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June 30, 2012

Do yourself and the members of your family a favor: stop smoking this Ramadan

It is common knowledge these days that secondhand cigarette smoke causes cancer, which, in fact, KILLS. If you smoke inside your home, how does that translate to caring about your family? It's bad enough to abuse your own body; why would you consciously harm the lives of those you love?

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). [al-Baqarah 2:185]

June 29, 2012

MWA & Aishah Schwartz Support #Women2Drive 2012

Support the right of women in Saudi Arabia to drive honking your car horns on Friday, June 29, 2012 in solidarity with the Women2Drive campaign in Saudi Arabia and Sign the My Right to Dignity Petition ~insha'Allah!

MWA/Aishah Schwartz support in The #women2drive Daily

Keepsake from MWA's/Aishah Schwartz Saudi Women2Drive campaign, June 29, 2012. Associated video

June 25, 2012

June 24, 2012

Egypt Celebrates its New President: Dr. Mohamed Morsi

Here's a 30-sec video of Morsi Presidential celebration from Tahrir. Just to give those without a way to know, what it sounds and looks like there today.

Alexandria, Egypt celebrates Dr. Mohamed Morsi first freely elected civilian President -- with 3% margin win over Ahmed Shafik.

PHOTO OF MORSI: First freely elected civilian President of #Egypt

Dr. Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected civilian President. #HistoryMakingDecision

Hurdles to the announcement.

Hurdles to the announcement.

Hurdles to the announcement.

AJE's coverage from Tahrir.


MORSI: We are continuing to stay in Tahrir, our joy will not make us forget our Revolution. Our requests: 1) Abolishing the complimentary constitutional amendment (of June 17), 2) the Parliament to come back, 3) Abolishing the military policing authority and 4) the constitutional committee formed by the parliament is valid.

English translation above.

Sun is setting over Cairo and Qasr el-Nil bridge is a great big concrete dancefloor ‪#Morsi‬ ‪#Egypt

June 23, 2012

Egypt Election Headlines Round-up June 23, 2012

As Egypt and the eyes of the world anticipate Sunday's announcement of the Presidential election result, protests continue in Cairo and across the country. While the Muslim Brotherhood continued to dominate Tahrir Square, thousands of pro-Shafik demonstrators gathered in Nasr City.

Below is a sampling of front-page headlines from the nation's Independent and State sponsored news agencies.

Dear Tech Support, welcome to the doorstep of hell

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Cairo: Presidential election subliminal message

Join Aishah Schwartz & Muslimah Writers Alliance in supporting the a woman's right to drive in Saudi Arabia

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Photos at Demotix by Aishah Schwartz

"Do you know what I will always remember about the photos taken at the Mohamed Mahmoud Street Wall on February 3, 2010? The sounds, the tingle in my nose and the water running from my eyes as the air filled with tear gas, and the blood racing through my veins; the pulse of Egypt." ~Aishah Schwartz
Photos taken by Aishah Schwartz published at Demotix.


June 22, 2012

Egypt Election Headlines Round-up June 22, 2012

As the day approaches when Egypt and the world learns who will be the country's next President, news headlines reflect the divisiveness of its citizens.
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A fabulous Friday morning sunrise at the beach. Subhan'Allah.

June 18, 2012

My take on Michigan Rep. Lisa Brown's vagina monologue

My birth state of Michigan has great lakes, diverse cultures, stunning autumns, Motown and its musical descendants, the DIA, the DSO, the Detroit Zoo (the latter three being world-class institutions), hip culture, proud labor history, former underground railroads...and strong women who speak their mind, including my cousin, Carol (who kindly brought this matter to my attention). ♥

June 17, 2012

Join Aishah Schwartz in supporting the right of women in Saudi Arabia to drive #Women2Drive, #W2Drive

My Right to Dignity Petition - Women2Drive Saudi Arabia

My Right to Dignity has published an open petition addressed to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on the occasion of one year since the beginning of the June 17th women driving movement. The petition renews the request to lift the ban disallowing the right of women in the Kingdom to drive. The goal of the petition is to secure 10,000 signatures. Arabic and English translated versions of the petition included. Please sign the petition and share, like, etc., insha’Allah.

To his majesty, the custodian of the two holy mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, may God save and bless him.

Peace and God’s mercy and blessing be upon you,