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WEB Amina Wadud

Professor Amina Wadud leads a Friday prayer service in Oxford, England, on Oct. 17, 2008. A handful of protesters demonstrated Friday against a woman leading a Muslim prayer service for both men and women the first time such a service has been held publicly in Britain. U.S. scholar Amina Wadud led about a dozen male and female worshippers in prayer at a conference hall in Oxford. The service took place before a university conference on women and Islam. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)