Islam

Muslim High Schoolers in San Antonio Host Alternative Prom

June 4, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/stories/MYSA060406.01B.muslimprom.825b9e0.html

On June 4, 2006 the Express-News reported, "South Asian Muslim traditions mingled with modern American culture at a gathering Friday night that was billed as a prom alternative for 13 Muslim high school graduates in San Antonio. In keeping with Muslim convention, traditional music from India and Pakistan and the smell of...

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Backlash Throughout Canada After Terror Arrests

June 4, 2006

Source: CityTV

http://www.citytv.com/calgary/news_30127.aspx

On June 4, 2006 CityTV reported, "The foiled terror plot in Toronto has already resulted in a backlash against Muslim communities across the country. In Calgary on Friday night, a group of nine men and women in their twenties banged on the doors and window of the Al-Madinah Islamic Centre before opening the front door to yell and swear at seven worshippers gathered for a late prayer.

In Toronto on...

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Coronation of Prince of Wales Should be Interfaith Event, Former Archbishop Says

June 4, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/04/nchas04.xml

On June 4, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "The coronation of the Prince of Wales must be an 'interfaith' event, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has controversially claimed. Lord Carey believes that the next coronation needs 'very significant changes' so that it is 'inclusive' of other religions that have spread across Britain. His comments, which...

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Muslim Film Festival Comes to Fremont

June 4, 2006

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_3877324

On June 4, 2006 the Tri-Valley Herald reported, "Muslim snowboarders, gender divisions at mosques, praying etiquette at American restaurants, and a hajj pilgrimage are some of the themes to be showcased at this years Muslim Film Festival, an all-day event that comes to Naz 8 Cinema in Fremont on July 29. By basing the festival in Fremont, Juveria Aleem, a Concord...

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Alamo Car Rental Found Guilty of Religious Bias

June 3, 2006

Source: Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=5454

On June 3, 2006 the Arab American News reported, "In a legal victory for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Arizona Federal District Court Judge Roslyn Silver ruled that Alamo Car Rental took part in post-9/11 backlash discrimination based on religion when it terminated a Somali customer sales representative in December 2001 for refusing to remove...

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Update: Parliament Approves Plans for Athens Mosque

June 2, 2006

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C06%5C02%5Cstory_2-6-2006_pg7_34

On June 2, 2006 Reuters reported, "Immigrant and human rights groups on Thursday welcomed a Greek parliament decision that paves the way for building the first mosque in the predominantly Orthodox Christian country since the 19th century.

The head of the...

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Muslim Congressional Aides Seek to Educate Capitol Hill on Islam

June 2, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-capitol-muslims,0,3212947.story

On June 2, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "At midday on Fridays, Muslims gather to pray in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. Kneeling on sheets they've spread over the floor and facing east toward Mecca, they are members of the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, about two dozen...

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Fatwa Denounces Muslim Women Leading Prayers

May 31, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/192/story_19239_1.html

On May 31, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Women trained as religious guides in a pioneer program are not authorized to lead prayers or to hold the post of imam, Morocco's official religious authority has ruled. The fatwa came weeks after Morocco's first 50 female 'morchidat,' religious guides, completed training by the Ministry of Islamic...

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Muslim Girl Discriminated Against by Teacher

May 31, 2006

Source: News4Jax.com

http://www.news4jax.com/news/9300683/detail.html

On May 31, 2006 News4Jax.com reported, "A Jacksonville family recently filed a complaint with the school board, claiming a teacher at a Southside elementary school discriminated against their daughter because she's Muslim. Alana Scott says she felt rejected when her cello instructor would not let her participate in a school concert. Ten-year-old Alana Scott said she was forbidden to perform with her...

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Clinton Islamic Center Sign Vandalized

May 31, 2006

Source: Quad-City Times

http://www.qctimes.net/articles/2006/05/31/news/local/doc447d2115e0236651769322.txt

On May 31, 2006 the Quad-City Times reported, "A spokesman for the Clinton Islamic Centers says he hopes the apparent throwing of a boot through the sign in front of the center last week was just a simple case of vandalism. The broken sign was discovered Friday morning in front of the center, 1500 2nd Ave. S., and reported to the...

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Nepal's Move Toward Secularism Could Spawn Hindu Backlash

May 30, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0530/p04s01-wosc.html

On May 30, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The May 18 declaration by Nepal's parliament ending the country's distinction as the world's only Hindu state was one of the several hard decisions taken by the new government to coax Maoist rebels to join in a peaceful political process. But the move has bred new conflict with the country's Hindu majority.

Hindu...

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