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Tajik Universities Bar Hijab-Wearing Girls From Exams

August 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/08/B6C95CD6-4F04-4AE5-8FD8-4C4CDCCA982C.html

August 3, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Officials in Tajikistan's State Teacher Training Institute have told RFE/RL's Tajik Service that female applicants are no longer allowed to take university entrance exams there wearing Islamic head scarves.

Today's remarks come after...

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Israeli Troops Kill West Bank Islamic Jihad Leader

August 3, 2007

Author: Imad Saada

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070803/ts_afp/mideastunrest

NABLUS, West Bank (AFP) - Israeli troops have shot dead a leader of the radical Islamic Jihad group in the West Bank and wounded three people during an incursion into the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said on Friday.

Meanwhile, Palestinian militants fired three...

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Religion Hurdle Stops TV Actor from Getting Flat

August 3, 2007

Author: Mayura Janwalkar

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1113413

Amir Ali moves high court, saying he is being denied a house in Lokhandwala because he is a Muslim

Actor Aamir Ali may be a popular face on TV, but like many others finding a home in Mumbai has not been pleasurable for him — religiously speaking.

Alleging discrimination, Ali, in a PIL filed before the Bombay High Court, urged the...

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Mothers of Missing in Russia's Islamic Region of Dagestan Stage Protest, Declare Hunger Strike

August 3, 2007

Author: Arsen Mollayev

Source: The Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070803-1036-russia-dagestan.html

MAKHACHKALA, Russia – About 50 women occupied a central square in this provincial Russian capital on Friday, declaring a hunger strike and vowing not to leave until authorities tell them what happened to their missing children.

Police tried...

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Islamic Creationist Group Launches Glitzy, Global Blitz

August 3, 2007

Author: Yigal Schleifer

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0803/p01s10-woeu.html

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - On a recent afternoon inside Istanbul's busiest subway station, a young man beckoned commuters into a subterranean "fossil exhibit" full of skulls and insects dating back millions of years.

But this was no mainstream scientific display. One colorful poster advertised the "myth" of the evolution of the horse....

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Judge Orders Prison to Meet Religious Diet Needs

August 3, 2007

Author: CLARENCE MABIN

Source: The Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2007/08/03/news/local/doc46b2757e970cf806390274.txt

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution officials and a Muslim inmate are attempting to revise food service at the prison so the inmate can have access to kosher foods.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon ordered the revision after the inmate, Mohamed El-...

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Race Crime Up After Terror Attack

August 2, 2007

Author: Stephen Stewart

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6924745.stm

Racist crime in the west of Scotland had increased after the suspected terror attack on Glasgow Airport, BBC Scotland has learned.

Strathclyde Police have released figures on racist crime and a senior officer confirmed that there had been a noticeable rise.

Community and political leaders were quick to call for...

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Republican Candidate Advocates Threat to Bomb Islamic Holy Sites as Response to Terrorist Attack on U.S.

August 2, 2007

Source: PR-Inside.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/republican-candidate-advocates-threat-to-r193291.htm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo says the best way he can think of to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on the U.S. is to threaten to retaliate by bombing Islamic holy sites. The Colorado congressman on Tuesday told about 30 people at a town hall meeting in the state of Iowa...

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Pork at Issue in Doughnut Franchise Row

August 1, 2007

Author: Ameet Sachdev

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-wed_dunkin_0801aug01,0,119660.story

Every day for nearly 30 years, Walid Elkhatib has sold doughnuts. Glazed, chocolate frosted, Bavarian Kreme and other varieties. As a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee, he expanded the menu to include breakfast sandwiches, such as egg and cheese bagels.

But he drew the line at serving sandwiches...

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Ellison Returns from Trip to Iraq

August 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-07-30-ellison-iraq_N.htm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison made a weekend trip to Iraq, where a pair of sheiks urged Congress' only Muslim lawmaker to help in countering al-Qaeda's vision of Islam.

Ellison, D-Minn., said he met in Ramadi in Anbar province with the two sheiks, who oversee several hundred thousand congregants.
...

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Police Investigate Vandalism of Mosque

August 1, 2007

Author: Loresha Wilson

Source: Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007708010324

A faded green marijuana leaf remained on the outside of a Shreveport mosque late afternoon Tuesday, despite efforts to wash off the graffiti. The imam of the Islamic Association of Arabi Inc. arrived for prayers about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the drug symbol spray painted on one side and profanity on the other,...

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Nigerian Shia Base Knocked Down

August 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6926119.stm

Nigeria's security forces have demolished the headquarters of a Shia sect, whose members were accused of killing a rival Muslim cleric.

The security forces destroyed a school, a clinic and the living quarters of the sect in the north-western Sokoto state.

Although no official explanation was given for the demolition, it is being suggested...

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Imams Drop Passengers from Lawsuit over Removal from Flight

August 1, 2007

Author: Gregg Aamot

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/08/01/imams/

Minneapolis — (AP) The six imams who were removed from a US Airways flight after passengers reported they were acting suspiciously won't include those passengers in their lawsuit against the airline and police, an attorney for the imams said Wednesday.

Attorney...

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