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Friday, January 8, 2010

Islamic Relief USA grantee featured on NPR

A Baltimore women's shelter that receives grant money from Islamic Relief USA was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) last week.

The shelter, which helps battered Muslim women overcome domestic violence, is operated by Asma Hanif.

Hanif opened the shelter 12 years ago after meeting so many abused women at the health clinic where she worked as a nurse.

"My biggest problem was that if you send a Muslim woman to be counseled in a shelter that's run by Christians, then what the people say is the reason why you're being beat is because of that religion. We do not want Islam to be the focal point of domestic violence," Hanif told NPR.

Read the entire story here.

To learn more about Islamic Relief USA's domestic projects, click here.


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