Islam

Egypt's Christians See Bias In Pig Slaughter

May 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/05/ap/middleeast/main4994022.shtml

The Egyptian government is using swine flu as an excuse to get rid of tens of thousands of pigs raised by garbage collectors who live amid the refuse in Cairo slums. But the move has prompted accusations Monday that Muslims are attacking minority Christians, who breed the...

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Women Explore Faith With Islam 101

May 4, 2009

Author: Jimmie Collins

Source: The Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/05/04/0504islam101.html

Jacquelyn Harper became a Muslim at the end of January. The 25-year-old said she has never before felt as close a bond with God.

"I started reading books (about Islam), and the books I was reading started to really make sense to me," said Harper, who converted from a...

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Hindu Temple, Muslim Priests

May 4, 2009

Author: Naveen S Garewal

Source: Tribune News Service

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090505/main8.htm

This is a place where politicians need to come and take a few lessons in secularism. After militancy forced Hindus to migrate from the Kashmir valley in the 1990s, Muslims have been acting as “priests” and “caretakers” of the ancient Mamalaka Temple on the outskirts of Pahalgam.

Not only has this 900-year-old...

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Obama Approval High Among Muslims, Jews, And Catholics

May 1, 2009

Author: Lydia Saad

Source: Gallup

http://www.gallup.com/poll/118120/Obama-Approval-High-Among-Muslims-Jews-Catholics.aspx

Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama's first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S. religions. U.S. Muslims and Jews give Obama his highest job approval ratings, at 85% and 79%, respectively. He also receives solid majority...

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Muslim Women Seek to Lift the Veils Of Prejudice

May 1, 2009

Author: Carla Power

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6206936.ece

The satellite link to Hollywood sputtered out, leaving only one producer onstage giving tips on pitching scripts to American movie companies. But the audience of Muslim women remained rapt, taking notes and asking questions on how best to get a hearing with the big California studios.

Muslim Women: Visibility and...

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FBI Meets With Arab American Leaders to Quell Spy Allegations

April 30, 2009

Author: Santiago Esparza

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009904300481

Federal law enforcement officers met with a group of Arab American leaders today to combat rumors the FBI is forcing people of Middle Eastern ties to work as informants.

Over the past six months, the rumors have intensified that FBI agents are coercing people across the country to spy for the agency at mosques and...

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Gujarat Muslims the 'Living Dead'

April 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8011615.stm

Muslims in India's Gujarat state who bore the brunt of religious riots in 2002 say they have been abandoned by the political parties. The BBC's Soutik Biswas met some riot victims ahead of the general election in the state.

The acrid smell of burning oil singes your nose and eyes as you walk into Bombay Hotel, a sprawling ghetto of Muslim-owned homes on...

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Yemen's Jews Uneasy As Muslim Hostility Grows

April 26, 2009

Author: Hamza Hendawi

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/26/AR2009042601249.html

In this village in northern Yemen, where a kosher butcher slaughters chickens and the school bus carries young boys in side curls along a dirt track to their Hebrew studies, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the Arab world is...

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Malaysia Tackles Child Conversion

April 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8014025.stm

Malaysia has banned the religious conversion of children without both parents' consent, local media reports.

The announcement by new Prime Minister Najib Razak is being seen as a major step in easing ethnic tensions in the predominately Muslim country.

It follows a string of legal rows in which converts to Islam changed their children's...

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Muslim Woman's Appointment As Obama Advisor Draws Cautious Optimism

April 22, 2009

Author: Noha El-Hennawy

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-obama-advisor22-2009apr22,0,1997286.story

Egyptians are cautiously rejoicing over the recent appointment of a veiled Egyptian American Muslim woman as an advisor to President Obama.

Dalia Mogahed, senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, was appointed this...

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