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MAS Freedom Foundation Underscores Egyptian Human Rights Campaign with Visits and Rally

April 23, 2007

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=4074

WASHINGTON, DC - Apr. 23, 2007 (MASNET) On March 2, 2007 the Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, through its civil and human rights department, responded to the human rights violations and severe assault on nonviolent opposition groups by launching the Human Rights Campaign in Egypt.

The Freedom Foundation has officially expressed its concerns to the U.S. State...

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Southland Muslims Promote Code of Unity

April 23, 2007

Author: Rebecca Trounson

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-shiasunni23apr23,1,3425510.story

As the conflict deepens between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Muslim leaders in Southern California have launched what they hope will be a nationwide movement to promote unity among different branches of the faith in this country and help prevent acts of violence here....

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An Unwavering Push for Muslim School Holidays

April 23, 2007

Author: Gina Davis

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.muslim23apr23,0,3533316.story

Bash Pharoan sees his long-running campaign to close Baltimore County's schools on Muslim holidays as a demand for fairness: If schools are shut down on Yom Kippur and Christmas Day, they also should be closed on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

He first advanced this idea a decade ago, and...

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First Muslim-Oriented High School in NW to Open

April 22, 2007

Source: KOMOTV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.komotv.com/news/local/7141111.html

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Mounting pressures from Muslim parents in the region have prompted the Muslim Educational Trust to open the new coeducational Oregon Islamic Academy - the first high school in the Northwest geared to Muslim students.

Syed Ahmad was one of those parents. He told Wajdi Said, the trust's executive director, that he moved his family from Texas to...

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Arson Scatters Mosque Members

April 21, 2007

Author: ABBIE VANSICKLE

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/04/21/Hillsborough/Arson_scatters_mosque.shtml

TAMPA - Their mosque destroyed by arson, they had promised to keep holding Friday prayers.

They thought they could make do with a tent. But no one prayed on the grounds of the Islamic Education Center of Tampa that day, about a week after an arsonist burned the prayer hall, leaving behind...

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Islamic Center to Hold its Annual Open House

April 20, 2007

Author: GRACE ASSOUAD

Source: Columbia Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=25281

For the past year, the Muslim community in mid-Missouri has been under more scrutiny than any other religious group.

Just last month, five men linked to a Columbia-based Islamic charity, the Islamic American Relief Agency-USA, were accused of illegally trafficking $1.4 million in funds to a Sudan-based organization with ties to a then-...

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Students Tour Muslim World

April 19, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0419/p13s02-lire.html

What do ordinary people in the Muslim world think about relations with the West? Where do they stand in the struggle within Islam? Who are the role models for young Muslims? How are their religious identities being shaped, and by whom?

With the future of the United States and the Muslim world linked more closely (and painfully)...

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New York School of Arab Culture Draws Flak

April 18, 2007

Source: Electric News

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,127899,00.html

THE new school has yet to enrol a single student. But its very existence is at the heart of a controversy in New York.

The Khalil Gibran International Academy was set up to teach students about Arab language and culture.

The school is only expected to open in September, but has already been called 'Jihadi' and 'segregationist'.

One opponent, 72-year-...

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On Faith: What Does it Mean to be Muslim in America?

April 18, 2007

Author: Sally Quinn and Hadia Mubarak

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2007/04/17/DI2007041700627.html

On Faith Live explores What Does it Mean to be Muslim in America during a 90-minute symposium Thursday at Georgetown University. On Faith's first live event inaugurates Georgetown/On Faith -- "a new partnership aimed at providing On Faith readers a deeper and more...

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Painting Helps Break Down Barriers Between Police and Young Muslims

April 17, 2007

Author: Mark Hilditch

Source: This is Cheshire

http://www.thisischeshire.co.uk/mostpopular.var.1323519.mostviewed.painting_helps_break_down_barriers_between_police_and_young_muslims.php

A DRAMATIC spray-painted picture is helping to break down barriers between young Muslims and Police Officers in Crewe.

The picture is the work of a team of the youngsters...

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Muslim Woman Wears Her Hijab and a Black Belt with Pride

April 17, 2007

Author: Tu Thanh Ha

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070417.wxhijab17/BNStory/National/home

MONTREAL — When news came that young Muslim girls had been turned away from a tae kwon do competition in Quebec because they wore Islamic head scarves, one of the people upset was the former dean of engineering of the University of Ottawa.

Aside from being an...

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Racial Tension Could Flare in Wake of New Hijab Ban

April 16, 2007

Source: The Province

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=25816b08-f5a0-4d8a-91d2-ee5e73d1cc13

LONGUEUIL, Que. -- A taekwondo team of Muslim girls withdrew from a tournament yesterday after they were barred from taking part with their hijabs, threatening to re-ignite Quebec's contentious debate about accommodating religious minorities.

"I feel very sad because we practised so hard," said 11-year-old Bissan...

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Minnesota's Muslim Cab Drivers Face Crackdown

April 16, 2007

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/16/AR2007041601563.html

Muslim cab drivers at Minnesota's biggest airport will face new penalties including a two-year revocation of their taxi permits if they refuse to give rides to travelers carrying liquor or accompanied by dogs, the board overseeing operations ruled Monday.

The...

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