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Pakistan: Sikh Beheadings Show Dangers Minorities Face

March 2, 2010

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Episcopal Life Online/Ecumenical News International

http://www.episcopal-life.org/81808_119963_ENG_HTM.htm

Christian groups in Pakistan and India have joined political and other religious leaders in deploring the recent beheading of two young Sikh men by a Taliban group in Pakistan, and have demanded security for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

"We condemn this diabolic act," said Victor...

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CCTV to Deter Attacks On Mosque In Mansfield

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/8542511.stm

CCTV cameras have been installed at a Nottinghamshire mosque in a bid to deter vandals.

There have been regular attacks at the Jamee Masjid mosque in Mansfield since it opened in 2008.

Recently the letters BNP have been carved into its wooden door, windows have been smashed and people have spit on the door....

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Rashad Hussain, a Muslim And New U.S. Envoy, Is Bridge Between Two Worlds

March 1, 2010

Author: Scott Wilson

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/28/AR2010022801912.html

Rashad Hussain, President Obama's new special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, was an avid high school debater in Plano, Tex., where he grew up.

His debate partner and best friend was a classmate named Josh Goldberg, meaning that at the end of many...

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Female Comedian Stands Up for Islam

March 1, 2010

Author: Chris Casey

Source: The Greeley Tribune

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20100301/NEWS/100309996/-1/RSS

Tissa Hami knows something about being hijacked.

Her budding career fell victim to cratering public opinion toward people of Middle Eastern descent in the months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Hami is essentially American, having lived in the United States most of her life. But she was born in Iran...

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Iraqi Christians Protest Over Killings

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8542326.stm

Hundreds of Iraqi Christians have taken part in protests calling for government action after a spate of killings.

At least eight Christians have been killed in the past two weeks in the volatile northern city of Mosul.

The killings prompted an appeal by Pope Benedict on Sunday for Iraqi authorities to protect vulnerable religious minorities.

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Hindu-Muslim Clash In Holi Celebrations

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/hindu-muslim-clash-holi-celebrations

Tension gripped Uttar Pradesh's Badosarai town in Barabanki district Monday afternoon following a 'minor clash' between Hindus and Muslims over Holi celebrations.

No one was seriously injured in the incident, police said.

The clash between the two communities erupted when some Hindus, who were...

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Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Holi In Uttar Pradesh

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/lucknow/Muslims-join-Hindus-to-celebrate-Holi-in-UP/514177/H1-Article1-514198.aspx

Hindus and Muslims on Monday came together and took out a procession, called a Holi Baraat, in this Uttar Pradesh capital to celebrate the festival of colours amid communal unity.

This is a decades old tradition followed by...

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Lawsuit By Moroccan-American Muslim Accuses Police Of Bias In Hiring

February 28, 2010

Author: Colin Moynihan

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/nyregion/01muslim.html

As the New York Police Department has initiated and expanded counterterrorism efforts in foreign countries over the last several years, it has also aggressively tried to recruit speakers of Arabic and other languages of countries where Islam holds sway.

But a Moroccan immigrant who applied to become a police officer as a...

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President Praises Islamic Students' Role In Society

February 27, 2010

Author: Marie O'Halloran

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0227/1224265276990.html

Islamic students make a “very positive contribution” to Irish society and its economy, according to President McAleese.

She said: “They are helping to advance the frontiers of science, medicine and research – it is their encouraging experience of Ireland that helps our higher...

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Danish Newspaper Provokes Uproar With Apology Over Muhammad Cartoon

February 27, 2010

Author: David Charter

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7042939.ece

A Danish newspaper was accused yesterday of betraying the freedom of the press after it apologised to Muslims for offence caused by its reprinting a cartoon showing the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban.

Politiken, a leading Danish newspaper, had printed the cartoon as a gesture of...

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