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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

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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’t lengthen the school year.

The board approved the chances Tuesday by an 8-1 vote.

The additions will give...

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Malaysia Hindu Wins Custody Row With Muslim Spouse

March 11, 2010

Author: Eileen Ng

Source: Connecticut Post

Wire Service: AP

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A Malaysian court Thursday granted an ethnic Indian woman custody of her child in a bitter dispute with her Muslim-convert husband, in a ruling that could ease religious minorities' worries about their legal rights.

Malaysia has a two-tier court system for family matters — secular...

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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

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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, CGEP St. Laurent, expelled her last November...

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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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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

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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 said Monday it was difficult to tell how many people had been killed...

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Malaysia Opposition Fires Lawmaker In 'Allah' Spat

March 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

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Malaysia's opposition has fired an outspoken lawmaker who broke ranks with his party in a religious dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims, party officials said Sunday.

The move follows weeks of turmoil in opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's three-party alliance, which is battling...

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Malaysia Muslim Mag Sorry for Offending Christians

March 6, 2010

Author: Sean Yoong

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

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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 minorities who feel that overzealous government authorities...

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