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Muslim women talk women’s rights as part of Islam Awareness Week

Thursday, April 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:48 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

While women in the United States earned the right to vote in 1920, Muslim women were allowed to vote during elections in the sixth century. This was just one fact of many that MU students Hend El-Buri and Faten Elkomy made known to a group of 30 to 40 people Wednesday night in a discussion about the role of women in Islam. The panel discussion was part of the Muslim Students’ Organization’s Islam Awareness Week.

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