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For Jews, Roiling Yemen No Longer Place to Call Home

November 25, 2009

Author: Sudarsan Raghavan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/24/AR2009112403898.html

The last remaining Jews in Yemen are vanishing, driven out by politics, war and hatred. Once numbering 60,000, one of the oldest Jewish populations in the Arab world now has fewer than 350 members.

In recent months, persecution by Islamist extremists has intensified,...

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Statement By the President On Hajj And Eid-ul-Adha

November 25, 2009

Author: Press Release

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-hajj-and-eid-ul-adha

Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha.  The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world...

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Greek Orthodox Church Sues Turkey Over Access to Religious Sites In Cyprus

November 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/24/greek-orthodox-church-sues-turkey

The Greek Orthodox church of Cyprus has taken Turkey to the European court of human rights over allegedly preventing the 500 Greek Cypriots living in the Turkish north worshipping at religious sites there, a church lawyer said...

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Tennessee Man Sentenced to 14 Years In Prison for Burning Islamic Center

November 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tennessee-man-sentenced-to-14-years-in-prison-for-burning-islamic-center-71813692.html

Senior Judge Robert L. Echols of the Middle District of Tennessee today sentenced Michael Corey Golden to 14 years and three months in prison and three years of supervised released for vandalizing and burning...

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CAIR Seeks Prayer Rights for Maine Muslim Student

November 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-seeks-prayer-rights-for-maine-muslim-student-70629372.html

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked a school district in Maine to allow a Muslim student to exercise her constitutionally-protected right to pray between classes.

According to the mother of the 7th-grade student at Lewiston...

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Muslim Schools' 'Risk Of Closure'

November 19, 2009

Author: Divya Talwar

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8364756.stm

Many independent Muslim schools in England are under threat of closure, according to the Association of Muslim Schools (AMS).

The organisation, which represents almost 100 independent Islamic institutions, said many could not afford to stay open.

Most schools use fees and donations to cover costs and need about £2000 per pupil per...

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Police: Woman Charged for Tinley Park Hate Crime

November 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1890813,kenney-tinley-park-hate-crime-111809.article

A southwest suburban woman has been charged with a hate crime for an alleged attack on a Muslim woman at a grocery earlier this month.

Amal Abusumayah was paying for groceries at the Jewel store at 17117 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park on Nov. 7 when she felt a sharp tug on...

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Muslims And Hindus Find Common Ground In College

November 18, 2009

Author: Courtney Bowerman

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Features/Culture_Society/2009/11/18/Muslims-and-Hindus-find-common-ground-in-college/12584872894928/

Despite a long history of political and religious strife in India, Hindus and Muslims studying at Michigan State University say ethnic similarities are helping them overcome traditional differences....

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In WA, Old Mining Town Elects a Muslim Mayor

November 18, 2009

Author: Manuel Valdes

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gl0Vj3_wOeua66V58NNs_q0sSb6AD9C1JGP81

Granite Falls residents are suspicious of any newcomers, let alone a Muslim native of Pakistan who moved to this rugged, blue-collar mining town to open his own bar.

But 54-year-old Haroon Saleem has thrived, winning over the town...

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Muslim Neighbours Attend a Hindu Marriage Ceremony In Jammu And Kashmir

November 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/muslim-neighbours-attend-a-hindu-marriage-ceremony-in-jammu-and-kashmir_100276076.html

Hundreds of Muslims attended a Hindu marriage ceremony here on Monday.

Gatoo, the only Hindu Pundit family residing in the area dominated by Muslims, received a lot of help and support...

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Boldly Modest Declaration Of Faith

November 15, 2009

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/13/AR2009111301573.html

Smar Abuagla steps out her front door at 7:20 a.m., her shoulders slightly hunched, her eyes watchful.

Last year when she made this walk to the bus stop on the first day of school, she was wearing black skinny jeans and a short-sleeved T-shirt; her hair was in braids. But...

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Praying for a Return to Normal

November 14, 2009

Author: Moises Mendoza and Mary Flood

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6720092.html

The last two days have been trying ones for the membership of the Islamic Education Center in west Houston.

Late Thursday, news broke that the federal government was moving to seek the forfeiture of the Voss Road building and other properties around the country owned by the Alavi Foundation, an...

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Interfaith Response to Ft. Hood Incident

November 14, 2009

Author: J. Samia Mair

Source: Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-9968-Baltimore-Muslim-Examiner~y2009m11d14-Interfaith-response-to-Ft-Hood-incident

Below is an interfaith response to the Ft. Hood incident:

With other Americans across the country we have heard with heavy hearts the news reports of the tragic shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas this past Thursday. Our hearts and prayers...

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Muslims Decry Move to Seize Houston Mosque

November 13, 2009

Author: Moises Mendoza, Mary Flood and Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6717563.html

The U.S. government on Thursday moved to seize more than $500 million in assets from a New York-based foundation accused of being a front for the Iranian government, including a building that houses the Islamic Education Center of Houston.

The news provoked confusion and anger among...

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