Islam

Controversy Over Proposed Ban on Halal and Kosher Butchery

June 11, 2003

Source: Daily Telegraph (U.K.)

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On June 11, 2003 the Daily Telegraph (U.K.) reported that "Muslim and Jewish methods of slaughter, involving slitting animals' throats and letting them bleed to death, should be banned immediately, Government advisers said yesterday. The Farm Animal Welfare Council, which advises ministers on livestock cruelty, said in a report published yesterday that the way in which halal and...

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Muslim Businesses Face "Financial Discrimination"

June 11, 2003

Source: HispanicBusiness.com

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On June 11, 2003 HispanicBusiness.com reported that "across the country, a growing number of American-Muslims have been flocking to community groups and rights organizations complaining about what they charge are instances of financial discrimination. The allegations cover a host of financial services, from terminated bank accounts and credit cards, to major money wiring businesses refusing to transfer their money within or outside the country...

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Update: Sultaana Freeman License Photo Case in Florida

June 10, 2003

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/06/06/florida.license.veil/index.html

On June 10, 2003 CNN reported that a "Florida judge rejected a woman's request to have her face covered by a veil in the photograph on her state driver's license, siding with the state Friday that a favorable ruling could be exploited by terrorists... 'Although the court acknowledges that plaintiff herself most likely poses no threat to national security, there likely are people...

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Judge Rejects Muslim Woman's Request to Wear Veil

June 10, 2003

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/06/06/florida.license.veil/index.html

On June 10, 2003 CNN reported that "a Florida judge rejected [Sultaana Freeman]'s request to have her face covered by a veil in the photograph on her state driver's license, siding with the state Friday that a favorable ruling could be exploited by terrorists... Freeman, wearing a black niqab, refused to comment to reporters. Her husband, Abdul-Maalik Freeman, said his wife would...

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Majority of New Immigrants to the U.S. Are Christian

June 7, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-religbriefs7.2jun07,0,1583044.story

On June 7, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "nearly two-thirds of new immigrants to the United States are Christian, fueled mostly by Catholics coming from Latin America, according to research sponsored by several government agencies. Forty-two percent of immigrants are Catholic, 19% are Protestant and 4% are Eastern Orthodox, according to a study of almost 1...

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Ismaili Community Celebrates Tolerance and Pluralism

June 6, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

On June 6, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "on Saturday, the Chicago area's Ismaili community plans to celebrate [tolerance and pluralism]... at the first Chicago conference held in honor of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday, titled 'Pluralism and the Islamic Mosaic'... The event, to be held at the Midwest Conference Center in west suburban Northlake, is part of a series of seminars being held in five American cities in May and June. The goal is to emphasize the teachings of the prophet that promote cultural understanding in a...

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Muslim Rapper Releases new CD

June 6, 2003

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/457/3916828.html

On June 6, 2003 Star Tribune reported that Muslim rapper, Ali Newman, "a member of the Masjid An-Nur mosque in north Minneapolis" has released a new CD titled "Shadows on the Sun." He "shares his religious views proudly in "Shadows" songs such as "Room With a View" and "Victory! (Come Forward)."

Update: UCSD Publication Ridiculing Islam Protected under Free Speech Laws

June 6, 2003

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20030606-9999_7m6muslim.html

On June 6, 2003 the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "hundreds of copies of a publication portraying Muslim women as sexual objects and ridiculing Jews, Jesus, and Palestinians were distributed at UC San Diego yesterday and Wednesday, prompting sharp condemnations by the administration and student leaders...Several Muslim students said they...

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