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I am really proud. Of course MoBob isn't even surprised.

From the Washington Post: 50 Women Named Muslim Preachers in Morocco

From Al-Jazeera: Morocco gets first women preachers

I haven't been to any other countries in the Middle East/North Africa region (apart from Turkey which is another special case) so my perspective is really limited. I was impressed though with my women colleagues, the majority of whom wore headscarves, religious and observant and yet also well-educated and open-minded. What a great role model for village girls to see a young woman speaking perfect Berber and modestly dressed driving a 4x4 Toyota Hilux pick-up with heavy equipment in the back.

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On May 8th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Me too! MoBob thinks Islam in Morocco is v. progressive and modern so when something positive happens on women's issues he's never surprised.
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On May 12th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC), kerylr commented:
Amen!
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