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Ghana's Unique African-Hindu Temple

June 29, 2010

Author: Rajesh Joshi

Source: BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/10401741.stm

The air is filled with the sweet smell of incense burning in a corner of the huge hall.

Wrapped in shiny bright clothes, idols of Hindu gods and goddesses smile benevolently from the elevated platform.

Sitting on the white marble floor a group of more than 50 men, women and children sing devotional Hindi songs.

Nothing extraordinary about this...

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‘What Kind Of America’? Hate-Filled Rally to Stop Mosque

June 28, 2010

Author: Thomas Tracy

Source: The Brooklyn Paper

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/33/27/bn_tt_baypeoplemosquerally_2010_07_02_bk.html

If they build it, they will bomb.

Angry Sheepshead Bay residents came out in a show of force on Sunday to protest a planned mosque and Muslim community center in their neighborhood.

“If they build a mosque there, I’m going to bomb the mosque,”...

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Hindus Want Diwali as School Holiday In Burlington

June 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ANI/Sify.com

http://sify.com/news/hindus-want-diwali-as-school-holiday-in-burlington-news-international-kg1p4cceedf.html

Hindus have applauded Burlington School Board (Vermont, USA) for declaring Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr as school holidays.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, while congratulating the Board for these two additional holidays,...

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'Young Imam' Is the Reality Show Creating All the Buzz In Malaysia

June 24, 2010

Author: James Hookway

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704911704575326623895421154.html

The U.S. has "American Idol." Britain has "The X Factor." Malaysia, one of the world's more progressive Muslim nations, has something rather different—a televised search for the country's most eligible young religious leader.

"Young Imam" might look familiar at first glance. Ten...

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Candidate Denounces Murfreesboro Mosque Proposal

June 24, 2010

Author: Travis Loller

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100625/ap_on_el_ho/us_candidate_mosque_tenn_2

A Tennessee Republican candidate for Congress says plans to build a mosque in a Nashville suburb pose a threat to her state's moral and political foundation.

In a Thursday evening statement, 6th District candidate Lou Ann Zelenik said she stands...

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Sign Vandalized At Future Mosque Site

June 24, 2010

Author: Mark Bell

Source: The Daily News Journal

http://www.dnj.com/article/20100624/NEWS01/100624015/Sign+vandalized+at+future+mosque+site+

A sign marking the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was found vandalized for the second time in less than six months Wednesday, according to an Islamic Center spokesperson.

“At this time we’re going to release one statement and that is...

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D.C. Police Won't Intervene to Remove Women From Mosques

June 21, 2010

Author: Bill Myers

Source: Washington Examiner

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/D_C_-police-won_t-intervene-to-remove-women-from-mosques-96758814.html

The D.C. police department will no longer intervene in an ongoing protest by Islamic women over their place in area mosques, The Washington Examiner has learned.

A group of Muslim women has provoked confrontations in...

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Planned Mosque Near NY's Ground Zero Sparks Debate

June 21, 2010

Author: Karina Ioffee

Source: The Washington Post/Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/21/AR2010062103654.html

Plans to build a mosque near the site of the September 11 attacks have touched off a firestorm among New Yorkers nearly a decade after Muslim extremists linked to al Qaeda slammed planes into the World Trade Center.

The Cordoba House mosque, part of a Muslim...

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Islamic Center Divides County Opinion

June 20, 2010

Author: Scott Broden and Doug Davis

Source: Tennessean/Daily News Journal

http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20100620/NEWS01/100619008

Inflammatory comments over a new Islamic center south of Murfreesboro have residents and professionals arguing their points while many more are calling it one of the ugliest displays of religious intolerance in the county’s history.

Questions of whether the public was given adequate...

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