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Jordan’s Evangelicals Hope Centre Leads to Recognition

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090416/FOREIGN/371299798/1011/NEWS

The dedication of the the World Baptist Alliance’s new baptism centre at Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan last month was more than just an ordinary religious celebration.

For many of the country’s nearly 10,000 evangelicals, it was seen as a step towards governmental recognition of them as a Christian...

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Istanbul's First Female Mosque Designer

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7985351.stm

Among the dozens of mosques in Istanbul stands a radical exception.

It is not only different in design but is also the first to be designed by a woman.

Known for designing hotels and bars, Zeynep Fadillioglu said she wanted to create something contemporary.

She spoke to the BBC's Sarah Rainsford as they walked through the building.

Women Protesters Against 'Marital Rape' Law Spat On And Stoned In Kabul

April 16, 2009

Author: Tom Coghlan

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6098614.ece

A group of Afghan women who braved an enraged mob yesterday to protest against an “abhorrent” new Afghan law had to be rescued by police from a hail of stones and abuse.

The protest by about 200 women, unprecedented in recent Afghanistan history, was directed at the Shia Family Law passed last month by...

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Man Responds to Mosque Criticism

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/8001751.stm

A Muslim man behind plans for a mosque in Lichfield says he is disappointed by some people's reaction to the idea.

More than 2,500 people have signed up to a Facebook group objecting to plans to build a mosque for Islamic worshippers in the Staffordshire city.

Mosque proposer Abdul Salam said the Muslim...

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Duke Opens Center for Muslim Community

April 15, 2009

Author: Andrea Fereshteh

Source: The Durham News

http://www.thedurhamnews.com/need_to_know/story/195295.html

More than 100 faculty, staff, students and members of the Muslim community from Duke and the Triangle gathered Thursday for the official opening of a Muslim Life center at Duke.

For Duke's Muslim Chaplain Abdullah Antepli, the gray clapboard house at 406 Swift Ave. represents "one of the most happy, joyous moments of my life...

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Islam Awareness Week Addresses Common Misconceptions

April 14, 2009

Author: Shannon Montanez

Source: The Maneater Student Newspaper

http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2009/4/14/islam-awareness-week-addresses-common-misconceptio/

The Muslim Student Organization sponsored its annual Islam Awareness Week last week with events to create appreciation for the Muslim religion.

The group started the week off by setting up a "Taste of Islam" on Monday on Lowry Mall. The...

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Nigeria Muslims' 'Easter Attacks'

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7998797.stm

Police in Nigeria say they have made 120 arrests following clashes when Muslim youths allegedly attacked a Christian procession on Easter Monday.

Sectarian violence erupted in the towns of Gwada and Minna in the state of Niger when Christians were attacked and churches set on fire.

Scores of people were reportedly taken to hospital with injuries.
...

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Pakistan Passes Swat Sharia Deal

April 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7996560.stm

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari has signed a controversial bill introducing Islamic Sharia law to the Swat region, say reports.

The move comes after parliament passed a resolution urging Mr Zardari to honour a promise made to the Taleban.

The implementation of Islamic justice was agreed in February in return for an end to the Taleban...

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Muslim Charity Helps Jews Celebrate Passover

April 12, 2009

Author: Khaled Al-Hilaly

Source: Yemen Times

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In a kind gesture of religious tolerance, the Muslim Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW) provided Yemeni Jews in Amran with clothes and gifts on the important Jewish celebration on Passover last Wednesday.

"During Muslim celebrations, the society donates clothes and food," said Mohammad Al-Qubati, the general manager of the CSSW. "Jews are part of Yemeni society and we are...

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Arrests Deepen Iraqi Sunnis’ Bitterness

April 11, 2009

Author: Alissa J. Rubin

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/world/middleeast/12iraq.html?ref=world

Members of the Sunni Awakening Councils, the former insurgents who switched sides to help bring calm to Iraq, are increasingly being besieged from all sides.

Thirteen members were killed by a suicide bomber while they gathered to collect their pay south of Baghdad on Saturday, in the latest of a...

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A Black Imam Breaks Ground In Mecca

April 11, 2009

Author: Robert F. Worth

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/11/world/middleeast/11saudi.html?em

Two years ago, Sheik Adil Kalbani dreamed that he had become an imam at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.

Waking up, he dismissed the dream as a temptation to vanity. Although he is known for his fine voice, Sheik Adil is black, and the son of a poor immigrant from the Persian Gulf....

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Afghan Law Ignites Debate On Religion, Sex

April 11, 2009

Author: Pamela Constable

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/10/AR2009041003638.html

When Afghanistan's government quietly enacted a sweeping law last month restricting the rights of minority Shiite women, few Afghans were aware of what it said. But since the law's contents became known here just over a week ago, it has provoked an extraordinary public debate on the...

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Tiny Horse Trains As Guide for Blind Muslim Woman

April 10, 2009

Author: BEN LEUBSDORF

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hkwzbKJ5muvsgkDjmmdyuctp9iigD97FOHIG0

Seeing-eye dogs are a nonstarter among many Muslims who consider the animals unclean, but a horse the size of a dog just might work.

"This is a really awesome little horse," Mona Ramouni said this week as she put Cali, a 3-year-old miniature horse, through her paces...

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Good Friday a Family Day for Muslims

April 10, 2009

Author: Stuart Laidlaw

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/living/article/616530

It's not just Christians who flock to houses of worship at Easter.

Muslims do it, too.

"In Canada, Easter has become the third Muslim holiday, after the two Eids," says Nadir Shirazi, a Toronto multi-faith co-ordinator at the University of Toronto.

Friday is the traditional big day for Muslims to attend afternoon prayers, but the North...

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