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Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses: Canada
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The role of women in the rise and development of Islamic organizations in Canada is one of extraordinary and unique efforts owing to the wide diversity of people, cultures, races, languages, and ethnicities within the Muslim Canadian community and the Canadian mosaic at large.

The Islamic organization is the primary venue in which Muslims express and safeguard their identity. In 1963, Muslim university students founded the Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada (MSA), consisting of 13 chapters across the United States…

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Mustapha, Nadira, “Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses: Canada”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0131>
First published online: 2009

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