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Muslim Women Lead Protests In Restive West China

July 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2009/07/muslim-women-lead-protests-in.php

The petite Muslim woman with the sky blue head scarf began by complaining that the public washrooms were closed at a crowded mosque on Friday - the most important day of the week for Islamic worship.

When a group gathered around her on the sidewalk, Madina Ahtam...

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Some Urumqi Mosques Defy Shutdown

July 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8143554.stm

Some mosques in the western Chinese city of Urumqi have opened their doors to worshippers, in spite of an earlier order for them to stay closed.

At least two mosques opened after crowds gathered outside. It was not immediately clear if the authorities had sanctioned the move.

Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang region, remains tense after days...

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Iraq to Host Conference On Religious Tolerance

July 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/276606,iraq-to-host-conference-on-religious-tolerance.html

Iraq will host a conference on religious tolerance and dialogue in October, a leading Baghdad daily reported Wednesday. Religious leaders of all faiths from around Iraq and the world would gather in Baghdad for a conference on religious dialogue organized by the US...

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Dr. Hathout Offers Prayer At LA Mayor's 2nd Inauguration

July 7, 2009

Author: Edina Lekovic

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

[mpac.org/article.php?id=844]

Last week, MPAC Senior Advisor Dr. Maher Hathout joined a dozen local religious leaders for the Interfaith Inauguration of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's second term.

Hosted by the First AME Church, the Interfaith Inauguration Ceremony featured prayers and inspiring musical performances from the Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddist, and Sikh traditions.
 

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

July 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

[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.

Judge Rosnaini Saub made this observation Monday while giving the ruling that Mohan Singh was a Muslim when he died and should be buried as per the...

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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

[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 Muslim community.

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