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Women Protest As French Cabinet Gets Veil Ban Bill

May 19, 2010

Author: Elaine Ganley

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jBLvcjYl38M5uHzhqlF2IV8WWOywD9FPRKJ00

One runs her own company, another is a housewife and a third, a divorcee, raises her children by herself. Like nearly 2,000 other Muslim women who freely wear face-covering veils anywhere in France, their lives will soon change and they...

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Sheboygan County Mosque Gets OK From Town Of Wilson Board

May 18, 2010

Author: Dan Benson

Source: Sheboygan Press

http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20100518/SHE0101/5180427/Mosque-gets-the-OK

After an hour and a half of fiery discussion, including comments from two dozen speakers, and before an audience of more than 120 people, the Wilson Town Board voted unanimously Monday night to grant a conditional use permit for Sheboygan County's first mosque.

With the approval, Mohammad...

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Muslim Soldier: Army Has Not Addressed Harassment Complaints

May 18, 2010

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/17/AR2010051703820.html

Two months after a Muslim soldier complained to the Pentagon about being harassed after the Fort Hood shootings, Spec. Zachari Klawonn said the Army has not followed through on its promises to address problems at the country's largest military base.

Commanders at Fort Hood, Tex...

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Swedish Cartoonist Goes Into Hiding

May 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/0517/1224270548949.html

Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist whose sketch of the Prophet Muhammad enraged many Muslims, has gone into hiding following an attempted arson attack on his home.

The attack came days after Vilks, who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in 2007, was head-butted while giving a lecture about...

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Eight Major World Religions Meet Up In a Book

May 15, 2010

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-kneel-20100515,0,4133336.story

When Akasha Lonsdale was a child in London, her agnostic family prohibited her from participating in religious services at the Church of England school she attended. Required to sit at the back of a Hebrew class for the school's Jewish students, she befriended a girl whose family invited her to the...

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Anti-Islamic Sentiments Surface In Wake Of Restrictions On Veils

May 15, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/14/AR2010051405282.html

Since she started wearing a full Islamic veil six weeks ago, Selma said, she has been stared at, frowned at, muttered to, mocked as a "ghost" and forced by a policeman to lift her veil to show her face.

"In Belgium, it is forbidden to carry your religious convictions to their...

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Redding Mayor Pushes Prayer Diversity

May 15, 2010

Author: Scott Mobley

Source: The Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/15/mayor-pushes-prayer-diversity/

Redding Mayor Patrick Jones wants to diversify City Council invocations.

Police chaplains currently deliver these prayers, which essentially are entreaties to some higher power for guidance at the beginning of a council meeting.

The council on Tuesday will consider Jones’ proposal to open...

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Munich Imam Tries to Dull Lure Of Radical Islam

May 15, 2010

Author: Souad Mekhennet

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/world/europe/16imam.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Hesham Shashaa looked twice at the display on his cellphone, staring at the number. “It’s either a person who needs help or someone who wants to kill me,” he said.

Mr. Shashaa, an imam at the Darul Quran mosque in Munich, follows the strictest form of Islam, Salafi. But...

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Kenyan Christians, Muslims Want International Court Action

May 14, 2010

Author: Fredrick Nzwili

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4066

A number of Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya have called on the International Criminal Court to punish those behind the 2007 to 2008 post-election violence that tore apart the country, regardless of the positions of the perpetrators. 

The religious leaders say that the beginning of the ICC's investigations in...

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The Case for a Mosque Near Ground Zero: Two Mothers Of 9/11 Heroes Argue for a Muslim Center There

May 13, 2010

Author: Talat Hamdani and Adele Welty

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/05/13/2010-05-13_the_case_for_a_mosque_near_ground_zero_two_mothers_of_911_heroes_argue_for_a_mus.html

People of all faiths died on Sept. 11, 2001, a reflection of the fact that the United States is a nation of diverse cultures and religions....

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'Common Ground' Brings Dalai Lama, Islamic Leaders Together In Bloomington, Ind.

May 12, 2010

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100512/FEATURES10/5120393/

The Dalai Lama's entourage stood ready to whisk him across the Indiana University campus on Wednesday afternoon to a waiting audience of thousands at its main auditorium, where he was overdue to resume a daylong series of teachings.

But he wasn't rushing. He lingered patiently with several prominent American...

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