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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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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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