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Young Muslims Rediscovering Traditional Piety

June 28, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0406/28/a01-196679.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Detroit News reported that, "Now 24, Mona Safiedine this year began wearing the veil and long, obscuring robes that, for many, are integral to Muslim beliefs about piety and acceptance of the faith. Her decision is part of her personal development and the spiritual journey of a young life. And it is an increasingly well-traveled path. Among Muslims in...

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Soccer Player Told to Remove Headscarf, Referee Suspended

June 23, 2004

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9932760%255E1702,00.html

On June 23, 2004 The Australian reported, "A referee has been suspended after a 14-year-old girl was reportedly asked to take off her Islamic headscarf during a junior soccer match in Melbourne on the weekend. The Victorian Soccer Federation (VSF) said it had suspended the referee while it investigated reports he questioned...

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Update: Sikh Wins State Assembly Race in SC

June 23, 2004

Source: Indio Link

Wire Service: AP

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062204113018

On June 23, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A 32-year-old Sikh Indo-American businesswoman, Nikki Randhawa Haley has won the runoff election for South Carolina State Assembly from the 87th District defeating Larry Koon, who represented the district for the last 30 years. Haley got 54.69 per cent votes (2,928 votes), while Koon got...

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Women Sidelined at Hindu Temple Event in Atlanta

June 18, 2004

Source: AJC

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/0604/20notebook.html

On June 18, 2004 AJC.com reported, "At the recent dedication of a Hindu temple in Lilburn, the women and children were ushered away to a separate tent while the men took center stage... More than 1,000 people gathered June 13 to lay the foundation of what they hope will be among the largest Hindu temples in the South... Some of the women, however, were among the most...

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Government-Sponsored Conference Considers Women's Issues

June 14, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0614/p01s04-wome.html

On June 14, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "[W]hen the first government-sponsored conference on women's issues was announced early this year, there was a spontaneous and unprecedented outpouring of public support. Groups of women, individuals, and members of charitable and cultural societies from across the country flooded the council's offices with working papers,...

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Muslim Women Integrating Into European Society Faster Than Men

June 7, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0607/p07s02-woeu.html

On June 7, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "[A]n emerging group of young Muslim women...are outpacing their male counterparts in making the transition into mainstream European society, the workplace, and even political office. Their success is a hopeful sign that new generations of women may break the cycle of unemployment and poverty prevalent among Europe's migrant...

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Muslims Seek Courtship on the Internet

June 6, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18646-2004Jun5.html

On June 6, 2004 The Washington Post reported that Muslim men and women are using the internet to court one another online."Like other online dating services, the Muslim Web sites ask their members to post photos, biographical profiles and descriptions of what they are looking for in a spouse. But instead of moving quickly to the dating stage, the user of a...

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Muslim Women Gather to Discuss Stereotypes

June 3, 2004

Source: Sacramento News Review

http://www.newsreview.com/issues/sacto/2004-06-03/News.asp

On June 3, 2004 the Sacramento News Review reported, "Muslim women are viewed in one of two ways, said a panelist at UC Davis’ Muslim Women’s Panel: They’re considered oppressed and depressed, she said, or they’re considered, especially by men in the West, to be sexually exotic, 'hiding unusual, bizarre sexual fantasies.' Neither assessment, argued...

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Together in Faith: Interfaith Conference Explores Homosexuality in Religion

May 24, 2004

Source: The Michigan Daily

http://www.michigandaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/05/24/40b18a3182e2f

On May 24, 2004 The Michigan Daily reported, "Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Kay Whitlock, a lesbian activist and author, likened the quote to the condition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in today’s society during her opening speech at this weekend’s 'Together in Faith...

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