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Turkey’s High Court Overturns Headscarf Rule

June 6, 2008

Author: Sabrina Tavernise and Sebnem Arsu

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/06/world/europe/06turkey.html

Turkey’s highest court dealt a stinging slap to the governing party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, ruling that a legal change allowing women attending universities to wear head scarves was unconstitutional.

The Constitutional Court said in a brief statement that the change,...

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St. Maarten a Terrific Candidate for Tapping Faith Tourism Market

June 3, 2008

Author: Judy H. Fitzpatrick and Hazel Durand

Source: The Daily Herald

http://www.thedailyherald.com/news/daily/l010/faith010.html

St. Maarten may be only sixteen square miles, but its varied facilities, natural Caribbean setting, strategic location and cultural and religious diversity make it a prime candidate for faith tourism, a multibillion-dollar industry beckoning to be exploited.

With the pressure to find new niche markets to...

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Al Qaeda Linked to Danish Embassy Attack

June 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/06/03/pakistan.blast/

Al Qaeda or one of its affiliates was likely behind the blast outside the Danish embassy in Pakistan, Denmark's intelligence service said Tuesday.

The massive blast in the capital city of Islamabad killed at least six people, injured 24 others and damaged the embassy wall and a neighboring United Nations building. It also left a four...

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Mom Saw Chance for Muslim Girls to Expand Lives

June 2, 2008

Author: Jennifer O'Brien

Source: The London Free Press

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2008/06/02/5742206-sun.html

They hike, sell cookies, do good deeds for badges and, like all Girl Guides, promise to do their best.

And most of them do it wearing hijabs.

Meet London's first Muslim Girl Guide troop, spearheaded by a Somali mom who saw and seized an opportunity to empower her girls, her way.

"We...

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Parents Object to Muslim Presentation at School

June 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5811368.html

Parents of some junior high students are upset they weren't notified about a school presentation on Islamic culture, an omission that violated school district policy.

The parents' letter-writing campaign stems from a May 22 presentation at Friendswood Junior High, where...

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Muslim Seminary Issues Fatwa Against Terrorism

June 2, 2008

Author: Andrew Buncombe

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/muslim-seminary-issues-fatwa-against-terrorism-838162.html

A Muslim Indian seminary which is said to have inspired the Taliban has issued a fatwa against terrorism, insisting that Islam is a religion of peace.

Senior clerics from the 150-year-old Darul Uloom Deoband issued the edict saying they...

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Inside the World of UK Muslim Women

June 1, 2008

Author: Nick Mathiason and Huma Qureshi

Source: The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jun/01/britishidentity.islam

She wants to marry her soulmate, shops in Primark, TK Maxx and Topshop, and dreams of starting her own business. Meet the typical Muslim woman in Britain today.

A thousand women throughout the country have responded to the biggest lifestyle study of Muslim women undertaken in the UK. It appears to show that...

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Muslim Family Builds Hindu Temple in TN Village

June 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Muslim_family_builds_Hindu_temple_in_TN_village/rssarticleshow/3090249.cms

Showcasing secular values in this remote village of Tamil Nadu, a devout Muslim couple have built a temple for Hindu Goddess Mariamman in the backyard of their house and conduct regular poojas, arousing interest and curiosity in...

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Jesters of Different Faiths Use Laughs to Bridge the Divide

May 31, 2008

Author: Marek Fuchs

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/31/us/31religion.html?_r=1&em&ex=1212379200&en=93d9f037fa917cc8&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

The Jewish comedian began with a routine about raising adolescents. “There was a reason Abraham was asked to sacrifice Isaac at 12 and not 13,” he said. “At 13, it wouldn’t have been a sacrifice....

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Britain's Got Talent: Dancing to the Same Beat

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network/The Telegraph

http://www.sikhnet.com/people/britains-got-talent-dancing-same-beat

A Michael Jackson tribute act featuring a Muslim and a Sikh has proved a massive hit on the TV show Britain's Got Talent. Here, Signature give their first interview with Celia Walden

On 29 May 08: Britain's got talent favourites Signature gave the Telegraph's Celia Walden a dance lesson and a quick...

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Longtime High School Wrestling Coach Says Religious Controversy Sparked Firing

May 30, 2008

Author: Diane Macedo

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,360383,00.html

A high school wrestling coach in a Michigan city known for its large Arab community says he’s being forced out of his job of 35 years on trumped up allegations he allowed his assistant, a local clergyman, to try converting students to Christianity.

The coach, Jerry Marszalek, told FOXNews.com he thinks the decision to not renew his contract with...

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