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Bulgaria Prosecutors Office Asks Termination of Five Religious Organizations

July 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Novinite.com

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=95646

The Supreme Administrative Prosecutor's Office has submitted to the Court five claims to terminate the activities of five religious organizations in Bulgaria because they have been preaching contrary to the law.

The news was announced by the Prosecutor's Office press-center. The claims have been submitted as result of materials published in Bulgarian media....

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Religious Coexistence Promoted in Children's Book

July 30, 2008

Author: Sharon J. Doyle

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=27170

Was there ever a "once upon a time" when we were more tolerant and open towards those we perceive as different?

There was a golden age in Spain 1,000 years ago when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in mutual harmony. Now, however, there are indications of an increasing global intolerance within and between nations. We are...

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Hungry For Justice To Present Objections To Holy Land Foundation Retrial

July 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: A Hungry for Justice Press Release

http://eworldwire.com/pressreleases/18812

Dallas Peace Center's Hadi Jawad deems the government's case against the Holy Land Foundation is weak and wasteful, and the proceedings undermine U.S. law, due process, and the civil liberties of Americans.

Jawad along with other Hungry for Justice coalition members which represent national and regional civil rights and interfaith organizations...

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Islamic Group Seeks New Look at U.S. Wiretapping

July 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/372693_wiretap30.html

A defunct Islamic charity has gone back to court to ask a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of its challenge to warrantless wiretapping by the Bush administration.

The judge dismissed the lawsuit by the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation this month, but said attorneys could file an amended complaint if they can prove they...

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School and Religious Symbol Cases

July 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7530726.stm

A teenager from south Wales has won her claim that she was discriminated against because she was not allowed to wear a religious bangle to school.

Sarika Singh was told she was breaking the uniform's 'no jewellery' policy, and had been excluded from school for nine months.

But the High Court agreed with her that it was an expression of her Sikh faith...

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One Third of British Muslim Students Say it's Acceptable to Kill for Islam

July 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Evening Standard

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23522144-details/One+third+of+British+Muslim+students+say+it's+acceptable+to+kill+for+Islam/article.do

Nearly one third of Muslim students believe it can be acceptable to kill in the name of religion, according to a survey published yesterday.

It also found...

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Protesting Hindus Clash with Police in Jammu, 30 Injured

July 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2008/07/28/2003418733

At least 30 people were injured in India-administered Kashmir’s summer capital of Jammu on Saturday when Hindu protestors clashed with police to protest the cancelation of transfer of land for a popular Hindu pilgrimage.

Jammu, a Hindu majority region in the mostly Muslim state has been observing a shut-...

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Islam: Secularists Raise Tension as Turkish Court Prepares Landmark Judgment on Ruling AKP

July 28, 2008

Author: Robert Tait

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/28/turkey.islam

A senior Turkish prosecutor has raised tensions on the eve of a landmark court case that could leave Turkey without a government and deeply divided by warning that it is in danger of an "intolerant" Islamic takeover.

In an interview with the Guardian, Omer Faruk Eminagaoglu, chairman of the association of judges and prosecutors (Yarsav)...

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Yale Hosts High-Level Christian-Muslim Dialogue

July 27, 2008

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSL748164520080727

Senior Christian and Muslim scholars and leaders are meeting in the United States this week seeking common ground in their different faiths to foster better understanding between Islam and the West.

Hosted by Yale University Divinity School, the conference is the first public dialogue launched by Muslim intellectuals in the...

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Muslim Women Resist Stereotyping

July 26, 2008

Author: Elizabeth Bryant

Source: The Washington Post/Religion News Service

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/25/AR2008072503004.html

Like most young French women, Wafa Ben Salem goes out to movies and dinner, dates men, albeit usually with a chaperone, and is an avowed fashion maven.

But it's not hard to see how she stands out with her form-covering clothing, a headscarf tied under...

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Filmmaker Uncovers the Struggle of Gay Muslims in 'A Jihad for Love'

July 26, 2008

Author: Duke Helfand

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs26-2008jul26,0,664713.story

"A Jihad for Love" may not be the blockbuster movie of the season, but the new documentary about the plight of gay and lesbian Muslims is enjoying a degree of acclaim as it casts light on a subject often shrouded in mystery.

The film's gay Muslim director, Parvez Sharma, has spent...

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