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Religious Funds Draw Money In Difficult Market

December 10, 2008

Author: Tim Paradis

Source: Daily Breeze

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/ci_11187067

Sam Saladino's mutual fund wasn't even a year old when the stock market began slipping. But even through the punishing run in stocks this year, he's managed to attract investor dollars and beat his benchmark.

His Epiphany Fund, which invests according to Catholic principles, is among those that use religion...

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Virtual World for Muslims Debuts

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7768601.stm

A trial version of the first virtual world aimed at the Muslim community has been launched.

Called Muxlim Pal, it allows Muslims to look after a cartoon avatar that inhabits the virtual world.

Based loosely on other virtual worlds such as The Sims, Muxlim Pal lets members customise the look of their avatar and its private room.

Aimed...

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Muslims, Christians Hold Interfaith Rights Rally

December 9, 2008

Author: Al Jacinto

Source: GMA News

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/138459/Muslims-Christians-hold-interfaith-rights-rally

Muslim and Christian religious leaders held an interfaith prayer rally in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The organizers of the prayer rally also displayed several photographs of political activists and civilians, who...

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India's Muslims Hope to Avoid Backlash

December 8, 2008

Author: Erika Kinetz

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iebxq2ToFkGYJsWMbbQHADpab0jwD94UNHT00

The cleric stood before dozens of bearded men who had gathered on a crowded Mumbai street corner to honor the 171 people killed by Islamic militants.

"Many innocents were killed by these terrorists," said Ibrahim Tani, president of the Muslim Council of India. "Those...

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India Attacks Haven't Led to More Violence

December 7, 2008

Author: Siddharth Philip

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-12-07-india_N.htm

When Hakim Iqbal goes to the mosque today to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, he will wear a black armband — a sign of solidarity with Mumbai's Hindus and Christians after the terrorist attacks on this city that left 171 dead.

Nearly two weeks after Islamic terrorists rampaged through the heart of India's commercial...

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Muslim Groups Urge Interfaith Dialogue in the Wake of Mumbai Attacks

December 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=749

Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Council on American-Islamic Relations urged interfaith dialogue between Indian Muslims and Hindus in the wake of last week's Mumbai attacks.

The call for an interfaith effort came on the heels of a two-day initiative in New York, where local Muslims and Jews joined in offering condolences and prayers for...

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Islamists Regain Ground and Strength in Somalia

December 7, 2008

Author: Edmund Sanders

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-somalia-islamists7-2008dec07,0,1139540.story

Two years after being routed from Somalia's capital, an anti-Western Islamic movement is poised for a comeback in the besieged Horn of Africa nation.

Although the movement is divided by competing ideologies and goals, it has nonetheless made many...

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Sydney Art Fuses Surf With Islam

December 6, 2008

Author: Nick Bryant

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7769028.stm

An Australian artist has produced a range of Islamic surfboards in an attempt to create a greater understanding between East and West.

Phillip George was inspired by his trips to the Middle East and by riots in 2005 when Lebanese Australians were targeted on a beach in Sydney.

He has called the range the Inshallah - or God Willing -...

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Building A Dialogue

December 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Boston Phoenix

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/News/73192-Building-a-dialogue/

In the November 21 edition of the Phoenix, reporter David S. Bernstein makes a number of assertions about the Muslim American Society of Boston (MAS Boston) and the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, claiming they are indifferent to the welfare and pluralism of Roxbury, and Boston in general. (See “Menino...

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Report Finds Prejudice Against Muslims On Rise

December 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081205/NATION/812050398/1041/LIFESTYLE04

Discrimination and hate crimes against Arab-Americans have dropped in recent years after a spike following the 9/11 attacks, but such prejudice is still more common than in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a report by an...

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