Friday Links — October 16, 2009

  • Clerics in Indonesia’s conservative Muslim province of Aceh are pissed that an Acehnese woman who doesn’t wear a headscarf has won the title of Miss Indonesia. Via ProgressiveIslam.
  • Sheikha Rima Al-Sabahwas named as the only Arab of the 100 most distinctive women in Washington in the field of advocacy and nonprofit work.
  • Kuwaiti female lawmaker Rula Dashti on Sunday submitted an amendment to the state electoral law that aims to scrap a requirement that women must comply with Islamic Sharia law guidelines. More from Ms. Magazine.
  • The appointment of an employee who does not shake hands with man due to her beliefs is causing resentment among some teachers in the School for Journalism in Utrecht.
  • In silent public protest, known locally in Tehran as the “Mothers of Laleh,” humanitarian activist mothers stand together each week on Saturday evening vigils.

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