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Egypt top cleric says women presidents okay under Islam

Egypt’s top cleric declared that Islam does not bar women from becoming heads of state, denying press reports that had earlier attributed to him the opposite position. On January 27, the Akhbar Al-Yom daily carried a fatwa by chief mufti Sheikh Ali Gomaa saying that Islam forbids women from becoming a head of state because it would require them to lead prayer — something only a man can do. Full Story

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