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WNY Muslim Women Want to Erase Myths about Domestic Violence

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – The brutal murder of Aasiya Zubair Hassan earlier this year left the community shocked - and confused about what caused it. Some initial media coverage reported the beheading as an honor killing. But most Muslims and Domestic Violence experts were quick to denounce that claim.

Now, women leaders of the local Muslim community are holding a seminar to provide a deeper understanding of the roles and rights of Muslim women.

The event on Sunday features presentations by some of the most accomplished Muslim women in the United States. WBFO's Joyce Kryszak talked with the organizer for the event, Tahmina Rehman.

Click the audio player above to hear Joyce Kryszak's interview now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.

The first annual seminar, "Wives of the Prophet Muhammad," will be held on Sunday, September 27, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga. It's free, but reservations are requested. To register or for more information contact Tahmina Rehman by email at tahminarehman@yahoo.com.