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CAIR Thanks Fla. Sheriff for Response to Anti-Islam E-Mail

February 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News/PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20100223/pl_usnw/DC59588

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today thanked a Florida sheriff for his "prompt and professional" response to the circulation of an anti-Islam message by members of his department using official e-mail addresses.

The Washington-based Council on American-...

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MPAC Testifies Before Maryland State Legislature Supporting Workplace Religious Freedom Act

February 22, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1041

Last week, Muslim Public Affairs Council Government Liaison Alejandro Beutel testified before the Maryland General Assembly's House Economic Matters Committee to express its support for the Maryland Workplace Religious Freedom Act (HB 381). MPAC testified alongside a coalition of Jewish, Christian and Sikh organizations.

Civil Rights And the Wartime Supreme Court

February 22, 2010

Author: Dawinder S. Sidhu

Source: Supreme Court of the United States Blog

http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/02/civil-rights-and-the-wartime-supreme-court/

The following essay was written for our Race and the Supreme Court event by Dawinder S. Sidhu, a founding director of the Discrimination and National Security Initiative at Harvard University.  Mr. Sidhu’s work focuses on discrimination against Muslim-...

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Muslims Turning to Home Schooling In Increasing Numbers

February 21, 2010

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/20/AR2010022001235.html

On a chilly afternoon in western Loudoun County, a group of children used tweezers to extract rodent bones from a regurgitated owl pellet. A boy built a Lego launcher. A girl practiced her penmanship. On the wall, placards read, "I fast in Ramadan," "I pay zakat" and "I will go on...

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D.C. Center Teaches 6th-Graders About Islam

February 21, 2010

Author: Jamie Tarabay

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123946035

Most American schoolchildren learn about Islam in a social studies classroom. But at the Friends School in Baltimore, sixth-graders make their own mini-pilgrimage every year, to the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C.

As their bus rattles along the highway south to Washington, most of the kids are busy making up songs about each other....

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U.S. Muslims Debate Over Holding Services In English

February 19, 2010

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: Deseret News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010652/US-Muslims-debate-over-holding-services-in-English.html

Sana Rahim was born in the cowboy country of southeastern Wyoming, to Pakistani parents who had emigrated so her father could earn a doctorate.

She speaks Urdu with her family but can't read or write the...

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Halal Meals Come to Homebound Muslims In Mich.

February 19, 2010

Author: Jeff Karoub

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100220/ap_on_re_us/us_halal_house_call

Mariam Wehbe learned about a program offering home-delivered meals made according to Islamic law at a good time — poor health made cooking impossible and a grandson who helps her had to cut back to devote more time to school.

Plus, as a Muslim, she could keep halal...

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Racist Graffiti On French Mosque for 6th Time

February 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Charleston Gazette

Wire Service: AP

http://wvgazette.com/ap/ApInternational/201002180125

France's main Muslim group says a mosque has been defaced with racist graffiti in the sixth such incident this year.

The head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith says racist words were painted over the weekend on the walls of the mosque in Sorgues, in the picturesque Vaucluse region...

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Under Indonesia’s Surface, An Intricate Quilt Of Faiths

February 17, 2010

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/world/asia/18indo.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

As if on cue, the two Buddhist monks in saffron robes appeared one late afternoon recently, seemingly out of nowhere, to complete the picture of Indonesia’s religious past and present.

The visitors stood at the edge of a large fenced-off pit where a ninth-century Hindu temple had...

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Berlin Film Follows Muslims Struggling With Crises

February 17, 2010

Author: Geir Moulson

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/17/AR2010021701275.html?nav=hcmoduletmv

A first-time German director's film about Muslims struggling to come to terms with unwanted pregnancy, homosexuality and other challenges to their beliefs debuted Wednesday at the Berlin film festival....

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Cinemas Fight Islam Stereotypes

February 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/cinemas-fight-islam-stereotypes

The stereotypical media cliches about Islam, cultural identity, fundamentalism and honor killing are taking the central stage in this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

"It has taken nearly 10 years after 9/11, but these issues are finally going from the headlines into the cinemas," German director...

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Vandalism At Nashville Mosque Pulls Faiths Together

February 14, 2010

Author: Natalia Mielczarek

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100214/NEWS06/2140356/Vandalism+at+Nashville+mosque+pulls+faiths+together

At least 150 people, including spiritual leaders from several faiths, spent Saturday morning at the Islamic Center of Nashville learning about the world's second-largest religion and pledging their support for local Muslims...

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