Thursday, March 26, 2009

British Equality Commission Publishes List of Most Powerful Muslim Women In UK

Britain's Equality and Human Rights Commission this week, in cooperation with The Times and Emel magazine, has published Muslim Women Power List 2009. The list honors Muslim women who are leaders in business, civil service, arts, media or the public sector. (Background). Ranked as the most powerful Muslim woman in Britain was Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the Conservative Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion and Social Action. The full list is on a website devoted to the award. However, writing in the Telegraph, columnist Damian Thompson asks "why is public money being spent" or this project that seems more appropriate for funding by the Muslim community.