User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
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Mohammed Emwazi's university suspends all 'sensitive' events 28.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

University of Westminster suspends all student union events deemed ‘sensitive’ just days after ‘Jihadi John’ was unmasked as a former student and amid controversy over attendance of controversial preacher

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Canadian judge refuses to hear woman's case until she removes hijab 27.2.2015 DNA: Mumbai
A Quebec judge told a Muslim woman appearing in a Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her head scarf, CBC news reported on Thursday. The broadcaster, citing an audio recording it obtained of the proceedings, said Judge Eliana Marengo was heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place, and that she was not suitably dressed. "Hats and sunglasses for example, are not allowed. And I don't see why scarves on the head would be either," Marengo says in the recording. Reuters was not able to authenticate the recording. Quebec's Ministry of Justice did not immediately respond after business hours to a request for comment on the case. Judge Marengo could not be reached for comment. El-Alloul was in court to apply to get her car back after it was seized by Quebec's automobile insurance board, CBC said. It said the car was seized after police stopped El-Alloul's son for driving with a suspended license and the board was set to keep the car for a month. ...
National Geographic 'Afghan girl' living in Pakistan on fake papers 26.2.2015 CNN-IBN: World
The famous green-eyed 'Afghan girl' immortalised by the National Geographic magazine on its 1985 cover has been living in Pakistan on fake documents, prompting authorities to launch a probe. Four officials were suspended today for allegedly issuing fake Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) to Sharbat Gula and her two 'sons'.
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Why teens stopped shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch and Wet Seal 25.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Once-popular stores have fallen out of favor among fickle teen shoppers. Here’s what’s trending – and what’s falling flat US Supreme Court agrees to rule on ‘religious bias’ case over hijab Abercrombie & Fitch, the teen retailer best known for its surf-inspired togs peddled by shirtless young men with six-pack abs, is in trouble again. On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court will hear a case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over the retailer’s decision not to hire a 17-year-old Muslim girl who wore a headscarf to her job interview. Abercrombie & Fitch has been sued several times before for violating federal anti-employment discrimination guidelines. Its employee dress code – which previously prohibited headwear, but has allowed for hijabs since 2013 – is likely the least of its ...
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Iranian woman receives human rights award in Geneva for hijab campaign 25.2.2015 Sify News
An Iranian journalist who started an online hijab campaign, encouraging women to come out in the open without their headscarves, has been awarded a human rights award in Geneva.
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Iranian woman wins rights award for hijab campaign 24.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Masih Alinejad created Facebook page inviting Iranian women to sent in photos of themselves without a headscarf

An Iranian journalist has received a human rights award in Geneva for creating a Facebook page inviting women in Iran to post pictures of themselves without their headscarves in defiance of rules requiring them to wear a hijab.

Masih Alinejad, 38, launched Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women last year, attracting more than half a million likes on Facebook in a matter of weeks. Thousands of women took off their veils in public and sent in their photos to be published.

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Saudi mulls imposing conservative 'head covering' dress code for female anchors 20.2.2015 Sify News
Saudi Arabia may impose a conservative dress code for female television anchors which would require them to cover their heads.
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Kayla Mueller's boyfriend reveals new details of trip that ended in Isis ambush 19.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Omar Alkhani gives fresh details about Mueller’s motivations and the fateful trip to an Aleppo hospital that led to her kidnapping and death

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Four women held for smuggling gold 18.2.2015 TOI: Cities
Four women held for smuggling gold
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'Being a Muslim in the south is great, until you turn on the news' 17.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The deaths of three Muslim students in North Carolina and a wave of negative stories about Islam has made life tough for Muslims in the south. Wajahat Ali talks to Muslim southerners determined not to be beaten by bigotry

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What will it take to stop Isis using rape as a weapon of war? 17.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
When so many women have been raped by Isis fighters, the stigma surrounding survivors is gradually being eroded Noor (not her real name), a 14-year-old girl from a small village in northern Iraq, was sold 15 times, passed from one Islamic State (Isis) fighter to the next. Each time, she was raped. Noor managed to escape and made her way, mostly on foot, to a refugee camp. There, she met Yanar Mohammed, an Iraqi women’s rights activist, who told me Noor’s story. “The worst moments,” Noor said, “were when one man would sell me to another. And I would have to hear them debating what my life was worth.” I heard many more stories like Noor’s at a recent gathering of Iraqi and Syrian women’s rights activists in Istanbul . Some of the women had never met before, but they shared a common purpose: to end the scourge of rape unleashed on them by civil war and the ascent of Isis . It's harder to blame a woman for having been raped when it's happening to so ...
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Isis orders women in Iraq and Syria to wear double-layered veil and gloves 17.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Strict dress code imposed in areas controlled by Islamic State with punishments of fines or beatings for those who do not comply with the rules

Women living under Islamic State’s control in Iraq and Syria are facing increasingly harsh restrictions on movement and dress, which are rigorously enforced by religious police and are leading to resentment and despair among moderate Muslims.

Residents of Mosul, Raqqa and Deir el-Zour have told the Guardian in interviews conducted by phone and Skype that women are forced to be accompanied by a male guardian, known as a mahram, at all times, and are compelled to wear double-layered veils, loose abayas and gloves.

I was shocked to see that women in labour were denied access to the hospital unless they put veils on

I was fined $1,500 and got 10 lashes on the bottom of my feet

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How US aid worker Kayla Mueller was taken hostage by Isis - and how attempts to save her failed 14.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Source close to family confirms US aid worker whose death was confirmed this week was with Syrian boyfriend in Aleppo when she was taken

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Wartime marriage: love in a harsh climate 14.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The stories of two couples who married during the second world war show the desperation and determination of the time

During the second world war there was a sudden increase in the number of weddings. Unsure of what the future held and anxious to formalise their relationships – and perhaps in need of some hope and joy – men and women overcame the obstacles of bombs and rationing with ingenuity on their way to the altar.

Next month, a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum showcases the resourcefulness employed by many to overcome the challenges of strict rationing – including a wedding dress worn by 15 women and jewellery created from aircraft parts.

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IT girl wins panchayat poll in Bhind badlands 13.2.2015 TOI: Cities
She spurned lucrative offers from Infosys and IBM and chose to contest panchayat elections in Bhind and ...
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Islamic State magazine reportedly interviewed widow of Paris gunman 12.2.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
A magazine run by the Islamic State (IS) militant organisation has published an interview with the French widow of a Paris hostage taker, its first official claim that Hayat Boumeddiene is in their territory, which spans parts of Syria and Iraq. France launched a search for the 26-year-old after police stormed a Jewish supermarket where her partner Amedy Coulibaly had taken hostages, four of whom were killed along with Coulibaly. Authorities described her as 'armed and dangerous'. Turkish officials said last month that Boumedienne had been in Turkey five days before the shootout, and crossed into Syria on January 8. Wednesday's edition of Islamic State's online French-language magazine, Dar al-Islam, ran an edition on the attacks in Paris and included an interview with a woman who it said was Coulibaly's wife, although her name was not given. Reuters could not immediately verify the 'authenticity of the interview', which provided no photos or videos of Boumeddiene. Also Read: Islamic State 'sentenced' US ...
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With proof of death in hand, family honours Kayla 12.2.2015 Telegraph: International
For one tortured weekend, the parents of Kayla Mueller refused to believe that their daughter was dead.
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Rape acid attacks kidnap What girls face in fight for education 9.2.2015 Hindustan Times: World
Highprofile attacks such as the abduction 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education the UN human rights office said on ...
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Body beautiful in burqa 9.2.2015 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
There's nothing remarkable about Sarah Hameed until one notices the sneakers she's wearing under her black burqa. She's heading for the gym inside Delhi's Nizamuddin Basti community centre for a ...
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TB, calcium deficiency among Muslim women concern doctors 9.2.2015 TOI: Patna
A congregation of Muslim intellectuals, particularly doctors, on Sunday rued that the community is hit by a number of non-communicable and communicable ...
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