Month: February 2011

What February 21st Means for Bangladeshis

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHHNfZqMX88] Today Bangladeshis stop to remember one of the most emotional and important dates in our country’s history. On this day in 1952, after the “Principles Committee of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan” announced that Urdu would be the only state language of East and West Pakistan, a huge wave of protests erupted in Bangladesh, …

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Bangladeshi Rape Victim Flogged To Death

**This is a developing story and has been updated** Hena Begum, a 14-year-old old Bangladeshi girl, was publicly flogged recently in Shariatpur, 35 miles outside of the capital, Dhaka¬†after being accused of having an affair with her 40-year-old old married cousin. According to the BBC, a village court made up of Islamic clerics and elders …

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The Fight for Democracy: How Protests in Egypt & Iran Shatter Myths About Muslim Women

Anyone remember what one of the most striking images to surface from Iran’s uprising last summer over the fallout from the country’s so-called elections were? Iranian women protesting. The world was shocked to see Iranians, 70% of whom are under that age of 25 yrs old, pour onto the streets demanding their votes be counted. …

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