Go Advanced Search
 

  Get this audio book:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Karima Bennoune
This Narrator: Lameece Issaq
This Publisher: Audible.com

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism

by Karima Bennoune


Video About This Audio Book



Title Details

Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
14 Hrs. 28 Min.
Share This

Description

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 Assatou Ciss 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 18 of their colleagues. In Afghanistan, Young Women for Change took to the streets of Kabul to denounce sexual harassment, undeterred by threats. In Minneapolis, 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 20 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.


cat1
People Who Liked Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Also Liked These Free Titles:
Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: August 2013
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: Y065109
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download