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Announcing Unitedmuslims.org--Promoting Active Citizenship within the Muslim Community

March 22, 2007

Source: The American Muslim Press Release

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/unitedmuslimsorg_promoting_active_citizenship_within_the_muslim_community/0013485

ANNOUNCING UNITEDMUSLIMS.ORG - PROMOTING ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP WITHIN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY

An interesting new site has just gone online at http://www.unitedmuslims.org

This site is designed to...

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Anger at German Koran Divorce Ban

March 22, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6480503.stm

The woman, a German citizen of Moroccan descent, had asked for an immediate divorce, saying her husband beat her.

But the female judge ruled that, under the law of the Koran, the woman had not been subject to unacceptable behaviour, the court in Frankfurt said.

The judge had now been removed from the divorce proceedings, it said.

She had argued that the couple's Moroccan cultural...

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Islamic Coalition Seeking Investigation

March 21, 2007

Author: Julie Wernau

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=51d32184-d6d0-4576-87fb-402795ed34cb

Four groups are seeking an investigation into policies and attitudes directed toward Muslims and other minorities in the state's prison system.

The groups have drafted a letter to Commissioner of Correction Theresa Lantz and said they are looking for more organizations, Muslim and non-Muslim, to sign on before they...

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Muslims Offer to Help 'John Does' Sued by Imams

March 21, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070321-120653-3610r.htm

Lawyers and a Muslim group say they will defend at no cost airline passengers caught up in a lawsuit between a group of imams and U.S. Airways if the passengers are named as "John Does" and sued for reporting suspicious behavior that got the Muslim clerics booted from a November flight.

The six imams are suing...

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Schools Allowed to Ban Face Veils

March 20, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6466221.stm

Schools will be able to ban pupils from wearing full-face veils on security, safety or learning grounds under new uniforms guidance issued by ministers.

It says efforts must be made to accommodate religious clothing, but stresses the importance of teachers and pupils being able to make eye contact.

It comes after a girl failed in a legal bid to overturn her school's niqab ban....

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British Muslims Extend a Friendly Hand to Jews

March 18, 2007

Author: Jamie Doward

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2036665,00.html

Britain's leading Muslim organisation will tomorrow signal a radical shift in its position when one of its senior members addresses a Jewish audience for the first time.

The decision by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) to attend a high-profile debate entitled 'Does more unite Muslims and Jews than divides them?' is being...

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"Muslim Country Musician Turns Stereotypes Upside Down," a Commentary by Eileen Flynn

March 17, 2007

Author: Eileen Flynn

Source: Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/travel/content/life/stories/faith/03/17/17flynn.html

It was the twang that threw me. I'm talking serious cowboy voice. The kind that can only come from out on the range. The kind that still startles my New England ears.

"Miss Fleeeeynn?" he said. "This is Kareem Salama. I understand you're trying to reach me."

OK, hold it. I...

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"CAIR Doesn't Deserve the Harassment," a Commentary by Arab American News

March 17, 2007

Source: The Arab American

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=7912

Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) recently reserved a room on Capitol Hill for a panel discussion on "Global Attitudes on Islam-West Relations: U.S. Policy Implications," sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). It was the fifth Hill event for CAIR in the last two years. It was selected as a target of opportunity by some who seek to block participation in...

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Quebec Prison Guard Loses Job for Wearing Hijab

March 16, 2007

Source: Angola Press

http://www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-e.asp?ID=517202

A human rights advocacy group deplored on Thursday the firing of a Muslim woman who lost her Quebec prison guard job for refusing to remove her hijab.

Sondos Abdelatif, 19, was half-way through her training to become a prison guard at Montreal`s Bordeaux jail when she was fired Tuesday on concerns her hijab, a soft scarf worn around the head and neck, could pose a safety risk.
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Meeting Held Between Law Enforcement Officers and Muslims

March 16, 2007

Source: Fox 23 Online

http://www.fox23.com/news/state/story.aspx?content_id=1a5bba14-9c02-4462-b912-f50eb119a816

(OKLAHOMA CITY) March 16 - Law officers have met with Muslim leaders in Oklahoma in an effort to improve understanding and limit problems in what both sides say can be a tense relationship.

FBI agents, police chiefs and officers, mosque leaders and members of the Governor's Ethnic American Advisory Council met...

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