Islam

Court to Decide On Aug 3 If Islamic Councils Can Intervene In Allah Suit

July 20, 2009

Author: Debra Chong

Source: The Malaysian Insider

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/32848-court-to-decide-on-aug-3-if-state-islamic-councils-can-intervene-in-allah-suit-

The High Court here will decide in the next two weeks whether to allow several state Islamic councils into a legal dispute moved by the Catholic Church which is fighting for...

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Blog: "Reversal In the Case Of Tariq Ramadan" By: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Mohammed Bamyeh, Richard W. Bulliet, Craig Calhoun, John L. Esposito, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Arvind Rajagopal

July 20, 2009

Author: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Mohammed Bamyeh, Richard

Source: The Immanent Frame

http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2009/07/20/reversal-in-the-case-of-tariq-ramadan/

Off the cuff is a new feature at The Immanent Frame, in which we pose a question to a handful of leading thinkers and ask for a brief response. Our first question concerns the case of Tariq Ramadan.

As the New York Times reported Friday, a federal...

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Rabbis, Imams Visit U.S. for Dialogue

July 20, 2009

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jul/20/rabbis-imams-visiting-us-for-interfaith-dialogue/

A group of 28 imams and rabbis from 10 European countries arrived in New York and Washington this week for whirlwind visits to interfaith centers to break new ground on Muslim-Jewish relations and combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in each other's communities...

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A Hindu Temple Where Muslims Also Pray

July 19, 2009

Author: Asit Srivastava

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/a-hindu-temple-where-muslims-also-pray_100220052.html

A temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva in a village here counts many Muslims among its devotees. Not only do they take part in some rituals but also donate for community feasts during every festival.

The Pataleshwar temple is in Bambhrauaa village of...

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Bill Bars Religious Attire for Teachers

July 19, 2009

Author: Greg Bolt

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/updates/17227530-55/story.csp

Workers in Oregon will be able to wear a turban or yarmulke on the job under a bill passed by the state Legislature that protects religious practices for almost everyone, except public school teachers.

The bill, expected to be signed into law by Gov. Ted Kulongoski, keeps in place a controversial...

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Dilemma for Sikhs Who Escaped Tribal Areas

July 19, 2009

Author: Isambard Wilkinson

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090720/FOREIGN/707199868/1103/ART

The Sikh community of north-western Pakistan faces an uncertain future after fleeing fighting between security forces and the Taliban.

Sikhs from across the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the tribal areas have taken refuge over the past three months within the...

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U.S. Attorney General Engages L.A.'s Muslim American Youths

July 18, 2009

Author: Paloma Esquivel

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-holder-muslim18-2009jul18,0,5378684.story

In a quiet event during an otherwise well-publicized visit to Los Angeles this week, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. reached out to local Muslim American youths, calling on them to work with the government to fight violent extremism and pledging that the Justice Department would...

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A Shiite Schism On Clerical Rule

July 17, 2009

Author: Anthony Shadid

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/16/AR2009071604264.html

As Iran simmers over its disputed presidential election, Shiite clerics in Iraq are looking across the border with a sense of satisfaction that they have figured out a more durable answer to a question that has beset Shiite Islam for centuries: What role should religion play in...

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Court Reverses Ruling Dealing With Visa Of Muslim Scholar

July 17, 2009

Author: Benjamin Weiser

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/nyregion/18scholar.html?hpw

A federal appeals court in Manhattan on Friday reversed a lower-court ruling that had allowed the government to bar a prominent Muslim scholar from entering the United States on the ground that he had contributed to a charity that had connections to terrorism.

The scholar, Tariq Ramadan, 46, a Swiss academic, was to...

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CAIR: Oregon Bill Reinforces Ban On Muslim, Sikh, Jewish Teachers

July 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://www.examiner.com/p-375700~CAIR__Oregon_Bill_Reinforces_Ban_on_Muslim__Sikh__Jewish_Teachers.html

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization oday joined America's Sikh community in expressing concerns about legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Oregon that purports to broaden religious freedom, but would...

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