The Campaign Against Women Cyclists

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Trying to forbid girls and women from riding bikes is nothing new.

Female cyclists have a hard enough time – we are generally a bit more safety-conscious and reticent when it comes to getting out on city streets, and the athletic among us who do fearlessly dive into bike racing and other cycling sports do so with less support or acknowledgment from the rest of the sporting world than men cyclists get. So the last thing a female cyclist needs is a fatwa – a ruling on a point of Islamic law.

 

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Airport Body Scanners Violate Islamic Rules of Modesty

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A combination of images shows a security guard demonstrating a body scanner

Saying that body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslim-American groups are supporting a “fatwa” — a religious ruling — that forbids Muslims from going through the scanners at airports.

The Fiqh Council of North America — a body of Islamic scholars — issued a fatwa this week that says going through the airport scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty.

 

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