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NYC Community Board Head Wants Interfaith Center

August 31, 2010

Author: Deepti Hajela

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iNLTahM5QJw8Ts0SpTgWLjXwN7gAD9HU80TO0

The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interfaith dimension would help unite people, saying a nondenominational chapel built at the Pentagon as part...

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French Fast Food Chain Expands Its Halal-Only Outlets

August 31, 2010

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67U3BE20100831

A French fast food chain announced on Tuesday it would almost triple its line of halal hamburger restaurants because sales had doubled in a trial that sparked a heated debate about the integration of Muslims.

The Quick chain of 358 restaurants around France said it would boost its halal-only outlets to 22 on Wednesday after the trial in eight areas...

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NYC Community Board Head Wants Interfaith Center

August 31, 2010

Author: Deepti Hajela

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iNLTahM5QJw8Ts0SpTgWLjXwN7gAD9HU80TO0

The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interfaith dimension would help unite people, saying a nondenominational chapel built at the Pentagon as part...

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Vigil In Support of Mosque Near Murfreesboro Draws 150 People

August 31, 2010

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100831/NEWS01/8310344/Vigil-in-support-of-mosque-near-Murfreesboro-draws-150-people

Mark West believes in freedom of religion.

That belief brought West out Monday night to a candle light vigil in support of local Muslims in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse.

It also inspired the...

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The Spiritual Convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr And 9/11

August 30, 2010

Author: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/the_spiritual_convergence_of_rosh_hashanah_eid_al-fitr_and_911.html

As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews prepare to begin their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of both faiths...

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The Spiritual Convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr And 9/11

August 30, 2010

Author: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/the_spiritual_convergence_of_rosh_hashanah_eid_al-fitr_and_911.html

As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews prepare to begin their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of both faiths...

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Ramadan 2010: The Big Picture

August 30, 2010

Author: Alan Taylor

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/ramadan_2010.html?p1=News_links

Muslim men and women across the world are currently observing Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint. During Ramadan, the Muslim community fast, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset. Muslims break their fast after sunset with an evening meal called...

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Syrian Soap Operas Confront Taboos and Spark Debate

August 29, 2010

Author: Lina Sinjab

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11102416

Ramadan is a time for prayer and reflection but it is also the most popular season to unveil new TV dramas in the Middle East.

 

Syrian soaps have become popular across the region in recent years due to their realistic plots which have also caused controversy.

 

Religious leaders in Syria have already called for one soap...

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Waite Park Man Won't Pay Fines Over Posting Anti-Islamic Fliers

August 28, 2010

Author: Dave Aeikens

Source: The St. Cloud Times

http://www.sctimes.com/article/20100828/NEWS01/108270039/1009/Waite-Park-man-won-t-pay-fines-over-posting-anti-Islamic-fliers

Sidney Elyea of Waite Park will be getting a letter next week from the city telling him to stop hanging things on the city’s utility poles. He won’t be paying a fine, though.

An...

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