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Young Muslims Step In Police's Shoes

November 2, 2009

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8332758.stm

On the fifth floor of Scotland Yard in central London, live video feeds are coming in with news of a terror threat.

The 30 people in the room are forced to make decisions that could change lives - which homes do they raid? Who do they stop and search?

But they are not counter-terror officers - in fact, many of them are not even sure they trust the police....

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CareNow Says Headscarf Ban Was Misunderstanding

November 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D9BNIIE00.html

Texas clinic officials say they regret telling a Muslim doctor applying for a job that she couldn't wear her traditional headscarf.

Coppell-based CareNow released a statement that called the ban a misunderstanding. It says it plans to clarify its...

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Cambridge University to Allow Burqas During Graduation Ceremony

October 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA

http://www.dnaindia.com/academy/report_cambridge-university-to-allow-burqas-during-graduation-ceremony_1305314

Cambridge University, which follows a strict dress code, will allow female Muslim students to wear burqas under their mortar boards during graduation ceremonies. 

The university has a strict dress code for the prestigious events at...

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Secret Mission Rescues Yemen's Jews

October 31, 2009

Author: Miriam Jordan

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125693376195819343.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_RIGHTTopCarousel

In his new suburban American home, Shaker Yakub, a Yemeni Jew, folded a large scarf in half, wrapped it around his head and tucked in his spiraling side curls. "This is how I passed for a Muslim," said the 59-year-old father of seven, improvising a turban that hid his black...

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Muslim Doc Says She Was Told to Remove Headscarf

October 30, 2009

Author: Anabelle Garay

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6696052.html

A Muslim doctor interviewing for a job at a suburban Dallas medical clinic says officials there told her she couldn't wear her headscarf while working.

Dr. Hena Zaki of Plano said Friday that she was shocked when CareNow officials told her in person and later by e-mail...

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Religions Call for Climate Action

October 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8333250.stm

Leaders from across the UK's religious communities have said there is a "moral imperative" to tackle global warming.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

They said climate change posed a "very real threat to the world's poor"....

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Prayers And Criticism In Wake Of Detroit Imam’s Killing By F.B.I.

October 30, 2009

Author: Susan Saulny

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/us/31dearborn.html?scp=3&sq=religion&st=nyt

Friday prayers were intoned on schedule at the red brick two-story house on the west side that is a makeshift home for the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque.

But leading the prayers was a son of the mosque’s imam, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was killed by federal agents in a raid on Wednesday. The...

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Blacks Still Drawn to Islam Despite FBI Raids

October 30, 2009

Author: Jesse Washington

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ggCbvrwX43kp0lqLs83eWhOmtZGAD9BLITQO0

By now, Sekou Jackson is used to the questions: Why does he need to leave a work meeting to pray? Don't black Muslims convert to Islam in jail? Why would you even want to be Muslim?

"It's kind of a double whammy to be African-...

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Malaysia Seizes 15,000 Copies Of the Bible: Church Leader

October 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jRbfxoI0f3Krsopr3g56tt27qwWg

Malaysian authorities have seized some 15,000 bibles imported from Indonesia because they use the word "Allah" as a translation for God which is banned here, a church leader said Thursday.

"The church uses the bible and it is part of the...

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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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