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Christine Fair: The Revenge of Farkhunda

The mullah falsely accused Farkhunda of burning a Quran. Those who overheard the allegation immediately decided that she must be killed. She was beaten with bats, stomped upon, and driven over by a car after which her body was dragged by a car and then immolated. Her real crime? She had the temerity as a woman to challenge superstitious practices propounded by ignorant male clerics.

December 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

Ramsha Ashraf: For the One Who Died in the Hands of Wrong Men

Friends were those
Who made her dance naked
with flower-bands around her wrists

October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Chard De Niord: The media continue to play into the terrorists’ hands

There are millions of Muslims who find the terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere reprehensible and antithetical to Islam. I heard a French Muslim, who is also a town official, … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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