Islam

"The Continued Blockade of Tariq Ramadan" a Commentary by Diana Eck

April 9, 2009

Author: Diana L. Eck

Source: Politico

http://www.politico.com/arena/perm/Diana_Eck_EEEAFDCB-79DD-4DD3-BBE8-D1D5781FFA85.html

It is deeply disappointing that this week a U.S. District Attorney, David Jones, arguing now on behalf of the Obama administration, repeated the frightening logic of the Bush administration in continuing to deny a visa to Tariq Ramadan, one of Europe's deepest and most articulate Muslim...

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Dutch Officials Visit Dearborn to Learn About Improving Muslim Relations

April 9, 2009

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090409/LIFESTYLE04/904090389/1041/Dutch+officials+visit+Dearborn+to+learn+about+improving+Muslim+relations

Dutch officials visited the city Wednesday to discern why Muslims are more accepted in the United States than in The Netherlands.

Dutch society is plagued with problems of...

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Indonesia Holds Fast to Secular Politics

April 9, 2009

Author: Robin Shulman

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/08/AR2009040804077.html

Ismi Safeya is a student at an Islamic school who veils her hair for modesty, prays five times a day and is inspired by the idea of a society based on Muslim principles.

But when the 18-year-old casts her vote for the first time in parliamentary elections Thursday, she won't...

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Court Upholds Police Department's Uniform Guidelines

April 9, 2009

Author: Dwight Ott

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20090409_Court_upholds_Police_Department_s_uniform_guidelines.html

A federal appeals court has upheld the Philadelphia Police Department's policy that forbids officers to wear Muslim head scarves on the job.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruling, issued Tuesday, affirmed a lower court...

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Egypt: Bahai Minority Group Under Attack

April 8, 2009

Author: Noha El-Hennawy

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2009/04/egypt-bahais-under-attack.html

The homes of some members of Egypt's Bahai minority came under violent attack by Muslims this week in a rural area in southern Egypt.

The attacks erupted in the village of al-Shuraniya in the upper Egyptian province of Sohag where Muslim residents gathered outside the...

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FBI Director Questioned About Muslim Relations

April 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: InFocus News

http://www.infocusnews.net/content/view/33149/135/

The controversy over reports of an FBI informant infiltrating southern California mosques and the FBI’s overall conduct toward American Muslims were subjects of a Senate hearing last month, generating vague answers from FBI Director Robert Mueller and generating even more concern in a community already feeling fearful and unfairly targeted in a post-9/11...

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Government Supports Muslim Youth Projects

April 8, 2009

Author: Josephine Lim

Source: Canadianimmigrant.ca

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/onlineexclusives/newsitems/article/3612

The Canadian government is supporting two new projects aimed at helping Muslim youth address discrimination and promote cross-cultural understanding.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will provide $441,000 dollars for My Canada, a project that provides access to multi-faith sessions for both Muslim and non-...

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Imam Wins Landmark Battle Against 'Muslim McCarthyism'

April 8, 2009

Author: Tom Whitehead

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5126155/Imam-wins-landmark-battle-against-Muslim-McCarthyism.html

Dr Taj Hargey won substantial damages from the Muslim Weekly newspaper in a High Court libel case after it accused him of not being a true Muslim.

Dr Hargey, who previously backed a school's legal battle over its refusal...

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Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Goes On Sale In Denmark

April 8, 2009

Author: Jan M. Olsen

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/08/AR2009040802273.html

A Danish press freedom group said Wednesday it is selling copies of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that caused outrage across the Muslim World.

Some 1,000 printed reproductions of a drawing depicting the prophet wearing a...

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Most In Poll Back Outreach to Muslims

April 6, 2009

Author: Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/05/AR2009040501586.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Most Americans think President Obama's pledge to "seek a new way forward" with the Muslim world is an important goal, even as nearly half hold negative views about Islam and a sizable number say that even mainstream adherents to the...

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America Seeks Bonds to Islam, Obama Insists

April 6, 2009

Author: Helen Cooper

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/world/europe/07prexy.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

President Obama formally began his outreach to the Muslim world on Monday when he spoke before Turkey’s Parliament, telling legislators that the United States “is not and will never be at war with Islam.”

“America’s relationship with the Muslim community,...

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New NATO Chief Pledges Conciliation With Muslims

April 6, 2009

Author: Daren Butler and Ayla Jean Yackley

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5351GU20090406

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday he would pay close attention to religious sensibilities in his new role as NATO chief in comments aimed at allaying Muslim concern at his appointment.

Turkey had threatened to veto the former Danish prime minister's appointment over his handling of a 2006 crisis triggered...

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U.S. Muslim Coalition Applauds President's Address In Turkey

April 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times/PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/us-muslim-coalition-applauds-presidents-address-in-turkey,776735.shtml

The American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), a coalition of major national Islamic organizations, today applauded President Obama's Monday address to the Turkish parliament.

A statement...

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