Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Muslim women excel in America

Boston Globe:
"It’s actually quite empowering to be Muslim in America.’’

It is not always easy. Several Muslim women interviewed said they had been the object of abusive letters, e-mails, or blog posts.

Yet in their quest to break stereotypes, America’s Muslim women have advantages. They are better educated than counterparts in Western Europe, and also than the average American, according to a Gallup survey in March 2009.

In contrast to their sisters in countries such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, they are just as likely as American Muslim men to attend religious services, which equates to greater influence.

And Gallup found that Muslim American women, often entrepreneurial, come closer than women of any other faith to earning what male counterparts do.

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