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Update: After Pressure from Muslim Women, Fitness USA Agrees to Segregate Genders

April 26, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060426/NEWS11/60426012

On April 26, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "After pressure from Muslim and non-Muslim women, Fitness USA has agreed to place a divider and frosted glass in its Lincoln Park gym to ensure gender separation, a company official said Wednesday... The move comes after the Free Press reported last week that almost 200 Muslim women who are members...

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Government Backs Away from Claim that Ramadan Endorsed Terrorism

April 25, 2006

Source: ACLU Press Release

http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/25336prs20060425.html

On April 25, 2006 an ACLU Press Release reported, "In response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of academic organizations, the Departments of State and Homeland Security have backed away from a claim that noted Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan is being denied entry to the United States because he endorsed...

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First Muslim Student Organization Created at Radford University

April 25, 2006

Source: The Tartan

http://www.thetartan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/04/25/444ff6f7a0fa0

On April 25, 2006 The Tartan reported, "Radford University has over 200 clubs, including 18 religious organizations. Sixteen are affiliated with Christianity, one with Judaism and one with alternative religions. Until recently, there had not been any Islamic groups that have lasted at RU. The Islamic Cultural Association (ICA) will make its debut in the fall...

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Warren Mosque Planners Consider Community Outreach Efforts

April 25, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060425/METRO03/604250341/1014

On April 25, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Steve Elturk says he was shocked at the reaction he received over his request to establish the first mosque in Warren. The controversial project approved by the Warren Planning Commission ignited concerns from residents and commission members over traffic, ties to terrorists and religious...

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Conference Addresses Practicing Islam in Space

April 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4941816.stm

On April 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "A two-day conference on Islam and life in space is under way in Malaysia, in a bid to answer questions faced by would-be Muslim astronauts. Malaysia is due to send an astronaut into space with the Russians next year. The country's first spaceman is almost certain to be a Muslim, which raises a number of practical issues. For instance, Muslims wash...

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Paris Rabbi Leads Jewish-Muslim "Friendship Tour" of Inner-City

April 24, 2006

Source: European Jewish Press

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/7657

On April 24, 2006 the European Jewish Press reported, "Paris Rabbi Michel Serfaty has strengthened his battle for inter-religious dialogue with a first Jewish-Muslim friendship tour of the infamous inner-city suburbs of Paris. The friendship bus started its route on Friday in Corbeil-Essones and reached two other Paris suburbs in the afternoon. Rabbi Serfaty, and some Jewish and Muslim volunteers set up their...

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Students Advocate for Interfaith Meditation Room at De Anza College

April 24, 2006

Source: La Voz Weekly

http://www.lavozdeanza.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=4b88ea95-43e1-4f97-9cd3-3b8c83264a8e

On April 24, 2006 La Voz Weekly reported, "Despite all the facilities and programs that De Anza College has to offer, some students feel that the campus is missing one thing: a place to pray and meditate. Scott McDonough, the...

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Menus Increasingly Cater to the Needs of Muslim Customers

April 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-halal24.html

On April 24, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Practicing Muslims who have a craving for a burger or hot dog can't just go to any restaurant.

They have to make sure the meat they're eating is zabiha halal, or prepared according to Islamic custom.

Until recently, the restaurants where they could be assured of this were mostly mom-and-pop operations serving...

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Trial Set for Case of Chicago Police Tearing Off Girl's Hijab

April 23, 2006

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5c04%5c23%5cstory_23-4-2006_pg7_15

On April 23, 2006 the Daily Times reported, "The trial of Rehana Khan, a Muslim girl of Pakistani-descent from Illinois who had her headscarf or hijab ripped off after she and several others were arrested for civil disobedience while protesting at a rally for immigrant rights last year, has finally been scheduled for April 25. A...

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Britain's Most Powerful Islamic Organization Accused of Failing to Combat Homophobia

April 23, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1759364,00.html

On April 23, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Britain's most powerful Muslim organisation was accused last night of a making a stunning U-turn on a commitment to tackle homophobia. Just days after the Muslim Council of Britain [MCB] signaled it was planning to sign up to a five-year plan to reach out to Britain's gay community, senior members of the organisation have ripped up the...

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Kansas University Muslims Organize Islam Awareness Week

April 20, 2006

Source: Lawrence-Journal World

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/apr/20/muslim_students_battle_prejudice/?city_local

On April 20, 2006 the Lawrence-Journal World reported, "It was just two days ago that Kansas University student Bazigha Tufail was taunted for being Muslim. Tufail, 20, stopped at a food court on campus for a bite when she casually made eye contact with a young man. Tufail wore a headscarf as she does wherever she goes...

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