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Local Community Leaders Hope the Attack On Southside Mosque Is Isolated

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: First Coast News

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=155902

A local Muslim leader believes the attack on the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida was meant to intimidate thousands of area Muslims after tensions boiled over in the city.

Akif Aydin, director of the Amity Turkish Cultural Center, said tensions over Parvez Ahmed's recent nomination to the...

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Congress' Muslim Staff Bridge Faith And Politics

May 11, 2010

Author: Kimberlee Hauss

Source: The Huffington Post/Religion News Service

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/11/congress-muslim-staff-bri_n_572357.html

It's a long way from the Syrian refugee camp where Mouaz Moustafa started his life to the Capitol Hill office building where he spends his days handling reams of correspondence for a U.S. senator.

Within the span of just 10 years, Moustafa says he's now living...

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Young Muslims In Scotland Seek a Voice - And Rights

May 11, 2010

Author: Roger Hardy

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8673213.stm

In the second part of a series on the conflicts facing Muslims in Europe, the BBC's Islamic affairs analyst, Roger Hardy, discovers strains between younger and older Muslims in Glasgow.

They are young, Muslim and Scottish - and will not take no for an answer.

I met Nazia Iqbal and two of her friends at the student union of Glasgow's Strathclyde University....

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French Parliament Condemns Full Islamic Face Veil

May 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8676238.stm

The French parliament has voted to condemn the full Islamic face veil, calling it "an affront to the nation's values of dignity and equality".

The non-binding resolution was passed unanimously, although 30 communist deputies walked out in protest.

Legislation to ban the full-face veil in public is expected later this year.

The proposal has provoked...

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Invisible Communities, Part 2: Fear Of Extremism Splits Manchester Somalis

May 11, 2010

Author: Bianca Vazquez Toness

Source: WBUR

http://www.wbur.org/2010/05/11/invisible-communities-ii

Muktar Idhow runs a new kids program at a city-owned multicultural center here in Manchester. Visiting on a Sunday afternoon, one might see about 30 Somali Bantu kids sitting around long tables. Girls and boys are separated, sitting youngest to oldest. Idhow holds a yard stick and passes out worksheets with multiplication problems to the fifth-...

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Modesty And Faith Connected In Many Religions

May 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126672354

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington.

In recent weeks, skirmishes in the cultural conflict over the clothes worn by some Muslim women erupted in Belgium's parliament, in an Italian court and at a traffic stop in France. The burqa and the niqab cover a woman's body almost completely, but there are also disputes over...

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Islamic Center Hopes to Educate All About Their Religion

May 10, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/lifestyle/religion/x1773730383/Islamic-Center-hopes-to-educate-all-about-their-religion

"As-Salamu Alaykum," said Dr. Malik Khan, welcoming a visitor to the Islamic Center of Boston. "Peace be unto you."

As president of the ICB, he'll join fellow Muslims on Saturday offering a...

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Hindus, Muslims Celebrate 'Malmaas' In Kashmir

May 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Oneindia News

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/05/10/hindusmuslims-celebrate-malmaas-inkashmir.html

Promoting communal harmony and brotherhood, Hindus and Muslims celebrated 'Malmaas', the extra month in the Hindu calendar, at the famous Martand Teerth Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District on Monday.
Kashmiri Hindus expressed their joy over the involvement of both...

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Firm Sues Sweden Over Dislodged Muslim Lawyer

May 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Local

http://www.thelocal.se/26528/20100508/

A law firm is suing the Swedish state for discrimination after one if its lawyers, a Muslim woman, was removed from a case following a complaint from a Christian asylum seeker.

The woman's employer, Salmi & Partners, was outraged after the Supreme Migration Court ruled on Thursday to have the woman taken off the case. 

"It's...

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Muslim Group Decries Minnesota Woman’s Repentance Prayer About Ellison’s Election

May 7, 2010

Author: Paul Schmelzer

Source: The Minnesota Independent

http://minnesotaindependent.com/58561/muslim-group-decries-minnesota-womans-repentance-prayer-over-ellisons-election

As the Minnesota Day of Prayer was being held at the State Capitol Thursday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the National Day of Prayer Task Force to repudiate a statement made by a...

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Muslim Health Clinic Goes Beyond Muslim Identity

May 6, 2010

Author: Natalie Moore

Source: Chicago Public Radio

http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=41813

There’s a growing number of Muslim-run free health clinics in the United States. And this includes at least two in Chicago. For the doctors, providing health services is not just about a Muslim identity or only helping Muslim patients. Yet the tenets of Islam do guide the physicians. 

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network runs a free...

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US Sends America’s First Muslim Country Singer On Middle East Tour

May 5, 2010

Author: James Reinl

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100506/FOREIGN/705059948/1135

Singing country music songs from beneath the brim of a cowboy hat with a full-bore Southern drawl, the up-and-coming performer Kareem Salama breaks the expectations audiences may have of an Egyptian-American Muslim.

At least that is the message the US state department hopes to make...

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