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Common Ground Newsbulletin 6 November 2012

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Inside this edition 06 – 12 November 2012

Tennessee Muslims instrumental in getting the vote out
by Remziya Suleiman
As Americans took to the polls to vote in national and local elections on 6 November, Remziya Suleiman, a Muslim American activist in Tennessee, reflects on her own journey to engage in the political process.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 6 November 2012)

University students take on Israel’s national anthem
by Khalil Mari and Sheerlie Ryngler
Should Palestinian citizens of Israel sing the country’s national anthem? Two students from the University of Haifa, Khalil Mari and Sheerlie Ryngler, propose a solution to this difficult question.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 6 November 2012)

Achieving Malala Yousafzai’s dream for education in Pakistan
by Rabia Alavi
The story of the young Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban last month should prompt us to keep Pakistani girls’ education a priority, says Pakistani writer Rabia Alavi.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 6 November 2012)

Jakarta election results in vote of confidence for pluralism
by Jennie Bev
For the first time, Jakarta recently elected a non-Muslim vice governor. Jennie Bev, columnist for The Jakarta Post and Forbes Asia looks at what this means for the relationship between mosque and state in Indonesia.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 6 November 2012)

Tunisian youth work to end violence against women
by Meriem Marufi
The most crucial issue affecting Tunisia is what happens to half of its population – women, writes Meriem Marufi in this third article featuring voices of Tunisian youth after the revolution.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 6 November 2012)

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