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Court Upholds Ban on Muslim Teachers Wearing Head Scarves in German State

January 15, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/15/europe/EU-GEN-Germany-Head-Scarf-Ban.php

MUNICH, Germany: A court on Monday upheld a ban on Muslim teachers wearing head scarves in the schools of a German state under a law that says teachers' attire must be in line with "western Christian" values.

A Berlin-based Islamic association had complained about the...

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Journalists Fined over Islam Joke

January 15, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6262919.stm

A court in Casablanca has given two Moroccan journalists suspended sentences of three years for defaming Islam and breaching public morality.

The journalists' weekly magazine, Nichane, had published an article entitled How Moroccans laugh at religion, sex and politics.

The court banned publication of the magazine for two months and fined Driss Ksikes and Sanaa al-Aji about $8,000.

The...

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Deported Ohio Muslim Leader Rejected by 72 Nations

January 15, 2007

Author: JOE MILICIA

Source: Canton Repository

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=330241&Category=13&subCategoryID=&surveyDone=yes

PARMA The former imam of Ohio’s largest mosque became a man without a country.

Fawaz Damra, now jailed by Israeli authorities, for months sought a nation to accept him following his 2004 conviction for concealing ties to...

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Spanish Bishops Fear Rebirth of Islamic Kingdom

January 14, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Nash

Source: Muslim Observer/New American Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=564d6b9d4054574c223765c363ff7bde

Spain’s bishops are alarmed by ambitious plans to recreate the city of Cordoba -- once the heart of the ancient Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus -- as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe. Plans include the construction of a half...

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Islamic Society Plans Move to Downtown Framingham

January 14, 2007

Author: D. Craig MacCormack

Source: Framingham Tab

http://www.townonline.com/framingham/homepage/8999004267910004735

FRAMINGHAM - Officials from the Islamic Society of Framingham say the size of their congregation has grown far too big for their rented space on South Street, so they need to move to bigger digs to continue to flourish.

Society officials bought the former Friendly's Ice Cream shop on Union Avenue in May and hope...

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Call for Faith-Based NHS Services

January 12, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6253409.stm

The NHS should provide more faith-based care for Muslims, an expert says.

Muslims are about twice as likely to report poor health and disability than the general population, says Edinburgh University's Professor Aziz Sheikh.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, he called for male circumcision on the NHS and more details over alcohol derived drugs.

But Manchester University health...

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Nigeria's Next President Almost Sure to be Muslim

January 12, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/12/africa/AF-POL-Nigeria-Muslim-President.php

ABUJA, Nigeria: The minarets of the national mosque and the main cathedral's tower soar to equal heights over Nigeria's capital, neither eclipsing the other.

Religious leaders engineered the parity of spires to promote unity amid sectarian violence unleashed at the...

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Germany Pushes Muslim Integration

January 12, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6256357.stm

Germany's interior minister has called for an EU-wide dialogue with Muslims in an effort to integrate them better.

Wolfgang Schaeuble suggested that the EU should promote the training of imams to encourage Muslim leaders who were comfortable with European values.

He compared parts of the Islamic world to pre-Enlightenment Europe, and criticised both the burka veil and traditional Muslim attitudes to...

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Muslims Say GOP Rhetoric Is Eroding Once Solid Support

January 10, 2007

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Pew Forum

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=12377

Raise a million dollars and get Rep. Virgil Goode voted out office. That was the challenge Salman Tajuddin, an investment manager from Arlington, Va., issued recently to fellow Muslims and the Democratic Party, posting it on Naseeb.com, a Muslim networking Web site.

"Virgil Goode has it out for Muslims. So I've got it out for him," Tajuddin wrote,...

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Michigan-Based Muslim Record Label Seeks to Make a Difference with Its World Music Releases

January 10, 2007

Source: World Music Central

http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/article.php/20070110065315266

Grand Blanc (Michigan), USA – Unity One Investments LLC, a Michigan-based investments Company, announced yesterday the official launch of its new World Music record label: Global One Records.

When the Muslim owned record label first emerged in the summer of 2006, its founders made it their goal not just to oppose the acts of the terrorists, but to open a new...

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For Airport Screeners, More Training about Muslims

January 9, 2007

Author: Alexandra Marks

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0109/p02s01-ussc.html

NEW YORK -- Say you're a security screener at the airport. You notice a large group of people wearing white robes, speaking a strange language. The women have head scarves and the men long beards. They look nervous. One of them is holding a Koran. Another appears to be praying. What do you do?

According to the Transportation...

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On Aussie Beaches, Burqa Plus Bikini Equals Burqini

January 9, 2007

Author: Nick Squires

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0109/p01s04-woap.html

CRONULLA, AUSTRALIA – It's a sweltering day, and the beach is packed with suntanned bodies. Girls in swimsuits lounge on the sand while their boyfriends cradle surfboards. Mecca Laalaa is the lone exception. Instead of a barely there bikini, she's in a burqini - a top-to-toe two-piece lycra suit complete with hijab, or Islamic head...

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Vandalism in Detroit has Sunni, Shi'ite Leaders Working for Peace

January 9, 2007

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070109/NEWS01/70109023/1011/NEWS09

Concerned about a possible outbreak of sectarian violence in Michigan, Sunni and Shi'ite leaders worked today to repair their ties after Shi'ite-run mosques and businesses in Detroit were targeted over the weekend by men who may have been Sunni.

The Islamic Shura Council of...

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