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Woman Leads Muslim Prayer Service in NYC

In New York City, a Muslim woman recently led men and women in prayer for the first time ever, according to organizers. In the days since, response from Islamic leaders at home and abroad has ranged from disapproval to outrage and stirred debate about the role of women in Islam.

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Allison Keyes is an award-winning journalist with almost 20 years of experience in print, radio, and television. She has been reporting for NPR's national desk since October 2005. Her reports can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday.