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Muslim Women Debate Gender Segregation In Mosques

March 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124623737

Recently a group of Muslim women in Washington, D.C. sought to protest what they considered to be an injustice — being confined to a separate prayer space from their male counterparts. The issue of gender segregation is one that many Muslims are talking about and to get some perspective host Michel Martin speaks with Asra Nomani who...

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After Vandalism, Brandeis Imam Asks for Return Of Quran

March 12, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: The Daily News Tribune/GateHouse News Service

http://www.dailynewstribune.com/news/state/x1664755310/After-vandalism-Brandeis-Imam-asks-for-return-of-Quran

After vandals wreaked havoc on the Muslim Student Association suite last week, Imam Talal Eid, Brandeis University's Muslim chaplain, said the theft of his Quran "is what keeps me upset."

"I use it for...

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TiZA Families Seek to Join In Legal Fight Over Religion At School

March 12, 2010

Author: Sarah Lemagie

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/87419902.html?elr=KArks:DCiUHc3E7_V_nDaycUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUr

In a formal move to join the legal battle over religion at their school, several families at Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) have asked a judge to let them intervene as parties in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota....

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Federal Panel Finds Bias In Ouster Of Principal

March 12, 2010

Author: Andrea Elliot

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/nyregion/13principal.html

A federal commission has determined that New York City’s Department of Education discriminated against the founding principal of an Arabic-language public school by forcing her to resign in 2007 following a storm of controversy driven by opponents of the school.

Acting on a complaint filed last year by the...

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Official: 122 Iraqi Christian Families Return to Mosul

March 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: TREND

http://en.trend.az/regions/met/iraq/1652588.html

Some 122 Christian families have returned to the troubled northern Iraqi city of Mosul since the March 7 parliamentary elections, a local official said Thursday.

Representatives of the city's Christian population had earlier told the German Press Agency dpa that some 250 Christian families had fled following a string of deadly attacks targeting the...

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Swedish Newspapers Reprint Mohammed Cartoon

March 11, 2010

Author: Andrew Ward

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/caa3ca58-2cac-11df-8abb-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

Leading Swedish newspapers yesterday published a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog after the foiling of an alleged plot to kill the artist responsible for the drawing.

Seven people were detained in Ireland on Tuesday in connection with the alleged plan to...

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One Jewish And One Muslim Holiday to Be Added to School Calendar

March 11, 2010

Author: Matt Sutkoski

Source: Burlington Free Press

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20100311/NEWS02/100310036/One-Jewish-and-one-Muslim-holiday-to-be-added-to-school-calendar

The Burlington School Board has voted to add two holidays to future school calendars to give students time off on Jewish and Muslim holy days, but board members say the changes won...

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Camberley Mosque Plan Rejected By Council

March 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/surrey/8561342.stm

Controversial plans to build a mosque in Camberley have been thrown out by councillors at a heated meeting.

The local Bengali Association's bid to knock down a listed building and build a domed mosque was rejected by Surrey Heath Borough Council.

Local historians and residents had argued the town's heritage must be protected...

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Muslim Woman Expelled From School In Veil Dispute

March 10, 2010

Author: Leanne Larmondin

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=19806

A Muslim woman has filed a human rights complaint after she was expelled from a Canadian college for refusing to remove her face veil.

The Egyptian-born woman, who is a permanent resident of Canada, was enrolled in a government-sponsored French language class for new immigrants in Montreal, Quebec.

The school,...

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Some Muslims, Fearing Backlash, Worry About Intent Of Census

March 10, 2010

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/09/AR2010030901688.html

The millions of blue forms being mailed this month in the first census count since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, do not ask about religion. But the idea of answering any questions posed by the government makes some Muslims uneasy, and community leaders are...

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