Islam

French Council Advises Against Total Ban On Burqa

March 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/6935998.html

France's highest administrative body has concluded that a total ban on Islamic face-covering veils in public risks being found illegal and advises against it.

The Council of State also says in a report on the veil that even a limited ban would be difficult to...

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Rally At Apollo Supports Muslim Students In St. Cloud Schools

March 29, 2010

Author: Dave Aeikens

Source: St Cloud Times

http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010103290058

More than two dozen Muslims and their supporters rallied for peace Monday across from Apollo High School to show support for students who attend the St. Cloud schools.

The rally was on public property on the west side of 44th Avenue North across from Apollo. It went from about 8:30 a.m. and ended before 1 p.m., said Mohamoud...

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School Leaders, CAIR Meet Over Complaints

March 27, 2010

Author: Dave Aeikens

Source: St Cloud Times

http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010103260041

St. Cloud school district and leaders of a Minnesota Islamic civil rights group agreed Friday to continue to work together to make schools safe for all students.

Members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Minnesota chapter and St. Cloud school district officials met in St. Cloud for about 90 minutes Friday to...

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Female Muslim Doctors Allowed to Wear Disposable Sleeves for Modesty: Official Guidance

March 27, 2010

Author: Rebecca Smith

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7528335/Female-Muslim-doctors-allowed-to-wear-disposable-sleeves-for-modesty-official-guidance.html

All staff involved in caring for patients should be 'bare below the elbows' to ensure sleeves do not become contaminated and hands can be washed thoroughly to prevent...

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A Call to Help Muslims In Need Of Health Care

March 25, 2010

Author: Don Sapatkin

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/89095127.html

When Imam Siraj Wahhaj was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago and discovered that his health insurance did not cover treatment, the word went out.

"People all over the world called me and said, 'I'm praying for you,' " said Wahhaj, head of the Muslim Alliance in North America. "But what about the little guys? No one is...

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Muslim Group Asks for Look Into Harassment Claims

March 24, 2010

Author: Amy Forliti

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/local/89028392.html

A Muslim civil rights group said Wednesday it wants the U.S. Department of Education to investigate reports of harassment in Minnesota public schools — including a report of a bus driver who routinely left Muslim students stranded in the middle of winter.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on...

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After the Fort Hood Shootings, a Muslim American Soldier Battles On Friendly Ground

March 24, 2010

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/23/AR2010032303766.html

At 2 o'clock on a Monday morning, the sound of angry pounding sent Army Spec. Zachari Klawonn bolting out of bed.

THUD. THUD. THUD.

Someone was mule-kicking the door of his barracks room, leaving marks that weeks later -- long after Army investigators had come and gone...

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Sikh “Turbanology” to Train Police Officers

March 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=9146

A groundbreaking documentary exploring the role and symbolism of the turban since the London Bombings is to be used to train Officers at British Transport Police.

It’s the first time that “Turbanology: After 7/7” has been licensed by a British law enforcement agency as an educational toolkit.

Speaking about the licensing Paul Crowther...

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In Germany, Xenophobia Diverted By Open Doors

March 23, 2010

Author: Nicholas Kulish

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/world/europe/24germany.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Everything seemed to be in place for a protracted xenophobic row and attendant media frenzy in this depressed industrial town near the French border.

A Muslim congregation applied in November to build a minaret and three golden cupolas on the roof of the old movie theater...

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Quebec Seeks to Lift the Face Veil

March 23, 2010

Author: Joan Delaney

Source: The Epoch Times

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/31925/

Women who wear the niqab—full face-veil—must uncover their faces when applying for a medicare card in Quebec in order to ascertain their identity, the province’s human rights commission has said.

Niqab-wearing women also do not have the right to insist on being served by a female employee, the commission said in an opinion last...

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Buddhist Leaders Attend Indonesia's Muslim Congress Opening

March 23, 2010

Author: Bagus BT Saragih

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Jakarta Post

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=58,9022,0,0,1,0

The opening ceremony of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) congress Tuesday represents the largest Islamic organization’s commitment to religious harmony. Wearing orange monk’s robes, two Buddhist leaders stole the spotlight among the thousands of NU members participating in the congress.

One of...

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The Washing: In the Muslim Custom Of Bathing the Dead, She Found a Deep Sense Of Reward -- And Shaved Off 40 Sins

March 21, 2010

Author: Reshma Memon Yaqu

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/12/AR2010031202891.html?sub=AR

I hadn't planned to wash the corpse.

But sometimes you just get caught up in the moment.

Through a series of slight miscalculations, I am the first of the deceased woman's relatives to arrive at the March Funeral Home in west Baltimore on this Monday...

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A Synagogue’s Unveiling Exposes a Conundrum

March 21, 2010

Author: Michael Slackman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/world/middleeast/22egypt.html?src=me

Down a winding alley, deep in a quiet neighborhood of rutted roads and donkey carts, where food vendors sold cheap sandwiches and children chased after a soccer ball, an extraordinary moment passed here with little notice: Jews and Muslims, Israelis and Egyptians sat together and celebrated their shared...

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