opinion Dalia Mogahed Opinion contributor Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 The latest iteration of the so-called “Muslim ban” was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling, leading many critics to call the decision a triumph of legal technicalities over principle. In this third version of the Trump administration’s attempt to ban citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., there were some key differences that may have ultimately swung some justices in favor of upholding the executive order. One example was the omission of “honor killings,” which legal analysts pointed to as proof of biased intent in an earlier version of the travel ban. But the perception of an allegedly inherent misogyny in Islam and its adherents is not unique to the Trump administration. A recent study I co-authored with John Sides as part of the Democracy Fund’s Voter Study Group revealed something few thought possible: there … [Read more...] about American Muslim women don’t need you to save them from Islam. They need your respect.
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When hair stylist Hullema Reddick goes outside, she’s covered from head to toe in traditional Muslim garb, with nothing showing but her eyes. Inside her salon, Hstylze, it’s a different story. There, when she is in the presence of only women, she can trade the hijab for jeans, jewelry, and makeup as she dyes and styles hair, helping women boost their confidence in an environment free of men. Admittedly, it’s been challenging growing a business built on beauty when potential clients can’t see what she looks like beneath her niqab (face covering). Still Reddick’s East Falls shop is thriving. She is booked solid until September, has garnered attention for her work, and boasts over 31,000 Instagram followers (@Hstylze). She often goes by her nickname,”The Covered Colorist.” “I think they’re more interested in the coloring, the fact that it’s a Muslim who’s coloring hair,” she said of her followers. … [Read more...] about At East Falls salon, Muslim women relax, uncover in comfort
By Erika I. Ritchie | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm | UPDATED: June 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm LAGUNA BEACH — Operators of Urth Caffe near Main Beach have agreed to refine their restaurant’s seating policy and to add language about diversity and sensitivity to their employee handbook as the result of a two-year legal dispute with seven Muslim women who claimed they were targets of religious discrimination. In a settlement reached Thursday, June 14 both parties agreed to dismiss their cases and that the settlement does not constitute an admission of wrongdoing or liability by either party. In May, 2016, the seven women, led by Sara Farsakh, of Corona, filed a civil rights lawsuit against Urth Caffe alleging they were discriminated against and told to leave the restaurant because they were wearing hijabs, traditional Middle Eastern headscarves. The cafe owner denied the allegation and filed a counter suit accusing the … [Read more...] about Urth Caffe agrees to train staff in cultural sensitivity in settlement with Muslim women who claimed religious discrimination
World Denmark Burqa Ban Danish lawmakers voted on Thursday to join several other European nations in banning garments that cover the face, a decision seen as targeting conservative Muslim women who wear face veils known as niqab and burqa. Despite opposition, the decision passed with a 75 to 30 vote and 74 absentees. Violators will be fined 1,000 kroner, about $157, for the first offense. After four or more offenses, individuals will be fined up to 10,000 kroner ($1,567). Women wearing burqas walk past the Palace of Justice in The Hague, on December 1, 2014. Danish lawmakers voted on Thursday to join several other European nations in banning garments that cover the face. JERRY LAMPEN/AFP/Getty Images The new law, which will block conservative Muslim women from wearing face veils, does not explicitly address Islamic clothing. It instead broadly outlaws garments that cover the face. As a result, Denmark’s government argues the ban does not target any particular … [Read more...] about Muslim Women’s Veils Banned Under New Danish Law Forbidding Other Garments That Hide Face
Long-sleeved ruffled shirts, wide-leg jumpsuits and an assortment of hijabs — all creations of former Daytona State College student Lisa Vogl — now are featured at Macy's as part of the company's first ever launch of a women's modest clothing line.To shoppers, they're just clothes, but to Vogl they're solutions.Vogl, 35, lives in Orlando and is a practicing Muslim who chooses to dress conservatively in following her faith.She said she often had to visit different stores in hopes of finding the right styles to layer to suit the modest tastes she preferred.Rather than wait around for someone to fulfill her clothing needs, Vogl, along with Verona Collection co-founder Alaa Ammuss, launched the clothing line in 2015 at an Orlando boutique.Her business was featured in an Orlando Sentinel story in 2016.“There are millions of Muslim women here in the U.S., and there's a lack of clothing that would work to meet our religious requirements as well as be fashionable and … [Read more...] about Clothing designer seeks to fill need for Muslim women