March 5, 2005
I received an email this week from a friend who writes for a mainstream media publication in
The Say 'No' to Forced Divorce - 'Yes' to Reforms online petition drive has, to date, accumulated nearly 1,000 signatures representing the collective voices of Muslims from over 38 countries, 56 non-U.S. cities, 21 U.S. States, and 45 U.S. Cities.
As the Muslimah Writers Alliance petition and Burmura's book review emphasize, the experiences of Fatima Al-Timani and Ayaan Hirsan Ali - have nothing to do with the true teachings of Islam.
Aishah Schwartz is a freelance writer and director of Muslimah Writers Alliance, Washington, D.C.
Against Submission, by Ian Buruma
Forced Divorce Now a Forum Issue, by Sabri Jawhar, The Saudi Gazette
Nimah Ismail Nawwab
Saudi Attorney in Al-Timani Forced Divorce Case Nominated to Receive Award
Say 'No' to Forced Divorce - 'Yes' to Reforms
Online Petition to King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz