Women

Court Strikes Down State's Ban on Hijab in Schools

July 9, 2006

Source: Gulf Times

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=96346&version=1&template_id=39&parent_id=21

On July 9, 2006 the Gulf Times reported, "A German state’s ban on women teachers wearing Muslim headscarves has been ruled void by a court. A German state’s ban on women teachers wearing Muslim headscarves has been ruled void by a court. The Baden-Wuerttemberg administrative...

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Young Sikh Woman Honored by Newsweek

July 3, 2006

Source: SikhNet News/Mumbamirror.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0DA4D1B06E6D269A872571A00071EDF1

On July 3, 2006 SikhNet News/Mumbamirror.com reported, "Benita Singh, an Indian American, has been honoured by Newsweek for helping disadvantaged women. In 2003 Benita Singh visited Guatemala to research her Yale University senior year thesis. The Long Island, New York-born Singh wanted to study how women, especially...

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Orange County Women's Group Reflects Interfaith Growth

June 26, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10743

On June 26, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, "In the aftermath of Sept. 11, Sande Hart grew increasingly disgusted by disparaging remarks some of her friends — both Jewish and not — made about Muslims. The Koran, they said, preached killing Jews and other infidels; Islam was a hate-filled religion, with few redeeming qualities. Hart, a...

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Sikh NGO Launches Campaign Against Female Foeticide

June 26, 2006

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1136.shtml

On June 26, 2006 SikhSangat reported, "Kirtani Sewa Society, an NGO functioning at Ballowal village in Ludhiana district, launched a crusade against drug addiction and female foeticide. The declaration was made on the conclusion of Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom celebrations on Sunday. According to Mr Gurmukh Singh, president of the society, office bearers and activists of the society have...

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Sikh Women's Conference Focuses on Gender Inequality

June 26, 2006

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/discussion.nsf/by+topic/A48AE599AA04A1DB8725719900784F04!OpenDocument

On June 26, 2006 The Fresno Bee reported, "Sikh women who went public on gender inequality in their community left the 7th Jakara conference in Fresno on Sunday feeling hopeful. This year's conference focused on the issues of women from domestic violence to double standards in the household. 'It's...

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Oslo Plans to Ban Hijab in Schools

June 21, 2006

Source: All Headline News

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7003986573

On June 21, 2006 All Headline News reported, "Adding to the list of European countries, the Norwegian capital also plans to ban the Muslim headdress in Oslo's schools. Oslo's city council have been told by lawyers at the Ministry of Education that the ban wouldn't be illegal under Norwegian law. According to a report by Reuters, the council wants to ban the burqa or niqab, which covers the face...

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Muslim Sorority Opens Doors for American Muslim Women

June 20, 2006

Source: USINFO.STATE.GOV

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2006/Jun/21-260406.html

On June 20, 2006 USINFO.STATE.GOV reported, "Fraternities and sororities are an important part of student life on most American university campuses. These privately run clubs organized around common interests and activities provide students with leadership experience, social outlets, support groups, community service opportunities and housing options.

They offer a...

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Some Fear Public Accommodation of Muslim Women's Dress Will Cause Backlash

June 13, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-06-13-muslim-modesty_x.htm

On June 13, 2006 USA Today reported, "Muslim women in the USA have been asking the public to accommodate their religious beliefs about modesty, a trend that some Muslims worry will provoke a backlash. In some recent examples: In Lincoln Park, Mich., Fitness USA relented when Muslim women demanded that the gym wall off a co-ed aerobic center from their women-only...

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Muslim Mothers Organization in Cincinnati Advocates Tolerance

June 11, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060611/NEWS01/606110356/-1/CINCI

On June 11, 2006 The Enquirer reported, "Saba Chughtai and Shakila Ahmad didn't draw the crowds Saturday that anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan did the night before. And they didn't badmouth President Bush or the war in Iraq. But these Muslim mothers brought the same message as Sheehan to the New Thought Unity Center. The...

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Muslim Woman Helps Launch First Museum of Muslim Cultures

June 10, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Legder

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060610/FEAT04/606100317/1022

On June 10, 2006 The Clarion-Legder reported, "In a new book about Muslim women in America, Okolo Rashid's story is featured in a chapter called 'The Changers.' It's a fitting title for a woman who helped launch the first museum in America dedicated to Muslim cultures - in Mississippi. 'To come from where I came from does...

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Gallup Poll Looks at Views of Muslim Women in Eight Countries

June 8, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/world/middleeast/08women.html?pagewanted=print

On June 8, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Muslim women do not think they are conditioned to accept second-class status or view themselves as oppressed, according to a survey released Tuesday by The Gallup Organization. According to the poll, conducted in 2005, a strong majority of Muslim women believe they should have the right to...

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Fatwa Denounces Muslim Women Leading Prayers

May 31, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/192/story_19239_1.html

On May 31, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Women trained as religious guides in a pioneer program are not authorized to lead prayers or to hold the post of imam, Morocco's official religious authority has ruled. The fatwa came weeks after Morocco's first 50 female 'morchidat,' religious guides, completed training by the Ministry of Islamic...

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Muslim Girl Discriminated Against by Teacher

May 31, 2006

Source: News4Jax.com

http://www.news4jax.com/news/9300683/detail.html

On May 31, 2006 News4Jax.com reported, "A Jacksonville family recently filed a complaint with the school board, claiming a teacher at a Southside elementary school discriminated against their daughter because she's Muslim. Alana Scott says she felt rejected when her cello instructor would not let her participate in a school concert. Ten-year-old Alana Scott said she was forbidden to perform with her...

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