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HAF Critical Of Obama Canceling Golden Temple Visit

November 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/HAF_Critical_Obama_Canceling_Temple_Visit

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the White House’s announcement that President Barack Obama would not be visiting Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab -- the holiest shrine for Sikhs -- on his upcoming trip to India. According to some sources the decision was made...

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Respecting Muslim Patients’ Needs

November 1, 2010

Author: Roni Caryn Rabin

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/health/01patients.html

A woman in her mid-30s wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim head covering, comes to an urgent care center complaining of leg pain. The first thing she asks: “Are there any woman doctors around?”

 

She declines to be alone in an exam room with a male doctor. She does not want to be touched by a man who...

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Island Hindu Community Steps Up For Pakistan Flood Victims

November 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Staten Island Advance

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/island_hindu_community_steps_u.html

In a gesture of interfaith and international compassion, Staten Island's Hindu community has come together to bring some measure of relief to victims of the Pakistani floods.

Several dozen boxes of supplies were sent to the region yesterday, in a gesture, members of the community...

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American Muslims Mix Modern, Traditional Routes to Marriage

October 31, 2010

Author: Stephen Magagnini

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/10/31/3141339/american-muslims-mix-modern-traditional.html

A mosque in northeast Sacramento recently hosted an evening of speed-dating for 48 singles looking for love American Muslim style.

 

Every four minutes, the men played musical chairs, moving one seat to their left to chat up the next woman across the table....

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Malaysia Women Group Gets to Keep 'Islam' In Name

October 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/29/AR2010102900808.html

A prominent Malaysian women's group won the right to keep the word "Islam" in its name Friday after a court ruled against religious activists critical of the group's opinions on women's rights.

 

The High Court struck...

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Obama's Trip to India: Sikhs Are Not Muslims

October 25, 2010

Author: John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42151

News that President Obama may skip a visit to the Golden Temple, the holy shrine to millions of Sikhs on his upcoming trip to India, is a sign of the confused times in which we find ourselves.

 

Part of the requirement for entering the Golden Temple - a sprawling and serene complex of polished marble that...

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Murfreesboro Muslim Baffled By How Others Portray His Faith

October 24, 2010

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennesean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20101024/NEWS01/10240381?GID=s6AxSAu1+vKVcYx8O+5HJE0J7pR3BTNGuvkuBo2IX0o%3D

Bless their hearts.

 

That about sums up Azmi Mukahal's attitude toward critics of his faith and the mosque in Murfreesboro.

 

"We need to ignore it," he said. "We are all Americans. We need to live...

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Muslim Americans Rally to Get Out Vote

October 22, 2010

Author: Amy Lee

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/2824752,CST-NWS-muslimvote22.article

The so-called Ground Zero mosque. The Florida pastor intent on torching Qurans. And the Disneyland hostess barred from wearing a hijab.

 

Kiran Ansari cites those issues and others as proof that "Islamophobia" is on the rise in the United States and underscores the need for Muslim...

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'Three Faiths' At New York Public Library

October 22, 2010

Author: Edward Rothstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/arts/design/23faiths.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

The sweep of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library — “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” — is stunning. It stretches from a Bible found in a monastery in coastal Brittany that was sacked by the Vikings in the year 917, to a 1904...

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