Women

Author Explores Muslim Girls' Experiences in American Public Schools

March 4, 2005

Source: Daily Nebraskan

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/03/04/4227f5ef608cb

On March 4, 2005 the Daily Nebraskan reported, "Loukia Sarroub, an assistant professor of education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln read selected sections from her new book 'All American Yemeni Girls: Being Muslim in a Public School.' More than 40 people filled the chairs set up in the middle of University Bookstore while more stood in the back...

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Muslim Schoolgirl Wins Landmark Dress Code Case

March 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4310545.stm

On March 2, 2005 the BBC News reported, "A girl was unlawfully excluded from school for wearing a traditional Muslim gown, Appeal Court judges have ruled. Lord Justice Brooke said Denbigh High School in Luton, Beds, denied Shabina Begum, 16 - now at another school - the right to manifest her religion. He called for more guidance for schools on complying with the Human...

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Assault on a Muslim Woman

February 25, 2005

Source: The Journal-Standard

http://www.journalstandard.com/articles/2005/02/17/local_news/news03.txt

On February 25, 2005 The Journal-Standard reported, "a Freeport woman charged with felony aggravated battery for striking a local Muslim on the street pleaded guilty Thursday to a lesser misdemeanor battery charge, after a plea agreement was reached between the prosecution and defense. Tonya Morris, 19, of Freeport was in Stephenson County Circuit...

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Islamist Party Endorses Women’s Suffrage

February 22, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4288583.stm

On February 22, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The Kuwaiti parliament is to debate a bill to grant women full political rights, a Kuwaiti minister has said. Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad Sharar said that legislators would discuss the bill in March. The measure, which has been approved by the cabinet, will allow women to vote and to stand for election. Kuwait's Islamist Umma Party has said it backs...

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Tibetan Buddhist Nuns Create Mandala at Wellesley College

February 18, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2005/02/18/encircling_art_with_spirituality/

On February 18, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "in a contemporary art gallery at Wellesley College on Wednesday afternoon, about 100 people were sitting on canvas camp stools, gazing at an empty wooden platform painted the color of bricks... Victor Kazanjian, Wellesley's dean of religious and spiritual life, was...

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Church of England Moves Toward the Ordination of Women Bishops

February 16, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050216/325/fcmli.html

On February 16, 2005 Reuters reported, "The Church of England has taken the first tentative steps towards ordaining women bishops but the historic move could still take up to four years. Women breaking through the 'stained glass ceiling' may prove to be as divisive as the ordination of gay priests, so the church is adopting a very cautious approach....

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Muslim Woman Entitled to Maintenance Under Hindu Law

February 4, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1228325,00080001.htm

On February 4, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Ruling that women of the minority community cannot be discriminated against in the matter of providing alimony, the Allahabad High Court has asked one Islam to pay maintenance to his estranged wife. Asking Islam to pay Rs 1,000 as alimony to his wife, Fatima, Justice SN Srivastava held that the Hindu...

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School Changes Dress Code After Muslim Student Complains

January 21, 2005

Source: Associated Press

http://www.volunteertv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2808100

On January 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "a Hamilton County high school has changed its dress code to allow religious headscarves after a national civil rights group for Muslims complained to the principal. A spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said East Ridge High School senior Emily Smith wore her religiously mandated headscarf for the first time today......

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Traditional Jewish Ritual Bath for Women Makes Comeback

January 21, 2005

Source: News Journal

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/03AreaEAST02012105.htm

On January 21, 2005 News Journal reported, "it's a women's ritual as ancient as the Hebrew scriptures. But in modern times, the concept of visiting a ritual bath -- or 'mikveh' -- has become as foreign to most Jews as it is to the rest of the population. So it was with more than a little curiosity that about 100 Jewish women from...

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Hamilton County School Board Backs Decision to Allow Headscarf

January 20, 2005

Source: Chattanoogan

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_61358.asp

On January 20, 2005 Chattanoogan reported, "county School board members on Thursday backed the administration on allowing a female Muslim student at East Ridge High School to wear a head scarf. Scott Bennett, an attorney for the board, said the East Ridge High principal acted correctly in allowing the scarf. Board member Rhonda Thurman had said she disagreed, saying the school system should...

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School Board Member Disagrees with Decision to Allow Headscarf

January 18, 2005

Source: Chattanoogan

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_61195.asp

On January 18, 2005 the Chattanoogan reported, "county School Board member Rhonda Thurman said it was the wrong decision to allow a Muslim student at East Ridge High School to wear her Islamic head scarf, or hijab, in school. Ms. Thurman said Board Chairman Chip Baker has agreed that the board can discuss the issue at its meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Tyner Academy. Ms. Thurman said, 'This...

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Shari’ah Law Proposal Supported by B’nai B’rith, Sparking Ire of Islamic and Jewish Feminists

January 14, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://forward.com/main/article.php?id=2547

On January 14, 2005 The Forward reported, "In a move that is angering Jewish feminists, B'nai Brith Canada is supporting the demands of conservative Muslims in the province of Ontario who wish to have the right to use private arbitration based on Islamic law for the resolution of their marital, custody and inheritance disputes. A report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General recommended last...

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Middle School Teacher Transferred After Disparaging Remark About Qur'an

January 14, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw110059_20050114.htm

On January 14, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "a middle school history teacher in a heavily Arab Detroit suburb has been transferred for telling students that Bedouin Arabs used the Qur'an as toilet paper. The Woodworth Middle School teacher had been under paid suspension since last month as school officials investigated and...

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