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Four Arab-Americans Claim Discrimination in Suit Against FedEx

July 17, 2007

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=1011797

BOSTON - Four Arab-American men claim in a lawsuit filed against FedEx Corp. that their supervisors subjected them to religious and ethnic slurs, called them terrorists and gave them less lucrative delivery routes.

"They all came to this country because they wanted a better life for their families, and this is...

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'Little Mosque on Prairie' Puts Muslims in a Sitcom

July 17, 2007

Author: Curt Brown

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1306660.html

Kashif Saroya cringed when his e-mail inbox started buzzing about a new Canadian TV sitcom called "Little Mosque on the Prairie."

So the executive adviser to the Muslim Youth of Minnesota started downloading 10-minute snippets off YouTube.

"I just couldn't stop laughing," said Saroya, of Blaine. "Some people think it reinforces stereotypes...

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No 10 Site in Mosque Petition Row

July 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6902367.stm

More than 255,000 people have signed a petition on the Downing Street website against any plans to build Britain's biggest mosque in East London.

The petition, currently the most popular on the No 10 site, calls for the "mega mosque" to be scrapped as it will "cause terrible violence".

But London mayor Ken Livingstone said it was...

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Christians Told to Unite with Moderate Muslims Against Mega-Mosque

July 17, 2007

Author: Maria Mackay

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/christians.told.to.unite.with.moderate.muslims.against.megamosque/11622.htm

Christians gathered for this year’s Keswick Convention have been urged to unite with the “fair-minded” Muslim community of East London in opposing plans to build a mega-mosque there.

This was the call of...

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Iran to Intensify Dress Crackdown

July 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6900111.stm

Iran will intensify a crackdown on women flouting Islamic dress laws, a senior policeman has told local media.

Tehran police chief Ahmad Reza Radan said from 23 July twice as many police will tackle "immoral behaviour".

Hundreds of women have already been arrested and some beaten by police since the drive began in April, human rights groups...

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From Muslim Youths, a Push for Change

July 15, 2007

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/14/AR2007071400985.html

Attending what Muslim American activists say is the highest-level meeting ever between Muslim American youths and U.S. officials, Mohamed Sabur couldn't help but notice a frustrating paradox.

Part of what motivated the 23-year-old to leave computer science for politics...

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Islamic Activists Want FBI to Look into Arson and Vandalism of Sarasota County Home

July 14, 2007

Author: LATISHA R. GRAY

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20070714/NEWS/707140330/1230/NEWS08

SARASOTA COUNTY -- Islamic activists are calling on the FBI to investigate a hate crime in which a Bosnian family's home was burned and spray painted with anti-Muslim slurs.

Hasib Sejfovic, 43, walked through what was left of his Avila Avenue home Friday afternoon. He looked at the charred remains...

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Jihadis Tap Anti-Musharraf Feeling

July 14, 2007

Author: Barbara Plett

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6897601.stm

President Pervez Musharraf's decision to storm the Red Mosque in Islamabad and his words about the elimination of terrorism and extremism are a challenge to the home-grown Pakistani Taleban and its attempts to mobilise religious opposition to military rule.

It was easy to dismiss the burka-clad...

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Muslims' Scarves OK in License Pics

July 14, 2007

Author: SHARON COOLIDGE

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070714/NEWS01/707140395/1077/COL02

Two suburban Cincinnati Muslim women were wrongly asked to remove head scarves before their driver's license photos were taken.

When made aware of the gaffe in late May, the Ohio Department of Public Safety sent an e-mail to the state's 216 registrar offices reminding them...

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Imams' Lawyer Receives Second Death Threat

July 13, 2007

Author: Abdi Aynte

Source: The Minnesota Monitor

http://www.minnesotamonitor.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2062

For the second time in a few months, the attorney for the six Muslim imams who were removed from a plane last year at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport has received a death threat sent from Minnesota.

Among other threats, the party responsible for the letter warns the attorney that they "can use [rocket propelled grenade] rounds...

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Diverse Groups Review Valdosta's Court Ban

July 12, 2007

Author: CAROLE HAWKINS

Source: Florida Times-Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/071207/geo_183883789.shtml

Valdosta has examined a rule that prevents people from wearing headgear in courtrooms Wednesday, but has not decided how to update it.

City and court officials met Wednesday with representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers, or...

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