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Women, Sharia Law, and The Judge

Friday, we're profiling a new documentary about the first woman judge on Palestine's court of Islamic law. Utah filmmaker Erika Cohn joins us to talk about women, Sharia law and The Judge.

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When you see a picture of Kholoud al-Faqih, you might not guess “feminist.” She’s Muslim, wears a headscarf, and just happens to be the first woman judge on Palestine’s court of Islamic law. She fought for her appointment, and fights to keep it because, as she puts it in a new documentary, “If I don’t achieve justice for myself, I won’t achieve justice for the people.” Friday, director Erika Cohn and legal scholar Asifa Quraishi-Landes join us to talk about women, Sharia law and The Judge.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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