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At Mosques, Inviting Non-Muslims Inside to Ease Hostility Toward Islam

October 22, 2010

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/nyregion/23mosques.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Brother Abdullah was working the sidewalk outside the Omar Ben Abdel-Aziz Mosque in Jamaica, Queens, on Friday, looking for the curious, fearful, idle and confused.

 

It was an hour into a two-hour open house intended to dispel ignorance and promote neighborliness and...

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Civil-Rights Suit Alleges Muslim Was Fired for Refusing to Haul Beer, Though Company Had Agreed to Accommodate His Religion

October 22, 2010

Author: Stephanie Farr

Source: The Philadelphia Daily News

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/105507553.html?cmpid=15585797

A Muslim man claims he was fired by a trucking company after refusing to transport a load of alcohol, according to a civil-rights lawsuit filed recently in federal court.

 

Vasant Reddy, 35, of Northeast Philadelphia, said it's against his religious beliefs to "consume, possess...

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Woman Charged With Hate Crime Against Two Muslim Women

October 21, 2010

Author: Janet Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013220695_muslimwomen22m.html

Two Seattle Muslim women said they were simply trying to fill up at a gas station in Tukwila on Saturday when another woman started yelling slurs, kicked one woman and slammed a car door on her leg, and then pushed the other.

"I'm terrified, I'm crying," said Imaan, one of the two Muslim women,...

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CAIR Director Breaks Ground for First Alaska Mosque

October 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire/CAIR

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-director-breaks-ground-for-first-alaska-mosque-105284448.html

Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), recently broke ground for the first mosque in Alaska and offered an address on "The Rise of Islamophobia and Its Impact on National Security" at an event...

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A Question of Appearances: Obama Will Bypass Sikh Temple On Visit to India

October 19, 2010

Author: Lydia Polgreen

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/asia/20india.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it...

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Hamburg Moves Toward Official Recognition Of Islam

October 18, 2010

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: The Globe and Mail

Wire Service: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/19/hamburg-moves-toward-official-recognition-of-islam/

Hamburg may soon become the first German state officially to recognize Islam as a religious community and give Muslims the same legal rights as Christians and Jews in dealing with the local administration...

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A Canadian Line Of Campbell's Soups Has Activists Stewing Over Islamic Connection

October 18, 2010

Author: Paul Farhi

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/17/AR2010101702840.html

Andy Warhol found artistic inspiration in a can of Campbell's tomato soup. These days, some activists are finding sinister Muslim connections in the same can.

 

Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products...

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Crossroads Of Antiquity Can’t Decide On New Path

October 18, 2010

Author: Steven Lee Myers

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20ezekiel.html?ref=religion_and_belief

This small town, shaded by date palms on a bend of the Euphrates River, has been revered as a holy place for centuries — by Jews, by Muslims and, for periods of peace, at least, by both. “The old democracy,” as the local police chief put it.

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US Attorney Joins Legal Battle Over Tennessee Mosque, Says Islam Is a Recognized Religion

October 18, 2010

Author: Kristin M. Hall

Source: The San Francisco Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sfexaminer.com/nation/us-attorney-joins-legal-battle-over-tennessee-mosque-says-islam-is-a-recognized-religion-105206954.html

Federal attorneys on Monday jumped into a court battle over the construction of a Tennessee mosque by offering legal proof...

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Muslims Gather In Washington for 'Islam On Capitol Hill'

October 16, 2010

Author: Dan Gilgoff

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/16/muslims-gather-in-washington-for-islam-on-capitol-hill/

Hundreds of Muslims turned out Friday for a new annual event in Washington called Islam on Capitol Hill, the event's organizer said Saturday.

 

The event saw hundreds of Muslim children touring the halls of Congress, hours of prayers and speeches on the...

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Report On Imam Denounced

October 15, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20101015/NEWS05/10150327/Report-on-imam-denounced

A range of religious and civil rights leaders -- Christian, Muslim and African American -- blasted a Department of Justice report Thursday that cleared FBI agents in the shooting death of a Muslim leader, saying it was incomplete and failed to examine the use of undercover informants in...

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