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Muslim scholar a winner

For the first time, the University of Louisville's prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion, a $100,000 cash prize, will go to a female Muslim scholar. Leila Ahmed, a Harvard Divinity School professor specializing in women and Islam, will receive the 2013 Grawemeyer religion award for her 2011 book, A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America. The book explores why a growing number of Muslim women are wearing religious headscarves.


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