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Accepting God.

Accepting that God exists is not the same as accepting God.

Si “Feminis” Muslim (yang sebenarnya bukan benar-benar seorang “Feminis”) [Indonesian Translation]

Many thanks to the Indonesian sisters at The Centre for Gender Studies, (This is Gender) for translating my article, The Muslim “Feminist” (who isn’t really a “Feminist”) from English into Indonesian. Originally published in Indonesian here.   “Feminisme” telah menghantui para perempuan Muslim. Diam-diam, ia telah membisikkan was-was bahwa ia mengerti betul kebebasan yang dicari oleh para … Continue reading

Think for yourself, not for your Self.

It is not “thinking for yourself” when the thinking is only to justify your desires. Think for yourself, not for your Self.

Apakah Perempuan Butuh Kekuasaan? [Indonesian Translation]

Many thanks to the Indonesian sisters at The Centre for Gender Studies, (This is Gender) for translating my article, Do Women Need Power? from English into Indonesian. Originally published in Indonesian here. ‘Apakah Perempuan Butuh Kekuasaan?’ Seringkali para feminis mengklaim bahwa perempuan butuh kekuasaan ekonomi dan politik dalam rangka melindungi kepentingan mereka. Namun panggilan untuk “memberdayakan” perempuan ini … Continue reading

Apakah Feminis Seksis? [Indonesian Translation]

Many thanks to the Indonesian sisters at The Centre for Gender Studies, (This is Gender) for translating my article, Is Feminism Sexist? from English into Indonesian. Originally published in Indonesian here. Pada sebuah wawancara baru-baru ini, Julie Bindel (yang pernah saya debat tahun lalu), seorang jurnalis feminis yang memproklamirkan diri sebagai “Lesbian Politis”, mengatakan bahwa, kalau saja ia … Continue reading

Debate Video: Islam and Feminism – Compatible or Conflicting? Zara Faris (MDI) vs Marina Mahathir (Sisters in Islam)

Have you ever wondered whether Islam and feminism are compatible? Or are they inherently irreconcilable? Is there superior rights for women in Islam, or those the Western originated ideas of Feminism provide the answers? Watch the thought-provoking discussion below that took place on 19th of February in London, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, as … Continue reading

David Cameron Demands British Nationalism for Muslims, but Ummah-style Solidarity Amongst Westerners

David Cameron demands British Nationalism for Muslims, but Ummah-style solidarity amongst Westerners. David Cameron recently said with regards to “non-violent extremism” (his view of mainstream Islam): “it is a worry for the world that some feel allegiance only to a religious brotherhood, instead of to their fellow citizens in nation states”. And yet, following the … Continue reading

What is the Real Ideology that Leads to Terrorism? [2min VIDEO]

Here is a video excerpt from the full debate refuting the claim that religion, or an interpretation of religion, leads to terrorism. I then discuss the real ideology that actually justifies terrorism in its name. (This video is an excerpt from the iERA organised debate ‘Is Islam the solution or cause of Extremism?’)

Public Debate: Is Islam the Cause or Solution to Extremism?

On Friday 16th Oct 2015, Zara Faris was invited by the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) to speak at a cross-panel debate on the criminalisation of Islam and tackling extremism in London entitled, ‘The Big Question: Is Islam The Cause Or Solution To Extremism?’ The panel was chaired by Peter Oborne, the former Chief Political Commentator … Continue reading

PUBLIC DEBATE: ISLAM OR FEMINISM: Which One Can Truly Liberate Women? Julie Bindel vs Zara Faris

The exciting and stimulating debate on ‘Islam or Feminism: Which one truly liberates women?’ is now available to watch online. The debate features the Feminist writer, journalist and activist Julie Bindel debating myself on the topic Feminism, Islam, Western culture, the Muslim world, the question of rights and justice, and whether or not Feminism and Islam are … Continue reading

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