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Last Friday, BlogTalkRadio’s The American Muslim presented a special program about Muslim women, specifically in the context of life for Muslims in the United States. Saleema Abdul-Ghafur, author of Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak, guest stars.
Check it out. It’s a great interview, despite a somewhat comical technical difficulty an hour into the program: Abdul-Ghafur talks about what inspired her to write/edit her book, whose voices appeared in the book and why, etc. This book sounds really interesting; I’ll have to get my hands on a copy.
Here are some news stories so important I couldn’t wait until Friday to post them:
Palestinian women demonstrate to keep the Rafah border open.
Violence against Iraqi women, in the gruesome form of “retribution for violating Islamic teachings,” is escalating. (shudder)
Kurdish women are sometimes turning to self-immolation to express themselves.
Turkey lifts the ban on head scarves on campuses!