Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism
Eye-opening accounts of heroic resistance to religious extremism.In Lahore, Pakistan, Faizan Peerzada resisted being relegated to a “dark corner” by staging a performing arts festival despite bomb attacks. In Senegal, wheelchair-bound Aissatou CissÚ produced a comic book to illustrate the injustices faced by disabled women and girls. In Algeria, publisher Omar Belhouchet and his journalists struggled to put out their paper, El Watan (The Nation), the same night that a 1996 jihadist bombing devastated their offices and killed eighteen of their colleagues. In Afghanistan, Young Women for Change took to the streets of Kabul to denounce sexual harassment, undeterred by threats. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Abdirizak Bihi organized a Ramadan basketball tournament among Somali refugees to counter the influence of Al Shabaab. From Karachi to Tunis, Kabul to Tehran, across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and beyond, these trailblazers often risked death to combat the rising tide of fundamentalism within their own countries.
But this global community of writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators of Muslim heritage remains largely invisible, lost amid the heated coverage of Islamist terror attacks on one side and abuses perpetrated against suspected terrorists on the other.
A veteran of twenty years of human rights research and activism, Karima Bennoune draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews to illuminate the inspiring stories of those who represent one of the best hopes for ending fundamentalist oppression worldwide.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Calavari - LibraryThing
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Fundamentalism by Karima Bennoune This book is a needed reminder thatáthe people who live under the rule of fundamentalists don't ... Read full review
YOUR FATWA DOES NOT APPLY HERE: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim FundamentalismUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A human rights lawyer scours the global hotspots for stories of Muslim push back to fundamentalism.Fired with a sense of outrage, Bennoune (Law/Univ. of California, Davis) applies the lessons she ... Read full review
H A P T E R O N
H A P T E R F O U
H A P T E R N N
H A P T E R T E
Raise Your Voice While Singing Is Still Possible
Other editions - View all
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim ...
No preview available - 2014