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Indian Politician Calls for Hindu Suicide Bombers to Target Muslims

June 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/06/19/2008-06-19_indian_politician_calls_for_hindu_suicid.html

A radical right-wing Indian politician called on Hindus to form suicide bomber squads and attack Muslim neighborhoods — a threat promptly condemned by political friends and foes alike.
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Pa. Lawmaker's Anti-Muslim Comment Derails Measure

June 18, 2008

Author: Mark Scolforo

Source: Lebanon Daily News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.ldnews.com/news/ci_9626724

State lawmakers Wednesday held up voting on a resolution in recognition of a Muslim group's upcoming convention after a legislator protested that "the Muslims do not recognize Jesus Christ as God."

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican from Butler County, north of Pittsburgh, said he opposed the House's formal recognition of...

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Historic Cedar Rapids Mosque Loses Prized Artifacts

June 18, 2008

Author: Jessie Halladay

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080618/NEWS/806180351/1001/NEWS

Imam Taha Tawil slipped off his muddy shoes and padded across the cream-colored carpet marred by someone else's muddy footprints.

He turned to the northeast and began to pray.

Below him, in the basement of the Mother Mosque of America, are...

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Muslim Kindergarten Opens Amid Controversy

June 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Deutsche-Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3407535,00.html

Earlier this year, the opening of a kindergarten in an immigrant district of Berlin was blocked on account of the founder’s alleged ties to a radical Muslim group. Once he was replaced, the center got the green light.

In February, an application for a Muslim kindergarten landed on the desk of the education authority in the central...

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Duke Adds Muslim Religious Leader

June 17, 2008

Author: Yonat Shimron

Source: News Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/lifestyles/religion/story/1110613.html

In a sign of the changing makeup of its students, Duke University has hired its first imam, or Muslim religious leader, becoming one of only a handful of universities in the United States that have full-time Muslim clergy.

Abdullah Antepli, a native of Turkey who is completing his doctoral work at Hartford Seminary...

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Junior, High School Textbooks Lack Accuracy on Islam, Report Says

June 17, 2008

Author: Josh Kowalkowski

Source: The Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1444884~Junior__high_school_textbooks_lack_accuracy_on_Islam__report_says.html

Misinformation, errors and disputed definitions about Islam abound in some junior and high school textbooks, a new report concludes.

“Outright textbook errors about Islam are not the main problem,” according to the June...

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Muslims Launch U.S.-Wide Census

June 17, 2008

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-06-16-muslim-census_N.htm

A team of Islamic advocacy groups and statistical organizations will start a nationwide census of American mosques this summer that organizers hope will paint a more accurate picture of the size and ethnic composition of U.S. Muslims.

One of the challenges will be finding all the venues where Muslims pray. Many...

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China Braces for High-Security Torch Leg in Muslim West

June 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Associated Free Press

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j1JohR3ZIqu6o0JcJXMa9hD6Q_xw

China braced Monday for a high-security Olympic torch relay leg through restive Xinjiang, where Beijing's rule of the remote western region is deeply unpopular among its millions of Muslims.

The torch was to arrive in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi in the evening ahead of its transit through the city centre on...

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Muslim Stylist Wins £4,000 Payout

June 16, 2008

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7457794.stm

The owner of a hair salon has been ordered to pay £4,000 compensation to a Muslim stylist who was turned down for a job because she wears a headscarf.

Bushra Noah accused Sarah Desrosiers of religious discrimination when she failed to offer her a job at her Wedge salon in King's Cross, central London.

An employment tribunal panel dismissed the 19-year-old's claim but...

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Two-Wife Muslim May Have to Quit Denmark

June 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Russia Today

http://www.russiatoday.ru/features/news/26232

An Iraqi man living in Denmark has been told that if he doesn't divorce one of his two wives, he will have to leave the country. The unnamed interpreter worked with Danish forces in Iraq before going to Denmark to escape the horrors of war.

The ultimatum presents the man with a tough choice: whether to break with his religious traditions and stay in Denmark,...

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ICG Fears Religious Strife in Indonesia

June 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DAWN

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dawn.com/2008/06/17/int7.htm

There is a growing risk of conflict between Muslims and Christians in Indonesia’s Papua, partly fuelled by migration and a growth in fundamentalism, International Crisis Group said in a report on Monday.

Twice last year in Papua, two provinces on the western half of New Guinea island, communal tensions almost erupted...

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Muslim Comedy Show Fights Racism with Laughter

June 14, 2008

Author: Fanou Filali

Source: France 24

http://www.france24.com/en/20080614-australia-Salam-Cafe-comedy-show-racism-muslim

Ever since the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US and the 2005 racial riots in Cronulla, a southern suburb of Sydney, things haven’t been easy for Muslims in Australia. Targeted for their religious beliefs and often misrepresented in the mainstream media, Australian Muslims have felt under...

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