Women

Oakland Bank Apologizes to Muslim Woman It Denied Service

February 5, 2009

Author: Matt O'Brien

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11636554?nclick_check=1

A bank has apologized to a Muslim woman denied service in December because she was wearing a hijab, but has also defended its decision.

When Safa Magid went to Community Bank of the Bay to make a deposit, a teller refused to serve her, explaining that the bank's policy prohibiting people from wearing hats...

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Muslim Woman Denied Service In US Bank for Wearing Headscarf

February 3, 2009

Author: Subhabrata Das

Source: Digital Journal

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/266466

The Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America's largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group, called on the US Department of Justice to find out whether the US bank has violated the civil rights of a Muslim woman when it denied service because she was wearing hijab, a mandatory headgear for Muslim women.

According to the woman, she was...

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Order to Take Off Niqab Pits Law Against Religion

February 2, 2009

Author: Betsy Powell

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/580790

A judge has ordered a Toronto woman to testify without her niqab at a sexual assault trial – raising the thorny issue of whether Muslim women should be allowed to appear as witnesses wearing a veil that covers everything but the eyes.

The issue is a collision of two rights, pitting religious freedom against the right of a defendant to face an accuser in...

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Vatican Orders Review Of Women's Religious Orders

January 31, 2009

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: CNEWS

Wire Service: AP

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2009/01/31/8212561-ap.html

The Vatican has begun a first-ever comprehensive study of women's religious orders in the United States, four decades into a steep decline in the number of Roman Catholic sisters and nuns in the country.

The study, ordered by a Vatican congregation in December and announced Friday in...

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Muslim Woman, Rabbis to Pray At Inaugural Service

January 14, 2009

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28658956/

At past inaugurations, ceremonial prayers uttered on behalf of the incoming president drew about as much attention as the flags on the podium.

Not this year.

Barack Obama's choice of clergy is under scrutiny like no other president-elect before him, alternately outraging Americans on the left and the right as he navigates the minefield of U.S. religion.

"I can't...

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'The Hijabi Monologues' Speaks to Muslims And Others Too

January 9, 2009

Author: Margaret Ramirez

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-hijabi-09-jan09,0,796922.story

As she takes the stage and picks up the microphone, Sahar Ullah becomes the voice of Muslim-American women who wear the hijab, better known as hijabis.

At times, she is hilarious when ranting about Muslim men and their pick-up lines. Other moments, she is chilling when she...

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Swimming In Modesty: Muslim Women Head to Secluded Pool

January 7, 2009

Author: Yonat Shimron

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/587069.html

Salman Sheikh was organizing a swim class for his two sons last summer when fellow Muslim parents approached him about starting a class for girls.

Sheikh told them he would ask the Curran Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C., whether it could accommodate a group of Muslims who preferred a women-only pool.
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Egyptian Women Break New Ground At the Mosque

January 4, 2009

Author: Hadeel Al-Shalchi

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/04/AR2009010400667.html

Amira Khairy is mobbed by housewives kissing her cheeks in greeting as she arrives to give a lesson on reciting the Quran to women at the Al-Sedeeq mosque in a Cairo suburb. Students set up chairs for the class, and soon the hum of chanting female voices fills one of the building's...

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Muslim Woman’s Headscarf Leads to Civil-Rights Fight

December 24, 2008

Author: Dionne Walker

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/952013.html

Workers in a suburban municipal court will undergo sensitivity training and post dress codes after police arrested a Muslim woman for refusing to remove her headscarf before a hearing.

A judge ordered Lisa Valentine, 40, to serve 10 days in jail for contempt of court after the Dec. 16 incident. She was released in less than a day.

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Culture Clash: Diversity vs. Security Rules

December 21, 2008

Author: Moni Basu

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2008/12/21/hijab.html

Lisa Valentine shed her Baptist beliefs 11 years ago and adopted a faith she felt wholly served her: Islam.

She was no longer Lisa, but Miedah. She studied the Quran and donned a head covering, or hijab, because Islam mandates modesty for women.

She had not uncovered her head in a...

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UN General Assembly Expresses “Deep Concern” About Human Rights In Iran

December 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/681

The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution expressing “deep concern at serious human rights violations” in Iran.

The resolution, which passed by a vote of 69 to 54, specifically criticized Iran’s use of torture, the high incidence of executions, the “violent repression” of women, and “increasing...

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Douglasville: Muslim’s Scarf Leads to Arrest At Courthouse

December 17, 2008

Author: Moni Basu

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2008/12/17/hijab.html

A Douglasville woman was jailed Tuesday after a judge found her in contempt of court for refusing to remove her hijab, the head covering worn by Muslim women.

Lisa Valentine, also known by her Islamic name, Miedah, 40, was arrested at the Douglasville Municipal Court for violating a court...

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Georgia Muslims Barred From Court Because Of Hijab

December 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News/PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20081216/pl_usnw/georgia_muslims_barred_from_court_because_of_hijab

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a series of incidents in which Muslim women in Georgia were prevented from entering courtrooms because they were wearing Islamic headscarves...

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