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Kiwis 'Learning to Accept Racial Diversity'

December 11, 2007

Author: Jenny Ling

Source: Stuff.co.nz/The Dominion Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4319131a10.html

The Human Rights Commission and police say New Zealanders are embracing the increasingly diverse population, only a small percentage resisting it.

But there is more anecdotal evidence of abuse and many victims are still not reporting it to authorities.

Police strategic adviser Kefeng Chu said racial tension was still common and more work was needed...

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Muslim Lawyer Sues Over Inter Milan 'Crusaders' Kit

December 11, 2007

Author: Richard Owen

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3035438.ece

A Turkish lawyer is taking legal action against Inter Milan, the Italian football team, for wearing a strip with “Crusader-style” red crosses that he alleges is ”offensive to Muslim sensibilities”.

Baris Kaska, a lawyer in Izmir who specialises in European law, said that he had lodged a...

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After Guantanamo, 'Reintegration' for Saudis

December 10, 2007

Author: Josh White and Robin Wright

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/09/AR2007120901411.html?hpid=topnews

For five years, Jumah al-Dossari sat in a tiny cell at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, watched day and night by military captors who considered him one of the most dangerous terrorist suspects on the planet.

In July, he was...

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Islamic School Closure is 'Good Lesson'

December 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22898328-12377,00.html

THE closure of a Muslim school by the West Australian Government is a warning to other Islamic schools, the former head of Australia's peak Muslim body says. The Muslim Ladies' College in the Perth suburb of Kenwick was shut down by state Education Minister Mark McGowan yesterday for a series of "serious concerns...

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UF Refuses to See Threat From Radical Islam

December 10, 2007

Author: Ashley Emans

Source: www.humanevents.com

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=23866

On November 13, several student groups at the University of Florida (UF) held a viewing and a panel discussion of the documentary Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West. Fliers advertising the event (which had been repeatedly torn down by free-speech-loving liberals) contained the phrase “Radical Islam Wants You Dead.” Now the...

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Israeli Anti-Arab Racism 'Rises'

December 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7136068.stm

An Israeli civil rights group has said racism against Arab citizens of Israel has risen sharply in the past year.

In a report, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel said expression of anti-Arab views had doubled, and racist incidents had increased by 26%.

Christian or Muslim Arab citizens of Israel make up 20% of the population.
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Team Wrapped up in Headscarf Debate

December 9, 2007

Author: DANIEL MACISAAC

Source: Edmonton Sun

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2007/12/09/4715542-sun.html

Sixteen-year-old Sheena Alami calls the flap over Islamic hijab headscarves that has sidelined her Edmonton soccer team shocking.

"I was really disappointed that this whole issue was taking place in Canada because we're supposed to be a multicultural society accepting of different cultures and religions," she...

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Pilgrims' Progress Upsets Israel

December 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7131457.stm

Israel has protested to Egypt over the opening of a border crossing to allow Muslim pilgrims from Gaza to make their way through Egypt to Saudi Arabia.

The Israelis say they are concerned that militants may leave Gaza and go for training in Iran.

Gaza has been largely sealed off since June, when Hamas took control in Gaza. Some 2,000...

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Muslim Woman Sues for Being Forced to Remove Headscarf in US Jail

December 6, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/06/america/NA-GEN-US-Muslim-Headscarf-Lawsuit.php

LOS ANGELES: A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail.

Jameelah Medina also said she was intimidated by a...

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Muslims Search Uptown to Find Havens for Prayer

December 5, 2007

Author: Tim Funk

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/175/story/532991.html

A small group of Muslims working for Charlotte's biggest banks have been spearheading efforts to find space uptown where Muslims can gather to say their daily prayers.

For Muslims, praying five times a day - including two or three times during work hours - is one of the pillars of their faith.

Right now, many uptown Muslims...

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British Imam's Daughter Under Police Protection after Converting to Christianity

December 5, 2007

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3006561.ece

A British imam's daughter is living in fear of her life under police protection after she received death threats from her family for converting to Christianity.

The young woman, aged 32, whose father is a Muslim imam in the north of England, has moved house 45 times to escape detection by her family since she became a...

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