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Self-defense for Muslim women, by Muslim women

By: Osman Noor Source: Al Jazeera America Since the fall, in the months that followed the Paris attacks and the shooting in San Bernardino, the backlash against Muslims in America has been a steady hum — online and offline, on the presidential debate stage and in small towns in Iowa. The vitriol has taken on many forms, but one target is the most common: women and girls who wear the hijab. In San Diego, a Muslim woman’s hijab was allegedly ripped off before her assailant began yelling racial slurs at her. In the Bronx, a sixth grader was attacked by classmates, who tore at her hijab during recess. And in Brooklyn, another Muslim woman accused a United States Postal Service worker of...

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@SonnyBWilliams will see what life is like for children in #Lebanon affected by the Syrian crisis

Sonny Bill Williams visits Lebanon refugee camp

By: Source: Sonny Bill Williams spent his first day of a whirlwind trip to Lebanon getting to know the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian refugee crisis – the children. Among them was Fatima, a girl who escaped to Lebanon from Syria with her parents and four brothers two years ago. She had been left traumatised after seeing her best friend die in a bombing while they were walking together back in Syria. At the Saadnayel informal settlement in Faida, Bekaa Valley, Unicef ambassador Williams met Fatima’s family, hung out with her and her school friends, and visited her school room, which is a few tents put together on the settlement grounds. Music has...

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Clipper Race Director, Justin Taylor  and St Katharine Docks Marina Director, William Bowman with crew members Stephen O'Connor, Gavin Reid, Caroline Bowen, Brian Harlock, Matthew Ogg, Noreen Rahman, Dhruv Boruah and Vanessa Jubenot during the 60 Days to the Clipper Race Start announcement at the Guoman Tower Hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 1, 2015. Photo credit should read: Scott Heavey/PA Wire

UK hijabi competes in Clipper Round The World Yacht Race

By: OnIslam & Newspapers Source: OnIslam Breaking down negative stereotypes, a British veiled Muslim woman is taking part in the world’s longest ocean race, proving that hijab has never been a barrier in the life of Muslim women. “I’ve got my headscarf on, I’m going to do my prayers … go forth, the world is your oyster!” Noreen Rahman, maths teacher from Walthamstow, east London, told NBC news on Monday, August 31. The 32-year-old Muslim woman aims to defy the negative misconceptions surrounding her faith and the hijab by participating in the 10th Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Rahman is one of the 700 participants from 12 teams who will spend a year...

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