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Business Caters to Muslim Immigrants Seeking to Fulfill Ritual Animal Sacrifices

August 19, 2010

Author: Kevin Sieff

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/16/AR2010081603263.html?hpid=sec-religion

In a barn in Mount Airy, Ali Manguera pinned a 69-pound goat to the concrete floor, pointed the animal's head toward Mecca -- some 7,000 miles east of this rural Maryland farm -- and slit its throat in a single, expert motion.

Manguera knows...

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In This Town, Open Arms for a Mosque

August 18, 2010

Author: Peter Applebome

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/nyregion/19towns.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

In the boiling caldron of American outrage, here’s one to throw in the pot.

In this faded industrial town on the Erie Canal, the old United Methodist church downtown is being turned into a mosque, the old roof topped with minarets, the crescent moon and star of Islam on...

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Muslim Employee: Disney Banned Her Head Scarf

August 18, 2010

Author: Gillian Flaccus

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/7159135.html

A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant alleged Wednesday the theme park would not allow her to appear in front of customers while wearing her head scarf.

Imane Boudlal, 26, appeared outside the resort's Grand Californian Hotel after filing a...

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New Florence Mosque Draws Criticism

August 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WLWT

http://www.wlwt.com/r/24667769/detail.html

A new mosque that is set to be built in Florence is coming under fire.

Organizers said the mosque will be built on a 5.5 acre site on Cayton Road, near the Florence Mall.

City officials said someone is passing out fliers denouncing the mosque and calling on residents to get the city to stop the project

Religious Minorities In Indonesia Push Back

August 16, 2010

Author: Irwan Firdaus

Source: Google News

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gsC9iYzKsPiBLkLIoRDH1N55Zk4gD9HKBG380

Tired of government inaction, Christians and other religious minorities in Indonesia are pushing back against rising violence by Islamic hard-liners.

For months, Christians in the industrial city of Bekasi have been warned against worshipping on a field that houses their...

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Holy Month, Hot Days Mean Football Nights In Mich.

August 16, 2010

Author: Jeff Karoub

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g3dWyGGfL0aTD-JwGhvQkHZgUcDAD9HKEBUG0

Illuminated by the night lights on the football field, Adnan Restum joined a scrum of teammates at the end-zone water fountain, taking a break from a grueling preseason football workout to guzzle a drink.

In just a few hours, he...

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Oklahoma Muslims Planning to Educate And Give Back to Others During Ramadan

August 14, 2010

Author: Carla Hinton

Source: The Oklahoman

http://newsok.com/muslims-planning-to-educate-and-give-back-to-others-during-ramadan/article/3485122

Muslims who gather today for prayer at an Oklahoma City mosque will bring food donations to be given to the needy in the community.

The food drive is part of a statewide initiative spearheaded by the Islamic Council of Oklahoma during Ramadan, the holy...

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Obama Says Mosque Upholds Principle Of Equal Treatment

August 14, 2010

Author: Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/us/politics/15islamcenter.html?pagewanted=1

President Obama said on Saturday that in defending the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque near Ground Zero he “was not commenting” on “the wisdom” of that particular project, but rather trying to uphold the broader principle that government should...

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Mid-Hudson's Muslims Reaching Out to Neighbors

August 13, 2010

Author: Heather Yakin

Source: The Times Herald-Record

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20100813%2FNEWS%2F8130386

As anti-Islam sentiment has exploded across the country, some local Muslims say the way to defuse distrust is to reach out across religious lines and to become a part of the community.

"The general public has an inaccurate idea of what Islam is," said Samuel Encarnacion,...

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