Wednesday, November 21, 2018   

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Working Women and Islam
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Recently, Aminata Toure became Senegal’s second female Prime Minister, it is unfortunately news that is bound not to make a ripple in the broader media. She is a widely popular figure in Senegal who is best known for her successful anti-corruption campaigns and efficiency.




Anti-Muslim violence: A wakeup call for European governments
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A police check of a Muslim woman wearing the full-face veil recently sparked riots in a Paris suburb, and has reignited a debate about the controversial ban of full-face veils in public spaces from 2011.




Persistent Dialogue: A Tale of Two Women
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(Huffington Post)

American Muslims and Sikhs have been experiencing another uptick in aggression against them. Last week shots were fired at a Morton Grove, Ill., mosque; paintball guns left ominous paint splatters all over amosque in Oklahoma.




Acid Attacks Rising in Colombia, What if they Were Muslim?
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Acid attacks have come to our attention mostly through news reports of such incidents in India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Islamophobes and the like are all too happy to point to Islam as the cause of such incidents even though the motivations of such attacks have to do with issues completely unrelated to Islam.




Women Asked to Remove Headscarves at Some French Airports
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Some French airports have begun to ask headscarf-wearing women to take off their scarves for security reasons, which has spurred criticism from Muslims in the country, who find the practice a discriminatory one.




Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson: “Wherever Women are Taking Over, Evil Reigns”
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As you can see he wants women to be stripped of the right to vote, taken out of positions of power and essentially returned to being obedient, child producing, housewives who obey and submit to men. He even ridicules his grandmother!




Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi: Muslim Women Take Back the Mic on International Women’s Day
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As Muslim women born and raised in America, we are tired of hearing everyone — politicians, pundits, men and women of other faiths (or those not adhering to any faith) — talk about Muslim women without ever stopping to listen to what we have to say about our lives.




Women in Parliament: Islamists in Tunisia Field More Women as Candidates than the Percentage of Women in the US Congress
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Interestingly, when one analyzes say…the number of women in positions of power in countries across the world, we see the percentages of women in parliament to be higher in many majority Muslim nations than in parts of the West.




Daisy Khan and Fazeela Siddiqui: Training Afghani Imams to End Violence Against Women
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On Nov. 17, 1999, the world witnessed a horrific image: An Afghani woman named Zarmina was dragged through a soccer stadium and killed by the Taliban. As a Muslim woman, the outrage that I felt was indescribable.




The Modern Muslim Woman is Who She Chooses to Be
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Where did this image of the oppressed Muslim woman come from and when will this battle against it stop? Growing up on a diet of Saturday TV matinees, every “Muslim woman” I saw in the movies was a belly dancer with a lot of chiffon wrapped around her.