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Muslim Medical Students get Picky

October 7, 2007

Author: Daniel Foggo and Abul Taher

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article2603966.ece

Some Muslim medical students are refusing to attend lectures or answer exam questions on alcohol-related or sexually transmitted diseases because they claim it offends their religious beliefs.

Some trainee doctors say learning to treat the diseases conflicts with their faith, which states that Muslims...

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Scholars Dig into Muslim Culture

October 7, 2007

Author: ROSE COX

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/9362370p-9276024c.html

A new Alaska Pacific University project is giving Alaskans an opportunity to study and discuss Muslim culture.

"Engaging Muslims: Religion, Cultures, Politics" is the work of Regina Boisclair, Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology at APU -- along with UAA, Wayland Baptist University, the Islamic Community Center of...

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Moroccan Girl Sparks Debate in Spain over Muslim Headscarf

October 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1126000

A Moroccan girl was allowed to return to school in Spain last week after briefly being expelled for wearing the Muslim headscarf, but the incident has sparked a national debate over the traditional head cover in the mainly Roman Catholic country.

Two weeks ago a public school in the town of Gerona in the...

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Nigerian Islamic Court Bans Satirical Play on Sharia Law

October 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gfMI94-7KHEf-SUGBKzXnih9V-og

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has banned a play written by a civil rights activist which satirises the implementation of Sharia law in 12 mainly Muslim states, court papers show.

The upper Sharia court in the Tudun Wada neighbourhood of the northern city of Kaduna issued an order restraining Shehu Sani from selling or...

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Islamic Militants Eyed in Philippine Bombings

October 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071006/wl_asia_afp/philippinesattacksbomb

Philippines police said Saturday they believe the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network was behind a bomb attack in the south in which at least one child died.

Police chief Avelino Razon said Friday's attacks bore the "signature" of the Jemaah Islamiyah, which has...

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Rizwan's Killing Sparks Fresh Row in Kolkata

October 6, 2007

Author: Sukarno Sen

Source: IBN/CNN

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/rizwans-killing-sparks-hindumuslim-row-in-kolkata/50039-3.html

A strong civil society movement in Kolkata is spurring up against the killing of 30-year old Rizwan-Ur Rahman, a Muslim youth killed allegedly for marrying a Hindu girl. Two senior IPS officers, who are accused in this case, were summoned to the CID headquarters in Kolkata for...

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Faith Meets Reality TV in Contest to Find the Best Mosque in Britain

October 6, 2007

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,2185063,00.html

There are no nasty judges, booing crowds, tearful auditions or backstabbing. But the competition is just as tough. Eight mosques are vying to become Britain's Model Mosque 2007 in a televised competition which marries halal principles with the knock-out rules of reality TV.

The series, shown tonight on the Islam Channel, is not a...

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Grave Issues Delay Muslim Burial

October 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7030789.stm

The first Islamic funeral has been held in Dorset but mourners faced a delay because the grave was dug incorrectly.

Located at Poundbury Cemetery, on land owned by Prince Charles, it was 90 degrees out of alignment.

It meant that the body of Mustafa Cafer, 62 could not be buried to face east towards the holy city of Mecca, according to...

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Muslim Moms Join Forces, Open Law Firm

October 5, 2007

Author: Shenequa A. Golding

Source: Daily Southtown

http://dailysouthtown.com/news/589781,100507Amal.article

When asked what kind of attorney she is, Janaan Hashim has a sharp reply.

"A good one," Hashim said with a laugh.

She is one of six attorneys in a new, all-female, all-Muslim, all-working-mother law firm in Palos Heights. The women named their venture Amal Law Group.

"Amal," which is Arabic for "hope," is...

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Muslims of Nepal: Becoming An Assertive Minority

October 4, 2007

Author: R. Upadhyay

Source: Madhesi

http://madhesi.wordpress.com/2007/10/13/muslims-of-nepal-becoming-an-assertive-minority/

Hindu Monarchy with Hinduism as State religion ruled Nepal for centuries. The system of governance was also based on Hindu scriptures. As Buddhism was accepted as a part of Hindu society, the followers of this religion had no problem in the kingdom. But Muslims, the third religious group in...

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