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Appeals Court: Holding Cells Not Covered By Religious Freedom Laws

May 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The San Francisco Appeal

http://sfappeal.com/alley/2010/05/appeals-court-holding-cells-not-covered-by-religious-freedom-laws.php

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today that Orange County officials were entitled to require a Muslim woman to remove her headscarf when she was held in a courthouse holding cell four years ago.

A panel of the 9th U.S....

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Belgium's Muslims Lash Out At Ban On Islamic Veil

May 1, 2010

Author: Yann Ollivier

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5habSJFhPLUnJZ6W7N8AUep6w-wJA

Muslims in Belgium hit out at a looming public ban on the full-face Islamic veil, saying claims it was being introduced for security reasons were simply an excuse to crack down.

"I think they're trying to wind us up," Souad Barlabi, a young...

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Belgium's Muslims Lash Out At Ban On Islamic Veil

May 1, 2010

Author: Yann Ollivier

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5habSJFhPLUnJZ6W7N8AUep6w-wJA

Muslims in Belgium hit out at a looming public ban on the full-face Islamic veil, saying claims it was being introduced for security reasons were simply an excuse to crack down.

"I think they're trying to wind us up," Souad Barlabi, a young...

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Birmingham Could See Britain's First Female Muslim MP

April 30, 2010

Author: Caroline Gall

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/england/8647214.stm

Next week's election promises a swathe of new faces in the House of Commons.

Not only are we witnessing the largest number of MPs to retire in 60 years but, with a record number of Asian women also standing, Britain could have its first female Muslim MP.

This breakthrough moment in politics has...

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Belgian Lawmakers Pass Burka Ban

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8652861.stm

Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public.

The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay...

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Birmingham Could See Britain's First Female Muslim MP

April 30, 2010

Author: Caroline Gall

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/england/8647214.stm

Next week's election promises a swathe of new faces in the House of Commons.

Not only are we witnessing the largest number of MPs to retire in 60 years but, with a record number of Asian women also standing, Britain could have its first female Muslim MP.

This breakthrough moment in politics has...

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Belgian Lawmakers Pass Burka Ban

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8652861.stm

Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public.

The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay...

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Author Chronicling Islam In Canada Says Que. Becoming Uncomfortable for Muslims

April 26, 2010

Author: Jonathan Montpetit

Source: Google News

Wire Service: The Canadian Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hHGKkqwWWjaJviduBhKcMQ91Ertw

The niqab flickered briefly for Sheema Khan as the logical next step in her effort to rediscover Islam.

The Muslim face covering, which reveals only the eyes, appealed to the then Harvard grad student as a...

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Driver Wearing Islamic Face Veil Fined In France

April 23, 2010

Author: Pierre-Baptiste Vanzini

Source: CBS5

Wire Service: AP

http://cbs5.com/wireapnational/Driver.wearing.Islamic.2.1651766.html

A woman driver wearing an Islamic face veil has been fined by French police for not having a clear field of vision. The fine was small, but it garnered big attention Friday and may illustrate what is to come as the president pushes to outlaw the veils nationwide.
...

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Respect Candidate Spearheads Quiet Revolution to Get Muslim Women Involved In Politics

April 23, 2010

Author: Madeleine Bunting

Source: Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/23/respect-candidate-muslim-women-politics

Drums, loudhailers, chanting slogans. It is a very old-fashioned kind of politics that can be heard on the high street in Kings Heath, Birmingham.

But Salma Yaqoob, the prospective parliament candidate at the centre of the hubbub, represents a quiet revolution. "Bankers...

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Ann Arbor Area Women Help Co-Author a Book Crossing Interfaith Boundaries

April 22, 2010

Author: Pam Stout

Source: AnnArbor.com

http://www.annarbor.com/faith/friendship-and-faith-local-women-co-author-a-book-crossing-interfaith-boundaries/

When people dare to cross cultural and interfaith boundaries, the results can be powerful. A group of women from multiple faith traditions chronicle their intimate personal stories in a new book, Friendship & Faith: The WISDOM...

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Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Religious Discrimination In Workplace

April 18, 2010

Author: Nikki Roberti

Source: Axcess News

http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/20010

When Zainab Al-Suwaij's interviewer asked in a displeased tone if she wore her head scarf every day, Al-Suwaij knew her job interview was over.

Many Muslim women wear hijabs in accordance with their faith, but these practices can restrict their chances to find jobs.

Now she is executive director of the American Islamic...

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Muslim Woman Files Complaint Against McDonald's Over Head Covering

April 17, 2010

Author: Jerry Wolffe

Source: Daily Tribune

http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/04/17/news/doc4bc7e803465dd375965969.txt

An Oakland County woman has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging she was discriminated against in hiring by McDonald’s restaurants because she refused to not wear a hijab, the head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women.

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