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Muslims Reject Prime Minister in Vote

February 7, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BKK294125.htm

On February 7, 2005 Reuters reported, "Thailand's Muslim far south, where more than 500 people were killed in militant violence last year, voted solidly against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in weekend general elections.

A stunned Thaksin, who had expected victories for several of his 11 candidates in the three violence-racked provinces, said on Monday the still unofficial results...

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Muslims and Jews Band Together to Build Habitat House

February 7, 2005

Source: KLTV News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2873991

On February 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim and Jewish communities are working together to build a house with the nonprofit, Christian housing charity Habitat for Humanity. Tamiko Seward is a single mother who will live in the eleven-hundred-square-foot house. She has a three-year-old son. Both are Baptist. The 26-year-old secretary says the Muslim...

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US Muslims Vie for Media Coverage of Tsunami Relief Efforts

February 7, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society (MAS)

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2149

On February 7, 2005 the Muslim American Society (MAS) reported, "The Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation has been working with various national media outlets addressing the lack of American Muslim charities listed as providing relief services to the Asian tsunami victims and is requesting them to add American Muslim charities to their list of charities working in the region receiving...

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Protest Over School Dress Code Allowing Hijab Attracts the KKK

February 7, 2005

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/10835604.htm

On February 7, 2005 The Courier Journal reported, "a mother has pulled her son out of Bullitt Central High School after protesting what she believes is an unfair application of the school's dress code. Lisa Whiteside began protesting outside Bullitt Central last week after learning that two Muslim students who had enrolled after winter break had been allowed to wear a hijab, a traditional head...

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Children of Abraham Project Casts Light on Similarities, Differences

February 7, 2005

Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/news-12/1107188417278240.xml

On February 7, 2005 the Kalamazoo Gazette reported, "a diverse cast of students in The Children of Abraham Project presented a dramatic performance of their differences, similarities and hopes Sunday on the campus of Western Michigan University. Written by 16 teenagers from the Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit, it was a drawing together...

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Update: Dunkin Donuts Headscarf Issue Resolved

February 6, 2005

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2005/02/06headwrapdispute.html

On February 6, 2005 The News Journal reported, "when Renee Brown's supervisor told her she couldn't wear her Muslim head-wrap to work, the Wilmington resident wrestled with what to do. She mulled over the prospect of unemployment in a bad economy and her responsibilities to her 8-year-old son, Javour... The 28-year-old single mother, who is...

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Muslims in South Cast Votes for Peace

February 6, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BKK261458.htm

On February 6, 2005 Reuters reported, "Voters in Thailand's largely Muslim south, where more than 500 people were killed in assassinations and explosions last year, thronged to polling stations on Sunday to vote for the restoration of peace.

Friends and foes of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said they hoped their votes would either change the government or alter government strategies...

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Child Trust Fund Not Shari’ah Compliant, Changes Underway

February 5, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/moneybox/4239187.stm

On February 5, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Muslim families in receipt of Child Trust Fund vouchers are currently unable to use them as the available accounts do not comply with Sharia law. Islamic law forbids all forms of financial interest and has strict rules about the kind of products Muslims can invest in. And if the industry does not respond to the demand, in a year the Inland...

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Flint Islamic Center Serves Growing Muslim Community

February 5, 2005

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1107609651177530.xml

On February 5, 2005 The Flint Journal reported, "when Dr. Abdelmajid I. Jondy moved to the area in 1972, Flint had no center for Islamic worship. By 1985, there were enough Muslims in the area to open a center on Dyewood Drive that is still available for prayer. Jondy, a surgeon and president of the Flint Islamic Center, explained that...

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Muslim Woman Entitled to Maintenance Under Hindu Law

February 4, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1228325,00080001.htm

On February 4, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Ruling that women of the minority community cannot be discriminated against in the matter of providing alimony, the Allahabad High Court has asked one Islam to pay maintenance to his estranged wife. Asking Islam to pay Rs 1,000 as alimony to his wife, Fatima, Justice SN Srivastava held that the Hindu...

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New Film, "The Sikh Next Door" Educates About Difference

February 4, 2005

Source: News-Record

http://www.news-record.com/news/local/gso/sikh_020405_hp.htm

On February 4, 2005 the News-Record reported, "Jasbir Singh with his daughter Gulnaar Kaur, a ninth-grader at Greensboro Day School, are teaching students about the Sikh religion. Greensboro Day School officials produced a curriculum to accompany a new educational film called 'The Sikh Next Door.' Singh, a Greensboro Day parent who worked on the project, asked the school to...

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Muslim Group Angered Over Government Plan to Train Imams

February 3, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4232495.stm

On February 3, 2005 the BBC News reported, "A Muslim group in the Netherlands has complained it was not consulted before the government backed university plans to start training imams.

There has been fierce debate about the integration of Muslims in the Netherlands in the last few years.

It intensified last November with the murder of the film-maker Theo van Gogh by a suspected Muslim...

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