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International Museum of Muslim Culture Thriving in Mississippi

May 29, 2008

Author: Sophie McNeil

Source: Jackson Free Press

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?mid1=676&&ArticleID=24882&&name=n&&currPage=1

Walking up the stairs at the Mississippi Arts Center, one might expect just another exhibit. But through the heavy wood and metal doors, Islam’s history and culture—rich with colors and textures—show that it is much more than an ordinary exhibit. The International...

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Muslim Women: Dress Code Violates Faith

May 28, 2008

Author: CHRIS SERRES

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/business/19303124.html?location_refer=Most%20Viewed:podcasts

A group of Muslim workers allege they were fired by a New Brighton tortilla factory for refusing to wear uniforms that they say were immodest by Islamic standards.

Six Somali women claim they were ordered by a manager to wear pants and shirts to work instead of their...

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Young Muslims More Open to Interfaith Dialogue Says Vatican

May 28, 2008

Author: Bess Twiston Davies

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4023109.ece

Younger Muslims are radically altering the "climate" of interfaith dialogue, the head of the Vatican's Council for interreligious dialogue has said.

"There is a change of climate [in interreligious dialogue] now" said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue said on...

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Educational Opportunities Grow for the Women of Lodi's Muslim Community

May 27, 2008

Author: Keith Reid

Source: Recordnet

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080527/A_NEWS/805270325

Nuna Migbel has long dreamed of earning a college degree, something she has in common with many Muslim women her age, she said.

A 40-year-old Lodi resident, Migbel waited more than 20 years to enroll at San Joaquin Delta College, where she has passed English learner courses and has enrolled in general...

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Australia Muslim School Rejected

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7420907.stm

Authorities in an Australian town have rejected proposals to allow an Islamic school to be built there.

Councilors for Camden, a small town on the outskirts of Sydney, unanimously voted against the proposed school for 1200 pupils.

The councilors said they based their decision solely on planning grounds, citing an internal report...

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Mosque and Gurdwara Face off at Naulakha

May 27, 2008

Author: Abdul Manan

Source: Pakistan Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C27%5Cstory_27-5-2008_pg13_1

A shopkeeper at Naulakha Bazaar set up a mosque on the roof of his shop about a month ago, right opposite Gurdwara Shaheed Singh Singhrian without permission or a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from authorities concerned, neighbouring shopkeepers told Daily Times on Monday.

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Muslims of Tibet

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/05/27/news0819.htm

Masood Butt is a Tibetan, living in India. But, unlike most other Tibetans in exile, who are Buddhists, Butt is a Muslim. However, apart from his faith, there is little else to distinguish Butt from other Tibetans. He follows Tibetan customs, speaks the language fluently and regards the Dalai Lama as his leader. Yet, Butt's community - the Tibetan...

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Muslims Try to Balance Traditions, U.S. Culture on Path to Marriage

May 27, 2008

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/26/AR2008052602150.html?hpid=sec-religion

As imam of one of the Washington region's largest mosques, Mohamed Magid counsels married couples, including those with a problem he sees among Muslim Americans: husbands and wives who were virtual strangers before they wedded.

Islamic...

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Some Muslims in U.S. Quietly Engage in Polygamy

May 27, 2008

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90857818

Although polygamy is illegal in the U.S. and most mosques try to discourage plural marriages, some Muslim men in America have quietly married multiple wives.

No one knows how many Muslims in the U.S. live in polygamous families. But according to academics researching the issue, estimates range from 50,000 to...

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Hundreds of Afghans Protest over Quran Shooting

May 26, 2008

Author: AMIR SHAH

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i8dGftYb0s4XWdUMRdIVs3vh1CKAD90TB1E00

Hundreds of Afghans demonstrated Monday in two different provinces against a U.S. sniper in Iraq who used a Quran, the Muslim holy book, for target practice.

Demonstrators tore apart an effigy of President Bush and chanted anti-U.S. slogans.

A Lithuanian soldier and two Afghan civilians were shot and killed...

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