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Greece Promises Mosque State-Built In Athens

April 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36834821/ns/world_news-europe

Greece's Socialist government says it will build a mosque in Athens for a growing number of Muslim immigrants in the Greek capital, following years of delays.

Ten of thousands of Muslims in Athens currently gather at informal prayer houses in converted apartments and warehouses.

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Mojave Cross Case: a Signal On Religious Symbols

April 28, 2010

Author: Mark Sherman

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8QO_ctQm-Ud4QJtkds1JkQu1-YQD9FCCASG2

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled a greater willingness to allow religious symbols on public land Wednesday, a stance that could have important implications for future church-state disputes.

By a 5-4 vote, the...

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Author Chronicling Islam In Canada Says Que. Becoming Uncomfortable for Muslims

April 26, 2010

Author: Jonathan Montpetit

Source: Google News

Wire Service: The Canadian Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hHGKkqwWWjaJviduBhKcMQ91Ertw

The niqab flickered briefly for Sheema Khan as the logical next step in her effort to rediscover Islam.

The Muslim face covering, which reveals only the eyes, appealed to the then Harvard grad student as a...

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Five Dead As Christian-Muslim Strife Flares In Nigeria

April 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j_rACN_HhyDp6iT5Q-3WlauXnxsA

Five people died Saturday in a new outbreak of sectarian bloodshed in the Nigerian city of Jos, as angry youths sought revenge for the death of a Muslim teenager, police and residents said.

Hundreds of Muslim youths went on the rampage in Jos,...

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Driver Wearing Islamic Face Veil Fined In France

April 23, 2010

Author: Pierre-Baptiste Vanzini

Source: CBS5

Wire Service: AP

http://cbs5.com/wireapnational/Driver.wearing.Islamic.2.1651766.html

A woman driver wearing an Islamic face veil has been fined by French police for not having a clear field of vision. The fine was small, but it garnered big attention Friday and may illustrate what is to come as the president pushes to outlaw the veils nationwide.
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Respect Candidate Spearheads Quiet Revolution to Get Muslim Women Involved In Politics

April 23, 2010

Author: Madeleine Bunting

Source: Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/23/respect-candidate-muslim-women-politics

Drums, loudhailers, chanting slogans. It is a very old-fashioned kind of politics that can be heard on the high street in Kings Heath, Birmingham.

But Salma Yaqoob, the prospective parliament candidate at the centre of the hubbub, represents a quiet revolution. "Bankers...

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Army Disinvites Franklin Graham From National Day Of Prayer Event

April 22, 2010

Author: Luis Martinez

Source: ABC News

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/army-disinvites-franklin-graham-from-national-day-of-prayer-event.html

The Army has disinvited Christian evangelist Franklin Graham from speaking at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service on May 6 because of his past controversial comments about Islam. In 2001, the son of the...

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‘South Park’ Episode Altered After Muslim Group’s Warning

April 22, 2010

Author: Dave Itzkoff

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/arts/television/23park.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

“South Park,” the Comedy Central series, is an animated show that tries its best to push buttons and the boundaries of free speech by mocking every high-profile target in sight, from Hollywood celebrities to religious figures. But its creators may have gotten more than they...

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Suburban Muslims Join In Today's Rally In Springfield

April 22, 2010

Author: Madhu Krishnamurthy

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=375283

Mir Hashmi wants to give children attending Illinois public schools the option of learning the Arabic language to better understand the Muslim community around them.

Arabic is the unifying language of people belonging to the Islamic faith, said the Des Plaines resident this morning before embarking on a journey to Springfield for the second Muslim Action Day...

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Young Muslim Activists Look At Politics Post-9/11

April 21, 2010

Author: Sophia Tareen

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/21/AR2010042103306.html

Dana Jabri believes the only way for young Muslim Americans to move forward is by jumping into politics.

The 16-year-old child of Syrian immigrants has phone banked for political candidates, served as a primary election judge...

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Rejected Muslim Center Plan Still Alive In Courts

April 20, 2010

Author: Susan Frick Carlman

Source: Naperville Sun

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/2175806,6_1_NA20_MUSLIM_S1-100420.article

DuPage County officials remain largely mum about the complaint filed April 8 on behalf of a Muslim group denied clearance to open a school and worship site on 75th Street, just beyond Naperville's eastern border.

But the issue is not dead, nor are its...

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