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Women, Sharia Law, and The Judge

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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.

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