Canada

Eren Cervantes-Altamirano: Youth Muslimah

I find that writing helps me connect with other amazing Muslim women and women of colour. It also allows me to detangle the contradictions of being an indigenous Muslim woman living in Canada. Who are you? My name is Eren Cervantes-Altamirano. I was born and raised in Mexico City, but…

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Weekly roundup of altM news: Aug. 29

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. Rocking Stereotypes in Niqab   2. French…

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Canada is no place for Muslim feminists

On Oct. 9, Zunaira Ishaq, an immigrant from Pakistan, finally took her citizenship oath and became a Canadian. Her refusal to take the oath without niqab, or a face veil, has been a subject of legal battle between Canada’s courts and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government. This controversy has become…

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News Briefs: Week of August 2, 2010

Brazil offers asylum to Iranian women sentenced to death by stoning, veiled women pass through Canadian airport checkpoint without being checked, Malaysian reality show crowns its champion imam, and a few British gay Muslims find support from their local imams.

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