Women

Meeting Challenges, Challenging Stereotypes

May 6, 2007

Author: Stephen A. Norris

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/04/AR2007050402431.html

Playing tennis makes no sense to most of Raheela Fazal's Muslim friends. Is it for grades, they ask? No. Does the Potomac senior do it because of a punishment? No.

"I tell them it makes me happy, and it's fun," Fazal said. "It's not just standing around. It makes me feel...

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Planting Peace, One Tree at a Time

May 5, 2007

Author: Marion Lang

Source: The Dunn County News

http://www.dunnconnect.com/articles/2007/04/30/news/news03.txt

Three women — one Christian, one Muslim and one Jewish — all of whom who have survived years of discord and conflict living in Israel/Palestine, recently spoke in Menomonie.

They shared stories of courage, strength and a vision for re-shaping their troubled country. Huda Abu Arqoub, a Muslim Palestinian,...

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Muslim Woman to Lead Day of Prayer Breakfast

May 3, 2007

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: WFAA.com

http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/050307dnmetdayofprayer.2eaef8ef.html

For the first time, a Muslim woman is the keynote speaker for the interfaith National Day of Prayer breakfast put on by Thanks-Giving Square.

Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, will address the annual gathering. The...

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Successful Musical Got its Start at Baha'i Conference

May 1, 2007

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/525

BRISBANE, Australia, 1 May 2007 (BWNS) -- Management consultant Dorothy Marcic always tried to make her seminars entertaining as well as informative.

This time she outdid herself.

She took a presentation about the equality of the sexes, filled it with Top 40 songs that reflect the status of women, and made a Broadway-type show out of it.

The musical has played successfully in a half dozen U.S....

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Muslim Scholar Talks About Challenges Facing Women in the Arab and Muslim Worlds

April 30, 2007

Author: Judith Latham

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/NewsAnalysis/2007-04-30-voa39.cfm

Last week the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), a Washington-based organization dedicated to promoting freedom, democracy, and good governance in the Arab and Muslim worlds, sponsored a conference on “The Rights of Women in Islam and Muslim Societies.” And leading Muslim women scholars from the...

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Muslim Woman Runs for Danish Parliament

April 27, 2007

Author: KARL RITTER

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/432/story/86795.html

A Muslim woman denounced and ridiculed by nationalists for wearing an Islamic head scarf announced Friday she was running for Parliament - a move bound to rekindle heated debate about Islam in Denmark.

The next election is not expected until 2009, but the mere thought of Asama Abdol-Hamid entering the...

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Muslim Veil Allowed in UK Courts: Judges

April 25, 2007

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Muslim-veil-allowed-in-UK-courts-judges/2007/04/25/1177180691369.html

Muslim women should be allowed to wear the veil in British courts, senior judges said.

Muslim women should be permitted to wear the full facial covering, known as the niqab, as long as it does not interfere with the administration of justice, the Judicial Studies Board's Equal Treatment...

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Muslim Woman Wears Her Hijab and a Black Belt with Pride

April 17, 2007

Author: Tu Thanh Ha

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070417.wxhijab17/BNStory/National/home

MONTREAL — When news came that young Muslim girls had been turned away from a tae kwon do competition in Quebec because they wore Islamic head scarves, one of the people upset was the former dean of engineering of the University of Ottawa.

Aside from being an...

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Racial Tension Could Flare in Wake of New Hijab Ban

April 16, 2007

Source: The Province

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=25816b08-f5a0-4d8a-91d2-ee5e73d1cc13

LONGUEUIL, Que. -- A taekwondo team of Muslim girls withdrew from a tournament yesterday after they were barred from taking part with their hijabs, threatening to re-ignite Quebec's contentious debate about accommodating religious minorities.

"I feel very sad because we practised so hard," said 11-year-old Bissan...

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Bridge Muslim-Christian Divisions with Understanding, Cooperation

April 13, 2007

Author: Rev. C. Denise Yarbrough

Source: Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070410/OPINION02/704100358/1039/OPINION

(April 10, 2007) — What is your community doing about environmental issues?" asked the articulate and erudite preacher. As she continued with her sermon, she encouraged the gathered faithful to look beyond the confines...

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