Women

125,000 Secular Turks Protest over Islamic Head Scarf

February 2, 2008

Author: Selcan Hacaoglu

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20080202-0956-turkey-headscarf.html

Some 125,000 Turks, mostly women, denounced the government on Saturday over its plans to lift a decades-old ban on Islamic head scarves at universities in the mainly Muslim but secular nation.

Many Turks, including the country's...

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Hip Hijabs Take Off in Canadian Winter

February 1, 2008

Author: Julie Gordon

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN2957487820080201

As temperatures drop in Canada this winter, Muslim women have a new - and warmer - alternative to their traditional hijabs.

A young entrepreneur from Ottawa has designed fashionable head covers, made from water-resistant nylon and lined with fleece, which can be worn alone or over a traditional hijab.

The toasty...

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Nazia Fights and Wins a Battle for Muslim Women Rights

January 27, 2008

Author: Kashif-ul-Huda

Source: TwoCircles.net

http://www.twocircles.net/2008jan26/nazia_fights_and_wins_battle_muslim_women_rights.html

A 19 year old Muslim girl has successfully changed a 50 year old tradition. Nazia Tabassum, a student of History is making history of her own.

It all started when breaking stereotypes, the girl in hijab won the election for the post of Joint Secretary at the Ranchi...

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Turkish PM Challenges Headscarf Ban

January 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Al Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AF64357F-1B17-41B5-A036-CF5E23252E0F.htm

The Turkish prime minister has challenged a ban on Muslim headscarves in universities and public offices, saying there was no need to wait for a constitutional change to remove the ban, state media says.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing to lift the ban which he says is merely a question of...

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Muslim Women Advise on Extremism

January 23, 2008

Author: Dominic Casciani

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7203925.stm

Leading Muslim women are being brought together to advise ministers in a new tactic to root out extremism.

The Muslim Women's Advisory Group is to be launched after the government came under pressure to help women in the Muslim community gain a greater say.

The group of 19 women assembled by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears is to work as part of...

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In Europe, Muslim Women Face Multiple Issues

January 20, 2008

Author: Sylvia Poggioli

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18234876

As immigrants from the Muslim world continue to settle in Europe, governments are beginning to question the notion of multiculturalism, the immigration model that has prevailed for decades on most of the continent.

This model has often led to the creation of separate, parallel societies ignorant of one another, and also to a large...

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Runner Wears Uniform That Caused DQ

January 17, 2008

Author: Alan Goldenbach

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/16/AR2008011603574.html?hpid=sec-religion

Juashaunna Kelly, the Theodore Roosevelt High School senior track star who was disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational for wearing a noncompliant uniform, wore the same unitard yesterday and set three personal records at the D.C....

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Prep Athlete Wearing Muslim Clothing Disqualified From Track Meet

January 16, 2008

Author: Alan Goldenbach

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011503356.html?hpid=sec-religion

Juashaunna Kelly, a Theodore Roosevelt High School senior who has the fastest mile and two-mile times of any girls' runner in the District this winter, was disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational indoor track and field meet after...

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Muslim Officer Appeals Ruling

January 11, 2008

Author: DAFNEY TALES

Source: The Philadelphia Daily News

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20080111_Muslim_officer_appeals_ruling.html

Kimberlie Webb has been a Philadelphia police officer since 1995 and a follower of the Islamic faith for just as long.

But since 2003, the 35th District officer has been embroiled in a legal battle over her right to wear a khimar, a traditional head scarf worn by Muslim...

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Abused Muslim Women in U.S. Gain Advocates

January 6, 2008

Author: NEIL MacFARQUHAR

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/us/06muslim.html

CHICAGO — After enduring seven years of beatings from her husband, a young Yemeni-American woman recently fled to a local shelter, only to find that the heavy black head scarf she wore as an observant Muslim provoked disapproval.

The shelter brought in a hairdresser, whose services she accepted without any misgivings. But once her...

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Woman Artist Gets Death Threats over Gay Muslim Photos

January 6, 2008

Author: Matthew Campbell

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3137510.ece

THE Dutch were debating the limits of freedom of expression last week after an artist who photographed gay men wearing masks of the prophet Muhammad was forced into hiding and her work removed from a museum exhibit.

Speaking on the telephone from an unspecified location in the Netherlands last week, the...

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