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UW-Milwaukee Students Object to Security Fee for Anti-Islamic Speaker

November 28, 2007

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1578213.html

MILWAUKEE — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student group that's invited a speaker who's raised the ire of some Muslim organizations elsewhere because of his anti-Islamic message is objecting to a school demand that it post extra security fees for the appearance.

UWM's Conservative Union said the university is trying to kill the Dec. 4...

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To Muslim Girls, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In

November 28, 2007

Author: NEIL MacFARQUHAR

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/us/28girlscout.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

MINNEAPOLIS — Sometimes when Asma Haidara, a 12-year-old Somali immigrant, wants to shop at Target or ride the Minneapolis light-rail system, she puts her Girl Scout sash over her everyday clothes, which usually include a long skirt worn over pants as well as a swirling head scarf.

Girls from...

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Judge Declines to Block Autopsies of Muslim Men

November 28, 2007

Author: MAX B. BAKER

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/story/328475.html

FORT WORTH -- A Tarrant County judge declined Tuesday to stop the autopsies of two men killed in a traffic collision late Sunday night. The men's families had objected, saying autopsies violated their Muslim faith.

Abdel Rahman Joudeh, 23, of Arlington and Mohammad Khan, 18, of Grand Prairie were killed when their car veered into the path of a...

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Mitt Romney Rejects Reports He Would Not Consider a Muslim in His Cabinet

November 28, 2007

Source: FOXNews.com

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,313303,00.html

Mitt Romney said Tuesday that reports claiming he does not think a Muslim would be needed in his Cabinet are inaccurate, and that he would consider applicants "of any faith and ethnic group" for positions in a Romney administration.

"The people who would be part of my Cabinet is something that I really haven’t given a lot of thought to at this point," Romney said, speaking to reporters at a...

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Canadian Muslim Barred from Air Canada Flight Files Human Rights Complaint

November 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Canadian Press

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5ghJG4QIkRFBCXXbVBJY7amf_tkIw

A Canadian Muslim who says he was blocked from a domestic Air Canada flight because of racial profiling has filed a complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

While attempting to purchase a ticket in Vancouver to fly to Victoria in May 2004, Shahid Mahmood said he was flagged as a security...

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Bid to Free Teddy Insult Teacher

November 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7114439.stm

Sudanese officials have indicated that the British teacher arrested for allowing her class teddy bear to be named Muhammad could be released soon.

Gillian Gibbons, of Liverpool, may face blasphemy charges for insulting Islam's Prophet. A conviction could mean six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine.

The Sudan Embassy in London said the...

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Kenyan Muslims Deny Sharia Claims

November 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7115387.stm

Kenyan Muslim leaders have dismissed as propaganda allegations that an opposition party promised to introduce Sharia for Muslims if it won elections.

The National Muslim Leaders Forum said its deal with the Orange Democratic Movement was to end the current discrimination against Muslims.

Christian leaders have been calling for the pact to be made public...

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Court Says US Border Inspections of Muslims Were Allowed

November 26, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/26/america/NA-GEN-US-Muslims-Stopped.php

NEW YORK: U.S. immigration authorities acted constitutionally when they subjected dozens of people returning from an Islamic convention in Canada to screening tactics usually reserved for people suspected of being terrorists, an appeals court said Monday.

The court upheld the conclusion of a federal judge that the 2004...

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Right-Wing Hindus Urge India to Protect Muslim Author

November 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071126/wl_sthasia_afp/indiareligionculturebangladeshnasreen

Opposition Hindu nationalists Monday pressed New Delhi to provide security to Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, who faces death threats from Muslim groups at home and in India.

The demand came with Nasreen in hiding in the...

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Mosque Conversion to Cost £1.5m

November 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/shropshire/7112058.stm

Members of Shropshire's Islamic Foundation need to raise around £1.5m to create a mosque complex.

They have bought the former Territorial Army building in Wellington, Telford and have planning permission to convert it to a mosque.

Saleh Laher, a member of the foundation, said it hoped to have the building ready...

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Oral Histories Pay Tribute to Muslim Women

November 23, 2007

Author: Clem Richardson

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2007/11/23/2007-11-23_spotlight_on_city_people_oral_histories_.html

The gallery at Harriet's Alter Ego is a small, spare space in the rear of a delightfully stylish women's clothing and accessory store on Brooklyn's Flatbush Ave., blocks from Grand Army Plaza. Nsenga Knight is making history there.

The...

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Chechen President Calls for Women to Wear Head Scarves, Latest Nod Toward Islamic Tradition

November 21, 2007

Author: Musa Sadulayev

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20071121-1246-russia-chechnya.html

The president of Chechnya has called for all women to cover their heads with scarves, the latest in a series of his unofficial orders toughening social customs for women in the violence-wracked, mainly Muslim Russian region.

The...

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