Malaysia Women Group Gets to Keep 'Islam' In Name

October 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

A prominent Malaysian women's group won the right to keep the word "Islam" in its name Friday after a court ruled against religious activists critical of the group's opinions on women's rights.


The High Court struck out an application by the Malaysian Assembly of Muslim Youths, which demanded that Sisters in Islam change its name because it was allegedly misleading people to believe that the group speaks for all Muslims, said Ratna Osman, program manager of the women's group.