Women

Opinion: "Indonesia's City of Soul Mourns" by Irfan Yusuf

May 30, 2006

Source: alt.muslim

http://www.altmuslim.com/perm.php?id=P1718_0_24_0

On May 30, 2006 alt.muslim published a piece by Irfan Yusuf, a lawyer, writer and occasional lecturer based in Sydney, Australia: "If you wish to discover the real spirit of Indonesia, you need to look beyond the beaches and nightclubs of Bali. You also have to look beyond the traffic jams of Jakarta or the art deco conference halls of Bandung. Indonesia's real cultural and spiritual heart is Jogja....

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Coalition of Palestinian and Israeli Women Push Bi-Lateral Talks

May 26, 2006

Source: peacejournalism.com/womensenews

http://peacejournalism.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=8926

On May 26, 2006 Women's eNews reported, "As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears increasingly intractable, a group of women are pressing bilateral spirit into a peace process they say still stands a chance of revival. To keep the hope of peace alive, Israelis and Palestinians must engage in genuine negotiations, warned members of the International Women's...

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Two Buddhist Women Teachers Attacked in School in Southern Thailand

May 22, 2006

Source: Boston Globe

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2006/05/22/schools_in_muslim_thai_south_closed_after_attack/

On May 22, 2006 Reuters reported, "More than 100 government schools in Thailand's rebellious Muslim far south were closed on Monday after villagers abducted and beat two women Buddhist teachers, leaving one in a coma, officials said....

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Iran Considers Religious Clothing Law

May 20, 2006

Source: cnews

Wire Service: AP

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Features/2006/05/20/1589977-ap.html

On May 20, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A draft law being considered by Iran's parliament encourages the wearing of Islamic clothing to protect the country's Muslim identity, according to a copy of the bill obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday.

The 13-article bill, which received preliminary approval a week...

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Sikh Woman Honored for Bringing Yoga to Incarcerated Youth

May 19, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/4335D775A0350F6D872571730062D0B1

On May 19, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "FAMLI, Inc., sponsor of the 14th Annual Malcolm X Festival, will honor the accomplishments of Krishna Kaur with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, May 18, 2006... Krishna Kaur is a phenomenal woman with a spiritual vision. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Krishna has been teaching the...

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Judges Shot by Islamist Over Headscarf Ban in Turkey

May 18, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/18/world/europe/18turkey.html

On May 18, 2006 The New York Times reported, "A gunman stormed into a courthouse meeting room in Ankara on Wednesday and shot five judges, apparently in anger at a ruling enforcing a strict ban on the wearing of Islamic head scarves.

One judge later died, and top officials, including the prime minister, who himself had criticized the court's ruling, rushed to...

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Young Sikh Woman Serves U.S. National Guard in Kabul

May 16, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1531929.cms

On May 16, 2006 The Times of India reported, "She donned an M-16 rifle on her shoulders when she was 17. At 20, she is patrolling the streets of Kabul. Meet Indian-born Ranbir Kaur of US National Guards who first hit headlines in 2003 after becoming the first Sikh girl to join the US armed forces that consists of over 2,00,000 women soldiers. Presently on active duty in...

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Hindu American Foundation Expresses Support of US Religious Freedoms Report

May 16, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_uscirf_2006.htm

On May 16, 2006 Hindu American Foundation reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed support over portions of the annual report released by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on May 3, 2006. The report, which aims to draw the U.S. government's attention to countries with systematic...

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Survey Will Quantify Issues Facing Sikh Women in the U.S.

May 15, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/print.php?sid=491

On May 15, 2006 the Sikh News Network reported, "A student and young professional organization is attempting to collect quantitative data on Sikh women in the United States. The results of this survey would show for the first time the degree of impact of women’s issues affecting the U.S. Sikh community. Jakara is an organization of college students and young professionals from the San Francisco Bay area that...

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Muslim Mom Competes in National Comedy Contest

May 14, 2006

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=3818144

On May 14, 2006 The Denver Post reported, "Rubi Nicholas works long hours as an assistant vice president at a health care insurance carrier in Denver. At 36, she has two young daughters, a husband, a house in Castle Rock and dreams of becoming a comedian. She's a Muslim of Pakistani descent who married a Greek...

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Muslim Organizations Unite in Protest Against Wachovia Account Closures

May 8, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3319

On May 8, 2006 a Muslim American Society press release reported, "Muslim American Society (MSA) Freedom Foundation, together with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), joined forces today in a press conference protesting Wachovia Bank’s refusal to explain why it closed in January 2006 the bank accounts of a small Muslim social service organization in Herndon, VA. The...

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