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Proposed Muslim School Opposed

October 19, 2009

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1832777,CST-NWS-muslim19.article

Residents opposing a planned Muslim school and meeting place near Naperville are adamant: They have nothing against the practice of Islam in their neighborhood.

Some residents say they oppose the planned facility because they believe its activities would be too late and cause congestion. They said they fear the center would not provide enough parking.

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Dallas-Area Muslims Fear Backlash From Arrests Tied to Terror Plot

October 19, 2009

Author: Selwyn Crawford

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/101909dnmetmuslimangst.3f4b3c3.html

North Texans were both angry and relieved last month when federal agents arrested a Jordanian teenager in a failed plot to blow up a Dallas skyscraper.

But for area Muslims, the arrest of 19-year-old Hosam "Sam" Smadievoked yet...

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Muslims Join Hindus In Kali Puja Festivities

October 18, 2009

Author: Manoj Kar

Source: Kalinga Times

http://www.kalingatimes.com/odisha_news/news2009/20091018_Muslims_join_Hindus_in_Kali_Puja_festivities.htm#

In a refreshing break from religious fanaticism that has become the order of the day, Muslims from a sleepy hamlet downstream the Brahmani river have joined hands with Hindu villagers in observing the week long Kali Puja festivities.

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Diwali Unites Hindus And Muslims In Olaver Village

October 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Statesman

In a welcome break from religious fanaticism that has become the order of the day, Muslims from a sleepy hamlet downstream the Brahmani river joined hands with Hindu villagers in observing the week-long Kalipuja festivities. Observing Kali puja is a major festival in this far-flung Olaver hamlet of Kendrapara district’s Rajkanika Tehsil and the striking feature of annual puja here is the spontaneous participation of a large number residents from Muslim community, said...

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Row Over School Closures for Muslim, Hindu And Sikh Holidays

October 17, 2009

Author: Jonathan Wynne-Jones and Ian Johnston

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/6358886/Row-over-school-closures-for-Muslim-Hindu-and-Sikh-holidays.html

Two councils have instructed all schools under their control to shut for the annual celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitr, Diwali and Guru Nanak's Birthday, in addition to the Christian festivals of...

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Study Dispels Myths On Muslim Population

October 17, 2009

Author: Olivia Ward

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/711744--study-dispels-myths-on-muslim-population

A typical Muslim speaks Arabic and lives in the Middle East.

Most of Europe's Muslims are migrants clustered in the Netherlands and France.

Wrong on both counts.

According to a three-year mapping project on the global Muslim population, by the Washington-...

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Grand Mufti Of Bosnia Addresses St. Louis Interfaith Gathering

October 17, 2009

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Today

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/keepthefaith/story/A552CB1EC9435D638625765200010C34?OpenDocument

Each year, a different faith group is assigned the chairmanship of the Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls annual dinner. This year, the dinner was hosted by the St. Louis Muslim community, and the largest...

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New Hindu Leader Aims to Shine a Light On a Rich Culture

October 16, 2009

Author: Zaki Cooper

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6878351.ece

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, an annual five-day celebration of the triumph of good over evil, starts today, and festivities in the UK are being led by Bharti Tailor. She is the new secretary general of the Hindu Forum of Britain, and thus a key figure in the UK Hindu community, which is now thought to number far more...

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Course Set to Help Muslim Integration

October 16, 2009

Author: Chris Havergal

Source: Cambridge News

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cn_news_home/displayarticle.asp?id=456510

 

A new college in Cambridge has launched a course designed to help Muslims integrate with British society.

The Cambridge Muslim College is running a year-long programme which has just taken on its first six students, all of whom have received an Islamic education and want...

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Hindus And Muslims Join Hands to Renovate a Temple In Kashmir

October 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_hindus-and-muslims-join-hands-to-renovate-a-temple-in-kashmir_1299907

A group of Kashmiri Hindus and local Muslims have set an example of brotherhood and communal harmony by coming together to renovate an abandoned temple in Srinagar city. 

Shiv Ji Temple Welfare Committee (STWC) has taken the initiative to...

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Muslims Lack Allies In Concerns About FBI Undercover Program

October 16, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/is_spying_on_a_house_of_worship_a_good_idea1/

After all, Warpehoski said, his group, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, had once been the target of FBI surveillance during the Vietnam War.

So Warpehoski, a Quaker, wrote a letter earlier this year to Attorney General Eric...

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8 Mosques to Host 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbor' Open House

October 15, 2009

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091015/LIFESTYLE04/910150403/1041/8-mosques-to-host--Meet-Your-Muslim-Neighbor--open-house

Eight metro Detroit mosques are encouraging non-Muslims to visit their houses of worship Saturday as part of a coordinated open house to promote better understanding of the Quran holy book and Islam...

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