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U.S. Muslim Groups Walk Fine Line In Efforts to Confront Extremism

April 19, 2010

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-radical19-2010apr19,0,1895886.story

For the last decade, U.S. Muslim organizations have faced criticism that they don't do enough to condemn -- or prevent -- extremism and terrorism.

But now that many of the groups are speaking publicly about the radicalization of Muslim youths and even developing scared-straight-type...

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Arrests After Pig's Head Thrown At Crawley Mosque

April 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/sussex/8629992.stm

Three men have been arrested after a pig's head was thrown into the car park of a mosque in West Sussex.

Police were alerted by people attending Langley Green mosque, in Crawley, on Saturday after a white car drove by.

A 21-year-old man from Horley was arrested nearby on suspicion of a racially or religiously-aggravated public...

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White House Quietly Courts Muslims In U.S.

April 18, 2010

Author: Andrea Elliot

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/us/politics/19muslim.html?ref=us

When President Obama took the stage in Cairo last June, promising a new relationship with the Islamic world, Muslims in America wondered only half-jokingly whether the overture included them. After all, Mr. Obama had kept his distance during the campaign, never visiting an American mosque and describing the...

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Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Religious Discrimination In Workplace

April 18, 2010

Author: Nikki Roberti

Source: Axcess News

http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/20010

When Zainab Al-Suwaij's interviewer asked in a displeased tone if she wore her head scarf every day, Al-Suwaij knew her job interview was over.

Many Muslim women wear hijabs in accordance with their faith, but these practices can restrict their chances to find jobs.

Now she is executive director of the American Islamic...

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Muslim Woman Files Complaint Against McDonald's Over Head Covering

April 17, 2010

Author: Jerry Wolffe

Source: Daily Tribune

http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/04/17/news/doc4bc7e803465dd375965969.txt

An Oakland County woman has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging she was discriminated against in hiring by McDonald’s restaurants because she refused to not wear a hijab, the head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women.

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Using An Islamic View to Forge Connections

April 16, 2010

Author: James Warren

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/us/18cncwarren.html?tntemail0=y&emc=tnt&pagewanted=print

When Rami Nashashibi and a top aide ambled toward the entrance of Taft High School in a bright morning sun last week, I assumed the outside loudspeakers would break into the theme from “Ghostbusters.”

For sure, Mr. Nashashibi is a community organizer, not...

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Girl, 16, Banned From School for Wearing Hijab In Spain

April 16, 2010

Author: Fiona Govan

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/7598004/Girl-16-banned-from-school-for-wearing-hijab-in-Spain.html

Najwa Malha, who was born i[n] Spain to Moroccan immigrants, has been excluded from classes at the state-run Camilo Jose Cela School in the Madrid suburb of Pozuelo after being told that her hijab was in violation of...

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Africans Worried About Future Religious Conflict

April 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/15/ap/africa/main6397777.shtml

More than a quarter of people in sub-Saharan Africa worry about future conflict along religious lines, though concerns in Rwanda and Nigeria are even higher, according to a new survey on religious attitudes released Thursday.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public...

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Delaware DMV Offers Apology for Headscarf Incident

April 14, 2010

Author: Mike Chalmers

Source: Delaware Online/The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100414/NEWS02/4140336/DMV+offers+apology+for+headscarf+incident

Getting her driver's license should have been an exciting rite of passage for a Sussex County teenager, her mother said.

But when Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles workers told the 16-year-old girl to remove her...

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Secret Shrine Shared By Muslims And Christians

April 13, 2010

Author: Dusko Arsovski

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8618275.stm

Up 240 steps, behind a padlocked wooden door, is a shrine holy to both Christian and Muslim believers.

It is not well known. Wary of flocks of tourists, the people in Makedonski Brod, in south-western Macedonia, have kept its existence a well-guarded secret for years.

The aged building, marked only by a cross from outside, is decorated within by Christian...

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