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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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The Baptist And the Mullah Launch a Faith-Based Attack On the Taliban

July 16, 2009

Author: Michael M. Phillips

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124544682085632447.html

In a country soaked with religion, it has fallen to an Oklahoma Baptist to turn Islam into a weapon against the Taliban.

The U.S. military, eager to hand the war over to the Afghan government, has placed mentors throughout the Afghan National Army. The Americans help commanders command, fliers fly and spies spy. U.S. Army...

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Islamic Saudi Academy Expansion Waits for Fairfax Supervisors' Decision, Draws More Criticism

July 15, 2009

Author: Sarah Krouse

Source: Washington Business Journal

http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/breaking_ground/2009/07/saudi_school_expansion_draws_more_criticism_waits_for_fairfax_supervisors_decision.html

After a public hearing that blended curriculum and land development concerns, Fairfax County supervisors decided to wait until...

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Religious Row Flares In Malaysia

July 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8151352.stm

Police in Malaysia have said they will release nine Christians mistakenly accused of trying to convert Muslim university students to Christianity.

A university security guard wrongly thought they were handing Christian pamphlets to Muslims, police said.

Trying to convert Muslims to another religion is forbidden in Malaysia, though Muslims...

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Sikhs Join Faith Trail In London Suicide Bombers' Town

July 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/15%20July%202009/Sikhs%20join%20Faith%20Trail%20in%20London%20suicide%20bombers%20town.htm

Sikhs in Leeds have taken the initiative to invite members of other faiths to see their place of worship in step with similar reciprocal action by others.

Four years on from the 7/7 London bombings, Muslims, Sikhs and...

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Young Muslims Gather In D.C. for Leadership Summit

July 14, 2009

Author: Amanda Milkovits

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/muslim_conference_07-14-08_BUARKR5_v22.2f0fb1d.html

Dr. Naba Sharif, a former pediatric resident at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, in Providence, was one of 25 Muslim Americans selected to speak with national political leaders and public officials shaping national policy during last week’s Young Muslim American Leaders...

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