If the U.S. Wanted To, It Could Help Free Thousands of Enslaved Yazidi Women in a Single Day

by Matthew Barber   The plight of thousands of Yazidi women, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) during its August 3 attack on Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and in the following weeks, has received some media attention, but most people are unaware of just how far-reaching this disastrous phenomenon is. Boko Haram kidnapped girls in the […]

“The Qubaysiyat are Feminists,” by Serene Taleb-Agha

The Qubaysiyat are Feminists by Serene Taleb-Agha For Syria Comment October 4, 2010 Serene Taleb-Agha hiking near Swaida in spring when the poppies and dandelions are in bloom Last week you posted an interesting contribution entitled, “Women and the Rise of Religious Conservatism.” I disagree with the claim that religious women, and the Qubaysiyat in […]