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In Turkey, Fear About Religious Lifestyle

April 30, 2007

Author: Sabrina Tavernise

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/30/world/europe/30turkey.html?ref=world

ISTANBUL, April 29 — When hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Istanbul on Sunday, it may have looked like a protest of government policy.

It was not.

Behind the slogans and signs of marchers in Istanbul on Sunday and in Ankara two weeks ago was something much...

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For Muslim Students, a Drive to Deem Holy Days as Holidays

April 29, 2007

Author: Emily Brady

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/nyregion/thecity/29holi.html

THE movement began last year when statewide tests for elementary school children were administered on Jan. 10, coinciding with Id al-Adha, a holiday that commemorates the story of Abraham and is a time of prayer and feast for the city’s Muslim community.

Muslim parents were dismayed that they were forced to choose...

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Muslim Woman Runs for Danish Parliament

April 27, 2007

Author: KARL RITTER

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/432/story/86795.html

A Muslim woman denounced and ridiculed by nationalists for wearing an Islamic head scarf announced Friday she was running for Parliament - a move bound to rekindle heated debate about Islam in Denmark.

The next election is not expected until 2009, but the mere thought of Asama Abdol-Hamid entering the...

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Muslim Leaders Reach Out to Ohio Communities, Invite Dialogue

April 27, 2007

Author: Meredith Heagney

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.columbusdispatch.com/dispatch/content/faith_values/stories/2007/04/27/open.html

Highway travelers driving past the hulking mosque on I-75 see the metallic gold dome, the 135-foot-tall minarets and the intricate stained-glass windows. The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo makes some people curious. For others, it conjures up stereotypes fueled by the...

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Kosovo's Top Islamic Leader Asks Local Muslims for Support

April 27, 2007

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070427/NEWS01/70427069/0/rss07

The top Islamic leader of Kosovo spoke to Muslims in metro Detroit today, asking them to support the independence of his province.

Mufti Naim Ternava, president of the Islamic Community of Kosovo, is in Michigan as part of a visit to the U.S. to garner support for making Kosovo an...

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Muslim Holidays Rejected by Board

April 26, 2007

Author: Tarron Lively

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20070425-105140-6054r.htm

Baltimore County public school officials have said that adding Muslim holidays to the school calendars is unlawful and "irresponsible," marking another setback in attempts across the region to add the holidays.

Muslim supporters wanted schools to close for Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca,...

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Muslim Veil Allowed in UK Courts: Judges

April 25, 2007

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Muslim-veil-allowed-in-UK-courts-judges/2007/04/25/1177180691369.html

Muslim women should be allowed to wear the veil in British courts, senior judges said.

Muslim women should be permitted to wear the full facial covering, known as the niqab, as long as it does not interfere with the administration of justice, the Judicial Studies Board's Equal Treatment...

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A Bridge Between Cops and Community

April 25, 2007

Author: ERIK ORTIZ

Source: Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1668388.php

ANAHEIM – Strengthening rapport with the city's Arab-American and Muslim communities required Anaheim police officer Omar Adham to show his trustworthiness.

Being Egyptian-American and speaking some Arabic were assets for the officer, but in a way, his uniform spoke louder.

"Typically,...

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"New Questions for the ISB," a Commentary by Jeff Jacoby

April 25, 2007

Author: Jeff Jacoby

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/04/25/new_questions_for_the_isb/

THE DATE was Oct. 28, 2000. The place: Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. At a demonstration against US policy in the Middle East, Abdurahman Alamoudi took the microphone.

"Anybody supports Hamas here?" he yelled to the cheering crowd. "Hear...

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