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Mosque is Set to Welcome Visitors

January 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/south_yorkshire/7198936.stm

Non-Muslims are being invited to visit the mosque at the Muslim Welfare House in the Broomhill area of Sheffield.

The move follows the success of the annual mosque open day in 2006 which attracted dozens of people.

Mosque officials said it was a chance to ask questions about the Islamic religion or get a...

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In Europe, Muslim Women Face Multiple Issues

January 20, 2008

Author: Sylvia Poggioli

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18234876

As immigrants from the Muslim world continue to settle in Europe, governments are beginning to question the notion of multiculturalism, the immigration model that has prevailed for decades on most of the continent.

This model has often led to the creation of separate, parallel societies ignorant of one another, and also to a large...

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Belarus Editor Jailed for Islam Cartoon

January 19, 2008

Author: YURAS KARMANAU

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/270/story/255491.html

A Belarus court sentenced a newspaper editor Friday to three years in prison for reprinting a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked worldwide riots when it was initially published in a Danish newspaper.

In Vienna, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe protested the...

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NY Settles Suit over Dress Code for Prison Guards

January 18, 2008

Source: Newsday.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--prisons-religious0118jan18,0,2415823.story

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Justice Department has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of state prison guards who had sought the right to wear certain types of religious clothing on the job.

The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan announced Friday that the state's...

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Buddhist Thai Govt Says Fails to Win Muslims' Hearts

January 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Original Source: Reuters

The Thai government said on Friday it was failing to win over the ethnic Malays of the predominantly Muslim far south, where more than 2,800 people have been killed in four years of separatist insurgency.

"We made great progress on military operations last year, but our efforts with the people remained static," government spokesman Chaiya Yimwilai told a news conference. "We need to beef up on the arrests, searches, intelligence as well as the civil affairs...

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Smith Targets Internet Extremism

January 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7193049.stm

The home secretary has outlined plans to target websites promoting extremism, as part of efforts to stop people being drawn towards radical groups.

Jacqui Smith said she wanted to use technology to stop "vulnerable people" being "groomed for violent extremism".

"Because something is difficult, that is no reason not to have a go at it...

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Muslims Reassured Job Quota

January 17, 2008

Author: Ajay Jha

Source: Gulf News

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/08/01/17/10182435.html

The federal government yesterday reassured Muslims that it is considering their demand for reservation in educational institutions and government jobs.

Home Minister Shivraj Patil gave this assurance while speaking at the annual Conference of State Minorities Commission.

"We have to apply our mind as to how best to do this [...

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Islamic Militants Attack Troops in Southern Mogadishu

January 17, 2008

Author: MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080117/NEWS07/80117050#article_comments

Islamic militants fired mortar shells and guns in the Somali capital today, sparking crossfire with Ethiopian troops and their Somali government allies that killed at least 20 people, witnesses said.

Mogadishu...

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Runner Wears Uniform That Caused DQ

January 17, 2008

Author: Alan Goldenbach

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/16/AR2008011603574.html?hpid=sec-religion

Juashaunna Kelly, the Theodore Roosevelt High School senior track star who was disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational for wearing a noncompliant uniform, wore the same unitard yesterday and set three personal records at the D.C....

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"The Corridor of Peace," a Commentary by Farzand Ahmed

January 17, 2008

Author: Farzand Ahmed

Source: India Today

http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/the-corridor-of-peace-3.html

In December last year, All India Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Council, a Sufi organisation, led a peace march to Parliament, holding placards that read: “Islam says killing of one innocent is killing of humanity. Sufi Corridor can play an important role in establishing peace and unity.”

Despite the overly idealistic veneer...

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