Weekly roundup of altM news: Sept. 26

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. American Muslims Should Reject The Politics of…

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Malaysia moving forward in matters of Islam and women

In early July this year, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak announced that two women had been appointed judges in the country’s Syariah Courts. One of two court systems in Malaysia, these courts rule on cases that are subject to sharia law, which is based on Islamic principles. Women’s groups, including Sisters in Islam (SIS), the group I belong to, hailed this as a long awaited move given the many problems that women face in the Syariah Courts, especially in matters related to the family. Long an advocate for justice and equality for Muslim women, SIS has been calling for female appointments since at least 1999.

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News Briefs for the week of July 10, 2010

This week, a British parliamentarian gets on the anti-burqa bandwagon, A French businessman seeks to pay all burqa fines imposed in France, building of a mosque in California is heavily opposed, and a woman judge is appointed to Malaysia’s Islamic Court.

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