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'Muslim suffragettes' fight for mosque vote
by David Leask
Muslim women have launched an audacious campaign to win the vote at Scotland's biggest mosque.
A group of students, many aged under 20, say they are being effectively barred from taking part in elections because applications from women to become voting members are being turned down.
Dubbed "Muslim suffragettes", the group believes Glasgow Central Mosque, Scotland's biggest place of worship, is in breach of its own constitution, charity rules and discrimination laws.
The mosque, which can cater for up to 2,500 worshippers, has no female members but allows women to pray and wash in segregated areas.
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