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July 21, 2009

When it comes to Muslim women’s rights, all eyes are on Iran

Mahnez Afkhami, a leading advocate of women’s rights in the Islamic world, says that while Muslim women are […]
July 20, 2009

Afghan Star shows a people recovering from radical Islam

People came from all over Afghanistan to compete in Kabul’s competition show Afghan Star: there’s the wonderful sight […]
July 19, 2009

Muslim women sign “Jihad Against Violence”

200 Muslim women from all over the world are taking part in the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality […]
July 17, 2009

Young Muslims in the Netherlands fear forced marriages during summer break

Many young Dutch Muslims are afraid that they will be forced into a marriage during summer break and […]
July 16, 2009

Muslims seek schools’ OK for religious garb, holy days

In the United States, Muslim students and interest groups are increasingly vocal in demanding the right to wear […]
July 16, 2009

No Islamic attire by pool, Egypt tells Norwegian

A Norwegian Muslim woman has filed a complaint with her embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo after […]
July 13, 2009

Pakistani men held in Belgium in suspected honour killing

Two Pakistani brothers were being held in custody in Belgium on murder charges, a magistrate said Friday, on […]
July 13, 2009

Sudan women ‘lashed for trousers’

Several Sudanese women have been flogged as a punishment for dressing in trousers, according to a local journalist […]
July 13, 2009

In the Netherlands, a battle is brewing over gender-segregated classes for Muslim women

City councillor Marka Spit in Utrecht, the Netherlands, says she is going to ignore Dutch Integration Minister Eberhard […]
July 12, 2009

Headscarf dentist is ‘fit to practice’

A dentist in the UK working for the publicly financed NHS has been declared fit to practice although […]
July 11, 2009

Saudi religious police blamed in “honor” killing of sisters

A Saudi women’s group on Friday blamed the country’s religious police in the “honor” killing of two sisters […]
July 11, 2009

Saudi woman activist demands right to travel

Saudi feminist Wajeha al-Huwaider has been prevented from leaving the country: defiant, she says that “I keep telling […]
July 9, 2009

Brandon Robshaw: The burqa should not be worn in class

Brandon Robshaw writes: “when a female Muslim student arrived at my philosophy AS class shrouded from heat to […]
July 9, 2009

UK: New guidance on forced marriage is ‘a united step forward’

In the UK, new guidance on identifying and protecting victims of forced marriage is ‘a united step forward’ […]
July 9, 2009

‘Hijab martyr’ rally due in Cairo

Further protests are expected in Cairo over of the case of an Egyptian woman dubbed the “headscarf martyr” […]
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