Friday Links | September 9, 2011

Friday Links | September 9, 2011 September 9, 2011

A 70-year-old female military commander in Afghanistan keeps the men in line.

What the Playland hijab incident tells us (if you totally simplify the hijab and make narrow assumptions about why people wear it.)  In other news, four people accused of “disorderly conduct” in the incident have pleaded not guilty.

Linda Sarsour, an aspiring municipal politician in Brooklyn hopes to “be the first hijab-wearing elected official in America.”  More on her here, speaking about being Muslim in the United states post-9/11.

Some women worry that the National Transitional Council in Libya “has too many Islamists in its ranks and not enough women.”

A former employee is suing Abercrombie & Fitch for discrimination after she was fired for wearing a headscarf.

A Muslim doctor in the United States talks about acting as an ambassador for Islam after 9/11.

A Muslim woman in the United States military speaks about her experiences since (you guessed it) 9/11.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviews writer and actress Rohina Malick about her play, Unveiled.  The Public News Service also writes about the play.

The parliamentary assembly of Kosovo has voted to ban the headscarf, along with religious instruction, from public schools.

In Egypt, more women are wearing the veil.

A Canadian artist makes a burqa out of Band-Aids (this one wins for weirdest story of the week.)

An organisation of women farmers in Sudan sends aid to women affected by the famine in Kenya and Somalia.

Roger Ebert reviews the film Circumstance.

Ahmadiyya Muslim women hold a four-day convention in Suhum, Ghana.

Excluded from many other shrines because of their gender, only women are allowed into the shrine of Bibi Balpora in Kashmir.

In other 9/11 news, the CBC does a feature of Muslims in Canada ten years later.

What did we miss?  Feel free to post any other news stories of interest in the comments!

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