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Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a Christian or Jewish man.

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim.

A Match Made In Heaven: <em>Muslim</em> <em>women</em> talk desire

Tahmina Begum

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Book Club: A new anthology of stories by British Muslim women exploring romance and desire proves to be a powerful and nuanced response to stereotypes.

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kamala Harris leads record wave of elected women

Kamala Harris is set to become the first female vice president in United States history; she will also be the first Black or South Asian vice president.

Dalia Mogahed

Biden won the election... now what?

Comment: America's deep-rooted structural challenges will not go away with the inauguration of President Biden, and correcting these ...

Malia Bouattia

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Comment: The abject failure of European counter-terror policies is clear for all to see. Doubling down on them will only worsen the problem, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The election for the 130-seat parliament - 15 of which are reserved for women - was marked by low turnout and overshadowed by the novel ...

American Muslims won this election

Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza

American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political ...

Sam Hamad

Close the door on your way out, Mr Trump

Comment: Trump's electoral defeat is just a single blow against the authoritarianism that he represents. Biden's work to defend democracy begins ...

Libyan lawyer shot dead in Benghazi: security source

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan lawyer shot dead in Benghazi: security source

A media figure in Libya, 46-year-old Barassi was known for giving voice to female victims of violence in videos that she then broadcast on ...

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

Victoria Silva

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, ...

Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

One NGO, which documents anti-Muslim harassments and racism, has reported a an increase in incidents in the wake of the Vienna attack.

Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

On Tuesday, some 4.5 million people eligible to vote will cast their ballots for candidates to fill 130 seats in parliament.

The New Arab Staff

France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote that Muslim children were being forced to wear the niqab while being raised 'in hatred'.

The New Arab Staff

Mauree Turner becomes Oklahoma's first non-binary, Muslim lawmaker

A historic double first marks Mauree Turner out among a host of barrier-breaking Muslim officials elected this week.

The New Arab Staff

US voter casts ballot for Haifa Wehbe in election

A US voter has cast a ballot for racy Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe in the hotly contested US presidential election.

The New Arab Staff

Arab Americans await Michigan result with hope and trepidation

The state of Michigan, where Arab Americans comprise more than five percent of the vote, has yet to declare its election result.

<em>Muslim</em> Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election

The New Arab Staff

Muslim Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election

Minnesota's Ilhan Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib comfortably beat their Republican opponents.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian immigrant honoured for saving Vienna officer during attack

Osama Joda, a 23-year-old Muslim immigrant, was hailed as a hero for risking his life to save a police officer during a terror attack ...

Voting for a freer, more democratic world

Rasha Mubarak

Voting for a freer, more democratic world

Comment: As a Palestinian-American woman voter in Florida, I know what is needed to enfranchise my community and overcome the suppression ...

European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

The New Arab Staff

European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

'An Open Letter to President Macron' was put together by 28 Islamic institutions and associations around Europe.

French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

French Muslims are facing increasing pressure and stigmatization as a result of a series of violent attacks carried out by extremists and ...

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