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Which One of These Is Not Like the Others?

January 4, 2008

Author: Alix Spiegel

Source: Chicago Public Radio

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=322

Alix Spiegel's story in this episode—"Act One. Which One of These Is Not Like the Others?"—won a 2008 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

A Muslim woman persuades her husband that their family would be happier if they left the West Bank and moved to America. They do, and things are good...until...

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Egypt Opens Crossing So Palestinians Can Return

January 3, 2008

Author: Ellen Knickmeyer and Glenn Kessler

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/02/AR2008010201857.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Egypt opened its main crossing into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to allow more than 2,000 Palestinian pilgrims -- including at least one official of the armed Hamas movement -- to return to their homes there, outraging Israel in a...

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Malaysian Christian Challenges Islamic Authorities over Dead Wife's Faith

January 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/malaysian-christian-challenges-islamic/n20080103014309990005

The Christian husband of a dead Malaysian woman sought to stop Islamic authorities Thursday from giving her a Muslim funeral amid a dispute over whether she converted to Islam before her death.

The case is the latest in a series...

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A Handbook for Muslim Teens

January 3, 2008

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0103/p14s04-lire.html

Growing up in today's culture can be exciting, confusing, and chock-full of challenges.

For young American Muslims, navigating adolescence has proven especially daunting since the events of Sept. 11, 2001. They must sort out not only who they are individually but also how they fit into a society that knows little about them but...

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For Dutch Educators, Islamophobia can be a Teaching Aid for Holocaust Studies

January 3, 2008

Author: Cnaan Liphshiz and Ruthie Pliskin

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/940592.html

The Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority this week hosts a week-long seminar for 21 teachers, the first run by the museum for Dutch educators, with one day devoted to discussions about teaching Holland's Muslim minority about the Shoah.

When teaching Holocaust studies to Dutch Muslim teenagers in Amsterdam,...

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No End in Sight as South Thai Rebellion Enters Fifth Year

January 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Original Source: AFP

Brutal killings have reached unprecedented levels in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, experts say, as the region enters the fifth year of a separatist insurgency that is tearing communities apart.

A government policy of reconciliation in the region has backfired, analysts told AFP, with rebels beheading, mutilating and even crucifying victims to try to spark a backlash and create divisions between Buddhists and Muslims.

"They kill in such brutal ways:...

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Sikh Federation Urges Sikhs in Punjab to Unite on Turban Issue

January 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PunjabNewsline

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/7618/38/

Sikh Federation (UK) urges Sikh leadership in Punjab to unite and take up Dastaar issue during French President’s India visit

The Sikh Federation (UK) has called on the entire Sikh leadership in Punjab not to miss the opportunity of exerting pressure regarding the dastaar issue prior on the French President, Nicholas Sarkozy visiting India...

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Livingstone Gets Muslim Backing

January 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7169303.stm

A Muslim group is backing Ken Livingstone to be re-elected as mayor of London.

The British Muslim Initiative said it was in the best interest of Muslims to vote for him in the 1 May elections.

It praised the mayor for his continued support of a multicultural society and for protecting Muslim communities against racism and...

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Muslim Leader Affirms Religious Unity

January 2, 2008

Author: KASS STONE

Source: The Northwest Indiana Times

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2008/01/02/news/top_news/doc541b4b60b478d58a862573c40010777d.txt

GARY | Iman W.D. Mohammed, a leader in the African-American Muslim community, offered a message of unity among Christians, Jews and Muslims at the 47th annual Emancipation Proclamation Program of Freedom on Tuesday at Western Christian...

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Bridging Cultures, and Taking Arabic to Iowa

January 2, 2008

Author: SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02/education/02education.html

Zahra Al-Attar drove down the two-lane highway from Iowa City to her morning classes here. As she entered Kalona, population 2,200 and change, she rolled past the harness shop and the veterinary clinic, those reminders of her dislocation. She noticed, too, a horse-drawn buggy on the shoulder, an unexpected cue for memory.
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Gay Muslims Pack a Dance Floor of Their Own

January 1, 2008

Author: NICHOLAS KULISH

Source: The New York Times/Berlin Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/world/europe/01berlin.html

Six men whirled faster and faster in the center of the nightclub, arms slung over one another’s shoulders, performing a traditional circle dance popular in Turkey and the Middle East. Nothing unusual given the German capital’s large Muslim population.

But most of the people filling the dance...

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Muslim Group Irked by Columnist's Book

December 31, 2007

Author: Barry Brown

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071231/FOREIGN/971280818/1001

A Muslim group is suing Canada's leading national newsweekly for the right of rebuttal because it published excerpts warning of high Muslim birthrates in the book "America Alone," by syndicated columnist Mark Steyn.

The Canadian Islamic Congress filed complaints...

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