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Muslims in the Military

July 2, 2008

Author: Gordon Corera

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7484334.stm

A country house in Hampshire was the rarefied setting for the second conference hosting Muslims serving in Britain's armed forces.

Those who gathered at Amport House - the home to military chaplains from all faiths - came for a mix of practical advice and spiritual support, talking of how the military had done much to accommodate them but arguing that there was...

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9,574 Delegates Attend Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Convention

July 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3175/

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community US held its 60th Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Harrisburg from June 20-22. This year Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community graced the event with his presence.

As a consequence more than 9,500 delegates from all over the US traveled to...

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Ahmedabad Pays Tributes to Martyrs of Hindu-Muslim Unity

July 1, 2008

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Indian Muslim News and Information

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Leading citizens of Ahmedabad Tuesday paid rich tributes to Vasant and Rajab who sacrificed their lives for communal harmony 62 years ago.

A memorial programme, organised by the Movement for Democracy (MSD) and other organisations, was attended by mayor Kanaji Thakor, deputy mayor Kalpanaben Bhatt and civic officials. A number of...

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Harris Sheriff Apologizes to Muslims for Offensive E-mail

July 1, 2008

Author: Matt Stiles and Rosanna Ruiz

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/5864319.html

Reacting to the latest controversy about his office in recent months, Sheriff Tommy Thomas on Monday apologized in person to a local Muslim group for insensitive e-mails sent by members of his staff.

Monday's appearance before the Islamic Society of Greater Houston was Thomas' second apology in...

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American Muslims Exhibit Visits BMC

July 1, 2008

Author: Katherine Fung

Source: The Bi-College News

http://www.biconews.com/?p=6893

The first major national exhibit about Muslims in America, “Collections and Stories of American Muslims: Presenting America’s Islamic Heritage,” came to Bryn Mawr last week as part of Religion on Campus Week.

Sarah Khasawinah ’09, the main organizer of the event, wanted to bring the exhibit to Bryn Mawr, because she saw a need for greater and more...

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Apology Over 'Offensive' Puppy Police Advert After Muslim Complaints

July 1, 2008

Author: Simon Johnson

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2229719/Apology-over-'offensive'-puppy-police-advert-after-Muslim-complaints.html

A police force has apologised to Islamic leaders for the "offensive" postcard advertising a new non-emergency telephone number, which shows a six-month-old trainee police dog named Rebel.

The German shepherd puppy has proved...

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Study Suggests "Turban Effect" as a Source of Islamophobia

June 30, 2008

Author: Shannon Proudfoot

Source: CanwestNews Service

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=cfe386b8-e1bd-4b0c-9eac-caf2739104d3

A Muslim-style turban is perceived as a threat, according to a new study, even by people who don't realize they hold the prejudice, dubbed "the turban effect" by researchers.

Research volunteers played a computer game that showed apartment...

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Muslim Body to Launch Anti-Terror Movement

June 29, 2008

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200806291763.htm

Perturbed by growing tendency of stereotyping of Muslims after terror attacks, a prominent body of the communityon Sunday decided to form defence groups against terrorism across the country.

The Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind President Maulana Arshad Madani here said that the organisation would launch an effective movement against terrorist and disruptive forces in every nook and corner of the...

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Learning to be British and Muslim

June 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article4231194.ece

It’s 3pm and the girls at Madani high school in Leicester are trooping out of the gates. They wear white scarves over dark blue djellabas – a shapeless coat worn over trousers. No sign of the boys: they don’t leave for another half an hour.

Boys and girls operate on a different timetable,...

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Hindu Groups Protest Haj House Construction in Ghaziabad

June 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080054960

At least 11 activists of the Shiv Sena and Hindu Mahasabha were arrested in Ghaziabad Sunday as they tried to disrupt work at the under construction Haj House, which is proposed to be a halting place for Haj pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh.

The foundation stone of the Haj House, to be built on the banks of...

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India's Moderate Muslims See Peril In Growth of Stricter Form of Islam

June 29, 2008

Author: Rama Lakshmi

Source: Washington Post Foreign Service

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/28/AR2008062801101.html

On his way out of the town mosque, through a green archway, Ghulam Sarwar Sheikh was handed a copy of the community newspaper. Quietly glancing over the front page, he sighed. The article that had caught his attention was about a series of bombings in an Indian city last...

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Hindus Will Not Get Kashmir Land

June 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7480217.stm

The government of Indian-administered Kashmir has said it will revoke its decision to transfer land to a body that manages an important Hindu shrine.

News that the Amarnath Shrine Board was to get the forest land sparked days of protests by the area's Muslim majority.

Three people were killed and hundreds injured, including police officers....

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Muslims Will Be Searched by Sniffer Dogs Despite Religious Objections, Say Police

June 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily Mail Reporter

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1029887/Muslims-searched-sniffer-dogs-despite-religious-objections-say-police.html

Questions have been raised over using sniffer dogs to search Muslim passengers at train stations following complaints that it is against their religion.

Some Muslims had raised objections over being...

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