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Sarkozy Delivers a Mixed Message to France's Muslim Immigrants

December 9, 2009

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/08/AR2009120802018.html?sub=AR

Faced with swelling unease over the place of Muslim immigrants in France, President Nicolas Sarkozy called Tuesday for tolerance among native French people but warned that arriving Muslims must embrace Europe's historical values and avoid "ostentation or provocation...

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Muslim Prayers And Renewal Near Ground Zero

December 8, 2009

Author: Ralph Blumenthal and Sharaf Mowjood

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/nyregion/09mosque.html?hp

On that still-quiet Tuesday morning, the sales staff was in a basement room eating breakfast, waiting to open the doors to the first shoppers at 10 a.m.

There was no immediate sign of the fiery cataclysm that erupted overhead starting at 8:46. But out of a baby-blue sky suddenly stained with smoke, a...

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Philippines, Muslim Rebels Resume Peace Negotiations In Malaysia After More Than a Year

December 8, 2009

Author: Julia Zappei

Source: The Baltimore Sun

Wire Service: AP

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-as-philippines-muslim-rebels,0,2399940.story

The Philippine government and a Muslim separatist group Tuesday resumed peace talks that collapsed 16 months ago, restoring formal efforts to end a decades-long rebellion that has claimed at...

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Hindu-Muslim Wedding Under One Roof

December 6, 2009

Author: Amita Verma

Source: Deccan Chronicle

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/national/hindu-muslim-wedding-under-one-roof-663

For those who preach communal harmony, this was a fantastic premier.

The Muslim Maulvi and the Hindu Pandit sat side by side to solemnize the wedding of a Muslim couple and a Hindu couple under the same roof.

This unique event took place in Dalel Purwa locality in Kanpur on...

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Group Reports More Anti-Muslim Bias, Fewer Hate Crimes

December 5, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: NewsOK

http://www.newsok.com/group-reports-more-anti-muslim-bias-fewer-hate-crimes/article/3422532#comments

 

Muslim Americans faced more anti-Muslim bias but fewer physical assaults in 2008, according to a report released Thursday by the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations

"In 2008, Muslims continued...

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Hindu-Muslim March to Promote Peace On Babri Demolition Day

December 4, 2009

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news584553.html

Several Hindu and Muslim groups have decided to take out a march on the 17th anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6 to promote peace and communal harmony, even as many political parties will be observing the day as "dhikkar" and "kalank" diwas. 

"With a message of peace and communal harmony we will start Karwan-e-Aman from Ayodhya to Ajmer Shareef on December 6 to promote Hindu...

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Muslim Women's Shelter Provides Refuge, Support

December 1, 2009

Author: Jamie Tarabay

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120752667

As families come together over the holidays, the victims of domestic abuse are often sequestered in shelters — a situation that's especially difficult for Muslim women, because few facilities meet their cultural and religious needs.

At one home for Muslim women in Baltimore, women from different backgrounds recently gathered in...

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Caseworker: Runaway, Parents Must Talk Religion

December 1, 2009

Author: Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/641/story/1731279.html

A runaway Christian convert and her Muslim family must listen to each other's views about religion if they are to reunite, a possibility that appears in jeopardy since the girl continues to refuse any contact with her parents or siblings, a caseworker says.

A case-management plan filed Monday said Rifqa Bary and her parents should hear what each...

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Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs Live In Complete Harmony In Malerkotla

November 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ANI/Sify.com

http://videos.sify.com/watch/ANI-Hindus--Muslims--Sikhs-live-in-complete-harmony-in-Malerkotla-jl4uObjgeaf.html-jl4uObjgeaf.html

It[']s dawn and silence prevails in Malerkotla town. And so does harmony .People in this Muslim dominated town have been living in peace since ages and the region has never seen or heard of any conflict...

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His Name: Jihad. His Message: Peace

November 29, 2009

Author: Duke Helfand

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jihad29-2009nov29,0,6075196.story

Jihad Turk -- clean-shaven and youthful -- is telling an interfaith audience that the prophet Muhammad traces his lineage to Abraham, the biblical patriarch. 

Turk explains to the crowd of mostly Christians and Jews that Muslims also revere Jesus and Moses as prophets, and that Islam...

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My Compatriots' Vote to Ban Minarets Is Fuelled By Fear

November 29, 2009

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/nov/29/swiss-vote-ban-minarets-fear

It wasn't meant to go this way. For months we had been told that the efforts to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland were doomed. The last surveys suggested around 34% of the Swiss population would vote for this shocking initiative. Last Friday, in a meeting organised in...

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