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Magazine about Muslim women aims to highlight diversity

Magazine about Muslim women aims to highlight diversity | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Founder Deeyah Khan hopes to challenge stereotypes by featuring articles from a broad range of voices.
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When you wear a hijab in Kansas

When you wear a hijab in Kansas | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
An American Muslim in Kansas tries to claim her place in her own country
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A great look at the clash of cultural values within the American "melting pot".

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What Islamic scholars have to say about attacking civilians

What Islamic scholars have to say about attacking civilians | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
  IMAGES of jihadists sanctifying God with their bloodshed are so rife on the internet and in the media that for many detractors of Islam the religion and...
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The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split

The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The division between Islam's Shiite minority and the Sunni majority is deepening across the Middle East. The split occurred soon after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, nearly 1,400 years ago.
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Kurds Fight to Preserve 'the Other Iraq'

Kurds Fight to Preserve 'the Other Iraq' | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Their “golden decade” of stability in the north is under threat as young men heed the call to battle ISIS.
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In the first majority-Muslim U.S. city, residents tense about its future

In the first majority-Muslim U.S. city, residents tense about its future | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The same city has elected a majority-Muslim city council.
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Watch: The incredible spread of the world's 5 major religions

Watch: The incredible spread of the world's 5 major religions | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The world's five major religions were literally thousands of years in the making.
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An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World' via @APHumanGeog

An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World' via @APHumanGeog | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The violent backlash against the American film is taking place in Muslim societies, but it doesn't seem to correlate with Islam's reach.

 

This is a good reminder that the generalizing about "all Muslims" is as inaccurate as generalization about "all Christians" or any other group.  The world and people are much more nuanced than that. 

 

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Martin Daumiller's comment, September 16, 2012 2:53 AM
The map is slightly poor. 100% and more world muslim population? There is a great mix-up between muslims living in a country and percentage of muslims living in a country, therefore turning the U.S., Russia, etc. also into the discussion.
Also there is a distinction between not-protesting and not supporting the protests, which should influence the authers comparision of different mentalities.
The main idea against stereotypes and generalization is a very worthy one, but the way is article shows it is flawed.