June 13, 2019

Panel: “Religious Extremism in the Middle East” at the University of Rochester

Video Link:     Event Description: On Thursday, March 21 the University of Rochester College Republicans and Ahmadiyya […]
February 22, 2019

Film Screening at Columbia University: Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Video Link:   Event Description:   On February 22nd, Columbia Colloquia, with support from CTU, screened Islam and […]
February 21, 2019

Film Screening at the University of Cincinnati: Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Event Description:   On February 21st, fellows at the University of Cincinnati, with support from CTU, screened Islam […]
March 24, 2015

Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

From Ayaan’s Desktop   I have dedicated my life to speaking out when my conscience guides me to […]
March 10, 2014

More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the country remain extremely precarious.

More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the […]
October 12, 2013

Human rights campaigners in the United Kingdom are warning that Islamic clerics caught on camera agreeing to conduct marriage ceremonies involving a 14-year-old girl in a new television documentary represent “the tip of the iceberg”.

Human rights campaigners in the United Kingdom are warning that Islamic clerics caught on camera agreeing to conduct […]
July 16, 2013

Women’s rights groups fear the Afghan government’s efforts to bring the Taliban into the political fold may mean a step back in time for the country’s women.

Women’s rights groups fear the Afghan government’s efforts to bring the Taliban into the political fold may mean […]
May 28, 2013

In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the problems of Islamic religious leadership.

In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the the problems of Islamic religious leadership. Link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323475304578503613890263762.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop
February 19, 2013

For the first time, Egypt’s state-run National Council for Women has acknowledged sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters and has called on the government to end sexual harrassment of protesters.

Sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters have been led by organized gangs, the head of a government-backed women’s […]
January 23, 2013

Pakistani-born human rights campaigner Sabatina James explains the dire situation for those in Pakistan who do not accept Islam as their religion.

Pakistani-born human rights campaigner Sabatina James explains the dire situation for those in Pakistan who do not accept […]
January 23, 2013

Naomi Conrad takes a look inside the Salafist scene in the city of Bonn, Germany.

Naomi Conrad takes a look inside the Salafist scene in the city of Bonn, Germany. Link: http://www.dw.de/sitting-down-for-coffee-with-salafists/a-16523928
October 9, 2012

In Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes about Islamist rage in the Middle East and what can be done to end it.

In Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes about Islamist rage in the Middle East: “America needs to empower those […]
October 9, 2012

Egyptian women fear regression on rights

Egyptian liberal women fear an impending setback to gains women achieved in recent years under Hosni Mubarak, the […]
October 9, 2012

Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine profiles the lives of Salafists’ wives.

Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine profiles the lives of Salafists’ wives. The two friends now live in a completely […]
September 18, 2012

In Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes about the importance of defending freedom of speech against attacks.

In Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes about the importance of defending freedom of speech against attacks. Link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/16/ayaan-hirsi-ali-on-the-islamists-final-stand.html
September 5, 2012

A Muslim preacher who tried to strangle his 16-year old daughter after she refused to enter into an arranged marriage with her cousin has avoided jail.

A Muslim preacher who tried to strangle his 16-year old daughter after she refused to enter into an […]
September 5, 2012

A girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan may have been framed by Muslim cleric.

A girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan may have been framed by Muslim cleric. Under Pakistani law, anyone […]
June 4, 2012

Saudi woman defies Saudi religious police over nail polish

A Saudi woman has defied Saudi religious police over the issue of wearing nail polish. Via:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpUUOYRLW3k&feature=player_embedded]
April 4, 2012

Countering Saudi Mufti’s call to destroy all Churches, group of liberal Austrian Muslims push for constructing a Church in Saudi Arabia

In Austria, a group of liberal Muslims are seeking to counter a recent call by the Saudi grand […]
March 26, 2012

Tunisian Islamists demand Sharia, worry women’s rights advocates

Waving black flags, thousands of Tunisians shouted slogans on Sunday chanting “the people want a Caliphate” and demanding […]
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