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Georgia Muslim Barred From Court Over Islamic Scarf

June 28, 2007

Source: PRNewswire

http://fe31.news.sp1.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070628/pl_usnw/georgia_muslim_barred_from_court_over_islamic_scarf

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group reported today that a Georgia Muslim seeking to contest a speeding ticket was allegedly barred from a courtroom in that state because she wears an Islamic headscarf, or hijab.

The...

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First Big Wave of Iraqi Refugees Heads for the US

June 26, 2007

Author: Dan Murphy

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0626/p01s07-woiq.html?page=1

Amman, Jordan - Adnan Abbas – with his poor English, four young daughters, and little money to speak of – shrugs when told that making a new life in the US will be hard.

"I know that a new country, new language, is difficult and that America isn't going to say, 'Welcome, Adnan, here's a million dollars,' "...

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Muslim Gains Under Blair Overshadowed

June 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Britain-Muslims.html

DEWSBURY, England (AP) -- Under the shadow of a towering minaret in a Muslim enclave, veiled women stroll, shiny new cars line the streets and houses are being expanded.

It's an image of prosperity among British Muslims that didn't exist here before Prime Minister Tony Blair...

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Thousands Expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond”

June 25, 2007

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/press-releases/thousands-expected-at-the-icna-mas-convention-muhammad-mercy-to-humanity-and-be.html

National Muslim Convention to hold inter-faith dialogue and address growing Islamophobia. Thousands expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond” to take place in Hartford, CT on July 6-8.
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Feature: American Muslims Denouncing Terrorism

June 21, 2007

Author: Dilshad D. Ali

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/gallery/terrorist.html

Every few months another story hits the news: Terrorist plot uncovered, Muslims implicated. Since the tragedy of 9/11, Muslims have remained under intense scrutiny, and more than a few Americans have called the religion "evil." People still wonder: Why aren't Muslims saying--or doing--enough to condemn terrorism and violence? Is Islam really a religion of violence?...

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Rome Hosts Conference on Islam, Europe

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=21131

ROME - Historians, scholars of religion, political scientists, philosophers, senior officials and commentators from Europe and the Mediterranean will on Tuesday and Wednesday gather in the Italian capital, Rome, to examine the current state of dialogue between Muslim and non-Muslim countries in the region at a time of upheaval in the...

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Four Killed in Thailand's Rebellious Muslim South

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSBKK113980._CH_.2400

BANGKOK, June 19 (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim separatist rebels killed four people, including a district chief and an army colonel, in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south, police said on Tuesday.

One soldier was killed and two wounded late on Monday as they clashed with militants who set fire to a school in Pattani,...

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Convention Aims To Offer 'Window' On Muslim Life

June 19, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/icna-press-clippings/convention-aims-to-offer-window-on-muslim-life.html

Hartford — Muslim leaders hope next month to inform members of other faiths about theirs, and to dispel myths and stereotypes perpetuated by what the Islamic Circle of North America's secretary general called the “irresponsible...

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