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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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Sikh Man Attacked in Oxford, Turban Torn Off

May 31, 2006

Source: Oxford Mail

http://www.oxfordmail.net/news/headlines/display.var.776820.0.sikh_attacked.php

On May 31, 2006 the Oxford Mail reported, "A Sikh man was verbally abused by two racist thugs and had his turban torn off while up to 40 onlookers stood by and did nothing.

The attack on Rattandeep Singh Ahluwalia in Oxford city centre comes a day after 19-year-old student Tom Grant was stabbed to death on a train after going to...

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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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Latter-Day Saints and Muslims Team Up to Aid Indonesian Earthquake Victims

May 30, 2006

Source: ABC 4

http://www.abc4.com/local_news/local_headlines/story.aspx?content_id=C0444678-5B34-42D9-8F3E-724B6E5A6134

On May 30, 2006 ABC 4 reported, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is teaming up with Muslims to get the much-needed medical supplies to earthquake victims in Indonesia.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with Islamic Relief Worldwide, one of the leading...

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"Praying Indians" Honored in Natick on Memorial Day

May 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/05/30/honoring_sacrifices_of_praying_indians/

On May 30, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "To the remorseless beat of a deerskin drum, three Native Americans in tribal regalia chanted a list of battles and wars their ancestors had fought since the `Praying Indians' settled here in the 1650s. In prayers and song, the tribe paid...

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Update: Surrey City Council Approves Plans for Private Sikh School

May 30, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1067.shtml

On May 30, 2006 Sikh Sangat reported, "Surrey city council approved plans Monday night for a private Sikh school backed by Ripudaman Singh Malik, one of two men acquitted in the 1985 Air India bombings. About 400 people packed a Surrey council meeting for a debate on the proposal for the religious school, which will teach Sikh culture, history and religion to elementary and high school students....

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Boston Hindu Heritage Day a Success

May 30, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/2.shtml#4

On May 30, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Saturday, May 13, was declared a day of Hindu Heritage by the Governor of Massachusetts. Over 1,350 people attended the tenth anniversary celebration mela made auspicious by life-giving rain, a record assembly for Hindu Heritage Day, and second largest gathering of people of Indian origin to take place in the Boston area to date. The auditorium of 1,100...

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