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In Ongoing War in Muslim Mindanao, Women Are Peacemakers and Breadwinners

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – In times of war and during the peace process, women have played key roles, particularly in the protection of their rights and those of their children. Unfortunately, women are still kept away from

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Political Education: Opponents of the Khalil Gibran International Academy Claim It Will Teach Terrorism

by Michelle Chen – USA – April 30, 2008 – Now that the media is again abuzz with debate over Debbie Almontaser, the Khalil Gibran International Academy and the surrounding political controversy, The WIP felt it was a good time

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Who Is Haleh Esfandiari? Why Is Iran Claiming She’s a Spy? – US-Iran Politics, Not Esfandiari, Have Incited Iran’s Crackdown

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP USA An incredible story broke worldwide on Tuesday, July 17, 2007: • Haleh Esfandiari. Photograph courtesy of the WWICS • On Monday, Iranian state-run television played video clips of a tired, exhausted looking

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Despair of Young European Muslims Drives Some to Suicide—Part I

by Karine Ancellin Saleck – Belgium – Towards the end of their secondary school years, or sometimes college years, young Europeans between 15 and 25 experience depression and a sense of failure. During this passage from student to professional life,

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America—the Promised Land of Muslims

by Sophie Becker – USA – “The US is one of the best countries in the world for Muslims to live in,” says Hebah Ahmed, who covers herself completely and wears a veil which leaves only her eyes visible. She

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Europe’s Muslim Feminism Renewal—Part III

by Karine Ancellin Saleck – Belgium – Part III of III European mainstream society has been totally deaf to the claims of its Muslims believers. Muslim feminists bring to life the humanist aspect of the faith (or culture) together, giving

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Europe’s Muslim Feminism Renewal—Part II

by Karine Ancellin Saleck – Belgium – Part II of III The Islamic Feminist Trend Women are no longer prepared to offer total submission to paternalistic and colonial models. When scrutinizing the Western women’s liberation model, Asma Lamrabet speaks of

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Europe’s Muslim Feminism Renewal—Part I

by Karine Ancellin Saleck – Belgium – Part I of III In March 2005, Amina Wadud, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Commonwealth University of Virginia, led prayer for a mixed audience of believers in Manhattan, New York. Death threats

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