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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.
Apr 22 '13
Apr 18 '13
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Call it the ”Take Your Social Issue to Work Day” in the Florida House.

Sandwiched between more than 80 bills on the schedule, House lawmakers began work on a marathon slate of issues on the floor just after 11:30 a.m. – taking up legislation dealing with abortion, police drones, Sharia law and guns for the mentally ill Wednesday, as the chamber rushes to advance its normal slate of controversial social-policy bills late into the 60-day session.

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Apr 18 '13
Apr 17 '13
"Mark Tapson, a writer for the conservative and anti-Islam FrontPage Magazine, detailed how his secret infiltration of the Muslim Student Association’s yearly West Coast conference did not yield the expected results. “It was largely very innocuous. I mean, there was nothing beyond what I’ve already told you, really. There was very little that you’d consider radical. Highly politicized, yes, but nothing damning,” Tapson said."

Anti-Islam writer “infiltrates” Muslim conference, finds it “innocuous” - Salon.com

Here’s something you might have missed from last month - enjoy the giggle!

Apr 17 '13
"At least three men attending an annual culture festival in Saudi Arabia were kicked out of the country after religious police officers deemed them “too handsome” to stay."
Apr 2 '13
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Sometimes a mop sink is just a mop sink.

Building managers and legislative staffers have sought to reassure some concerned Tennessee lawmakers that recent renovations at the state Capitol did not install special facilities for Muslims to wash their feet before praying.

“I confirmed with the facility administrator for the State Capitol Complex that the floor-level sink installed in the men’s restroom outside the House Chamber is for housekeeping use,” Legislative Administration Director Connie Ridley wrote in an email. “It is, in layman’s terms, a mop sink.”

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Jan 30 '13

Interrupting our usual jolly humor to tell you that we’re hiring!

Yes, we’re hiring! See here or read below.

SENIOR EDITOR

Posted 1/30/13.

Do you think news media could do a better job covering Islam and Muslims? Are you interested in working with top legal scholars to help inform coverage?

islawmix, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, is seeking to fill the position of Senior Editor. The Senior Editor will conduct interviews with experts in Islamic law, write articles that help journalists, policy makers, and citizens understand the interplay of Islamic law and American law, and engage the community of thought leaders and journalists on social media.

The position is paid and part-time (10 hours/week); the work can be performed remotely.

The ideal candidate will be a strong, accessible writer and relish fast-paced intellectual engagement on platforms like FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr. His/her work will serve islawmix’s non-partisan, educational mission of adding context and nuance to news coverage of Islamic law.

To apply, please email editor@islawmix.com with your resume and statement of interest. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Massachusetts residents preferred.

Jan 22 '13
Mother Jones has this handy Chart: Almost Every Obama Conspiracy Theory Ever, in case you forgot just how many of these there are. 

Mother Jones has this handy Chart: Almost Every Obama Conspiracy Theory Ever, in case you forgot just how many of these there are. 

Jan 17 '13
Not sure who made this, but it’s making us giggle. Via Don’t Fall for the Crazy Fatwa – It’s Either False or Just an Opinion.

Not sure who made this, but it’s making us giggle. Via Don’t Fall for the Crazy Fatwa – It’s Either False or Just an Opinion.

Jan 15 '13
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Up for Auction is one of the shortest Congressional Letters ever written in US History! This is the ORIGINAL LETTER on Official US Congressional Stationary signed by Allen West himself! This item has something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a die-hard member of the Tea Party, Democratic Party, or protect the Civil Rights of Americans; this item is perfect for your collection.

Tea Party- This letter is signed by your fearless Rock Star! If you win this auction you will have signed documented proof that Allen West stood up in the face of your “EVIL” to protect the US (A “Judeo-Christian” Nation) from the Muslims. Your collection can’t go without this item.

Members of the Democratic Party- This letter represents the accomplishment of Democratic Party’s victory over Allen West. Allen West’s firebrand of politics often came with blanket insults towards Democrats with no regard of Congressional Fellowship or Respect.

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Allen West Helping Raise Funds For Islam, What A Nice Guy

From the eBay listing for a letter sent by then-Congressman Allen West to the Council on American Islamic Relations - you have until Thursday, January 17, to bid, so get on it!