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Muslims "Not Welcome" at Interfaith Prayer Centre in Genoa

August 6, 2008

Author: Richard Owen

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4472073.ece

A proposal to turn a medieval palace in Genoa founded by Crusader knights into a multi faith prayer centre for Muslims, Jews and Christians has run into opposition from local politicians who say Muslims are "not welcome".

Members of the anti immigrant Northern League - which is part of the centre Right government led...

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Kashmir Shuts Down Over Land Row

August 4, 2008

Author: Altaf Hussain

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7540157.stm

A shutdown is being observed in Indian-controlled Kashmir valley to protest against alleged assaults on Muslims in the state's Jammu region.

The Hindus in Jammu have been protesting ever since the state government rescinded the transfer of land to a Hindu shrine.

Muslims had protested saying that the move was aimed at altering the demographic...

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Rights Groups Fear Feds' Terror Profile

August 4, 2008

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080804/METRO/808040380

Border guards recently began detaining Wissam Charafeddine every time he crosses from Windsor into the United States. Without explanation, he has been handcuffed in front of his parents and held apart from his pregnant wife for hours in isolated detention.

Charafeddine says he has done nothing wrong...

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Interfaith Leaders Ask Candidates to Address Poverty

August 4, 2008

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/08/msg00031.html

High ranking Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant leaders have called on the presidential candidates of both major parties to use their primetime slots at the nominating conventions to offer plans for combating poverty.

"As people of faith, we believe that it is immoral to ignore our nation's most vulnerable populations," the leaders said in letters to...

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As Tensions Rise for Egypt’s Christians, Officials Call Clashes Secular

August 2, 2008

Author: Michael Slackman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/02/world/middleeast/02egypt.html?hp

A monastery was ransacked in January. In May, monks there were kidnapped, whipped and beaten and ordered to spit on the cross. Christian-owned jewelry stores were robbed over the summer. The rash of violence was so bad that one prominent Egyptian writer worried it had become “open season” on the nation...

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Muslim Women's Law Firm Breaks Down Stereotypes

August 1, 2008

Author: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah

Source: Newsday.com/The Chicago Tribune

http://www.newsday.com/topic/chi-relig_muslim-lawyersaug01,0,3948580.story?track=rss-topicgallery

In what may be the nation's only law firm composed solely of Muslim women, the attorneys represent the ethnic and religious diversity within the Islamic faith: Some cover their hair, some don't. Some are Sunni; others are Shiite, and at...

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Plant Drops Labor Day For Muslim Holiday

August 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WSMV Nashville

http://www.wsmv.com/news/17063986/detail.html?taf=nash#-

Some workers at a local plant will no longer to be able to take their Labor Day holiday because of religious reasons.

Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be granted the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.

According to a news release from...

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Pastor Learns About Islam, Tries to Bridge Gap with Christians

August 1, 2008

Author: John Christensen

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/living/content/living/stories/2008/08/01/ben_johnson_christianity_islam.html

During lunch 18 months ago, Dr. Ben Johnson had an epiphany as Dr. Aisha Jumaan, a Muslim, spoke to him about her faith and her experience of God.

"It came to me that this woman loves and worships the same God I do," says Johnson, a...

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Row Over Muslim Burial Price Rise

July 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/derbyshire/7534666.stm

A large rise in the price of Muslim burials has brought protests from community leaders in Derby.

The cost of the land and special concrete vaults was set to go up from £1,400 to £2,500.

The city council said this reflected the true cost of the work but some Muslims said they resented the way the change was made...

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