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NY Officials Investigate Blast At Islamic School

October 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Post-Standard

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-2258552~NY_officials_investigate_blast_at_Islamic_school.html

Syracuse fire officials are investigating the cause of a basement explosion that forced the evacuation of a private Islamic school.

Authorities said it's too early to say whether the explosion at 3:30 p.m. Thursday was...

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HPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime At Mosque

October 8, 2009

Author: Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/6658660.html

The FBI and Houston police are investigating a possible hate crime after someone scrawled anti-Islamic remarks on the wall of a southwest Houston mosque.

About 4 p.m. Wednesday, an unidentified man entered the Turkish Center Mosque at 9301 W. Bellfort and wrote hateful phrases about Islam and Muslims on the...

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Feds May Look Into Attack On Ann Arbor Muslims

October 7, 2009

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091007/METRO/910070368/1041/lifestyle04/Feds-may-look-into-attack-on-Ann-Arbor-Muslims

The attorney for two Muslim teens attacked last month aboard a school bus is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to step in after Washtenaw County prosecutors decided not to file ethnic intimidation...

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Revellers Flock to Diwali Celebration

October 5, 2009

Author: David Trayner

Source: Evening Telegraph

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Revellers-flock-to-Diwali-celebration.5702424.jp

A colourful display of singing, dancing and fireworks was enjoyed by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists at the county's biggest Diwali celebration.

About 200 people crowded into the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough yesterday to see the Diwali lights switched on in the Market Square and...

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Probes Test Trust That Authorities Strove to Win From U.S. Muslims

October 5, 2009

Author: Carrie Johnson and Robin Shulman

Source: The Washington Post

Investigators seeking to uncover terrorist plots for years have walked a fine line between keeping tabs on the Muslim community and alienating the same people who could serve as an early warning signal.

That tenuous balance has been tested again in what law enforcement authorities say is one of the most worrisome terrorism investigations in decades, the unfolding case against Denver shuttle bus driver Najibullah Zazi, who has been charged with conspiracy to...

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Area Doctors Of Various Faiths Back Changes to Aid Patients

October 3, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091003/NEWS10/910030376/0/SPORTS12

As the nation continues to debate health-care reform, some local physicians are hoping for changes that will help them better align their religious and professional concerns.

When taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians vow "to keep the good of the patient as the...

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Muslim Playwrights Focus On Universal Themes

October 1, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/muslim_playwrights_focus_on_universal_themes3/

Let’s start with a disclaimer: the Islamic prayers, Urdu expressions and youth-culture slang (like FOB, as in “Fresh Off Boat") which pepper the new play, “The Domestic Crusaders,” may not be familiar to all American audiences.

But...

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MPAC-NYC Holds Interfaith Eid Celebration

September 30, 2009

Author: Zeba Iqbal

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=918

Last week, MPAC-NYC held an interfaith dinner to celebrate Eid at Ravagh in Manhattan. Attended by more than 60 people, the event was a unique opportunity for religious leaders and community activists to share opportunities for local interfaith activities.

New friendships were established and existing friendships deepened among the diverse group as MPAC-NYC...

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Row Over House Used for Prayers

September 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/8281163.stm

A Bangladeshi community is expected to win a fight to continue using a terraced house in Swansea for prayers.

The Hafod Muslim Welfare Association has gathered at Odo Street for 20 years but does not have planning permission.

A Swansea council committee said it should be granted after receiving a petition from 211 people...

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Memories Of Attacks Shadow Mumbai's New Jewish Center

September 30, 2009

Author: Emily Wax

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/29/AR2009092903586.html

This is Mumbai's new Chabad House, a Jewish center that keeps its whereabouts private after attacks here in November that left more than 170 people dead, including a rabbi and his wife. The center's address is given out only to Jews looking for a place to observe Friday night Sabbaths,...

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Supreme Court to Weigh Fate Of Mojave Cross

September 29, 2009

Author: Adelle Banks

Source: Religion News Service

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

Does an offended observer who drives by a cross-shaped war memorial in the middle of the desert have a right to call for its removal?

And can that 7-foot cross stand without violating the constitution’s prohibition of government establishment of...

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