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Dead Man’s Religion Sparks Row: Malaysian Judge Says Law Inadequate

July 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/dead-mans-religion-sparks-row-malaysian-judge-says-law-inadequate_100214512.html

The row over Malaysian art director Mohan Singh’s religion following his death has led to a judge observing that there is “inadequacy” in the law over non-Muslims converting to Islam....

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Hate Crime Charges Filed In Alleged Attack On Muslim Woman, Child

July 7, 2009

Author: Levi Pulkkinen

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/407916_hatecrime07.html

Hate crime and assault charges have been filed against an Auburn man accused of threatening to cut a woman and her infant child at a Seattle health center.

According to police statements, Eric Lee Garner, 24, threatened to harm the woman and her 6-month-old son as she waited in line at the Seattle Indian Health Board office on...

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FBI Opens Civil Rights Investigation In Tragic Death Of SoCal Imam

July 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=843

Following news of the tragic death of a Southern California imam in a suspicious house fire on June 27, MPAC called on FBI officials to investigate the incident as a possible hate crime. Imam Ali Mohammed founded the High Desert Islamic Society in Victorville eight years ago, built mosques in Barstow and Yermo, and was a well-respected leader of the area’s...

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Egypt Mourns 'Headscarf' Martyr

July 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8136500.stm

The body of a Muslim woman, killed in a German courtroom by a man convicted of insulting her religion, has been taken back to her native Egypt for burial.

Marwa Sherbini, 31, was stabbed 18 times by Axel W, who is now under arrest in Dresden for suspected murder.

Husband Elwi Okaz is also in a critical condition in hospital, after being...

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Religion Comes to Environment’s Rescue

July 5, 2009

Author: Chetan Chauhan

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print.aspx?Id=cb3a0662-b810-40ce-8525-647fddbf7929

Where political leaders have failed to come up with a plan to save the planet from global warming, religious leaders have succeeded.

On July 6, Islamic leaders from over 50 Muslim countries, including heads of states of Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, will...

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Marvels Of Muslim Scientists On Display

July 5, 2009

Author: Shahzada Irfan

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6513023.html

In the annals of aviation history, names such as the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh or Chuck Yeager come to mind. But what about Abbas Ibn Firnas?

Very few people know that this Muslim scholar tied himself to a feathered glider in Cordoba, Spain, in the ninth century and took the first piloted flight in history....

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Rick Warren Calls On Muslims And Christians to Work Together

July 4, 2009

Author: Jessica Terrell

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/warren-convention-muslims-2483889-interfaith-want

Speaking to a crowd of nearly 8,000 Muslims at the Islamic Society of North America's annual convention in Washington D.C., Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren called on Muslims and Christians to form an interfaith coalition to combat prejudice and stereotypes.

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Lead Us to Tweet, And Forgive the Trespassers

July 4, 2009

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/technology/internet/05twitter.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Things went smoothly for the first hour of the Twitter experiment at Trinity Church in Manhattan on Good Friday in April.

While hundreds of worshipers watched the traditional dramatization of the Crucifixion from pews in the church, one of New York’s oldest...

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Clerical Leaders Defy Ayatollah On Iran Election

July 4, 2009

Author: Michael Slackman and Nazila Fathi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/world/middleeast/05iran.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

An important group of religious leaders in Iran called the disputed presidential election and the new government illegitimate on Saturday, an act of defiance against the country’s supreme leader and the most public sign of a major split in the country’s...

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Faiths Compete On Turkish TV Show

July 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8132320.stm

A Turkish game show is challenging atheists to reassess their views and win "the biggest prize ever".

Penitents Compete will bring together an Islamic imam, a Jewish rabbi, a Buddhist monk and a Greek Orthodox priest seeking to convert the atheists.

The prize for any converted contestants is an expenses-paid pilgrimage to a holy site of their chosen...

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