Women

Crisis Center Helps Muslim Women Seek Refuge from Domestic Violence

April 6, 2006

Source: North Jersey Herald

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTkmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY5MTIwNjQmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On April 6, 2006 the North Jersey Herald reported, "Founded in fall 2004, WAFA House (Women Against Family Abuse) is a privately run domestic violence crisis center based in Paterson that caters primarily to the needs of women of South...

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Hindu American Foundation Appoints Executive Director

April 6, 2006

Source: HAF

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

On April 6, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Board of Directors retained Ms. Ishani Chowdhury of Washington D.C. as its first full-time Executive Director last week. Leaving her previous employment as a Lead Project Manager at a Washington, D.C. based software firm, Chowdhury takes over...

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Muslim TV Host Causes Controversy by Wearing Hijab

April 5, 2006

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C04%5C05%5Cstory_5-4-2006_pg7_61

On April 5, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "A Muslim host of a TV talkshow on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) cartoons has caused a sharp division among viewers in Denmark by wearing a headscarf on screen, a first in the Scandinavian country at the origin of the cartoons...

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Muslim Women Challenge Police Over Comments on Driving With Burkas

April 5, 2006

Source: Radio New Zealand

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200604052134/19338d24

On April 5, 2006 Radio New Zealand reported, "Muslim women in New Zealand are challenging the Police Association to back up comments that those who wear full, face-covering, burkas should not drive. Police Association president, Greg O'Connor, has described the new policy - which is designed to help officers identify Muslim women drivers - as silly. Mr O'Connor says he is worried...

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Muslim Student Attacked on Baylor Campus

April 4, 2006

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/04/04042006wacmuslimearly.html

On April 4, 2006 the Waco Tribune-Herald reported, "A Muslim Baylor University senior of South Asian heritage who was active in Muslim-Christian relations was attacked on the school’s campus Saturday night, suffering multiple injuries.

Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety confirmed...

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Muslim Clerics Give Women Permission to Join Armed Forces

April 4, 2006

Source: Everything Sri Lanka

Wire Service: AP

http://www.lankaeverything.com/vinews/education/20060404061208.php

On April 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Islamic clerics on Monday gave Muslim women permission to join Sri Lanka's first exclusively Muslim infantry battalion to help provide security in the country's insurgency-wracked east, a religious leader said. Few Muslims serve in Sri Lanka's armed forces, and...

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St. Paul Police Department Receives Grant to Work with Muslim, Somali Communities

April 1, 2006

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/14237433.htm

On April 1, 2006 the Pioneer Press reported, "The Minnesota Public Safety Department awarded a $250,000 grant to the St. Paul Police Department and partnering organizations for an outreach program with Muslim and Somali communities. Police will work with the St. Paul Intervention Project and the Minnesota Chapter of the Muslim American Society of America to develop...

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Los Angeles Sikh Woman to be Honored with “Hero Award”

March 31, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/118310FB0B3AC0E28725714200656B24

On March 31, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence and Agape International Spiritual Center, will honor the accomplishments of Krishan Kaur with the Hero Award on Sunday, April 2, 2006... The Hero Award is given as a part of The Season for Nonviolence campaign, a 64-day campaign each...

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"Muslim Women Raise Voices Worldwide" by Raheel Raza

March 29, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/03/by_raheel_raza.php#more

On March 29, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Raheel Raza, author of 'Their Jihad..Not my Jihad' and Interfaith director for The Muslim Canadian Congress, on growing Muslim women's leadership. Raza writes, "During the height of the Danish cartoon controversy, Canadian media interviewed male Muslim leaders exclusively, without bothering to...

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Minnesotan Muslim Woman Gives Voice to Islamic Center

March 28, 2006

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/10031/story/336754.html

On March 28, 2006 the Star Tribune reported, "[Sumbal] Mahmud, 28, is the public face of the Islamic Center of Minnesota... In 2003, Mahmud was elected to a three-year term as communications director for the Islamic Center. It's not an easy job. Questions pour in, always urgent, sometimes loaded, often downright ignorant. Mahmud answers them all, even the anonymous ones that flood in after any event...

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Final Edits Underway in Contested Textbooks

March 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3634817

On March 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "Members of the California Board of Education began meetings with publishers Thursday for final editing sessions of sixth-grade history textbooks. The Sacramento meeting comes despite lawsuits filed against the state by two Hindu groups, who challenge the way Hinduism is presented in the books and who say they take issue with the way the state went about...

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Film Project Focuses on Muslim College Experience in Milwaukee

March 23, 2006

Source: Marquette Tribune

http://www.marquettetribune.org/286169718801461.bsp

On March 23, 2006 the Marquette Tribune reported, "Milwaukee should get ready for its close-up — shooting for 'Generation Jazba,' an independent film about Muslim college students in Milwaukee, is tentatively scheduled to begin in May of 2007. Writer and director Brooke Maroldi and producer Allyson Bahr said they plan to show the movie at prominent independent film festivals including Tribeca...

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Britain Upholds School’s Ban on Jilbab

March 23, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50910FB3D540C708EDDAA0894DE404482

On March 23, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that a secondary school was within its rights to bar a female student from wearing a jilbab, a loose, ankle-length gown, instead of the regular school uniform. Overturning a lower court ruling in favor of the student, Shabina Begum, a five-...

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