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Muslim Woman Sues Somerset Medical Center for Religious Discrimination

July 11, 2010

Author: Jennifer Golson

Source: The New Jersey Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/07/muslim_woman_sues_somerset_hos.html

Rona Mohammedi went to Somerset Medical Center the night of Feb. 11 with severe chest pains. After hearing she would need an electrocardiogram, she asked for a female to conduct the test.

A Muslim, Mohammedi wears traditional garb, including the hijab, or head scarf. The Basking...

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'99 Names Of God' And the Glassmaker

July 10, 2010

Author: Emily Schmuhl

Source: Mormon Times

http://www.mormontimes.com/article/15730/99-Names-of-God-and-the-glassmaker

Glass. It attracts fingerprints, invites dust and cracks under pressure.

While we're tiptoeing to the dinner table carrying Grandma's heavy tartan pitcher, Andrew Kosorok could literally consult a recipe and cook you up a fresh batch of glass. No problem.

He could then turn around and fashion,...

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An Armada Of Faith Leaders Tours the Gulf Spill Zone

July 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/08/an-armada-of-faith-leaders-tours-the-gulf-spill/

There were only five small boats, 20 to 25 feet long, quietly moving through the water, barely making a ripple in the area designated as a “No Wake Zone." 

It was part show and tell, part media circus, part holy pilgrimage. On board the boats were a dozen high-profile...

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Meet French Guerrilla Artist “Princess Hijab”

July 8, 2010

Author: Alfredo Garcia

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnsblog/meet_french_guerrilla_artist_princess_hijab/

Guerrilla artists are known for their ability to shock and awe with their artwork, combining irony with social criticism in their pieces. Nothing is too sacred to be tackled by the mighty swoosh of their brush or wave of the spray can. Not even religion. 

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A Move On Staten Island to Broker Mosque Peace

July 8, 2010

Author: Amy Padnani

Source: Staten Island Live

http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2010/07/a_move_on_staten_island_to_bro.html

Muslims rallying on the steps of Borough Hall yesterday in support of the Midland Beach mosque unveiled a plan to form an Islamic civic association on Staten Island. 

The group said the move was prompted by the heated response to the planned conversion of a former...

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Kenya's Constitutional Vote On Sharia Courts Pits Muslims Against Christians

July 7, 2010

Author: Sudarsan Raghavan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/06/AR2010070605449.html?hpid=moreheadlines

For 13 years, Judge Mudhar Ahmed has worked in relative obscurity, issuing Muslim marriage certificates, divorcing Muslim couples and weighing in on Muslim inheritance disputes. Now, he's facing an issue unlike any he has seen. He has one...

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Tapping the Growing Muslim-American Market

July 7, 2010

Author: Sarah Mahoney

Source: Media Post News

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?art_aid=131515&fa=Articles.showArticle

When it comes to wooing Muslim Americans, U.S. marketers are pretty oblivious, leaving potential customers to scramble for product information on their own. Are Halal meals at Kentucky Fried Chicken Halal enough? How about Oreos? What's new at Forever 21 that is hot and modest? Is...

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Ground Zero Mosque Raised as Campaign Issue

July 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128364839

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio on Tuesday called on his Democratic rival, Andrew Cuomo, to investigate the development of a $100 million mosque being planned near ground zero.

The mosque, just a block away from the Sept. 11 terror attack site, has been a source of...

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French Parliament Debates Islamic Veil Ban

July 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/10517707.stm

The French parliament is debating plans to ban the wearing of full Islamic veils in public.

The bill in front of the lower house would make it illegal to wear the niqab or burka anywhere in public.

It envisages fines of 150 euros (£119) for women who break the law and 30,000 euros and a year jail term for men who force their wives to wear the burka...

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Shades Of the Old Punjab

July 5, 2010

Author: Chander Suta Dogra

Source: Outlook India

http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?265962

The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity of  outsiders. “We never imagined we would be on...

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