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Sexual Slavery of Women under the name of Sex Jihad

aic | October 27, 2014

Al-Shorouk Newspaper, 2014   by Taameem Almaliki, Project Nur Program Coordinator Since the war started in Syria, we continue to hear ugly words. One such word is Jihad Nikah, which means Jihad marriage. In reality there is no such thing as Jihad Nikah in Islamic jurisprudence. However, any married couple that has sexual relations outside of marriage is considered zina (adultery). In… Read More

Definitions: The Importance of Terminology when Discussing Terror

aic | October 24, 2014

By Jessica Smelser, Program Coordinator for Project Nur Media these days is a funny thing: you can read one sentence from a news agency’s Facebook page and feel like you know everything about a subject. Read the comments on the article, and it’s clear many people didn’t even read it. Instead, they’re reacting to the words in the title. Language… Read More

Qatari Women’s Basketball Team Refuse to Play Without Hijabs

aic | October 23, 2014

Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images   by Michael Semel Muslim women face enough obstacles today living in a society where they are frequently discriminated against and face misogynistic treatment. Last month, the Qatari women’s basketball team encountered another obstacle when the International Basketball Association, or FIBA, stood by its outdated rule of banning the wearing of hijabs and other head coverings as a… Read More

Curbing Terrorist Financial Networks and Defeating ISIS

aic | October 22, 2014

by Nicole Mitchell, Project Nur Program Coordinator Dr. Amit Kumar held a discussion on October 16, 2014 on the comparison of financing networks of terrorists in the Middle East and South Asia, as part of an ongoing lecture series at the Middle East Institute that I had the pleasure of attending.   The methods, motivations, and success of these financial networks… Read More