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Domestic Violence crosses all ethnic, racial, and religious lines


Muslims are often stereotyped as a people who oppress their women and who follow a religion that condones domestic violence. Tune into radio Tahrir tomorrow as they speak to Robina Niaz of Turning Point-NY, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Muslim women and children through crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and education.


Topics: How domestic violence is manifested among Muslims in the USA, the myths, the facts, and what we can do and need to do. How does the handling of high profile international Muslim domestic violence cases affects our ability to speak openly about the isssue?


Tune into wbai, 7pm this Tuesday night to 99.5fm.


If you’re not in the tri-state area you can listen to the show on http://www.wbai.org




October 2, 2006 Posted by | Violence | 10 Comments

“Bad guys shoot at anything”

fox news

I was floored. Thanks, Tahir, for sending it.
“After revealing detailed information about the movement of Israeli troops, a Fox News crew has been shot at on live television”


I was even further floored by the comments at the end by the newscasters.

News anchor 1: “: ‘bad guys shoot at anything’
News anchor 2: ‘but it is israel’

News anchor 3: ‘but we dont know for sure who is shooting at them. the other guys there are trying to protect themselves’

Unilateral Support…*sigh* … baffling

July 13, 2006 Posted by | Violence | Leave a comment

Browsing the News

Points of Interest for today:


Nowhere in the here does it say that five US army soldiers raping and killing a young Iraqi woman falls under the rules of war. I am perpetually disturbed by things that happen like this all the time


Child labor, anyone? Shame on you people. Pair Admit Enslaving Girl



Supreme Court Ruling on Guantanamo.

“It sends a message loud and clear that what President Bush has been doing in the war on terror is illegal. If we are going to win this fight, it is important that we fight it with the rule of law and by the ideals on which the U.S. stands.” — Zachary Katznelson, senior counsel for Reprieve, which provides free legal representation to 36 Guantanamo Bay detainees.

I guess it’s important to add that shutting down the prison really isn’t the answer. Shut this one down, another will open. There are black sites all around the world.

June 30, 2006 Posted by | Social Justice, Violence | 1 Comment