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Muslim Group Reports Jump in Workplace Bias Complaints

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=25496&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

A report released today by a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group shows an increase in American Muslim complaints of workplace bias in 2007.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) report, called “Without Fear of Discrimination,” outlines 2...

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Ruling Allows Guide Dog in Mosque

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/7633623.stm

In Islam dogs are regarded as unclean and are not allowed in mosques.

However, the Muslim Law (Shari'ah) Council UK has now issued a fatwa which allows guide dogs inside mosques but not into prayer rooms.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and the Muslim Council of Britain worked together to support...

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London's Olympic Park Toilets to Turn Away from Mecca Out of Respect for Islamic law

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1061051/Londons-Olympic-Park-toilets-turn-away-Mecca-respect-Islamic-law.html

Toilet facilities are being built at London's Olympic Park so Muslims will not have to face Mecca while sitting on the loo.

The Olympic Delivery Authority has said it wants to produce an ideal venue for people of all...

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CAIR Welcomes House Resolution Supporting Interfaith Dialogue

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=25497&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a non-binding resolution “supporting Christian, Jewish, and Muslim interfaith dialogue that promotes peace, understanding, unity, and religious freedom.”

The resolution...

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Thieves Target Muslim Worshippers

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lancashire/7633501.stm

Burglars are targeting the homes of Muslims in Lancashire who are visiting mosques during Ramadan.

Homes in Brierfield have been burgled by the men, who are believed to be Asian, during special prayer times.

CCTV images have been issued of two men police want to speak to in connection with the burglaries.
...

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Ellison Inspires Voters at 1st 'Rock the Muslim Vote' Townhall Forum

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=704

More than 200 people attended the Muslim Public Affairs Council's kick-off "Rock the Muslim Vote" Election Townhall Forum at New York University over the weekend. Featuring Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), MPAC Government Relations Director Safiya Ghori-Ahmad and Imam Suhaib Webb, the interactive forum stressed the importance of Muslim American voter participation at...

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Jewish and Muslim Students Break Challah, Boundaries

September 23, 2008

Author: Noa Borkan

Source: The Wesleyan Argus

http://www.wesleyanargus.com/article/6724

The Jewish and Muslim chaplains came together last Friday to teach their congregants about the most famous anti-religion book in recent memory, Christopher Hitchens’ “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.”

This seemingly unusual occasion has become a now-regular event: the fifth annual Interfaith Iftar-Shabbat Dinner, which brings...

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Muslim Group Seeks Probe of 'Radical Islam' DVD

September 23, 2008

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: The Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080924/ap_on_re_us/rel_radical_islam_video;_ylt=AngVpTeBEYmFlBxOiOeDKOE7Xs8F

A U.S. Muslim advocacy group Tuesday asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether a nonprofit group that distributed a controversial DVD about Islam in newspapers nationwide is a "front" for an Israel-based group with a stealth...

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Bosnian War Refugees Work to Build New Mosque in Des Moines

September 23, 2008

Author: Daniel P. Finney

Source: The Des Moines Register

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In a tan building across the street from the Merle Hay Mall Younkers parking lot, the American dream is happening.

It looks like any other construction site in Des Moines: A stack of bricks sits on a trailer outside the front gate. Pails of spackle and paste sit inside the 3,700-square-foot structure. Scaffolding is assembled in a few locations, and drywall dust covers the...

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Retrial of Hamas Financing Case Begins in Dallas

September 22, 2008

Author: Paul J. Weber

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/489414.html

Federal prosecutors Monday started a second attempt to convict leaders of a Muslim charity on charges of financing terrorism after the first trial last year ended with a mistrial on most of the allegations.

The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development is accused of funneling more than $12 million...

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Month of Ramadan Also a Time for Being Charitable

September 21, 2008

Author: Robin Farmer

Source: The Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/entertainment_living/religion.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-21-0276.html

When Amal Damaj learned another Iraqi family had settled in the Richmond area, she quickly visited.

She didn't arrive empty-handed.

Damaj, who lives in Chesterfield County, delivered a basket full of rice, dates, tea,...

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Muslim Police Anger Over Leaflet

September 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7624523.stm

Muslim police leaders are demanding to know why no action has been taken over a leaflet which blames Muslims for the heroin trade.

The leaflet, distributed to hundreds of households in parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, says people should "heap condemnation" on Muslims.

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough proof it was...

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