Women

Muslim Sues O.C. Over Right to Wear Head Scarf

September 5, 2007

Author: Genaro Molina

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hijab5sep05,0,7687235.story?coll=la-home-center

A Muslim whose religious practice requires that she cover her head in public sued the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, alleging her rights were violated when jail officials forced her to remove a head scarf while locked up for about eight hours.

Souhair...

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Consecration in Kenya Widens a Religious Rift

August 31, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: Globe Staff

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/08/31/consecration_in_kenya_widens_a_religious_rift/

NAIROBI - Delivering a blistering rebuke to the Episcopal Church for its support of gay and lesbian rights, spiritual leaders representing tens of millions of Anglican Christians from around the world gathered here yesterday to consecrate two conservative...

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Man Admits he 'Pulled Off' Hijab

August 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/6970761.stm

A woman felt "violated" when a man pulled off her religious headscarf - hijab - as she walked along a north Wales street pushing a pushchair.

Mold Crown Court heard that Damien French, 21, of Rhyl, had a previous conviction for animal cruelty when he fed a live zoo rabbit to an alligator.

French admitted racially aggravated common assault...

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Rochdale Girl to Give Muslim Youth a Voice

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Asian News

http://www.theasiannews.co.uk/news/s/1014/1014208_rochdale_girl_to_give_muslim_youth_a_voice.html

A Rochdale student is to set up and chair the town's first Young Muslim Advisory Panel after taking part in a two-week intensive leadership programme.

Atifa Shah, a former member of the UK Youth Parliament, hopes the panel, which is being supported by her...

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Symposium Focuses on Muslim Women

August 15, 2007

Author: John Colson

Source: Aspen Times Weekly

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20070815/NEWS/108150041/-1/rss02

ASPEN — Of all the differences between the Muslim world and the West, perhaps none is more potentially explosive than the roles of women, whether in domestic relationships or in their potential as leaders in Islamic and world affairs.

And that, in part, is to be a topic of discussion in the upcoming...

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German Court Rules Muslim Teacher Must Stop Wearing Headscarf

August 14, 2007

Author: Staf Writer

Source: VOA News

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-08-14-voa58.cfm

A court in western Germany has ruled that a teacher who converted to Islam must stop wearing a headscarf at her school.

The court in Dusseldorf ruled Tuesday that wearing the garment at schools violates state law prohibiting religious headwear.

The teacher who challenged the ban, Maryam...

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APMA Issues 30-Point Charter of Demands

August 13, 2007

Author: Staff Reporter

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C08%5C13%5Cstory_13-8-2007_pg7_26

LAHORE: The All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) has issued a thirty-point charter of demands during its National Solidarity Rally, said a press release issued on Sunday.

According to the release, the charter said Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s speech, delivered on...

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Muslim Woman Asked not to Live with Hindu 'Husband'

August 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Gulfnews

Wire Service: Reuters

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/08/12/10145890.html

Kuala Lumpur: Islamic authorities in Malaysia have freed a Muslim woman after detaining her for four months for marrying a Hindu, the couple's lawyer said yesterday.

The Selangor state Islamic authorities have, however, ordered the 25-year-old ethnic Indian woman to live separately...

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Religious Tolerance Facing Test in Britain

August 10, 2007

Author: Mandy Clark

Source: VOA

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-08-10-voa48.cfm

It is an issue shrouded in controversy. The niqab, Islam's full-face veil, is surging in popularity among British Muslims. Many non-Muslims see it as a rejection of Western culture, others as a form of radicalism.

Christopher Doyle, from the Council of British-Arab Understanding, says it is neither. “Increasingly in communities, not just in Britain --...

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"Europe Confronts Islam," a Commentary by Andrew Tillman

August 7, 2007

Author: Andrew Tillman

Source: Center for American Progress

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/08/exclusion.html

Germany is home to 3.2 million Muslims, yet last month a small but vocal group staged a protest in Cologne to try to block plans for a Mosque. This kind of Muslim exclusionism has become a disturbing but growing trend in Western Europe.

Leading opponents of the mosque in Cologne—Manfred Rouhs, leader of a...

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Tajik Universities Bar Hijab-Wearing Girls From Exams

August 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/08/B6C95CD6-4F04-4AE5-8FD8-4C4CDCCA982C.html

August 3, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Officials in Tajikistan's State Teacher Training Institute have told RFE/RL's Tajik Service that female applicants are no longer allowed to take university entrance exams there wearing Islamic head scarves.

Today's remarks come after...

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"Muslims and Methodists Seek Interfaith Dialogue," a Commentary by Kat Teraji

August 2, 2007

Author: Kat Teraji

Source: The Gilroy Dispatch

http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/contentview.asp?c=221683

"Islam is the world's second largest religion. When you have a billion and a half people belonging to a religion, you are bound to find a few kooks and extremists among their number," Shista Azad said in answer to our questions about how she reconciles her Muslim beliefs with the actions of terrorists such as Osama bin Laden. Teachers...

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