Islam

Attack Forces Indonesian Christians Off Campus

August 22, 2008

Author: Sarah Schonhardt

Source: The Associate Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i7NVlbnN8MRMDVCUTbiPCIj_IrsQD92N6EGO0

Hundreds of Christian theology students have been living in tents since a mob of angry Muslim neighbors stormed their campus last month wielding bamboo spears and hurling Molotov cocktails.

The incident comes amid growing concern that Indonesia's tradition of religious tolerance is under threat...

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Buffets Resolves Headscarf Dispute

August 22, 2008

Author: Julie Forster

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/ci_10279393?nclick_check=1

A Muslim teenager initially denied employment at an Old Country Buffet restaurant in Fridley for wearing a headscarf has been hired by the company, a local advocacy group said Friday.

After explaining to a manager during an initial job interview that she wore the headscarf for religious reasons, Maryam Abdi, 16, was turned away. The manager...

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US Muslims, Arabs Becoming Political Faithful

August 22, 2008

Author: Jeff Karoub

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.examiner.com/a-1550219~US_Muslims__Arabs_becoming_political_faithful.html

Faced with a choice of White House hopefuls they fear are not entirely sympathetic to their issues, American Muslims are stepping up their activism to unprecedented levels in hopes they can influence the upcoming administration in its infancy.

The efforts stem in part from...

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Frankfort Township Assessor Paul Ruff Stands by E-mail on Islam, Immigrants

August 20, 2008

Author: Mary Owen

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-assessor-email_both_21aug21,0,4041765.story

Despite outrage from the local Muslim community, a Frankfort Township official did not apologize Wednesday for circulating an e-mail with anti-Islamic sentiments.

"The e-mail's basic message was that people coming to this country should adapt," Township Assessor Paul Ruff...

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Grounded Pilot, Wife Sue Over 'No-Fly' List

August 19, 2008

Author: Christopher Wink

Source: The Patriot-News

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2008/08/grounded_muslim_airline_pilot.html

A Gulf War veteran and his wife say they've been unfairly placed on a federal list that limits their commercial flight access and threatens his job as a commercial pilot. To fight back, the couple, who are Muslim, filed a lawsuit today against a host of U.S. government agencies. "We...

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Coca-Cola Celebrates Ramadan

August 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Net Daily

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=72822

Coca-Cola plans to celebrate Ramadan this year by decorating cans with a crescent moon and star – a widely recognized Islamic symbol.

The moon and star can be found on at least 11 flags of Muslim countries, and now it will be featured on packaging in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Morocco, Tunisia and other Islamic...

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Serbs Halt Sale of Controversial Novel on Islam

August 19, 2008

Author: Ivana Sekularac

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/artsNews/idUSLJ49002320080819

A controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammed's life was pulled from bookstores in Serbia to avoid conflict with the country's Muslim minority, the publisher said on Wednesday.

"The Jewel of Medina", a debut novel by American journalist Sherry Jones, hit bookstores in Serbia on August 1, a week before Random House cancelled its U...

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Muslim Sprinter Wins Olympic Sprint Dressed Head to Toe in Hijab

August 19, 2008

Author: Niall Firth

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1046912/Muslim-sprinter-wins-Olympic-sprint-dressed-head-toe-hijab.html

Sprinters have long been squeezing their muscular frames into the most eye-wateringly skimpy, tight and revealing costumes imaginable.

But one female athlete at this year’s Olympics is bucking the trend...

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In Kashmir, Fears of Increasing Militancy

August 18, 2008

Author: Emily Wax

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/17/AR2008081702198.html

On a recent four-month trek through hundreds of Kashmiri villages, separatist leader Yasin Malik called on people to adopt his new Gandhian philosophy of nonviolence. Malik, a secular Muslim, soon became an icon of peace to many youths in this turbulent region that India and Pakistan have...

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Women-Led Muslim Wedding Sparks Debate in India

August 18, 2008

Author: Biswajeet Banerjee

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j92O6R7bKc5sTmv5xu6WYr7hJTGwD92KKSU00

A Muslim marriage in northern India officiated by women has sparked an angry debate, with one of the most influential Islamic seminaries in South Asia calling it an affront to the religion.

Naish Hasan, the 28-year-old bride and a women's rights activist, and Imran Ali, the 41-year-old groom,...

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Religion a Hurdle in Shabana’s Bid to Find a House in Mumbai

August 18, 2008

Author: Jawed Naqvi

Source: Dawn.com

http://www.dawn.com/2008/08/18/top11.htm

Indian actress Shabana Azmi claimed in an interview on Sunday that she and her celebrity husband Javed Akhtar had been unable to find a new house for themselves in Mumbai because they are Muslim.

“If Shabana and Javed Akhtar cannot find a house in the most cosmopolitan city you can imagine what must be happening with the ordinary Muslims elsewhere,” she said in a...

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Muslim Voters Meet Candidates, Officials at Picnic

August 17, 2008

Author: Ben Hubbard

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/16/AR2008081602046.html

Some came for the spicy chicken, others for the twisty balloons. But Maura Yasin came to send a message to the public officials and political candidates who turned out to mingle with members of Northern Virginia's Muslim community yesterday.

"I came to be part of the crowd, to...

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