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Danish Muhammad Cartoonist Defiant In Face Of Threats, Alleged Murder Plots

October 28, 2009

Author: Jan M. Olsen

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091028/world/eu_denmark_cartoonist_1

A few pen strokes thrust Kurt Westergaard into the midst of an international crisis, exposing him to death threats and an alleged assassination plot.

Terror charges brought against two Chicago men this week show the 74-year-old Dane remains a potential target for...

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Buddhist Killed, Burned In Thailand's Deep South

October 28, 2009

Author: Ploy Ten Kate

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-43494720091028

A Buddhist man was shot dead as he repaired a motorcycle on Wednesday in Thailand's far south and his body was set on fire, police said, the latest deadly violence in the Muslim-majority region.

The body of the 37-year-old man in Pattani province was found in a motorcycle shop at around 11:30 a.m. (0430 GMT). Police said he was...

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US State Department Gives Mixed Review Of Religious Freedom In Bulgaria

October 27, 2009

Author: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Source: The Sofia Echo

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2009/10/27/805451_us-state-department-gives-mixed-review-of-religious-freedom-in-bulgaria

ntolerance by Bulgarian local authorities of non-Orthodox Christian religious groups and anti-Semitic messages by Volen Siderov’s Ataka party are among issues raised in the US state department’s annual...

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Interfaith Group Hopes to Combat 'Islamophobia'

October 26, 2009

Author: Pat McCaughan

Source: Episcopal Life Online

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_116072_ENG_HTM.htm

 

Terry Beasley converted to Islam a short six months ago but on October 25 said she has already experienced a lifetime's worth of "hatred from people with Muslim-phobia."

Beasley joined about 100 participants at St. John's ProCathedral on October 25 for "The Intersection of Islamophobia...

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Former Oklahoma City Call Center Worker Seeks Policy Change

October 24, 2009

Author: Debbie Blossom

Source: NewsOK

http://newsok.com/former-oklahoma-city-call-center-worker-seeks-policy-change/article/3411456

A former Oklahoma City Sprint employee who is Muslim is asking for an apology and a policy revision from Sprint after a claim of being fired for hanging up the phone on an abusive caller.

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-...

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Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Chhath In Bihar

October 24, 2009

Author: Imran Khan

Source: IANS

http://www.samaylive.com/news/muslims-join-hindus-to-celebrate-chhath-in-bihar/664014.html

In a show of brotherhood and communal harmony, Muslims in Bihar joined Hindus in celebrating Chhath, the state's biggest religious festival. While many Muslims are observing a fast and performing the ritual, others are helping their Hindu neighbours by cleaning river banks, streets and...

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In Egypt, a Synagogue Renovation Elicits Complicated Feelings About Preserving Jewish History

October 24, 2009

Author: Matti Friedman and Hadeel Al-Shalchi

Source: The Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/65898232.html

The warren of slum alleys is called the Jews' Quarter, but no Jews live there. The ancient synagogue still stands, but its roof is gone. The government is renovating it, but is doing so at a moment when anti-Israel feeling is running especially high in Egypt.

The Ben Maimon synagogue...

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Northern Virginia Muslims, Jews Set Example for Middle East

October 23, 2009

Author: Jim Handly

Source: NBC

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/Northern-Virginia-Muslims-Jews-Set-Example-for-Middle-East-65877707.html

An unlikely relationship between different faiths is setting an example innorthern Virginia.

The region's fast-growing Muslim population is running out of room to pray, so one Reston synagogue opens its doors to them....

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Faith-Based Council Produces Muslim Celebrity

October 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.mobi/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114004048

Dalia Mogahed, a Muslim, is one of 25 people President Obama tapped to advise him on faith issues. She may have met the president exactly once, but to Muslims, she's a celebrity — thanks to the headscarf, or hijab, she wears every day.

When Obama spoke to the Muslim world from Egypt last summer, Mogahed was in...

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Sikh Storyteller Grabs the Imagination At Faith Day

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bury Times

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/4693795.Sikh_storyteller_grabs_the_imagination_at_faith_day/

Pupils in Bury have been given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of other faiths and cultures.

Bury CE High School staged its second annual multi-faith day which brought together speakers from the major world religions, thanks to a series of workshops and...

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Faith Schools Warned On RE Texts

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8318765.stm

Independent faith schools must ensure all resources used to teach about other religions are accurate, inspectors say.

Ofsted surveyed 51 schools in England from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, at the request of Schools Secretary Ed Balls.

Inspectors said some materials were biased or had incorrect information...

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