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Human Rights Organizations’ Concerns on Employment of Muslims in Europe

September 27, 2012

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  Amnesty International, 2012 “Muslims are subject to a variety of forms of racism and intolerance, as described in several sections of this report. In particular, some factions of public opinion make no distinction between terrorists, religious extremists and the Muslim population as a whole. In some cases, it is claimed that these prejudices lead […]

Sex Trafficking–A Global Shame in the 21st Century

April 16, 2011

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Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

Courageous Afghan Girls Brave Taliban Terrorists To Get An Education

June 5, 2010

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English.aljazeera.net The Taliban has waged a violent campaign against girls who go to schools in their Afghan strongholds. A series of attacks against schools and female students have driven many girls to go underground to receive an education. In one attack in Kandahar in 2008, around 15 girls and teachers were sprayed with acid by […]

Action: Contact Abercrombie & Fitch About Hijab Firing

February 24, 2010

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Calif. Muslim employee fired for refusing to remove scarf in public (SANTA CLARA, CA, 2/24/10) – The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) is calling on Abercrombie & Fitch customers who value diversity and inclusion to contact the company to express their concerns about a Muslim employee who was […]

Does Full Body Scanning Violate Islamic Religious Rulings?

February 16, 2010

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The Fiqh Council of North America (an association of Muslims who interpret Islamic law on the North American continent) issued a ruling (fatwa) earlier this week that says Muslims shouldn’t go through full body scanners since this violate Islamic rules on modesty. Nihad Awad heads the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and their purpose is to […]

Pakistan’s female fighter pilots break down barriers

February 2, 2010

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CNN ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — Six years ago an ad in the Sunday paper changed a young Pakistani woman’s life and made aviation history. The ad read: “Pakistan Air Force recruiting females cadets.” Back then Ambreen Gul was 20-years old and living in Karachi. Her mother wanted her to be a doctor. She remembers her […]

Pakistanis Fight Terrorists To Get Education

January 2, 2010

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Al Jazeera Pakistan’s government hailed its military campaign against Taliban fighters in the Swat valley as a great success. However, security forces remain on high alert with daily operations in the area. Daily life is still insecure and services, such as schools, have been disrupted by terrorist attacks and the destruction of buildings. Al Jazeera’s […]

Muslim Women’s Shelter Provides Refuge and Support

January 2, 2010

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Jamie Tarabay, NPR Please click here to listen the audio of this article. As families come together over the holidays, the victims of domestic abuse are often sequestered in shelters — a situation that’s especially difficult for Muslim women, because few facilities meet their cultural and religious needs. At one home for Muslim women in […]

Rape within the U.S. Military: 1 in 3 women service members sexually assaulted at least once

November 29, 2009

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By Ann Wright, New York Times OpEd News Journalists Pascale Bourgaux and Mercedes Gallego in their trips to Iraq as war correspondents were stunned to hear from military women in Iraq that they should be very careful working in military units due to sexual assault and rape. When they left Iraq they decided to investigate […]

Muslim World Losing Battle Against Drugs

October 23, 2009

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Al Jazeera The Case of Egypt Off a major desert highway that connects Egypt’s capital to the coastal city of Alexandria, drug users gather at a hidden exit to score heroin, free from the prying eyes of the authorities. Yasser, 25, has to drive 20km on the Alexandria highway to ensure his almost daily supply. […]

Hispanic women in Queens convert to Islam

March 19, 2008

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BY NATHALIE ALONSO Monday, March 10, 2008 3:05 PM EDT As an adolescent, Jackson Heights resident Carla Carballo, 29, would greet her male friends in typical Latin fashion – with a kiss on the cheek.However, ever since she converted to Islam a decade ago, Carballo, who is single, has given up that custom and no […]

Kudos to Harvard University for Women-only Workouts in Gymn

March 5, 2008

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Julia Shearson, Harvard alumna and executive director of the Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland), discusses a recent move to allot six hours per week for women-only workouts at one of Harvard’s campus gyms. For those who complain about political correctness on behalf of Muslims, please listen to the video below from […]

Turkish parliament lifts university headscarf ban

February 9, 2008

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By Hidir Goktas and Gareth Jones Sat Feb 9, 8:49 AM ET Turkey’s parliament voted on Saturday to lift a ban on female students wearing the Muslim headscarf at university, a landmark decision that some Turks say will undermine the foundations of the secular state. Parliament, where the ruling centre-right AK Party has a big […]

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