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Afghanistan Mullahs In London to Bridge Cultural Divide

April 3, 2010

Author: Emily Buchanan

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8588527.stm

Their faces etched from years of conflict in the war-torn deserts of Helmand Province, four senior Islamic scholars step into a pod on the London Eye.

As the giant wheel turns they stare in silence at the city spread beneath them; the River Thames, the Houses of Parliament and miles beyond.

It is their first time ever in Britain. As they soak up the...

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More U.S. Muslims Facing Problems In Return From Abroad, Groups Say

April 2, 2010

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/01/AR2010040103909.html

Muslim advocacy groups say an increasing number of Muslim and Arab U.S. citizens and permanent residents who travel abroad are facing new complications in returning to the United States because of heightened security.

An attempted Christmas day bombing on a Detroit-bound...

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Christians Mark Easter In Strife-Scarred Northern Nigeria

April 2, 2010

Author: Aminu Abubakar

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJ7O7BMY_fn2bCL5ZoZd962nLIrg

Thousands of devout Christians thronged the dusty streets of Kano in Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north to mark Jesus' crucification in a show of sharply improved sectarian ties in a city previously notorious for religious intolerance.

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Governor Signs Repeal On Teachers' Religious Dress; Ban Will Lift In July 2011

April 1, 2010

Author: Betsy Hammond

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/04/governor_signs_repeal_on_teach.html

With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon's ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. 

The ban won't lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the...

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Six Killed In Thailand's Insurgency-Plagued South

April 1, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom and Jason Szep

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6302EI20100401

Suspected Islamic insurgents shot dead six Buddhist villagers in Thailand's restive south Thursday, police said, the latest attack in the troubled region bordering Malaysia.

The villagers in Narathiwat province were believed to have been ambushed, said police Colonel Sanit Suwanno. Two bodies were found in a pick-up truck and four...

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ACLU Program Will Protect Muslims In FBI Questioning

April 1, 2010

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/392EC8E5A63A468F862576F8000070D0?OpenDocument

Adil Imdad, 41, moved to the United States as a teenager from his native 
Pakistan in 1981. Five years later, he became an American citizen, and in 1995, 
he moved to St. Louis to pursue a master's degree in...

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Belgium Prepares to Impose Nationwide Ban On Face-Covering Veil

April 1, 2010

Author: David Charter

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7083543.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

The face-covering veil is set to be banned within weeks in Belgium, making it the first country in Europe to make the wearing of Muslim clothing illegal.

Women who flout the ban will face from one to seven days in jail or a fine of €15 to €25.

While...

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Malaysian Custody Dispute Lost Between Courts

April 1, 2010

Author: Liz Gooch

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02malay.html

Through most of their 17-year marriage, M. Indira Gandhi says she and her husband observed rituals that she considered integral to their Hindu faith. Each morning they would pray before a shrine and on Fridays they would fast. During festivals they donned brightly colored, traditional outfits to attend their local temple.

Those were...

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Travelers With Muslim Names Find Themselves Fighting for U.S. Visas

April 1, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/31/AR2010033103613.html?hpid=topnews

The clean-cut young Frenchman seemed to have everything going for him. A graduate of an elite French engineering school, he had interned at the upper-crust Rothschild bank in Paris, handled wealth management for a while on Wall Street and was accepted for a...

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American Muslim Finds Obstacles In Quest to Become An Imam

April 1, 2010

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/31/AR2010033103944.html

If there were a prototype for an American-style imam, Adeel Zeb might be it.

In Koran study groups, the 28-year-old volunteer chaplain at American University weaves in references to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and comedian Dave Chappelle (both Muslim), TMZ.com, frat...

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Muslim Students In London University Prayer Room Row

April 1, 2010

Author: Poonam Taneja

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8598455.stm

Some Muslim students at City University in London are praying in the street in a row over prayer room facilities.

The university closed a prayer room after Muslim students were attacked in November. A new multi-faith room was opened the following month.

A group of Muslim students now refuse to use the facility as they say...

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Leaders Of New Spring Hill Mosque Hope Non-Muslims Visit to Learn

March 31, 2010

Author: Beth N. Gray

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/religion/leaders-of-new-spring-hill-mosque-hope-non-muslims-visit-to-learn/1083984

For the past year, passers-by have been curious about the impressive construction project in the 6300 block of Barclay Avenue — a gilt-domed, turreted, two-story edifice.

It is the new place of worship and education...

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Traditional Moroccan Festival Uniting Jews, Muslims At Close Of Passover Comes to Somerville

March 31, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Wicked Local Somerville

http://www.wickedlocal.com/somerville/news/x1009765234/Traditional-Moroccan-festival-uniting-Jews-Muslims-at-close-of-Passover-comes-to-Somerville

Prism and the American Islamic Congress are partnering to create a multicultural evening of music, art, dance and food based on the North African tradition...

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