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Jews And Muslims Succeed In Bid to Avoid Post-Mortems

April 22, 2009

Author: Jerome Taylor

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jews-and-muslims-succeed-in-bid-to-avoid-postmortems-1672110.html

Bereaved families will be allowed to pay for pathologists to perform body scans on their loved ones to establish cause of death if they object to post-mortems for religious reasons, the Government announced yesterday.

Jewish...

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Buying In Good Faith

April 22, 2009

Author: Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/6387159.html

For five years after moving to Houston, Pakistani immigrant Abdul-Jabbar Khan rented an apartment even though he had saved enough money to make a down payment on a house.

The 43-year-old kidney specialist at Methodist Hospital is a devout Muslim, and worried that a conventional mortgage would violate his faith...

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Somali Muslims Call FBI Outreach 'Coercion'

April 21, 2009

Author: Phillip O'Connor

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/8858DEE96A9BC53F8625759F0004A7C1?OpenDocument

Concerns about racial profiling and other questionable tactics used to investigate the possible terrorist recruitment of Somalis living in the United States are prompting some Muslim leaders in St. Louis and...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop, Other U.S. Religion Leaders Meet With King Of Jordan

April 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2009/04/msg00127.html

Four U.S. religious leaders -- two Christian and two Muslim -- met with King Abdullah II of Jordan here April 20 to discuss specific topics about the Middle East. The topics included the current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians with a focus on concerns for Jerusalem, deepening Muslim-Christian relationships and the future of Arab Christianity in the Middle East, said...

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U.S. Border Screening Under Fire

April 20, 2009

Author: Spencer S. Hsu

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/19/AR2009041902276.html

Civil liberties groups are renewing calls for the Obama administration to change screening at border posts by limiting questions about Americans' political beliefs and religious practices and establishing a process for U.S. citizens and residents who are mistakenly included on...

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Some Influential Muslim Groups Question FBI's Actions

April 20, 2009

Author: Paloma Esquivel

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-muslims-fbi20-2009apr20,0,7708003.story

As they sipped tea and nibbled on dates, more than 100 men and women listened to a litany of speakers sounding the same message: The FBI is not your friend.

"We're here today to say our mosques are off limits," Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic...

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FBI, Cops Won't Comment On King's Muslim Assertions

April 20, 2009

Author: Reid J. Epstein

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/politics/ny-usking2112675328apr20,0,6697433.story

The FBI and Nassau police Monday declined to comment directly about Rep. Peter King's assertion that U.S. Muslims are uncooperative with police, but stressed that they do not focus investigations on particular religious denominations.

However, a spokeswoman for the federal Department of...

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Islam a Political Target In Norway

April 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8008364.stm

With less than six months to go until Norway's general election, increasing tensions over immigration and Islam appear likely to play a significant role in the vote.

The leader of the country's main opposition party has warned that it is facing "sneak-Islamisation", while some prominent Muslims say they face growing "persecution".

The heated debate is a...

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India's All-Important Muslim Vote

April 19, 2009

Author: Suvojit Bagchi

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7998819.stm

The Indian government's "war against terror" may cost the Congress party dearly in the election.

Arrests and alleged extrajudicial killings of Muslim youths have angered many in the Islamic community.

"People in power have branded us as terrorists and used us as a vote bank, this cannot go on," said the all-powerful cleric of Delhi's Jama...

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Indonesia’s Poor Welcome Sea Refugees

April 18, 2009

Author: Peter Gelling

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/19/world/asia/19indo.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

The only solace for the almost 200 men living in a squalid refugee camp here is the freedom they now have to pray.

“In Myanmar, if we pray, we are killed,” said Alam Shah, 38, a member of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who fled the predominantly Buddhist Myanmar last year...

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How a Reviled Women's Law Went From a Magazine to a Maelstrom

April 17, 2009

Author: Jessica Leeder

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090417.AFGHAN17ART22272/TPStory/TPInternational/Asia/

The law that exploded Afghan women's rights onto the world stage began in obscurity two years ago, when it was published as a proposal in a magazine for Shia clerics.

From there, it was circulated to the Ministry of Justice, where it...

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