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MP to Discuss Muslim Inmate Fear

May 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7419857.stm

An MP is to hold a meeting with officials after a report expressed concerns about Muslim inmates at a high-security jail in his constituency.

A Prison Service review of Whitemoor Prison in Cambridgeshire found the high numbers of Muslim inmates made some staff "anxious and apprehensive".

Malcolm Moss MP said he had spoken to prison staff and morale...

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Morning-After Pill is Against My Religion, Muslim Pharmacist Tells Couple

May 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News/ANI

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/lifestyle/morning-after-pill-is-against-my-religion-muslim-pharmacist-tells-couple_10052597.html

A Muslim pharmacist is under fire for refusing to sell a couple emergency contraception because it was against his religious beliefs.

Chris Mellett and Kaye Walsh went to a Sainburys...

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Group's Goal is a Quran in Every Home

May 24, 2008

Author: MARY OWEN

Source: The Wichita Eagle/Chicago Tribune

http://www.kansas.com/194/story/413623.html

A foundation distributing the holy book of Islam to non-Muslims hopes to clear up misconceptions about the faith.

As Marcia Macy chatted with her dog walker in the driveway of her Wheaton, Ill., home Thursday, a young Muslim man passed her and hooked a plastic bag containing a Quran on her doorknob.

Unlike most religious solicitors,...

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Ahmadiyya Muslims Set Interfaith Seminar

May 24, 2008

Author: Jay Tokasz

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/354211.html

Like most Muslims, they pray regularly, practice the five pillars of Islam and believe the Quran is the word of Allah revealed through a prophet named Muhammad.

But Ahmadiyya Muslims also believe in a person they call the Mahdi, or “guided one,” the promised messiah who lived in the Punjab region of India from 1835 to 1908....

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Kenya: Religious Leaders Support New Child Health Initiative

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200805230982.html

Religious leaders have backed a national campaign to improve the health of children under the age of five.

The Malezi Bora programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations children's agency UNICEF. The services offered by the programme include immunization, provision of Vitamin A supplements, protection...

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Relief for Gujarat Riot Victims

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7416073.stm

The Indian government has announced an $80m relief package for the victims of anti-Muslim riots in the western state of Gujarat in 2002.

The package is expected to benefit the families of 1,169 people who were killed in the riots, say officials.

Over 2,500 people, who were wounded, will also be compensated.

More than 1,000 people,...

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Fontana Welcomes Mosque

May 23, 2008

Author: Josh Dulaney

Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9365912

Political and religious leaders gathered Friday to celebrate the coming of a new worship center in the north end of town.

Imam Faiz Shah and about 200 others gathered with Mayor Mark Nuaimi and members of the City Council to break ground on land at Sierra and Miller avenues where the Building of the Masjid - a 6,000-square-foot mosque for the city's 70...

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Board Extends Saudi School's Lease

May 22, 2008

Author: Kirstin Downey

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/21/AR2008052102650.html

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors extended the lease of county-owned property to a private Islamic school funded by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

The Islamic Saudi Academy on U.S. Route 1 in southern Fairfax County has attracted attention in the past year because of...

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State Orders Charter School to Correct 2 Areas Tied to Islam

May 20, 2008

Author: SARAH LEMAGIE

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/19076119.html?location_refer=Outdoors

An Inver Grove Heights charter school must change the way it handles issues related to Muslim prayer in school and busing for after-school religious instruction or face repercussions, the Minnesota Department of Education said Monday.

Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, a public school with mostly Muslim...

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Hijab No Threat to Quebec, Report Says

May 20, 2008

Author: Jeff Heinrich

Source: National Post/CanWest News Service

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=525580

The Muslim head scarf is no real threat to Quebec values and most women in the province wear it by choice, not out of coercion, concludes a commission on the integration of immigrants after a year of study costing $5-million.

In the final draft of their report -- which was submitted to the provincial government yesterday...

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State to Consider Muslim School-Dress Code

May 20, 2008

Author: Katherine Donnelly and Ralph Riegel

Source: Independent.ie

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/state-to-consider-muslim-schooldress-code-1380624.html

SCHOOL dress codes in an increasingly culturally diverse Ireland will be the subject of a national consultation process in the autumn.

Education Minister Batt O'Keeffe yesterday said he had asked Junior Minister Conor Lenihan, who has...

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Muslim Student Union Hosts Palestine Awareness Week

May 19, 2008

Author: Paul Backus

Source: New University

http://www.newuniversity.org/main/article?slug=muslim_student_union_hosts154

Defying expectations, there was minimal conflict between Anteaters For Israel and Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine during the Muslim Student Union’s annual “Never Again? The Palestinian Holocaust” awareness week from Monday, May 12 through May 15.

As in previous years, the week...

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Row Over Denmark Court Veil Ban

May 19, 2008

Author: Thomas Buch-Andersen

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7409072.stm

Danish diplomats to Muslim countries are preparing themselves for another wave of anti-Danish protests after the government announced it would bar judges from wearing headscarves and similar religious or political symbols in courtrooms.

Although the ban will include crucifixes, Jewish skull caps and turbans as well as headscarves, the move is seen as being...

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U.S. Soldier Uses Quran for Target Practice; Military Apologizes

May 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/05/17/iraq.quran/index.html

A soldier used the Quran -- Islam's holy book -- for target practice, forcing the chief U.S. commander in Baghdad to issue a formal apology on Saturday.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Hammond, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, flanked by leaders from Radhwaniya in the western outskirts of Baghdad, apologized for the staff sergeant who was a...

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