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Arab, Muslim Cultures Focus of Law-Enforcement Video

February 5, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070204-112640-1726r.htm

An Arab man is being questioned by law-enforcement officers and suddenly becomes uncooperative and refuses to make eye contact. Suspicious behavior or a clash of cultures?

The latter, according to a new training DVD that will be distributed to nearly 200,000 Homeland Security employees. A panel of Arab and...

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"Tariq Ramadan Has an Identity Issue," a Commentary by Ian Buruma

February 4, 2007

Author: Ian Butuma

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/magazine/04ramadan.t.html

ariq Ramadan, Muslim, scholar, activist, Swiss citizen, resident of Britain, active on several continents, is a hard man to pin down. People call him “slippery,” “double-faced,” “dangerous,” but also “brilliant,” a “bridge-builder,” a “Muslim Martin Luther.” He wants...

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Depts of Justice, Homeland Security Receive Religion Training

February 4, 2007

Author: Katherine Boyle

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/210/story_21069_1.html

WASHINGTON -- The departments of Justice and Homeland Security have begun training employees to better understand and protect the civil liberties of American Muslims, Sikhs and other minority ethnic and religious groups in the wake of Sept. 11.

They also are attempting to involve Muslims and...

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Engage Our Youth in Promoting Non-Violence

February 4, 2007

Author: Shakila T. Ahmad

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070204/EDIT02/702040348/1021/EDIT

In a world of ever-increasing violence, Muslim Mothers Against Violence (MMAV) was founded at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati to stand up for and to collaborate with others in not just condemning but also taking action against violence through sponsorship of peaceful methods...

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Spain’s Muslim Soldiers “With Double Loyalties” Spark Debate

February 3, 2007

Source: New Europe

http://www.neurope.eu/view_news.php?id=69889

Muslim soldiers serving in the Spanish army in the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are sparking controversy among security experts. Some doubt their loyalty to Spain and fear they could side with neighbouring Morocco in case of a conflict between the two countries.

Located on Morocco’s Mediterranean coast, Ceuta and Melilla have belonged to Spain for centuries, but Rabat continues to claim sovereignty over...

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Mental Care Providers Learn How to Understand Muslim Patients

February 2, 2007

Author: Samantha Henry

Source: North Jersey.com

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2MTAmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcwNjk2MDUmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

PATERSON -- Ancient. Clannish. Observant. Diverse. Exotic. Rehan Seyam wrote each answer down after asking her audience to free-associate on the term Arab-American.

The exercise...

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Surf's Up for Australian Muslims

February 2, 2007

Author: Nick Bryant

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6324213.stm

On a beach in south Sydney, a group of young Australian Muslims is about to take a highly symbolic cultural leap.

For the past 10 weeks, they have learned how to rescue stranded swimmers from the foaming surf, discovered more about the undertows and rip currents which can make even the most inviting sea so very perilous, and taken part in gruelling...

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Mosque Burned in Saturday Morning Fires

February 2, 2007

Author: Aaron Aupperlee

Source: Desert Dispatch

http://www.desertdispatch.com/2006/117042864929267.html

YERMO - On Saturday morning, the sheriff's department and fire crews from the area responded multiple fires in Yermo, one at the Beanery, an old Union Pacific building, and one on property owned by Ali Mohammed. The fire destroyed buildings, one of which the local Muslim community used as a mosque.

"I don't know if it's a hate crime...

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Police Officers Punished for Alleged Harassment

February 1, 2007

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: The Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2007/02/01/news/020207okofficerspunished.txt

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A police officer in the small eastern Oklahoma town of Webbers Falls was fired and another was demoted after a Muslim woman claimed they harassed her about her religion during a traffic stop in November, a town official confirmed Thursday...

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"Class Survey Reveals Ignorance of Basic Islam," a Commentary by Shirien Elmasraya

January 30, 2007

Author: Shirien Elmasraya

Source: The Daily Reveille

http://media.www.lsureveille.com/media/storage/paper868/news/2007/01/30/Opinion/Class.Survey.Reveals.Ignorance.Of.Basic.Islam-2685275.shtml

I named my column "You think you know" not to be condescending but to convey a message that everything you thought you knew about Islam and the Middle East is probably wrong...

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Israeli Parliament Set to Approve Appointment of First Muslim Minister

January 29, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/210/story_21070_1.html

JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 - Israel on Monday installed the first Muslim Cabinet minister in its 58-year history Monday, with parliament approving his appointment by a wide margin.

Raleb Majadele's appointment to the Cabinet, which the government billed as a step toward equality for Muslim Arabs, Israel's largest minority, passed by a vote of 59 to 23....

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