Excerpt from "Making Waves" by Amber Cowan. Published in the Sunday Times (London) on April 13, 2003.

One of the web's greatest strengths is its capacity to help us see the world through different eyes. Veiled for Allah (www.muhajabah.com/islamicblog/veiled4allah.php) is an extraordinary weblog that uses the essential tenets of Islamic doctrine to stir up discussions on topics from the war on Iraq to fine art. Run by a Muslim woman studying in America, the site embodies much that is life-affirming - though such high-minded material inevitably attracts criticism, with some visitors deriding it as "poisonous" and "Islamofascist".

Full text of the article is available to paid subscribers of the Sunday Times at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2776-639036,00.html.