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Muslim Woman Favored in a Dutch Election

A former refugee from Somalia who faced death threats after criticizing what she saw as oppression of Muslim women in the Netherlands is widely expected to win a seat in Parliament in general elections taking place Wednesday. The woman, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Dutch citizen who has worked here as a political scientist, fled the country for several months after the threats. She came out of hiding recently after being offered a place on the ticket of the Dutch Liberal Party. Her stated reason for accepting: to take her fight for the emancipation of immigrant women into the political arena, where she says it belongs. Full Story

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