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Imams Condemn Islamic Teacher

May 3, 2008

Author: Natalie O'Brien

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23637358-5006789,00.html

ANGRY Muslim groups have attacked the University of Western Sydney over an Islamic studies course they claim is too sexually explicit, promotes lesbianism and derides the Koran as misogynistic.

Students, community members and the Australian National Imams Council have complained about the content...

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Standing Room Only at Muslim Free Clinic

May 2, 2008

Author: Khalid Moss

Source: Journal News

http://www.journal-news.com/l/content/oh/story/living/religion-faith/2008/05/02/ddn050208clinicweb.html

Ten minutes before 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, the tiny waiting room of Reach Out Medical Clinic, 25 E. Foraker St., began to fill. By 5:15, only standing room was available to patients arriving for the five o'clock grand opening of Dayton Mercy Society's...

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The Ties That Bind: Muslim Americans Join Japanese Americans on Manzanar Pilgrimage

May 2, 2008

Author: Emily Leach

Source: Asian Week

http://www.asianweek.com/2008/05/02/the-ties-that-bind-muslim-americans-join-japanese-americans-on-manzanar-pilgrimage/

More than 100 Muslim Americans from across California joined Japanese Americans for the 39th annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 26.

Many in the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian community have found steady...

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Eager to Vote, Muslims File Stack of Lawsuits over Citizenship Delays

May 2, 2008

Author: JOHN LANTIGUA

Source: The Palm Beach Post

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2008/05/02/m1a_citizens_0503.html

Shadi Odeh has lived 17 of his 31 years in the United States.

He is a Palestinian, transplanted at age 14 to Texas, where he was a boisterous Dallas Cowboys fan. In 1999 he moved to South Florida, where he embraced basketball's Miami Heat, which he...

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Setback for Danish Koran Translator

May 2, 2008

Author: Rachid Sekkai

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7378115.stm

The Danish author who commissioned cartoons to illustrate his 2005 book on the Prophet Muhammad - sketches which sparked outrage across the Muslim world - is now struggling to find a publisher for his latest book.

Kaare Bluitgen has just finished two new versions of the Koran which he intends to publish side-by-side, in a single volume.

One text is a...

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Muslim Claim Sparks Prison Review

May 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cambridgeshire/7377003.stm

Female prison officers will be stopped from being present when male inmates are strip-searched, after a Muslim prisoner said he had been degraded.

The inmate told the newspaper Muslim News in March he felt degraded, oppressed and provoked on a daily basis at Whitemoor Prison, Cambridgeshire.

The man said...

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Malaysian Islamic Body Rejects Proposed Conversion Rule Meant to Ease Religious Tensions

April 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/04/29/asia/AS-GEN-Malaysia-Islam.php

Islamic authorities have rejected a proposal by Malaysia's prime minister that would require non-Muslims to inform their families before converting to Islam.

The decision was made at a weekend meeting of top Islamic authorities, including...

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In France, Prisons Filled With Muslims

April 29, 2008

Author: Molly Moore

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/28/AR2008042802560.html

Samia El Alaoui Talibi walks her beat in a cream-colored head scarf and an ink-black robe with sunset-orange piping, an outfit she picked up at a yard sale.

After passing a bulletproof window, El Alaoui Talibi trudges through half a dozen heavy, locked doors to reach the Muslim...

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Pakistan Churches Back UN on Defamation Call

April 29, 2008

Author: George Conger

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=1938

The National Council of Churches in Pakistan (NCCP) has backed the UN Human Rights Council’s call for legislation forbidding the defamation of religion.

On April 16, the NCCP voiced its concern over “the mischievous acts, maligning the Islamic faith in the name of modernisation, secularism and so-called freedom of...

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Two Muslims Killed in Thai South

April 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dawn

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dawn.com/2008/04/28/top15.htm

Suspected separatists shot dead two Muslims in the Thai south on Sunday, police said, as the army warned of possible strikes by militants on the anniversary of a deadly mosque raid.

A 36-year-old Muslim suspected of involvement in the insurgency and a 38-year-old local government worker were shot dead in separate incidents in...

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