Thursday, July 29th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy The Jerusalem Report Aug. 16, 2010 The world is a lonelier place when we lose a hero. When I learned of Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid’s passing on July 5, my tears mourned the loss of a man who spent the past 14 years exiled from his beloved Egypt because his courageous work [...]
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
I was on Russia Today’s “Crosstalk” to discuss bans on face veils with Myriam Francois-Cerrah, of the Oxford Islamic Society, and Sihem Habchi, president of Ni Putes Ni Soumises. Another Muslim woman (who works with the French businessman who has offered to set up a fund to pay fines incurred by women who wear niqab) [...]
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
I was on Boston’s NPR affiliate WBUR to discuss face veils with Heba Ahmed, an Egyptian-American woman who wears the niqab. We’re on at 5 – 20 mins.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Tariq Ramadan, Nigel Farrage and I discussed a ban on the niqab on BBC TV’s Newsnight.
Saturday, July 17th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy Saturday, July 17, 2010; A13 The French parliament’s vote this week to ban full-length veils in public was the right move by the wrong group. Some have tried to present the ban as a matter of Islam vs. the West. It is not. First, Islam is not monolithic. It, like other major [...]
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
I was on Tuesday’s edition of the Dave Ross Show talking about France and the ban on face veils and on BBC Radio 4′s Moral Maze to discuss the same issue with the panel.
Monday, July 12th, 2010
Broadsheet, the women’s issues blog on Salon, interviewed me about why I support a ban on the face veil.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Here’s a video essay I recorded for Time.com on the police beating death of Khaled Said and Generation Mubarak/Generation Facebook.
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
One of my favourite pieces that I wrote for the Guardian in 1999 on how Islamists increasingly took to the courts to silence liberals in the Arab world,, often with the tacit approval of the state. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid and his wife Ebtihal Younis – who they infamously tried to separate – were two [...]
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Liberal Muslim scholar Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid died on July 5, 2010. He was one of my heroes. Till I write a column honouring his work, I am reposting some articles I wrote about him over the past decade and a half. Egypt court rules “apostate” academic must divorce. By Mona Eltahawy 5 August [...]