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County Seeks Exclusion from Law on Autopsies

October 11, 2008

Author: Liz Austin Peterson

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6053570.html

Orthodox Jews and others whose religion forbids most autopsies no longer would be able to contest the need for such a procedure under a proposal the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office would like to submit to the Texas Legislature.

A Harris County district court judge barred the coroner from performing an...

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Trafalgar Square Hosts Eid Event

October 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7665154.stm

Thousands of people have attended an event in central London marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The third annual Eid in the Square was held in Trafalgar Square on Saturday from 1255 BST.

Organised by the mayor Boris Johnson and Muslim groups, the event featured Asian music, food and goods, and displays...

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Muslims, Buddhists Getting to Know Each Other

October 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MCOT English News

http://enews.mcot.net/view.php?id=6728

The southern region of Thailand is home to both Muslims and Buddhists, with the majority of ethnic Malay Muslims in provinces bordering Malaysia. An activity encouraging better understanding among the young followers of the two religions has been initiated and appears to be enjoying very pleasant feedback.

Prakru Sunthornkitjanuyok, deputy abbot of Tamod temple in...

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Obsession's Secret Producer Revealed, Republican Jewish Coalition Ties to Clarion Uncovered

October 10, 2008

Author: Richard Silverstein

Source: Tikun Olam

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2008/10/10/obsessions-secret-producer-revealed-republican-jewish-coalition-ties-to-clarion-uncovered/

Thanks to investigative reporting of Will Evans and reader Robin McLaren, we’ve uncovered the identity of one of the formerly secret producers of Obsession (you...

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Obama's Staff Slips Up With Muslim Outreach

October 10, 2008

Author: Susan Schmidt

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://wsj.com/article/SB122360316634321799.html

The Obama campaign said it was a mistake for an outreach coordinator to join a meeting last month attended by leaders of two controversial Muslim groups as it seeks votes from large Muslim populations in swing states.

Minha Husaini, newly named as head of the campaign's outreach coordinator to Muslims, attended a discussion session Sept. 15...

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CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Vandalism at Chicago Mosque

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire

http://au.sys-con.com/node/706427

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the FBI to investigate a recent incident of vandalism targeting a local mosque as a possible hate crime.

Officials of the Islamic Foundation Mosque in Villa Park told CAIR that the facility was vandalized Thursday, which was the fourth such incident in less than two months. A mosque employee reportedly discovered two...

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Ohio Judge Lifts Terror Tag On Muslim Charity Group Suing Treasury Department

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AHN

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7012603668

A U.S. District Court here issued Thursday a temporary restraining order barring the government from designating a local charity group as a terrorist organization while a lawsuit to unfreeze its assets is pending.

The Kindhearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development sought the injunction in support of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (...

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Dial M for Mufti and You Can Quiz the World's First Islamic Helpline

October 10, 2008

Author: Sonia Verma

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4916648.ece

One of the most distinguished muftis in the Gulf switches on his computer, dons a headset and prepares to issue yet another fatwa.

Abdulrahman Ammoura, 48, usually dispenses his religious advice to the faithful at a nearby mosque but today he is in a cramped cubicle in Abu Dhabi, answering the telephone at the world's first...

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Student Attacked: I Was Victim of Hate Crime Last Week

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1214233,101008attack.article

A student who says she was attacked by a masked gunman at Elmhurst College Thursday night was the target of anti-Muslim graffiti a week ago, authorities say.

The west suburban campus was placed on lock-down after the attack, which occurred between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. in a basement bathroom of the Schaible Science...

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A Hindu-Muslim Durga Puja in Agartala

October 8, 2008

Author: Kishalay Bhattacharjee

Source: NDTV

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080068029

Serial bomb blast across various states in the country may have dampened the spirit of Navaratri, but the blasts on the eve of Durga Puja has not changed the festivities in Tripura, which has a unique tradition of Hindus and Muslims celebrating puja together.

Not far from the big-budget colourful Durga Puja...

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Egyptian Killed in Sectarian Row

October 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7658355.stm

Egypt's occasionally fragile sectarian ties have been shaken by the murder of a Muslim whose wife converted to Islam against her Christian family's wishes.

Police said Mariam Khilla's brother, Rami, broke into their Cairo home and opened fire, killing her husband and injuring Mrs Khilla and their daughter.

Mr Khilla had been searching for...

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Muslim Youths to Advise Ministers

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7656108.stm

A group of young British Muslims are being named as advisers to ministers as part of a drive against extremism.

The move comes as part of fresh plans to prevent radicalisation and address community concerns.

The 22 Muslims aged 16-25 will hold regular meetings with key ministers and civil servants.

Muslims called for a voice for youngsters...

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Ramadan Sees Birth of Emerging Muslim Labor Movement

October 7, 2008

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/ramadan_sees_birth_of_emerging_muslim_labor_movement/

Hundreds of Muslim workers at two meat processing plants in Colorado and Nebraska walked off the job earlier this month, protesting their employer's refusal to grant time to pray and break a 12-hour fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan....

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