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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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Fort Hood Attack Unrelated to Islam, Local Muslim Leaders Say

November 13, 2009

Author: Jennifer Chambers

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091113/METRO/911130432/1041/lifestyle04/Fort-Hood-attack-unrelated-to-Isla

Leaders of Metro Detroit's Muslim community gathered this morning to urge all Americans to view the Fort Hood shooting as a criminal act and unrelated to the faith of Islam.

"Islam opposes such actions as...

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Copts Between the Rock Of Islamism And a Hard Place

November 13, 2009

Author: Michael Binyon

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6916192.ece

The first two months of the Coptic new year have been a sombre time for Egypt’s ancient Christian community. The new year fell on the inauspicious date of September 11. And a spate of attacks on this large and downtrodden community by Islamist extremists or villagers giving a religious pretext to petty quarrels have...

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Police Chief Apologizes to Windsor's Islamic Community

November 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2009/11/12/windsor-police-apology-091112.html

Windsor, Ont.'s chief of police has publicly apologized to the city's Islamic community after officers who arrested two Muslim men suspected of involvement in a radical Islamist group offended and embarrassed the men's families in the process.

"We're looking at what we can do differently...

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Malaysia Catholic Paper Loses Permit Amid 'Allah' Row

November 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: mysinchew.com

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/31412

Malaysia's weekly Catholic newspaper has lost its publishing permit for next year amid a long-running dispute over its use of the word "Allah", the editor said Thursday.

The loss of The Herald's permit comes as it prepares for a High Court hearing on December 14 in a legal battle between the Catholic Church and the authorities over the use of the world "Allah" in the paper's...

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