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May 27, 2009

Clinic in Spain offers hope for victims of FGM

A clinic in Barcelona, Spain, is offering reconstructive surgery of the clitoris to women who have been circumcised. […]
May 26, 2009

‘If We Now Kill Schoolgirls, You Shouldn’t Be Surprised’

Responding to threats from the Taliban, at least 10 girls’ schools have shut down near Kunduz in northern […]
May 22, 2009

Allow hijabs, ban prayers at council meetings: report

A report written on immigrants in Quebec, Canada recommends that hijabs be permitted in council meetings in order […]
May 21, 2009

Number of Honor Killings in Europe Higher Than Thought

A report compiled by the Council of Europe warns that the killings of women by family members to […]
May 21, 2009

Mother sentenced to 3 years for forced marriages in UK

A Muslim woman who forced her teenage daughters to marry cousins in Pakistan was sentenced Thursday to three […]
May 21, 2009

“Headscarf” dentist case is adjourned

A British dentist who asked women to wear Islamic headscarves must wait until July to discover if he […]
May 21, 2009

German Muslim community split over co-ed swimming classes

A court in the western city of Muenster has ruled that Muslim girls at elementary schools in Germany […]
May 20, 2009

Rotterdam testing plan against forced marriages

The city council of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has started a trial to prevent girls from being forced into […]
May 20, 2009

Islamic College in Berkeley planned

The proposed Zaytuna College in Berkeley would the first four-year, accredited, Islamic college in the United States: while […]
May 19, 2009

Friend tried to warn couple prior to Ottawa ‘honour killings’

A friend tried to warn Khatera Sadiqi months before she and her fiance were shot in an Ottowa, […]
May 19, 2009

Certain Islamic groups seek Sharia law in Germany

Some Muslim groups in Germany want to live under Sharia law, according to a new study. The annual […]
May 18, 2009

Analysis: Downturn Draws a Veil Over Islam

John Vinocur argues that Europe’s economic crisis has subordinated its other epochal problem — shaping a future life […]
May 17, 2009

Women’s Rights Activist Named Afghanistan’s Person Of The Year

Radio Free Afghanistan has named Anarkali Honaryar, a 25-year-old dentist and women’s rights activist, as its Person of […]
May 16, 2009

Society “must act to prevent forced marriages”

British Member of Parliament Sayeeda Warsi has urged heightened vigilance against forced marriages and “honor” violence. via:[http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/05/16/society-must-act-to-prevent-forced-marriages-91466-23635939/]
May 15, 2009

Canadian expert: Honour killings ‘act of purifying through blood’

Honour killings involve a cleansing of dishonor aimed at restoring a family’s respect after the so-called “misbehaviour” of […]
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