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The Arab Spring’s misogynist winter  DEBORAH SCROGGINS Tuesday, February 21, 2012


A year after they marched alongside men to topple regimes in the Arab Spring, Arab women are facing a wall of misogyny.In Tunisia, Salafist vigilantes have been attacking unveiled women and occupying universities that do not allow the face veil. In Egypt, only [...]

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Huffington Post, 1/26/12

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Women As Weapons In The War On Terror Posted: 01/26/2012 10:09 am  


 Seven years ago I set out to trace the lives of two Muslim women who were becoming Joan-of-Arc figures for what the Bush Administration used to call “the global war on terror.” The [...]

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Terror’s Veil Lifted in Pakistan

On November 30, 2011 By

Opinion 8:10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011

Terror’s veil lifted in Pakistan

By Deborah Scroggins

The revelation that Osama bin Laden was found “hiding” in a high-security mansion within rifle range of Pakistan’s premier military academy should rip away the last of the veils that have miraculously concealed the fact that al-Qaida has indeed [...]

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This article ran in German in the February 2009 issue of the Swiss magazine Annabelle, under the title “Life in Flight: The Forgotten Women of Darfur.”

By Deborah Scroggins


After a day and a half of traveling, we reached eastern Chad. “The new Darfur,” as some aid workers are calling it, eastern Chad is [...]

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Vogue Magazine
March 2005
Byline: Deborah Scroggins

Aafia Siddiqui, a 33-year-old Boston neuroscientist and the mother of three young children, became the most wanted woman in the world on May 26, 2004. That was the day U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft strode onto a Washington podium lined with gigantic black-and-white mug shots of [...]

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Very weird science

On November 30, 2005 By


Very weird science.(creationists seek to remove teaching of evolution from schools)

Colin Campbell and Deborah Scroggins

4377 words

1 December 1995


THE OFFICE of Professor Kurt Wise could be a set in an Indiana Jones movie. Tall bookshelves, exotic fossils and stuffed birds jostle for space with heaps of esoteric journals in [...]

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Vogue Magazine
January 2005
By Deborah Scroggins

Darfur. Everyone is talking about it, from television reporters at CNN to the other mothers in the car-pool line. “How do you feel about Darfur?” they ask. And what I’m actually thinking is how strange it is to hear people at home speaking the name of [...]

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The people versus al-Qaeda
Story by Deborah Scroggins
9 October 2004
The Sunday Times Magazine

The lush green island of Kiawah, off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, appears the perfect haven from America’s terrorist fears. On Kiawah’s white sand beaches, tourists drowse, forgetful of a Middle East they wish would forget [...]

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WOMEN OF THE VEIL // The Hidden faces of Islam

Deborah Scroggins

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

2787 words

2 August 1992

ASADABAD, Afghanistan – There were women who broke the rules in this stronghold of Islamic freedom fighters.

One was a 14-year-old girl who six months ago refused to marry the man of her parents’ [...]

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