islam http://wamc.org en Muslimahs On Faith And Women's Issues http://wamc.org/post/muslimahs-faith-and-womens-issues <p>2014 has been a milemarker for women, especially when it comes to politics. While Western women have taken a step forward, headlines suggest women in many Islamic countries have taken two leaps back.</p><p>In the West, Muslim activists have many women among their ranks, some of them artists, writers, reporters, educators and lawyers who want the world to know their vision of women in Islam. But women in many Middle Eastern countries have little or no rights or freedoms.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 95188 at http://wamc.org Muslimahs On Faith And Women's Issues Advocates: FBI Entrapment Is 'Inventing Terrorists' http://wamc.org/post/advocates-fbi-entrapment-inventing-terrorists <p>A Muslim advocacy group is out with a study critical of methods used by the federal government to identify, entrap and prosecute terrorists.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:03:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 92224 at http://wamc.org Advocates: FBI Entrapment Is 'Inventing Terrorists' Protest Held After Three Muslim Sisters Allege Bullying http://wamc.org/post/protest-held-after-three-muslim-sisters-allege-bullying <p>A protest was held today outside a western Massachusetts high school to draw attention to alleged anti-Islamic bullying.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; About 50 people, most of them college students, stood in a steady rain on the sidewalk in front of West Springfield High School for about half-an-hour on Wednesday holding signs denouncing bullying and bigotry.&nbsp; They were joined by three Muslim sisters who claim they’ve been harassed at school because of their religious beliefs.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 89405 at http://wamc.org Protest Held After Three Muslim Sisters Allege Bullying Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series http://wamc.org/post/irshad-manji-mcla-public-policy-lecture-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.irshadmanji.com/">Irshad Manji</a> is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University and she will be speaking at the <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/notablespeakers/publicpolicylecture/">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> in North Adams Thursday night at 7PM.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59314 at http://wamc.org Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series