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How to Manage Muslim Staff

October 16, 2007

Author: Ingrid Tharasook

Source: CNN News

http://money.cnn.com/2007/10/16/smbusiness/ramadan.fsb/

(FSB Magazine) -- The Muslim holy month of Ramadan drew to a close last Friday when observers broke their fast on Eid-ul-Fitr, a three-day-long period of prayers and festivities. But while the Islamic world allows time off for the entirety of Eid and shortened work hours throughout Ramadan, the roughly120,000 Muslims here in the United States enjoy no...

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Islamic Center Closes Amid Suspicion of Smuggling People in Germany

October 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Pravda

Wire Service: AP

http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/16-10-2007/98922-germany_islam-0

Authorities are investigating whether an Islamic center in the southwestern city of Ulm has been attempting to smuggle people into Germany. Meanwhile, the center closed on.

Ulm's Islamic Information Center has been under observation for years, amid suspicion it has...

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Teen Plays Soccer in Scarf after Ban

October 15, 2007

Author: JASON GEARY

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://news.tbo.com/news/metro/MGB7V2AGS7F.html

PALM HARBOR - Iman Khalil was just another girl taking the soccer field Sunday, running alongside teammates and keeping a close eye on the ball. Occasionally, the 15-year-old tucked the back of her white head scarf into her red and white jersey.

A day earlier, teammates, parents and even members of an opposing team had lobbied a referee to let Khalil...

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Koran Tested After Claims Against US Troops in Afghanistan

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hIIlLYZuw9R77ob_kfQ6WGqdcScA

Investigators have sent burnt pages of a Koran to Kabul for tests to verify when they were set ablaze after allegations they were torched by US soldiers, Afghan police said.

The US military has rejected that its soldiers burnt the Muslim holy book during a raid in the eastern province of Kunar early Saturday but said it would...

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India Cinema Blast was "Terrorist" Attack, Police Say

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071015/ts_afp/indiablastbomb

Indian police said on Monday that an explosion that killed six people and injured 32 in a packed cinema hall in northern India was a "terrorist" bombing.

Hundreds of people -- mainly poor migrant workers -- were crammed into the theatre in the industrial city of Ludhiana in Punjab state...

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Khamenei Asks Muslims to Boycott ME Conference

October 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2007/10/14/top10.htm

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged Muslim nations to boycott a Middle East peace meeting in the US.

“The United States took the initiative for this meeting to save the Zionist regime, which received a beating at the hands of Hezbollah,” he told a crowd of hundreds of thousands at Iran’s Grand Mosque on Saturday.

“...

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Season of Charity: A Time of Scrutiny for U.S. Muslims

October 13, 2007

Author: Kim Vo

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/religion/ci_7168704?nclick_check=1

Chatting with visitors to her mosque during Ramadan, Bushra Burney mentioned to a married couple that her annual charitable donation - or zakat - went to the Islamic Relief Fund.

It's a respectable group, the Fremont woman hastened to add. "There's nothing fishy about it."

Such defensiveness reflects the quandary facing...

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Muslims Plead for Central Mosque

October 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/7042684.stm

The Muslim population of a growing town has increased from several hundred to 10,000 from 28 different countries in the last 10 years.

Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan on Friday in Northampton filled their four make-shift mosques.

Imams are asking the borough council for land to build a central mosque.

The Muslim...

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U.S. House Passes Historic Ramadan Resolution

October 12, 2007

Source: Media-Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1055501.html

(Media-Newswire.com) - Washington – A resolution recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and expressing the "deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world" was adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives October 2 by a vote of 376-0.

The resolution acknowledging the importance of Muslims in America, the first of its kind, was introduced by Texas Representative...

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