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Islamic Authorities to Remove Sexist Hadith

July 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/14/AR2006071401381.html?nav=rss_opinions

On July 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "'Women are imperfect in intellect and religion.' 'The best of women are those who are like sheep.' 'If a woman doesn't satisfy her husband's desires, she should choose herself a place in hell.' 'If a husband's body is covered with pus and...

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Muslim Women Earning Leadership Roles in Mosques and Islamic Organizations

July 16, 2006

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060716/LIFESTYLE04/607160328

On July 16, 2006 The Sacramento Bee reported, "The mosque -- or masjid in Davis, Calif., had become too small for the city's growing Muslim population, and a thorny debate arose over how to rectify the problem. The all-male mosque board was riven with politics, and when her husband quit, Dr. Shereen Zakauddin Vera volunteered to take...

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Outspoken Feminist Critic of Islam Frustrates Some, Fascinates Others

July 16, 2006

Source: Women's eNews

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2816/context/archive

On July 16, 2006 Women's eNews reported, "While [Wafa] Sultan's focus on women's issues has received less attention in the West, she considers it one of her top priorities. Sultan argues that women in the Middle East are hostages to their religion and culture and believe they are less than men. The most bothersome thing, she says, is that 'they are slaves, but they...

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Chaplain Serves Growing Number of Muslim Converts in Texas Prisons

July 16, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA071706.1A.MuslimInmates.16e4f6d.html

On July 16, 2006 Express-News reported, "Imam Omar Shakir walks into a white cinderblock room and greets a group of women wearing matching white jumpsuits... The women are glad to see him and are eager to talk to him about their faith. Shakir, 47, is one of four chaplains who oversee the Islamic faith program for the 110...

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Opinion: "Why No Child of Mine Will Go to a Faith School" by Sarfraz Manzoor

July 16, 2006

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1821496,00.html

On July 16, 2006 The Observer ran an opinion piece by Sarfraz Manzoor on the subject of faith school. Manzoor writes, "I recently completed a BBC Radio 4 documentary which asked whether faith schools might exacerbate existing tensions between communities. I visited an Islamic school in Birmingham. The school is popular and produces excellent exam results. Walking along the...

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Weinstein Marches On in Battle Against Armed Forces Proselytizing

July 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/15/AR2006071501032.html?msource=MR_001

On July 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Porcelain figurines are perched on the mantelpiece behind Mikey Weinstein. Guests are seated on chintz couches in front of him. It's a nice crowd at a polite fundraising party.

But Mikey -- his friends, his enemies, even complete strangers...

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Conference Crafts Charter of Women's Rights in Islamic Societies

July 16, 2006

Source: Tehran Times

http://www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/16/2006&Cat=10&Num=3

On July 16, 2006 the Tehran Times reported, "The chairman of the World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri, announced here on Saturday that an international charter of women’s rights in Islamic society is to be prepared. In an address to the First International Conference on Women’s Rights and...

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Europe's Largest Hindu Temple Holds Interfaith Memorial Service for Mumbai Victims

July 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5182438.stm

On July 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "On Tuesday bomb blasts on seven trains killed nearly 180 people in Mumbai. Four days later, in a corner of the English countryside, hundreds of British Indians gathered in prayer at a memorial service. Europe's biggest Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, on the outskirts of Watford, invited members of eight faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Sikhism...

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Middle East Conflict Has a Local Flavor in Detroit

July 15, 2006

Source: Editor and Publisher

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002840040

On July 15, 2006 Editor and Publisher reported, "With a high concentration of Lebanese-Americans, Detroit and other Michigan cities are experiencing the current conflict in the Middle East as a kind of local issue. Protests and citizen gatherings have been held throughout the area. Not just Muslim but Christian...

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Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Upset Over Judge's Ruling Against Turbaned Muslims

July 14, 2006

Source: The China Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/i_latestdetail.asp?id=39684

On July 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Malaysia's opposition Islamic party on Friday accused a top judge of insulting Islam by ruling that a Muslim boy need not wear a turban _ as the Prophet Muhammad did _ to prove his faith. The Federal Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by three Muslim boys who unsuccessfully sued the...

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Opinion: "The Mumbai Bombings and the Students Islamic Movement of India" by Yoginder Sikand

July 14, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_mumbai_bombings_and_the_students_islamic_movement_of_india/009799

On July 14, 2006 The American Muslim ran an opinion piece by Yoginder Sikand, editor and primary writer of Qalandar, a monthly electronic publication about relations between Muslims and people of other faiths. He writes, "The identity of those...

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