Author: Jennifer Breedon

Redefining Terrorism

By: Jennifer Breedon **This article was published by the Brazilian Journal of International Law.  You can see the full PDF here.  3639-17170-1-PB   “The Security Council of the United Nations calls upon all Member States to . . . [c]ooperate, particularly through bilateral and multilateral arrangements and agreements, to prevent and suppress terrorist attacks and

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Chess Champion Takes a Stand for Women’s Rights in Iran

By Jennifer Breedon Thursday, October 20, 2016 Nazi (nah-ZEE) Paikidze-Barnes, Russian-born, Georgian-American chess champion, has taken a stance and unknowingly sparked a global discussion on the hijab and other coverings worn by Muslim women. The World Chess Federation (FIDE) announced the 2017 Women’s Chess World Championship will take place in Iran. Paikidze-Barnes believes “It’s unacceptable

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Majed el-Shafie of One Free World International Makes a Plea to Save Yazidis

By Jennifer Breedon Thursday, November 3, 2016 Jennifer Breedon joined with the Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow and other partners in a press conference hosted by One Free World International (OFWI). The purpose of the conference was to speak about the ongoing Yazidi genocide in Iraq and call on Canada’s government to do more to

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Yazidis and Christians: Scapegoats of Regional Politics in Iraq

BY JENNIFER BREEDON Thursday, February 23, 2017 “They hurt Yazidis.” “They hurt Christians.” Both comments were made to me about the Kurds during my time in Iraq by differing political and interest parties. Yet, it wasn’t from any Christian or Yazidi in the region that I heard such comments. A recent article titled “Kurds’ move

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The Horror and Irony of an Attack Against Christians on Palm Sunday

BY JENNIFER BREEDON Sunday, April 9, 2017 – Egypt is seven hours ahead of us in time. So while most Christians in North America were soundly sleeping with Palm Sunday church outfits laid out on their dresser, the Coptic Christians of Egypt—roughly 9 million people—were gathering into their ancient churches to celebrate Palm Sunday. But

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Three Ways You Can Help Promote Assimilation of Muslim Immigrants

BY JENNIFER BREEDON Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Syrian refugees arrive in the U.S. after spending five years in a refugee camp in Turkey (Illustrative Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) The evidence strongly points towards a lack of assimilation of Western values as a common denominator among jihadists — not forms of inequality like poverty, lack

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Kurdistan Independence Referendum and Why It Matters so Much

BY JENNIFER BREEDON Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – The recent rejuvenated referendum on Kurdistan Independence will likely draw a few questions from people. Namely (1) What does “Statehood” mean and what is required to gain it? (2) Why does an independent Kurdistan really matter? And (3) Is it really helpful to have another independent government

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Jennifer Breedon Interviews FGM Attorney in Egypt

BY JENNIFER BREEDON Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Reda Eldanbouki is an old friend of Clarion Project. He heads the Women’s Center for Guidance and Legal Awareness (WCGLA) in Egypt. The organization deals with women’s issues in general and FGM and early marriage in particular. The center advocates for equality in the eyes of the law. The WCGLA

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