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U. to Hire First Full-Time Hindu, Muslim Chaplains

April 1, 2008

Author: Sarah Pease-Kerr

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/04/01/20644/

The Office of Religious Life (ORL) is nearing the end of its search for the University’s first full-time Muslim and Hindu chaplains. The appointments will be made in early May.

The chaplains will be responsible for promoting programming for each community, counseling students, participating in interfaith initiatives and leading or...

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Young French Muslims Vent Frustrations on Iraq's Battlefields— and Come Home to Recruit

March 31, 2008

Author: Ingrid Rousseau and Daniel Woolls

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna23872546

Boubakeur el Hakim traded his Paris neighborhood of boulangeries and halal butcher shops for the insurgent camps of Iraq. When he came home, he told his war...

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Blaine Hate Crime Sparks Town Meeting Focused on Unity, Answers

March 31, 2008

Author: EMILY BRIGHT

Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2008/03/31/blaine-hate-crime-sparks-town-meeting-focused-unity-answers.html#

On the night of January 27, three men entered Mohammad Ismail’s Blaine Dairy store as he was closing shop and threw flaming glass bottles at the walls, destroying everything in the store. Ismail escaped through the...

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Muslim Volunteers to Serve at Morristown Soup Kitchen

March 31, 2008

Author: Minhaj Hassan

Source: Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008803310304

A "Muslims Serve Day" will take place at the Community Soup Kitchen next month.

Serving at the soup kitchen gives the Muslim community an opportunity to participate in an "act of righteousness" and show the community at large the true and compassionate face of Muslims and Islam, said Zamir Hassan, a coordinator with...

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Navy Chaplain Fired from Teaching Job After Report Exposed his Anti-Islamic Views

March 31, 2008

Author: Jason Leopold

Source: Online Journal

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_3116.shtml

A top Navy chaplain who wrote a book several years ago attacking Islam, calling the religion “evil,” and urging the United States to launch a “jihad” against the faith, has been fired from a prestigious theological institute after officials at the school recently became aware of the chaplain’s controversial book...

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Interfaith Event Fosters New Insights

March 31, 2008

Author: ANN ZANIEWSKI

Source: The Oakland Press

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/033108/loc_20080331279.shtml

Beheejah Shakoor learned from a rabbi that the yarmulke is worn as a reminder of a higher power, something she said she also believes.

"You realize we have more in common than differences," Shakoor, a Muslim nurse from South Lyon, said. Shakoor was among about 100 women of various faiths who attended Sunday's "...

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Immigration, Pluralism Bring New Faiths to Fox Valley

March 30, 2008

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/866504,3_5_EL30_FAITH_S1.article

The building retains its classically American-Protestant design outside, right up to the steeple pointing heavenward. Inside, the pews have been removed to accommodate Eastern worshippers, and the former pulpit focal point has given way to a 6-foot-tall white marble statue of Sai Baba.

This is the Shirdi Sai Temple, a...

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Australia Hits Out at Anti-Islam Film

March 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23455556-12335,00.html

AUSTRALIA has added its voice to the international chorus of outrage over an anti-Islam film posted on the internet by a right wing Dutch politician.

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith today said Geert Wilders' film Fitna equated Islam with acts of terror and violence and was "highly offensive".
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German Police Guard Theater as Satanic Verses Play Opens

March 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Deutsche Welle/DPA News

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3226860,00.html

Police kept guard on Sunday as the curtain went up in a German theater premiere of a play based on "The Satanic Verses," a controversial novel by Indian-born author Salman Rushdie.

The stage adaptation, the first of Rushdie's 1988 novel, was premiered at the Hans Otto Theatre, known by the acronym HOT, in the city of Potsdam,...

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Halal Food Lands on Menus

March 30, 2008

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080330/NEWS02/803300590

Growing up in Dearborn, Zeinab Chami often was tempted by ads for Col. Sanders' original recipe, the finger-lickin' meal sold by fast-food giant KFC.

However, Chami was an observant Muslim, and the restaurant's chicken was not halal, meaning it wasn't prepared according to Islamic law. Her choices...

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