Muslimah Collegian: Deadline Approaching

InshaAllah the deadline for Muslimah Collegian is coming up soon (December 1st!). We are looking for staff writers for our 5 sections: News, Career, Health, Arts, and Opinion. You can write for just one section or multiple sections if you’d like. Applying to become a staff writer is very simple: Simply fill out an Intent to Write form attached below in the Writer’s Guide and then submit an outline of your proposed article to the appropriate Executive Editor. If you would like to write for Muslimah Collegian but are unsure of what to write about, attached are a list of possible ideas for the News Section, but feel free to write whatever you think Muslim readers would like to learn more about! As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions :)

  • Marvel Muslimah cartoon
  • Billboard soldier with Niqabi woman
  • Feature Article about a prominent Muslimah (ex: Dalia Mogahed, Yasmin Mogahed, Leila Khaled, Asraa Nomani, Malala Yousafzai, Nujood Ali, Ainee Fatima, Nabila Rehman, 48 Refugee blogger and other Muslimah bloggers, etc.)
  • Driving movement in Saudi Arabia
  • New legislation surrounding Muslim’s Women’s right to wear hijab
  • Muslim events: ICNA, ISNA, REI, Headwrapping Conference in Dearborn, etc 
  • Developments with Women’s Rights in Arab Spring Countries 
  • Dalia Moghaed and Judy Carter on NPR
  • Muslim Holiday of Ashura
  • Muslim Convert Appointed as High Sherrif of Lincolnshire/Other prominent Muslim Government Officials 
  • Dropped Charges in attack of Muslim cabdriver in Fairfax County

thebeautyofislam:

Assalamualaikum,

It is a known fact that as Muslim women, our spiritual journey is precisely that: a journey. It is laden with dips, potholes, and forks that occasionally cause shakiness, yet always manage to produce insatiable joy. During college, this journey becomes even more rocky, volatile, and sometimes pointblank challenging. To this end, Muslimah Collegian, a publication centered specifically on the unique experience of Muslim women college students in America, was born.

Founded in 2012, Muslimah Collegian is a bi-annual electronic forum for everything from fashion to international relations. The first of its kind, the publication focuses on serving female Muslim students. Based in the United States, we seek to provide a valuable media for discussion of integrating faith and life in a larger Western world.

As a writer for Muslimah Collegian, you would have the opportunity to gain experience as a writer while also have the privilege of sharing your thoughts and experiences with a diverse and unique community young professional Muslim women.

We would love to feature your work in our upcoming issue and hope that you might be able to contribute an original 600-750 word piece exclusive to this publication. Information about how to become a staff writer is included in the attached Writer’s Guide. The submission deadline for the December 2013 issue of Muslimah Collegian is December 1, 2013.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or would like more information about how to become a staff writer for Muslimah Collegian, please feel free to contact me at nora.fergany@gmail.com

Muslimah Collegian Writer’s Guide:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JCi5BeQu26m1z9gob0RhLBSCWx848fvP20wrkpjVFlk/edit?usp=sharing 

Sincerely,

Nora Fergany

Muslimah Collegian Executive News Editor

"I hope his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years or something."

— Grover Norquist, criticizing Rep. Peter King for saying he would break his commitment to the tax pledge in order to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. (via officialssay)


Egypt fury over Mohammed Mursi ‘coup against legitimacy’
Opposition groups in Egypt have called for mass protests on Friday against President Mohammed Mursi’s decree that gives him sweeping powers.
They have described his move as a “coup against legitimacy” and accused the president of appointing himself Egypt’s “new pharaoh”.
The decree states that the president’s decisions cannot be revoked by any authority, including the judiciary.
His supporters say the move is designed to protect Egypt’s revolution.
On Thursday, thousands celebrated the decree in front of the Egyptian High Court in Cairo.
But leading opposition figures later denounced it.
"This is a coup against legitimacy," said Sameh Ashour, head of the lawyers syndicate, in a joint news conference with Mohamed ElBaradei and Amr Moussa.
"We are calling on all Egyptians to protest in all of Egypt’s squares on Friday."
Wael Ghonim, a key figure in last year’s uprising against President Hosni Mubarak, said the revolution had not been staged “in search of a benign dictator”.
"There is a difference between revolutionary decisions and dictatorial decisions," he said.
"God is the only one whose decisions are not questioned."
Mr ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, had earlier said the decree placed the president above the law.
"Mursi today usurped all state powers and appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh. A major blow to the revolution that could have dire consequences ," he wrote on his Twitter account.
Thursday’s decree bans challenges to Mr Mursi’s decrees, laws and decisions.
It also says no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution.
"The president can issue any decision or measure to protect the revolution," presidential spokesman Yasser Ali announced on national TV.
"The constitutional declarations, decisions and laws issued by the president are final and not subject to appeal."
Mr Mursi also sacked chief prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud and ordered the retrial of people accused of attacking protesters when Mr Mubarak held office.
Mr Mahmoud’s acquittal of officers accused of involvement in attacks on protesters led to violent clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in October, when supporters and opponents of Mr Mursi clashed.
Thousands of protesters have returned to the streets around Tahrir Square over the past week demanding political reforms and the prosecution of officials blamed for killing demonstrators.
The president had tried to remove Mr Mahmoud from his post by appointing him envoy to the Vatican.
But Mr Mahmoud defied the Egyptian leader and returned to work, escorted by judges and lawyers.
New prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim is tasked with re-examining all the investigations led by Mr Mahmoud into the deaths of protesters, and re-trying people already acquitted in the case.
Mr Mursi said his decree was aimed at “cleansing state institutions” and “destroying the infrastructure of the old regime”.
The declaration also gives the 100-member constituent assembly two additional months to draft a new constitution, to replace the one suspended after Mr Mubarak was overthrown.
The rewrite of the constitution, which was meant to be finished by December, has been plagued by lawsuits questioning the make-up of the constituent assembly.
Once completed, the document is due to be put to a referendum. If it is approved, legislative elections will be held two months later.

Are you in Egypt? What do you think of President Mohammed Mursi’s decree? Please share your comments and experiences





WOw. just a matter of time really

Egypt fury over Mohammed Mursi ‘coup against legitimacy’

Opposition groups in Egypt have called for mass protests on Friday against President Mohammed Mursi’s decree that gives him sweeping powers.

They have described his move as a “coup against legitimacy” and accused the president of appointing himself Egypt’s “new pharaoh”.

The decree states that the president’s decisions cannot be revoked by any authority, including the judiciary.

His supporters say the move is designed to protect Egypt’s revolution.

On Thursday, thousands celebrated the decree in front of the Egyptian High Court in Cairo.

But leading opposition figures later denounced it.

"This is a coup against legitimacy," said Sameh Ashour, head of the lawyers syndicate, in a joint news conference with Mohamed ElBaradei and Amr Moussa.

"We are calling on all Egyptians to protest in all of Egypt’s squares on Friday."

Wael Ghonim, a key figure in last year’s uprising against President Hosni Mubarak, said the revolution had not been staged “in search of a benign dictator”.

"There is a difference between revolutionary decisions and dictatorial decisions," he said.

"God is the only one whose decisions are not questioned."

Mr ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, had earlier said the decree placed the president above the law.

"Mursi today usurped all state powers and appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh. A major blow to the revolution that could have dire consequences ," he wrote on his Twitter account.

Thursday’s decree bans challenges to Mr Mursi’s decrees, laws and decisions.

It also says no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution.

"The president can issue any decision or measure to protect the revolution," presidential spokesman Yasser Ali announced on national TV.

"The constitutional declarations, decisions and laws issued by the president are final and not subject to appeal."

Mr Mursi also sacked chief prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud and ordered the retrial of people accused of attacking protesters when Mr Mubarak held office.

Mr Mahmoud’s acquittal of officers accused of involvement in attacks on protesters led to violent clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in October, when supporters and opponents of Mr Mursi clashed.

Thousands of protesters have returned to the streets around Tahrir Square over the past week demanding political reforms and the prosecution of officials blamed for killing demonstrators.

The president had tried to remove Mr Mahmoud from his post by appointing him envoy to the Vatican.

But Mr Mahmoud defied the Egyptian leader and returned to work, escorted by judges and lawyers.

New prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim is tasked with re-examining all the investigations led by Mr Mahmoud into the deaths of protesters, and re-trying people already acquitted in the case.

Mr Mursi said his decree was aimed at “cleansing state institutions” and “destroying the infrastructure of the old regime”.

The declaration also gives the 100-member constituent assembly two additional months to draft a new constitution, to replace the one suspended after Mr Mubarak was overthrown.

The rewrite of the constitution, which was meant to be finished by December, has been plagued by lawsuits questioning the make-up of the constituent assembly.

Once completed, the document is due to be put to a referendum. If it is approved, legislative elections will be held two months later.

Are you in Egypt? What do you think of President Mohammed Mursi’s decree? Please share your comments and experiences

WOw. just a matter of time really

(Source: soocosmopolitan)

verbalresistance:

Barack Obama is re-elected president of the United States

euronews timeline

verbalresistance:

Barack Obama is re-elected president of the United States

euronews timeline

newsweek:

This is now the most retweeted tweet of all time.

newsweek:

This is now the most retweeted tweet of all time.

motherjones:

It’s not like you didn’t see this coming.
(via)

motherjones:

It’s not like you didn’t see this coming.

(via)

passing by a repub sign “Obama supports gay marriage and abortion. do you”


“i’m against both”

my 12 year old brother

.
..
……….

"A survey of 11-to-14 year-olds found:
· 51% of the boys and 41% of the girls said forced sex was acceptable if the boy, “spent a lot of money” on the girl;
· 31% of the boys and 32% of the girls said it was acceptable for a man to rape a woman with past sexual experience;
· 87% of boys and 79% of girls said sexual assault was acceptable if the man and the woman were married;
· 65% of the boys and 47% of the girls said it was acceptable for a boy to rape a girl if they had been dating for more than six months."

Societal Attitudes Supporting Rape (via searchingforavila)

This is fucking scary, and it shows that we do live in a “rape culture” in which abusers and rapists have little idea that they are doing something wrong. My abuser didn’t….

(via inthedarkcornersofmymind)

In which we despair for the universe…

(via invisiblelad)

There are so many of these horrible survey results, and everyone should know them and then tell me there’s no such thing as misogyny and rape culture.

(via wretchedoftheearth)

(via ethiopienne)

deafmuslimpunx:

bohemiandiaries:

finitor:India Molested


A youth up in arms as India continues to ignore the plight of women towards equality. The recent protests are related to the molestation of a 17-year-old girl by a mob of 20-odd men in the presence of electronic media. 
Onlookers and Assam police alike failed to respond to the tragic event, worse still is the failure of the government and other state agencies in controlling the media mayhem that broke lose immediately after the incident came to light.
The event highlights the truly terrible condition of women within India. According to a new poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, India is the worst place for women among the G20 nations. Scores of other crimes against women are reported from across India every day. Eve-teasing, molestation, kidnapping, rape, murder, domestic violence, female feticide and infanticide, dowry killing, honour killing – women continue to suffer in India, a country where the highest political positions are held by women.
Is India as a society, progressing towards growth, development and economic prosperity or going back to the dark ages as far as the status of its women is concerned?



ugh

deafmuslimpunx:

bohemiandiaries:

finitor:India Molested

A youth up in arms as India continues to ignore the plight of women towards equality. The recent protests are related to the molestation of a 17-year-old girl by a mob of 20-odd men in the presence of electronic media. 

Onlookers and Assam police alike failed to respond to the tragic event, worse still is the failure of the government and other state agencies in controlling the media mayhem that broke lose immediately after the incident came to light.

The event highlights the truly terrible condition of women within India. According to a new poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, India is the worst place for women among the G20 nations. Scores of other crimes against women are reported from across India every day. Eve-teasing, molestation, kidnapping, rape, murder, domestic violence, female feticide and infanticide, dowry killing, honour killing – women continue to suffer in India, a country where the highest political positions are held by women.

Is India as a society, progressing towards growth, development and economic prosperity or going back to the dark ages as far as the status of its women is concerned?

ugh

(via badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

jollygreenmj:

oh god

ne-yo:

How about instead of teaching gays that they should just accept bullying and “It gets better” we teach children not to fucking bully or harass gay kids

(via woebegonewritings-deactivated20)

"Now you probably heard today there was a Supreme Court decision relating to immigration and given the failure of the immigration policy in this country, I would have preferred to see the Supreme Court give more latitude to the states not less."

Romney’s official stance on today’s immigration ruling. It’s the vaguest vague that ever vagued. As usual, it’s like Mad Libs with conservatives buzzwords. “Immigration policy… more latitude to the states…” What the fuck does that even mean, Mittens.

It bears mentioning that Romney first tried to not say whether he agreed or disagreed at all - the consummate pre-flip-flopper. His initial statement just kept repeating how Obama’s immigration policy had failed. As usual, he offers no solutions.

(via stfuconservatives)

LOLOL. MITTENS.

(via stfuconservatives)

Anonymous asked: stop being so ignorant. YES the people DID spend a year risking their lives not for morsi, but for a more islamically controlled country. morsi was the closest one to bringing that. get your facts straight

Well then, thanks for being the spokesperson for 80 million people.

As far as I’m concerned, this revolution aimed to take down a corrupt government that ruled for 30 years by use of violence, intimidation, and human rights abuses. I heard chants like freedom, liberty, equality, and those demands don’t need an Islamically controlled government. And that word “Islamically controlled” just SOUNDS wrong. The aim of Islam is not to control people. I’m Muslim and I think Islam is really great, and if you think that too, then you’d know that we don’t need to mandate it on other people for it to thrive. Egypt is beautiful because of all of the people that live in it, and all of those people deserve to have their say in their country and their government, and if you think otherwise, you’re the ignorant one.

And even at that, Muslim Brotherhood don’t even protect their OWN people. When the Tahrir Woman scandal happened (also known as Blue Bra Girl), and women went out to protest the abuse, Muslim Brotherhood condemned the women fighting for EQUALITY and JUSTICE and said they should go home and cook. And many of those women were Muslims.