Musawah: An Islamic door to female equality?

A growing group of Muslim women from 47 countries recently came together to discuss the imperative of female equality in Muslim society. A Feb. 16 article by the New York Times recounts how in Indonesia and throughout the Middle East, women are using the Koran as a tool of progress, not suppression.

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Pakistani government appeases Taliban

On Feb. 16, the Pakistani government announced an agreement with the Taliban to observe strict Islamic sharia law in the North West Frontier Province in an effort to bring stability to the region. Sharia Islamic law is interpreted differently by Muslim sects, but the Taliban have consistently used it as their basis for limiting the…

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"Obama's huge South Asian headache"

The Obama administration knows that peace is South and Central Asia is a must in order to maintain worldwide stability. But out-of-touch and often corrupt governing bodies are struggling just to compete with the Taliban and al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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"They control everything through the radio"

The New York Times reports in a Jan. 24 article that the Talibani takeover of Swat province has taken to sweeping the air waves. The Taliban continues its rampant destruction of girls' schools in the northwestern Pakistani district, in attempts to put an end to female education throughout the country. 

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Progress in Pakistani Curriculum?

Pakistan's entire public school curriculum will soon be updated to include "Islamic teachings, national ideology, human rights, environment, disaster and risk management, HIV/AIDS and interfaith harmony."  

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