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Female Muslim leader speaking out for "progressive values"

Malaysian-American Ani Zonneveld is what she calls an “imam with a small ‘i.’” She often leads Friday prayers in her Los Angeles community, and she founded Muslims for Progressive Values, a US-based international group of Muslims which supports gender equality, interfaith marriage, and gay rights. Jane Little talked to Ani about faith, fanaticism, and why she speaks out against what she calls “blind ritual.” She says she is not radical – she is “radically going back to tradition.”

(Photo: Ani Zonneveld. Credit: Laura Wagner)

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