Women

Teacher Who Pulled Scarf from Student�s Head Reinstated

November 12, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-2/110024636280370.xml

On November 12, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported, "a suspended Jefferson Parish public school teacher accused of using religious slurs and yanking the head scarf off a Muslim student will be allowed to return to the classroom next school year after an unpaid suspension and sensitivity training, the School Board decided Thursday....

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Dutch Filmmaker Killed Following Outrage Over Film Critiquing Islamic Treatment of Women

November 3, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18529-2004Nov2.html?referrer=email

On November 3, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A Dutch filmmaker who outraged members of the Muslim community with his attacks on the treatment of women in Islamic society was gunned down and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street Tuesday morning. Witnesses said a gunman opened fire on Theo van Gogh, 47, as the filmmaker...

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Number of Sikh Women Declining

October 13, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/154/story_15421_1.html

On October 13, 2004 United Press International reported, "India's National Minorities Commission has set up a panel of demographers to study the recent results of a census reports that says the population of Sikh women is declining. The panel will hold talks with religious leaders to find ways to restore the gender imbalance, NCM chairman...

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Muslim Girl Shaves Head to Beat Headscarf Ban

October 2, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/world/newsid_3710000/3710134.stm

On October 2, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A 15-year-old girl has beaten the ban on headscarves in French schools by shaving off her hair. Cennet Doganay was banned from classes for wearing a headscarf after a law preventing kids from wearing religious signs in schools came in. 'I will respect both French law and Muslim law by taking off what I have on my head and not...

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Film About Violence Against Muslim Women Sparks Protests

September 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/27/international/europe/27netherlands.html

On September 27, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The images roll on, now showing a woman lying on the ground, her back and legs marked by red traces of a whip. The Koranic verses on her wounded flesh say that those guilty of adultery or sex outside marriage shall be punished with 100 lashes. There are chilling sounds of a cracking whip; there is...

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Saudi-American Woman Running for CA State Assembly

September 17, 2004

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0917/p02s01-uspo.html

On September 17, 2004 Christian Science Monitor reported, "Ferial al-Masry, who is the Democratic candidate for California's 37th Assembly District after a write-in campaign that drew local, national, and international attention... [Masry] is breaking stereotypes of Arab Muslim women as she seeks to become the first Saudi-born American to hold elective office in the United States......

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Project on Faith Monologues Initiated at Vanderbilt

September 17, 2004

Source: Vanderbilt Hustler

http://www.vanderbilthustler.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/17/414a64955a409

On September 17, 2004 Vanderbilt Hustler reported, "a $10,000 grant given by the United Methodist Church this year will enable members of the Vanderbilt community to explore the differing viewpoints on faith and spirituality. Faith Project is an effort to gather stories of faith and weave them into a performance of monologues by this Spring...

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China's Muslims "Push the Barriers of Faith," Have Female Imams

September 15, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3656180.stm

On September 15, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Against a desert backdrop, surrounded by parched yellow-earth hills, an army of worshippers sing devotional chants as they march through a compound to the central mosque. Ningxia province is the heartland of Islam in China - and the base of Hong Yang, a Muslim leader who commands a million Chinese followers... Religious rituals only resurfaced in the 1980s...

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"Women's Votes, Womens Voices" Highlights Religious Women's Concerns

September 14, 2004

Source: Yahoo News/ Pluralism Project Harvard University

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040914/nytu208_1.html?printer=1

On September 14, 2004 Yahoo News/ Pluralism Project Harvard University reported, "religious women voters may well decide the election, yet their vital voices are rarely heard in the public conversation. On September 13, a groundbreaking and historic meeting at the National Press Club convened women from a range of religious and advocacy...

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Headscarf Controversy Puts French Muslims in Difficult Situation

September 12, 2004

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4490432,00.html

On September 12, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "When 12-year-old Faten Ben Debaieb returned to school after summer vacation, she faced a painful choice: take off her head scarf or be expelled. For France's Muslim community, a similar dilemma loomed 2,500 miles away in Iraq. There, kidnappers were threatening to...

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