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20,000 Gather for Eid al-Adha Prayer In Dallas

November 28, 2009

Author: Dianne Solis

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/112809dnmethajj.3ba778d.html

North Texas Muslims entered 20,000-strong Friday morning into the Dallas Convention Center, in native costumes of far-flung lands for communal prayer for one of the holiest days of the Islamic faith.

"This is the time to come together, to help each other and...

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3,000 Muslims Mark Eid al-Adha In Henrico

November 28, 2009

Author: Andrew Cain

Source: Richmond TImes-Dispatch

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/lifestyles/faith_values/article/EIDD28_20091127-222206/308291/

More than 3,000 Muslims gathered in prayer and fellowship yesterday at The Showplace on Mechanicsville Turnpike to mark Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.

The festival marks the end of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the city of Mecca in Saudi...

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Local Muslims Observe Islamic Holy Day

November 27, 2009

Author: Cheryl Hatch

Source: Gazette-Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_cc7e2e64-dbf2-11de-87f5-001cc4c002e0.html

The women climb the stairs to the second floor of the mosque. They slide off their shoes; some shed their head scarves. All are wearing their sparkling finest dresses and jewels.

They have come to pray and celebrate Eid al-Adha, “the Festival of Sacrifice,” a...

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Private Group's Request Might Open Door to ‘I Believe' License Plates

November 27, 2009

Author: The (Columbia) State

Source: The Columbia State

http://www.heraldonline.com/120/story/1771812.html

South Carolinians might get a chance to buy a Christian “I Believe” license tag after all.

The plaintiffs who won the lawsuit this month that killed the General Assembly-sanctioned “I Believe” license tag are saying they won't protest a private group's request that the state make the same tag for them.

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In New York, a Parking Gift On a Holiday

November 27, 2009

Author: Sam Dolnick

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/nyregion/28parking.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

For many in New York City, the Friday after Thanksgiving is a day to digest turkey, jostle with shopping hordes — and curse the fresh parking tickets tucked beneath untold thousands of windshield wipers.

Every year, a sleeping army of New Yorkers and their out-of-town guests...

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Guests Share the Secret Of Leamington's Sikh Temple

November 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Courier

http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/Guests-share-the-secret-of.5861724.jp

Scores of guests were welcomed to Leamington and Warwick's Sikh temple for a civic reception on Tuesday. The High Sheriff of Warwickshire, the Lord Mayor of Coventry and mayors from around the county were joined by town, district and county council officials, Warwickshire's chief fire officer and...

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In Marseille, Unease Over Mosque Project

November 26, 2009

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/25/AR2009112503892.html

Notre Dame de la Garde, an elegant Roman Catholic basilica, has stood for 150 years on a promontory just south of Marseille's Old Port, looking down protectively as fishermen push out to the sea and symbolizing the irrepressible spirit of this fabled Mediterranean city.

But a...

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Best Buy Ads Feature Muslim Holiday Greeting

November 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120863175

To appeal to Muslim shoppers this holiday season, Best Buy has been printing circulars in parts of the country with the greeting : "Happy Eid al-Adha." The Muslim holiday is Friday, and it marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Some people have complained that Best Buy is giving Christmas short shrift. But some Muslims are delighted.

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