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The Muslim Next Door

March 21, 2009

Author: Paul Hockenos

Source: Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/id/190385

The gulf between Europe's 16 million Muslims and the secular societies in which they live all too often breeds misunderstanding, resentment and even violence. And while there's plenty of blame to go around, one reason for many Muslims' difficulty integrating in the European Union countries is that their clerics are usually imported from Turkey or the Arab world, and have such poor language skills...

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Hijab Debate Lifts Veil On Limits Of Norway's Tolerance

March 20, 2009

Author: Valeria Criscione

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0320/p07s03-wogn.html

Norway's biggest headache right now is not the financial crisis. Rather, the predominantly Christian nation is plagued by a religious dilemma over the right of a Muslim woman to wear a hijab as part of her police uniform.

As the controversy has escalated, the country has seen the physical collapse of the justice minister, the...

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When NYPD Wears a Muslim Topi

March 19, 2009

Author: Harry Bruinius

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://features.csmonitor.com/backstory/2009/03/19/when-nypd-wears-a-muslim-topi/

Around five in the morning one day in the summer of 2007, just as Imam Khalid Latif was preparing for the salatul-fajr, the obligatory prayer between dawn and sunrise, the phone in his small Manhattan apartment began to ring.

He had been up late the night before, having...

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Pope Tells Muslims That Religion Rejects Violence

March 19, 2009

Author: Victor L. Simpson

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6321336.html

Religion must reject violence, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim leaders Thursday before celebrating an open-air Mass in front of thousands and delivering a message of hope for Africa's expanding, vibrant Catholic flock.

In Cameroon's capital of Yaounde, a clapping,...

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Britain Consults Hindu, Muslim Groups On Poverty

March 18, 2009

Author: Hasan Suroor

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/18/stories/2009031856351300.htm

The British government on Tuesday held consultations with representatives of the country’s Hindu and Muslim communities on how they can help in delivering its development goals in Third World countries, including India.

Their recommendations would form the basis of a White Paper being prepared by the Department of International...

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Former Senior Metropolitan Police Officer Calls for Muslim Helpline to Tackle Extremism

March 18, 2009

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/18/tarique-ghaffur-muslim-helpline

A former senior Metropolitan police officer, Tarique Ghaffur, has called for a national Muslim helpline to encourage parents to inform on their radicalised children.

The recommendation is one of several he will make tonight in a public address at Leicester University, where he will present his ideas on...

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Ex-R.I. Priest Who Follows Two Faiths Faces Ouster

March 15, 2009

Author: Richard C. Dujardin

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/priest_03-15-09_QMDMFI7_v3.1dc7473.html

Even as a Brown University student, Ann Holmes Redding was never far away from controversy.

She was barely into her freshman year in 1968 when she joined a black student walkout to get the university to admit more blacks — a move that resulted in a near quadrupling of the number of...

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Muslim Students Accuse RMIT Of 'Bad Faith' Over Prayer Centre

March 13, 2009

Author: Barney Zwartz

Source: WA Today

http://www.watoday.com.au/national/muslim-students-accuse-rmit-of-bad-faith-over-prayer-centre-20090313-8xy8.html?page=1

RMIT faces an international Muslim backlash over a 16-month dispute about dedicated prayer rooms at the Swanston Street campus, a student Muslim leader said yesterday.

Some Muslims had already left RMIT for Victoria...

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Egyptian Christian's Recognition Struggle

March 13, 2009

Author: Christopher Landau

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7888193.stm

Maher al-Gohary has converted from Islam to Christianity. In spite of facing death threats, he's engaged in a legal battle to have his changed religion recognised on his official Egyptian documents.

We drive through the chaotic streets of Cairo to meet Mr Gohary's lawyer at a petrol station.

His client lives in hiding, and doesn't...

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