Prey

Prey
Title Prey PDF eBook
Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Publisher HarperCollins
Pages 217
Release 2021-02-09
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0062857894

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Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe’s cities? No one in a position of power wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of several million migrants—most of them young men—from Muslim-majority countries. In Prey, the best-selling author of Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, presents startling statistics, criminal cases and personal testimony. Among these facts: In 2014, sexual violence in Western Europe surged following a period of stability. In 2018 Germany, “offences against sexual self-determination” rose 36 percent from their 2014 rate; nearly two-fifths of the suspects were non-German. In Austria in 2017, asylum-seekers were suspects in 11 percent of all reported rapes and sexual harassment cases, despite making up less than 1 percent of the total population. This violence isn’t a figment of alt-right propaganda, Hirsi Ali insists, even if neo-Nazis exaggerate it. It’s a real problem that Europe—and the world—cannot continue to ignore. She explains why so many young Muslim men who arrive in Europe engage in sexual harassment and violence, tracing the roots of sexual violence in the Muslim world from institutionalized polygamy to the lack of legal and religious protections for women. A refugee herself, Hirsi Ali is not against immigration. As a child in Somalia, she suffered female genital mutilation; as a young girl in Saudi Arabia, she was made to feel acutely aware of her own vulnerability. Immigration, she argues, requires integration and assimilation. She wants Europeans to reform their broken system—and for Americans to learn from European mistakes. If this doesn’t happen, the calls to exclude new Muslim migrants from Western countries will only grow louder. Deeply researched and featuring fresh and often shocking revelations, Prey uncovers a sexual assault and harassment crisis in Europe that is turning the clock on women’s rights much further back than the #MeToo movement is advancing it.




Muslim Women in Contemporary North America

Muslim Women in Contemporary North America
Title Muslim Women in Contemporary North America PDF eBook
Author Meena Sharify-Funk
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 195
Release 2022-12-06
Genre Religion
ISBN 1000801446

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Muslim Women in Contemporary North America is a provocative study of how strongly held and divergent opinions, values, and beliefs, as well as misconceptions, overgeneralizations, and political agendas pertaining to Muslim women in the region, enter the public frame of reference. Interrogating contested topics in a series of case studies from both Canada and the United States, this book probes below the surface in pursuit of deeper understanding and more productive dialogue. Chapters analyze controversies over "clash" literature, dissident reformists, female religious leadership, veils, and the nature of emancipation in a compelling examination of the ways in which "Muslim," "American," and "Canadian" identities and values are being defined, differentiated, and projected. By pinpointing both sources of dissonance and unexpected patterns of resonance among complex, composite, and at times overlapping identity constellations, this book uncovers the impact of controversies on broader cultural negotiations in the United States and Canada. Transforming controversy and cliché into genuine conversation, Muslim Women in Contemporary North America is an invaluable resource for scholars and students in the fields of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Gender Studies, International Relations, Political Science, and Sociology.




Atheism and Agnosticism

Atheism and Agnosticism
Title Atheism and Agnosticism PDF eBook
Author Peter A. Huff
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 285
Release 2021-09-01
Genre Religion
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An overview essay and approximately 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries explore the background and significance of atheism and agnosticism in modern society. This is the age of atheism and agnosticism. The number of people living without religious belief and practice is quickly and dramatically rising. Some experts call nonreligion, after Christianity and Islam, the third largest "religion" in the world today. Understanding the origins, history, variations, and impact of atheism and agnosticism is crucial to getting a grasp of the meaning of the present and gaining a glimpse of the future. Exploring some of the most extraordinary people, events, and ideas of all time, this book provides a fair, comprehensive, and engaging survey of all aspects of contemporary atheism and agnosticism. An overview essay discusses the background and social and political contexts of unbelief, while a timeline highlights key events. Some 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries follow, with each providing fundamental, objective information about particular topics along with cross-references and suggestions for further reading. The volume closes with an annotated bibliography of the most important resources on atheism and agnosticism.




The #MeToo Movement in Iran

The #MeToo Movement in Iran
Title The #MeToo Movement in Iran PDF eBook
Author Claudia Yaghoobi
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 319
Release 2023-08-24
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0755647262

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The Iranian #MeToo movement was a crucial form of resistance, with ordinary Iranian women sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and assault in the public sphere of digital media. This is the first book of its kind providing a comprehensive analysis of the Iranian #MeToo movement. Based on archival, empirical, ethnographic, literary and cultural research, the contributors discuss the abuse of women and society's responses to it. Contextualizing the historical framework of Iranian MeToo activism within larger Iranian feminist movements, as well as the historical background within the context of Middle East, the contributors address how the privileged position of men who have been outed as rapists, helps them to aggregate social, political, sexual, and economic capital through various networks in order to delegitimize the narratives of survivors. The volume also covers the intersections of various systems of oppression specifically highlighting marginalized voices. The contributors highlight the power dynamics within digital feminist networks in Iran and its unique attributes due to political, social, and religious structures. The volume ends with a chapter focusing on cultural productions, specifically cinematic works, through which some filmmakers have challenged normalizations of sexual harassment by offering alternative discourses which have arguably paved the way for the #MeToo in Iran movement.




#UsToo

#UsToo
Title #UsToo PDF eBook
Author Keren R. McGinity
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 124
Release 2023-09-25
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1000918092

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#UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Women Changed Our Communities examines the relationship between sexual harassment, gender, and multiple religions, highlighting the voices of women of different faiths who found their voices and used them for the betterment of their communities. Through personal interviews and other research, this book explores the actions of American Jewish, Muslim, and Christian women who broke the silence about sexual misconduct and abuse of power by male co-religionists. Using a three-dimensional, ethnoreligious approach that examines gender, ethnicity, and religion, it addresses the relationship between religion and women’s experiences and examines both historical contexts and present-day experiences of sexual misconduct within faith communities. This book will be of key interest to students within Gender Studies, History, Religion, and Sociology, clergy and lay religious leaders, and human rights advocates.




Ultimate Frontier

Ultimate Frontier
Title Ultimate Frontier PDF eBook
Author Christo Heiberg
Publisher FriesenPress
Pages 308
Release 2023-04-03
Genre Religion
ISBN 103916031X

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In this thoughtful and carefully-researched book the author seeks to shed light on the perils of Islamic Dawa, the ancient Islamist strategy for world-domination, dating back to the seventh century. He calls on Christians in particular to enter this “war of ideas” with heroic courage, gospel truth and genuine love, while refusing to paint all Muslims with the same brush. His attention to history and the African continent, as well as his use of primary sources, makes this an invaluable resource for researchers and “casual” readers alike. Ultimate Frontier will challenge, inspire, and motivate Christians, Muslims and all peace-loving people to stand together against any form of extremism and all totalitarian utopian dreams. “This is a timely wake-up call...!” — Christine Douglass-Williams, award-winning international author, Canada. “Ultimate Frontier is not only an indispensable guide for Christians seeking to counter the challenge of Islamic Dawa, but also to bring the gospel message to Muslims.” —Robert Spencer, author of The History of Jihad and The Critical Quran, California. “Unlike other authors, so heavily influenced and compromised by political correctness, the author delivers a straightforward and fearless treatment of Islamic Dawa, in the confidence that the truth will set us free (John 8:32).” —Tony Costa, Ph.D., University of Toronto. “Ultimate Frontier is invaluable in its focus on Africa as the epicenter of political Islam.” —Eric Ngala Mutumbi, Reformed Theological Seminary, Bumala, Kenya. “Ultimate Frontier will teach our Christians how to avoid converting to Islam... and help the church in winning many more converts for Christ.” —Johnckson Murabyo, MBB Coordinator, Church of Uganda.




Position Papers – April 2021

Position Papers – April 2021
Title Position Papers – April 2021 PDF eBook
Author Position Papers Team
Publisher Eblana Solutions
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Genre Religion
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Editorial Rev. Gavan Jennings In Passing: On the ironies of history Michael Kirke Resurrection Now Rev. Donncha Ó hAodha Becoming Platonists Bishop Robert Barron Books reviews Charter Schools and their Enemies Margaret Hickey Mass Exodus: Catholic disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II Rev. Gavan Jennings Prey: Immigration, Islam and the Erosion of Women’s Rights James Bradshaw Stepinac His Life and Times Fr Conor Donnelly The Quest for Community James Bradshaw The Lost Pianos of Siberia Francis Phillips