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"The Quran Tells Us to Serve"

September 30, 2008

Author: Michael Riley

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/NEWS02/809300338/1070

This evening, Nasser Ahmed will be on the roof of the mosque at the Islamic Center of Ocean County in Toms River. He'll be looking heavenward, searching for the moon. He won't be alone; other members of the congregation will be with him. The search for the moon is a communal experience, requiring...

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India's Conversions Controversy

September 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7641247.stm

Anti-Christian riots have rocked several parts of India over the past month. The BBC's Soutik Biswas travels to a remote region in the eastern Orissa state, where it all began, to explore the touchy issue of religious conversions.

Sixty-year-old Indian farmer Kanduri Digal says he converted to Christianity a decade ago because he found "it a very useful...

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On the Trail of the Sikh Heritage

September 30, 2008

Author: Harbinder Singh

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7644716.stm

The aim of the Scottish Sikh Heritage Trail is to highlight the close historical connection between the Scots and Sikhs, of which most of the general public are unaware.

The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail has been running successfully in England since 2004, so we felt it was a natural progression to extend it to...

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Controversy As Multi-Faith Centre Set to Fail Planning

September 30, 2008

Author: Will Henley

Source: Building Design

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=725&storycode=3123825&c=1&encCode=000000000183411b

Plans for a dramatic £20 million community centre in the north London suburbs by former YAYA-nominee Mangera Yvars Architects faced planning permission refusal this week.

The proposal, to be considered at Thursday’s meeting of Harrow Council...

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Muslim Graves Damaged at Cemetery

September 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7641259.stm

Nearly 40 Muslim graves have been vandalised at a west London cemetery.

Several headstones were damaged or pushed over, and flower pots and ornamental fencing were broken at the cemetery in Bridge Road, Southall.

Most of the vandalism is in the Muslim area of the cemetery, but there is also damage to the Christian area, a...

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Protesters Denounce Oregonian's Decision to Include Controversial DVD in Sunday Paper

September 29, 2008

Author: Noelle Crombie

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/noelle_crombie_the_oregoniando.html

Dozens of people gathered in front of The Oregonian building this morning to protest the inclusion of an hourlong DVD that some consider anti-Islam propaganda in the Sunday paper.

Dozens of protestors gathered in front of The Oregonian building Monday morning to denounce the...

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