothing of an ostentatious nature.” The Muslim girls’ father, Laurent Levy – yes, he’s Jewish – denounced the expulsion as...