Islam http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-muslim-women-islamic-world <p>In Western media, we hear reports that Muslim women are relegated to a second class, largely powerless status and are denied education, independence and employment.&nbsp;We hear stories of women brutalized and abused. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:56:48 +0000 Camille Phillips 34866 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World St. Louis Muslim Women: One Religion, Many Cultures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-muslim-women-one-religion-many-cultures <p>As March winds blasted the region, West County lawyer Lubabah Abdullah’s hair remained neat under a bright scarf, giving her the élan of Grace Kelly riding in a sleek convertible with Cary Grant. Abdullah, an American-born Muslim of Sudanese Arab heritage wraps her head in bright colored scarves for modesty.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:37:07 +0000 Patricia Rice 34757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Muslim Women: One Religion, Many Cultures Fully Half Of The Area's Muslims Are Bosnians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fully-half-areas-muslims-are-bosnians <p>Mehnaz Afridi was astonished to learn that half of this area’s Muslims are Bosnians. The Muslim scholar will be in the area March 31 to give the <a href="http://www.leeinstitute.net/" target="_blank">Lee Institute lecture</a> on the issues faced by Muslim women. For many in St. Louis, one of the main issues is correcting misperceptions.</p><p>The great majority of Bosnians resettled here between 20 and 11 years ago to escape the former Yugoslavia’s devastating war of religious persecution in 1992-95. Members of the new generation, born in St. Louis, are now graduating from high school.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:36:33 +0000 Patricia Rice 34762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fully Half Of The Area's Muslims Are Bosnians Islamophobia: A Discussion About The Causes And Possible Solutions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/islamophobia-discussion-about-causes-and-possible-solutions <p>A 2013 <a href="http://www.cair.com/islamophobia/legislating-fear-2013-report.html" target="_blank">report</a> from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) identifies a network of 37 organizations that systematically promote anti-Muslim sentiment in America through prejudice, fear and hatred. CAIR calls it Islamophobia.</p><p>According to tax filings analyzed by CAIR, this network had access to nearly $120 million between 2008 and 2011.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:04:46 +0000 Camille Phillips 32123 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Islamophobia: A Discussion About The Causes And Possible Solutions