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islawmix

islawmix is your source for credible, authoritative information about Islamic law as it appears in current events. Here's where we post the news that's not quite fit to print, along with other stuff that makes us chuckle and piques your interest. You can also find us at islawmix.org, on Twitter, and on Facebook.
Aug 15 '13
"The oral history project is equally remarkable for being the first of its kind. As much as the partition hangs over the politics and psyche of the Indian subcontinent, there is no memorial — digital or analog — to mark it. This homegrown, volunteer-run project, directed from a few cubbies at the University of California here, is one of the first efforts to collect those memories. Now, because most of the partition’s witnesses are gone — most subjects are in their 70s and 80s — the project has taken on new urgency. At least 20 of the 100 people Ms. Bhalla has interviewed have died, she said. And so, with help from donors, the archive plans to dispatch 20 story gatherers this year to several cities in South Asia to collect stories while their tellers are still alive."
Jul 10 '13
Jul 9 '13
That’s one way to wish. Happy Ramadan to all those celebrating!
Image via @SanaSaeed

That’s one way to wish. Happy Ramadan to all those celebrating!

Image via @SanaSaeed

May 29 '13
May 19 '13
So, since we’ve had nice little cartographical ‘explanations’ of what amorphous blobs of humanity believe (whether the Pew ‘Muslims of the World’ survey or the Swedish survey on how ‘racially tolerant’ people are by country), here’s one colorful map I think we all can get behind. Even if facetiously ironic.

Map outline taken from mapnall.com.

So, since we’ve had nice little cartographical ‘explanations’ of what amorphous blobs of humanity believe (whether the Pew ‘Muslims of the World’ survey or the Swedish survey on how ‘racially tolerant’ people are by country), here’s one colorful map I think we all can get behind. Even if facetiously ironic.

Map outline taken from mapnall.com.

May 15 '13
Just in case there’s any confusion. Ever.

Just in case there’s any confusion. Ever.

May 13 '13
Maybe we can finally get rid of that BBC stock image of ‘veils of Muslim world’.

Maybe we can finally get rid of that BBC stock image of ‘veils of Muslim world’.

May 3 '13
Yup.

Yup.

May 3 '13
"#CreepingBeliebers of the World Unite! Teen Pop Star honors Muslim Call to Prayer Twice During Show in Istanbul"
Apr 22 '13
"No. He has aided the advance of Islamic supremacism and Sharia all across North Africa. I don’t know or care what his religion is. The problem him is his pro-Sharia foreign policy."

Pamela Gellar on Obama, in an interview with Vice, answering the following question: Don’t you think the Muslim world’s hatred of Obama should quell fears that he may be a secret-Muslim?

Read it here if you want to cringe and never listen to The Cure the same way again.