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Come…Read My Sacred Texts As If They Were Yours…

February 14, 2011

Author: Kelly Figueroa-Ray

Source: State of Formation

http://www.stateofformation.org/2011/02/come%E2%80%A6-read-my-sacred-texts-as-if-they-were-yours%E2%80%A6/

In an earlier post, I offered a reflection on the types of inter-religious encounters that, although often well intentioned, tend to be reductive and ultimately unhelpful in the development of inter-religious dialogue. This does not...

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King’s Extremism Should Be Shut Down

February 14, 2011

Author: Douglas Turner

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/columns/douglas-turner/article341229.ece

Congressman Peter King of Seaford is a product of a traditional Long Island Republican machine. But he apparently loves the take-no-prisoners compulsions of the sudden GOP House majority.

 

In a roomful of Republicans threatening to shut down the federal government and...

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Corvallis Mosque & Community Plant Peace Tree, Celebrating Differences

February 13, 2011

Author: Chris McKee

Source: KMTR-TV

http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Corvallis-mosque-community-plant-peace-tree/i6YPvnPidU-w-DB3gXioFg.cspx

A continued show of support for the Corvallis Muslim community from the greater community on Sunday, months after arson destroyed a large part of its building.

 

"My prayer for today is just that. That we do not consider this day...

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Face Of Islam

February 11, 2011

Author: David A. James

Source: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

http://newsminer.com/bookmark/11397691-Face-of-Islam

To the editor:

 

For two years, my sister has been a contract bookkeeper for a Muslim-owned taxi company in Seattle. Mohamed, the company owner, has been a generous friend to her since they met.

UPS Sued for Demanding Muslim Shave Beard

February 10, 2011

Author: Vivian Tse

Source: The Local

http://www.thelocal.se/31960/20110210/

 

In a lawsuit filed with Sweden's Labour Court (Arbetsdomstolen) on Monday, the ombudsman argued that the company should pay the man, a resident of Spånga northeast of Stockholm, 150,000 kronor ($23,000) in compensation plus 42,000 kronor in lost income, as well as interest on both amounts.

 

Most Tennesseans Favor Muslims' Right to Build Houses of Worship

February 9, 2011

Author: Michael Cass

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110209/NEWS02/102090376/1972/NEWS02/Most-Tennesseans-favor-Muslims-right-build-houses-worship

The recent battle over plans to build a mosque in Murfreesboro put tensions about the meaning of Islam in high relief, generating noisy denunciations of Muslims'...

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Islamic Rappers Spread the Word

February 9, 2011

Author: Farwa Zahra

Source: The Express Tribune

http://tribune.com.pk/story/116518/islamic-rappers-spread-the-word/

Much celebrated for calligraphic designs, Islamic art now takes a modern turn with the streak of rap music. Native Deen, a Washington, DC based group focuses on combining the hip-hop and R&B elements with Islam-themed lyrics.

 

The group’s aim is to highlight issues confronting Muslims...

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St. Petersburg Man Accused Of Hate Crime Against Muslim

February 5, 2011

Author: Kameel Stanley

Source: The St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/st-pete-man-accused-of-hate-crime-against-muslim/1149809

Authorities have arrested a 52-year-old man they say committed a hate crime against a man he learned was a Muslim.

 

According to an arrest affidavit, Bradley Kent Strott, of 4300 58th Ave. N, stabbed the unidentified...

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