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Subject: Muslim fundamentalism
Date Posted: 1/16/2015 8:27 PM ET
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Karima Bennoune, professor of international law at the University of California-Davis School of Law, and a veteran of 20 years of human rights research and activism, recounts the inspiring stories of the men and women across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and beyond who represent one of the best hopes for ending fundamentalist oppression worldwide in her new book, Your Fatwa Does NOT Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism.  It was published in 2013 by W.W. Norton&Company, and was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction in 2014.  Bennoune did all the "leg work" for the book herself, traveling to countries from Afghanistan to Mali, and interviewing men and women resisting the extremism in their homelands.  She herself did much of the translation of the interviews for this meticulous book.  I am finding it very engrossing, and want to strongly recommend it to everyone who visits this Forum.