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Barcelona Will Ban Use Of Face-Covering Islamic Veil In City Buildings

June 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/96290643.html

Barcelona is to become the first major Spanish city to bar the use of face-covering Islamic veils in municipal buildings.

City Mayor Jordi Hereu announced the measure Monday but insisted it was not specifically religious. He says it is aimed at all dress that impedes identification, and thus includes...

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Muslim Student Union Members Shocked By Suspension

June 14, 2010

Author: Deepa Bharath and Ellyn Pak

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/university-253265-union-student.html

UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union members say a year-long suspension came as a shock and that the university's action would deny Muslim students a sense of community, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

“Suspending the MSU would undoubtedly create a chilling effect and...

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Dispute Over Traffic Ticket, Veil Marks Extent Of Unease In France Over Muslims

June 14, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/13/AR2010061303280.html

It started as a traffic ticket, issued to a woman at the wheel whose vision police said was dangerously obstructed by a full-face Islamic veil.

Before long, the case expanded into allegations of polygamy and welfare fraud against her common-law husband, a French national of...

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Yemen's Elite Female Counter-Terrorism Force Takes On Al Qaeda

June 12, 2010

Author: Sarah A. Topol

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0612/Yemen-s-elite-female-counter-terrorism-force-takes-on-Al-Qaeda

Kneeling on the ground, a row of women in black face masks squint their eyes, taking aim with their AK-47s before releasing rounds into stationary targets at a shooting range eight miles outside the capital,...

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Grief Links Members Of a Persecuted Muslim Sect

June 11, 2010

Author: Samuel Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/12/us/12religion.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The phone rang early on the morning of May 28 in Tariq Malik’s home outside Chicago, the suburban sky still night-dark. From the hour alone, Mr. Malik and his wife, Riffat Jariullah, knew something was wrong. The voice of her brother, all the way from Pakistan, told them as much with his...

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Surge for Dutch Anti-Islam Freedom Party

June 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/10271153.stm

A Dutch anti-Islam party has more than doubled its seats in parliament in a national vote, though it is unclear if it will take part in a coalition.

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders said he wanted to be part of government.

The election saw the centre-right Liberal Party (VVD) emerging as the largest party, one seat ahead of the centre-left Labour Party...

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Heated Opposition to a Proposed Mosque

June 10, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/nyregion/11mosque.html

A church may be a church, and a temple a temple, but through the prism of emotion that still grips many New Yorkers almost a decade after 9/11, a mosque can apparently represent a lot of things.

In the last few months, Muslim groups have encountered unexpectedly intense opposition to their plans for opening mosques in Lower Manhattan...

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Mass. Muslims Fire Back At Cahill Over Comments

June 10, 2010

Author: Caitlin Yoshiko Buysse and Russell Contreras

Source: The Bay State Banner

http://www.baystatebanner.com/local11-2010-06-03

Muslim leaders in Massachusetts fired back Friday at gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill, who they accused of making “bigoted” statements after Gov. Deval Patrick met with members of the Muslim community.

In a statement, a coalition of Muslim leaders called Cahill’s remarks “bigoted ......

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First Woman to Lead Friday Prayers In UK

June 10, 2010

Author: Jerome Taylor

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/first-woman-to-lead-friday-prayers-in-uk-1996228.html

A Canadian author will become the first Muslim-born woman to lead a mixed-gender British congregation through Friday prayers tomorrow in a highly controversial move that will attempt to spark a debate about the role of female leadership within Islam.

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