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Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

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Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Martin Savidge hosts Gareth Jenkins and Mustafa Akyol to discuss whether Turkey is leaning West or moving East. They discuss the country's growing Islamicization, strained relations with Israel and the limbo of European Union admission.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:42   Comments: 0
Religious minority clamors for legal rights in Indonesia

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Religious minority clamors for legal rights in Indonesia

Correspondent and producer Jamilla Trindle reports from Indonesia, where fundamentalists are posing new challenges to the democratically-elected government and to members of minority religious groups.

Posted: October 22, 2009 17:59   Comments: 7
Rising Islamist movements challenge secularism in Turkey

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Rising Islamist movements challenge secularism in Turkey

Correspondent Gizem Yarbil and producer Bryan Myers report on how traditional religion and modern democracy are trying to coexist in Turkey, where growing religious groups are championing Islam's ethical and moral values. Secular critics are branding these religious groups as fundamentalist.

Posted: October 21, 2009 16:11   Comments: 28
An unusual weapon in the war against extremism

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An unusual weapon in the war against extremism

Worldfocus correspondent Hoda Osman and producer Rebecca Haggerty visited the North African kingdom of Morocco to report on how many Moroccans - including those in the government - are turning to Sufism as a moderating influence to combat religious extremism.

Posted: October 20, 2009 14:59   Comments: 7
Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

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Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

Morocco owes its image of a modern Muslim nation to Sufism, a spiritual and tolerant Islamic tradition that goes back to the first generations of Muslims and has sustained the religious, social and cultural cohesion of Moroccan society for centuries. Mokhtar Ghambou writes about the role of the Sufism in the North African country.

Posted: October 20, 2009 12:30   Comments: 5
How You See It: Egyptian campus bans niqab

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How You See It: Egyptian campus bans niqab

A controversy has erupted in Egypt over a government ban on wearing the niqab on college campuses. At the University of Cairo, security officials refused to allow women with full face veils to enter certain buildings. Jamal El-Shayyal of Al Jazeera English reports from Cairo.

Posted: October 8, 2009 12:58   Comments: 59
Q&A: A Saudi woman’s perspective on polygamy

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Q&A: A Saudi woman’s perspective on polygamy

Islam allows men to have up to four wives at a time. A Worldfocus contributing blogger speaks with a divorced Saudi woman -- whose father and ex-husband each had two wives -- for her perspective on polygamy.

Posted: September 21, 2009 13:15   Comments: 8
At home in Morocco with an Islamist…and a feminist

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At home in Morocco with an Islamist…and a feminist

Nadia Yassine is a Moroccan political activist and the face of Al-Adl wal Ihsane, the Movement for Justice and Spirituality. She describes the social and political goals of her organization and the situation of women in Morocco.

Posted: September 11, 2009 13:50   Comments: 4
Misinterpretation of Qur’an holds back gender equality

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Misinterpretation of Qur’an holds back gender equality

Egyptian-American reporter Hoda Osman reported from Morocco for Worldfocus. She writes about her own perceptions of equality and Islam, and varying interpretations of the Qur’an.

Posted: September 9, 2009 12:23   Comments: 2
Head-to-toe Islamic veil rare in France

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Head-to-toe Islamic veil rare in France

A report by French newspaper Le Monde revealed that just 367 women wear the full Islamic veil in France. Worldfocus contributor Ben Piven explains the tension surrounding the French government's attempts to restrict Islamic dress.

Posted: September 1, 2009 10:30   Comments: 6

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