User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
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Jaitley happy with Swiss naming black money account-holders 27.5.2015 Sify News
, May 26 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction with Swiss authorities sharing the names of two Indian nationals in connection with black money stashed abroad, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that the move should provide enough indications of action against those holding unaccounted assets outside India.
Sydney mother allegedly abandoned her two children to join Isis in Syria 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

A friend of Muslim convert Jasmina Milovanov says she travelled to Syria to get married ‘as she was very lonely’ and not to join fighting

A Sydney woman who abandoned her two children to join Islamic State has been brainwashed, her mother says.

It’s believed Muslim convert Jasmina Milovanov left her seven-year-old son and five-year-old daughter for a life with Isis in Syria.

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Skyping with the enemy: I went undercover as a jihadi girlfriend 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
When a French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in Isis, she was soon contacted by a fighter in Syria. He proposed marriage – but could she maintain a double life? Continue reading...
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PDP leader's video embarrasses Mufti govt 26.5.2015 TOI: India
A video clip in which PDP general secretary Nizamuddin Bhat is seen advising women from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir married to former Kashmiri militants to seek financial help from separatist leader and Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has embarrassed the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and ...
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Dutch cabinet approves partial ban on Islamic veil in public areas 22.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Schools, hospitals and public transport would be covered by ban, but Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte insists it has no religious background

The Dutch cabinet has approved a proposal for a partial ban on face-covering Islamic veils on public transport and in public areas such as schools and hospitals.

After the cabinet backed a bill by the interior minister, Ronald Plasterk, the government said in a statement on Friday: “Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted in education and healthcare institutions, government buildings and on public transport.”

Related: France's burqa ban upheld by human rights court

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Agnes Martin: the artist mystic who disappeared into the desert 22.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
In the summer of 1967, Martin left New York and went off-grid before reappearing in New Mexico. The art she made there – with its buoyant bands of colour – offer no clues to the turbulent life of an artist who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Ahead of a major retrospective, Olivia Laing celebrates her visions of pure joy Art must derive from inspiration, Agnes Martin said, and yet for decades she painted what seems at first glance to be the same thing over and over again, the same core structure subject to infinitely subtle variations. A grid: a set of horizontal and vertical lines drawn meticulously with a ruler and pencil on canvases six feet high and six feet wide. They came, these restrained, reserved, exquisite paintings, as visions, for which she would wait sometimes for weeks on end, rocking in her chair, steadying herself for a glimpse of the minute image that she would paint next. “I paint with my back to the world,” she declared, and what she wanted to catch in her rigorous nets was ...
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Lucknow school faces probe for barring girl wearing hijab 16.5.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
A school in Lucknow is facing a magisterial inquiry over a Class 9 student being sent home for wearing a hijab though the move has been supported by principals of other educational institutions in the ...
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Why I became a nun: 'I had my own flat and a boyfriend but deep down I felt restless' 15.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
From a Star Trek enthusiast to a former trade union worker, women share their stories about why they chose the religious life I call Sr Silvana on the landline and she apologises for not having a mobile signal - she was in the basement. Not walking the cloister in silence but running a hostel and helping the students she works with. Much of our conversation is spent talking about school (I went to one run by the Society of Sacred Heart ) and people we know before I realise I’m wasting precious interviewing time, though she kindly assures me I was simply making a nervous guest feel comfortable before telling me about her life before joining the Society. On Twitter I saw someone say: ‘Why should the devil have all the best tweets?’ There is a lot more physical work than people imagine, especially as we foster two donkeys from The Donkey Sanctuary Silence has always been difficult for me and I’ve never been very good at it With the support of the community, I am able to offer my best gifts to the ...
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Lucknow school bars student wearing hijab from attending class 15.5.2015 Rediff: News
The Lucknow-based St Joseph's Inter College has refused entry to a young girl student for wearing a hijab (head scarf) on campus.
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Rihanna becomes Dior's first black campaign star 14.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Rihanna is the first black woman to front a Dior campaign. We take a look at a teaser trailer

Two months is a long time in fashion. So Dior announcing back in March that Rihanna would be starring in its Secret Garden advertising campaign feels like ancient news. But, with the images finally being released today – in the same week it was revealed that Beyoncé may be the latest campaign star of Givenchy – it was worth the eternity of waiting.

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Mona Eltahawy: ‘All religions are obsessed with my vagina’ 10.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The writer who became an icon of the Egyptian revolution on being a teenage feminist in Saudi Arabia, her tattoos and supporting Manchester United

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The skateboarding Iranian vampire diaries 7.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Director Ana Lily Amirpour talks about feminism, porn and her eerie ‘fairy tale’ A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night In the summer of 2003, Ana Lily Amirpour flew from Los Angeles to Iran, the country of her parents. A young American woman in Tehran with an eccentric haircut and a nose piercing, Amirpour was advised to wear the chador, a full-length robe that leaves only the face exposed. She still stood out; she was heckled and spat on by older women. But she liked the way the fabric caught the air: it moved like a cape. She felt, she realised, like a bat. Twelve years later, Amirpour is having breakfast in a London hotel restaurant, a small, animated figure with a shag of brown-black hair. “I felt like a badass,” she says. “I thought: ‘OK, obviously this is an Iranian ...
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Caroline Criado-Perez: ‘We deserve to know about the women who show us what can be done and how to do it’ 3.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

She’s the feminist activist and writer who took on the Bank of England and Twitter when she campaigned for a female face on UK banknotes. Here she talks to pioneering women today, from the athlete who scaled the Shard for Greenpeace to the Iranian who started a hijab challenge on Facebook

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Pakistan’s burqa-clad cartoon superhero makes foray into India 30.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The award-winning cartoon series aims to address serious issues that girls and women face in the two south Asian countries

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French Muslim girl banned from class for wearing long skirt 29.4.2015 CNN-IBN Top Stories
This picture is used for representational purpose.According to the 2004 law that governs secularity in schools, veils, the Jewish kippa or large Christian crosses are all banned in educational establishments.
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French Muslim student banned from school for wearing long black skirt 29.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Headteacher of school in north-east France felt the long skirt ‘conspicuously’ showed religious affiliation, flouting rules of secularity A 15-year-old Muslim girl has been banned from class twice for wearing a long black skirt seen as too openly religious for secular France, in a casethat has sparked an outcry. The girl was stopped from going to class earlier this month by the headteacher who reportedly felt the long skirt “conspicuously” showed religious affiliation, which is banned in schools by France’s strict secularity ...
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Covered in controversies 24.4.2015 TOI: Cities
The controversy wrapped around the hijab refuses to end.It is a perennial crop for those who describe themselves as "progressive" and seek to liberate women from the manacles of patriarchal, even "misogynous", ...
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Covered in Controversies 23.4.2015 TOI: Hyderabad Times
The controversy wrapped around the hijab refuses to end. It is a perennial crop for those who describe themselves as “progressive“ and seek to liberate women from the manacles of patriarchal, even “misogynous“, ...
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The first world war scientists who gave their lives to defeat poison gas 22.4.2015 Guardian: Science

On the hundredth anniversary of the first fatal use of chemical weapons, we look back at the scientists who risked their lives to fight a new enemy

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Iranian women and sport: every obstacle an opportunity 20.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Women have not been sitting idle while waiting to be allowed into the stadium. Athletics no longer just a form of leisure, but increasingly competitive among them

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