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Women Judges Under Threat in Egypt

Over the past 8 years, Egypt made great strides in women’s rights when it started appointing women as judges. That move met with great resistance and now, there’s a move to ban women judges altogether. Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo.

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Knowing Palestine Through Edward Said

Najla Said's one-woman show is a gripping narrative of a father and daughter relationship, identity in the West, and the feeling of being "out of place" for both the father and the daughter.

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Marriage: A Beginner's Guide

Many men and women spend years looking for a suitable spouse without knowing what to look for. Perhaps, it would have been easier if the options were laid out on a sheet of paper, like an order form of a luxury car that allows you to pick leather interior, wooden dashboard, automatic transmission and the color. But that's not the case when looking for a spouse.

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Voices From The Muslim World

This week on New America Now - Voices From the Muslim World: Stephen Franklin talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers in the Middle East, author Reza Aslan the "clash of civilizations" mentality in No god But God, Sumbul Ali-Karamali explains how Muslim women are participating in society and changing the world in The Muslim Next Door, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma on his award winning documentary Jihad for Love which shows the pressure of being a gay Muslim.

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New York’s Pakistani Community

Lily Jamali reports on how the New York City Police Department is reaching out to the Pakistani community there in the wake of the failed Times Square bombing. The man facing charges for the plot is a Pakistani American, and the Pakistani community fears a backlash.

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The Creolization of Islam

There has been a lot of research and reporting on Muslim populations living in the United States and Europe. That work often centers around issues of identity and integration. And these issues are often portrayed as being unique to the “West.”

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Arab-Americans Reflect on Obama

Reporter Lily Jamali speaks with Arab-Americans in New York about
whether President Obama’s speech in Cairo one year ago has made a
difference to them.