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Brandeis Clergy, Students Decry Vandalism

March 10, 2010

Author: Jason Woods

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/waltham/2010/03/brandeis_students_clergy_conde.html

Last week, Muslim students at Brandeis University were rejoicing in their newly renovated suite in the student center’s basement. Finally, they had a kitchen, prayer room, and a sign announcing their presence on campus.

But on Friday morning, the Muslim Students...

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New Study Sorts Through Obama-Muslim Myth

March 10, 2010

Author: Robbie Brown

Source: The New York Times

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/new-study-sorts-through-obama-muslim-myth/

A new academic study finds that Americans who believed during the 2008 campaign that Barack Obama was a Muslim generally held tight to that misconception, despite efforts by the media, fact-checking Web sites and his own campaign to debunk the myth.

The number...

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Hundreds Slaughtered In Nigeria Religious Violence

March 8, 2010

Author: Ahmed Saka and Jon Gambrell

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iNCU46VYMVf0VzhqkKJUus45PrDAD9EAFP4G1

Rioters armed with machetes slaughtered more than 200 people including a 4-day-old infant, residents said, less than two months after sectarian violence in the volatile region left more than 300 dead.

One aid worker...

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Malaysia Muslim Mag Sorry for Offending Christians

March 6, 2010

Author: Sean Yoong

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100306/ap_on_re_as/as_malaysia_muslims_in_church

A Malaysian magazine apologized Saturday for upsetting Christians after it published an article researched by two Muslims who pretended to be Roman Catholics and took Communion in a church.

The apology is likely to soothe frustrations among religious...

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Obama Calls 'Entrepreneurship Summit' With Muslims

March 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100305/pl_afp/uspoliticseconomyislam

The White House on Friday announced a "summit on entrepreneurship" to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama's outreach to Muslims.

The White House said it has invited participants from more than 40 countries over five...

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Muslim Group Says Police Detained 7 Praying Men

March 5, 2010

Author: Oskar Garcia

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100306/ap_on_re_us/us_henderson_police_muslims

The nation's largest Muslim advocacy organization filed a complaint with police in a Las Vegas suburb, saying seven Muslim men from southern California were detained and told they were acting suspiciously while praying in a shopping center parking lot.

The...

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Photographer Captures the Women Who Wear the Hijab

March 4, 2010

Author: Sandy Illian Bosch

Source: The Doings Hinsdale

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/hinsdale/entertainment/2075471,doings-dicover-030410-s1.article

Sadaf Syed of Willowbrook grew up in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a teacher. She found a way to fulfill that dream, not with a teaching degree, but with a camera.

"I believe we're all here to educate one another," said Syed. Through her photo...

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Flight Ban for Muslim Pair Who Refused Full Body Scan

March 4, 2010

Author: Tony Brooks

Source: Daily Express

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/161604/Flight-ban-for-Muslim-pair-who-refused-full-body-scan

Airport bosses last night defended their decision to prevent two Muslim women from boarding a flight for refusing to undergo a full body scan.

The women, who are the first in the UK to receive such a ban, had been selected at random to pass through a recently-...

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Bay Area Hijab Dispute Tests Limits Of Corporate Inclusion

March 3, 2010

Author: Matt O'Brien

Source: The Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_14506788?source=rss

Hani Khan never set out to be the next lightning rod of the culture wars, testing the limits of religious acceptance in the Bay Area and the retail industry.

Unfazed by the blaring pop rock, haze of cologne and sepia-toned posters of bare-chested surfers, she walked...

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Lomita Rejects Plan to Expand South Bay Islamic Center

March 3, 2010

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/03/lomita-rejects-plan-to-expand-south-bay-islamic-center-.html

A Lomita mosque’s plan for a new center on its property has been rejected by the City Council, prompting the mosque’s congregants to allege that there was anti-Muslim bias at play.

But Lomita Mayor Don Suminaga said the...

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Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

March 3, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/jews_muslims_say_body_scanners_violate_religious_laws/

Canadian lawyer Kerry Gearin is planning to fly to Washington, D.C., this summer for a conference on Islamic family law, but the full-body scanners being deployed in some U.S. airports make her wonder if she’ll be forced to leave her modesty...

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