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One woman’s journey out of faith, family and fear

(RNS) A young woman stood outside a Greyhound bus with a ticket in her hand and a backpack over her shoulder. She was guilty of two offenses: rejecting her father’s choice of husband and renouncing her family’s Islamic faith. Deciding whether to boarding that bus, she said later, would be the hardest thing she had done in her 18 years.

Canadian imams issue fatwa against honor killings

TORONTO (RNS) Muslim leaders in Canada have issued a rare fatwa condemning “honor killings'' after a Muslim man, his wife and son faced trial for the killings of four female relatives. By Ron Csillag.