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Mona Eltahawy is a freelance Egyptian journalist based in America who for a long period wrote a weekly column for the Saudi-owned international Arab publication Asharq Al-Awsat.
Her articles were discontinued for being 'too critical' of the Egyptian regime, she claimed in an article she wrote for the International Herald Tribune.
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Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀٽو; Urdu: بینظیر بھٹو, June 21 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left political party in Pakistan.
Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, having twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996).
She was Pakistan's first and to date only female prime minister.
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Susan notes: I asked Twitter friends to recommend women in Islam to honour during the Holy Month of Ramadan and the Eids that follow. Below are four they suggested.
I would love to have the profiles of more contemporary Muslim heroines to post on the site....
July 12, 1997
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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was a superhero long before she came to the attention of the world for being the target of a Taliban assissination attempt in October 2012.
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Zainah Anwar’s great grandfather, an Islamic scholar who divided his time between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, married an Abyssinian slave girl he bought in Mecca.
Her grandfather had a total of seven wives (not all at the same time).