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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-17-06 12:11 PM
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Many Muslim women in U.S. feel empowered
Many Muslim women in U.S. feel empowered
Stephen Magagnini / The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The mosque -- or masjid in Davis, Calif., had become too small for the city's growing Muslim population, and a thorny debate arose over how to rectify the problem.

Instead of hiding behind tradition, a growing number of American Muslim women such as Vera are looking inward, re-examining their role in Islam and stepping up as community leaders.

Since 9/11, in particular, the women "are finding their voice and trying to reconcile their love and passion for Islam with universal principles of democracy and freedom," said Madhavi Sunder, a University of California, Davis, law professor writing a book on Islamic women.

"The obvious misconception is Muslim women are subjugated or oppressed, when in reality they're at the forefront of our society, including social and political work," said Sawsan Morrar, a 21-year-old woman who is president of the 200-member Muslim Student Association at UC Davis.

Very interesting article.

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