Women

Belgian Court Suspends Headscarf Ban In Flanders

March 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/314761,belgian-court-suspends-headscarf-ban-in-flanders.html

A top Belgian court on Thursday suspended a ban on wearing the Islamic headscarf and other religious symbols in schools in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders, arguing that it was not clear that the right body had imposed it. The Flanders regional education...

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Hindu Girl Weds Muslim Boy; Now Fears for Safety Of In-Laws

March 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news611041.html

A Hindu girl who married a Muslim boy against the wishes of her parents has moved the High Court praying for protection of her in-laws and husband from the police and her own family members. 

A division bench of Justice AP Lavande and Justice Pramod Kode issued notices to the respondents including state home secretary and Amravati Commissioner of Police among...

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Muslim Women Debate Gender Segregation In Mosques

March 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124623737

Recently a group of Muslim women in Washington, D.C. sought to protest what they considered to be an injustice — being confined to a separate prayer space from their male counterparts. The issue of gender segregation is one that many Muslims are talking about and to get some perspective host Michel Martin speaks with Asra Nomani who...

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Muslim Woman Expelled From School In Veil Dispute

March 10, 2010

Author: Leanne Larmondin

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=19806

A Muslim woman has filed a human rights complaint after she was expelled from a Canadian college for refusing to remove her face veil.

The Egyptian-born woman, who is a permanent resident of Canada, was enrolled in a government-sponsored French language class for new immigrants in Montreal, Quebec.

The school,...

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Photographer Captures the Women Who Wear the Hijab

March 4, 2010

Author: Sandy Illian Bosch

Source: The Doings Hinsdale

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/hinsdale/entertainment/2075471,doings-dicover-030410-s1.article

Sadaf Syed of Willowbrook grew up in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a teacher. She found a way to fulfill that dream, not with a teaching degree, but with a camera.

"I believe we're all here to educate one another," said Syed. Through her photo...

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Flight Ban for Muslim Pair Who Refused Full Body Scan

March 4, 2010

Author: Tony Brooks

Source: Daily Express

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/161604/Flight-ban-for-Muslim-pair-who-refused-full-body-scan

Airport bosses last night defended their decision to prevent two Muslim women from boarding a flight for refusing to undergo a full body scan.

The women, who are the first in the UK to receive such a ban, had been selected at random to pass through a recently-...

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Women Of Faith Hope to Spread Ripples Of Peace

March 4, 2010

Author: Michelle Bearden

Source: Tampa Bay Online

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/mar/04/na-women-of-faith-hope-to-spread-ripples-of-peace/

What happens when you put Muslim, Christian and Jewish women in the same room to pray for peace?

"A lot of collective positive energy goes out into the universe," says Sister Anne Dougherty, a Franciscan nun who works at Academy Prep Center of Tampa.

"...

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Bay Area Hijab Dispute Tests Limits Of Corporate Inclusion

March 3, 2010

Author: Matt O'Brien

Source: The Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_14506788?source=rss

Hani Khan never set out to be the next lightning rod of the culture wars, testing the limits of religious acceptance in the Bay Area and the retail industry.

Unfazed by the blaring pop rock, haze of cologne and sepia-toned posters of bare-chested surfers, she walked...

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Female Comedian Stands Up for Islam

March 1, 2010

Author: Chris Casey

Source: The Greeley Tribune

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20100301/NEWS/100309996/-1/RSS

Tissa Hami knows something about being hijacked.

Her budding career fell victim to cratering public opinion toward people of Middle Eastern descent in the months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Hami is essentially American, having lived in the United States most of her life. But she was born in Iran...

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Muslim Goes to Feds Over Head-Scarf Firing

February 26, 2010

Author: Henry K. Lee

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/25/BALB1C6HR5.DTL#ixzz0gZ66UVBL

A Muslim woman has lodged a complaint with federal officials after she said she was fired from her job at a San Mateo clothing store for refusing to remove her hijab, or head scarf.

Hani Khan, 19, of Foster City said she was fired Monday at the Hollister clothing...

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2009 Oct 30

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Muslim Women’s Leadership Conference

(All day)

Harvard Divinity School

On Friday, October 30, 2009, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored “Muslim Community Leadership in America: Women’s Challenges in Horizons” at Harvard Divinity School. Other sponsors included the HDS Diversity Fund, the Women’s Studies in Religion Program, the Center for the Study of World Religions, and certain member of the HDS faculty. This student-initiated conference was the brainchild of Celene Ayat Lizzio, an MDiv student who organized this conference as a field education project with the help of her peers. Its purpose was to...

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Muslim Women to Mosque: Tear Down This Wall

February 18, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/02/women-protest-for-right-to-mix.php

The walls that segregate Muslim men from women inside many American mosques took a long time to go up, and it could be a long time before they come down.

On Saturday (Feb. 20), Fatima Thompson will find out just how firm those walls are. 

Thompson, 44, is planning for...

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Muslim Woman's Veil Case Represents Clash Of Values In Spain

February 13, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/12/AR2010021205010_pf.html

This sunny little resort on the Mediterranean shore has long been a favorite for weekenders seeking to escape the congestion of nearby Barcelona for a dose of sandy beaches and sea breezes.

But Cunit has gained a new distinction: It is famous in Spain as the town where a...

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