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Hindus Urge Massachusetts Schools for Choice In Studying Of Religious Texts

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The First Reporter

http://www.thefirstreporter.com/entertainment/hindus-urge-massachusetts-schools-for-choice-in-studying-of-religious-texts/

Hindus have urged Massachusetts (USA) schools to either allow students the flexibility to choose the religious text to study in the class instead of just mandating one religious text on the entire...

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Lawsuit By Moroccan-American Muslim Accuses Police Of Bias In Hiring

February 28, 2010

Author: Colin Moynihan

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/nyregion/01muslim.html

As the New York Police Department has initiated and expanded counterterrorism efforts in foreign countries over the last several years, it has also aggressively tried to recruit speakers of Arabic and other languages of countries where Islam holds sway.

But a Moroccan immigrant who applied to become a police officer as a...

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Search for Hindu Temple Goes Outside City

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Oxford Mail

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/5033289.Search_for_Hindu_temple_goes_outside_city/

Oxfordshire's Hindu community is widening its search for a temple after voicing fears it may not find a suitable home in Oxford.

Organisers of the project originally hoped to build a £2m temple around three-quarters of the size of Oxford Ice Rink in the city.

However, the...

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EU Says Bangladesh Must Curb Violence Against Buddhists And Christians

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nepal News

http://www.nepalnews.net/story/606692

The European Union has condemned last week's ethnic violence in Bangladesh. 

A number of families have been displaced from the Chittagong Hill Tract area, which has a significant Buddhist population. 

At least five people were killed and over twenty injured when a number of people from the Buddhist groups were targeted and their houses burned down....

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New York's Famed Rubin Museum Exhibiting Hindu Artifacts

February 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One India

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/02/27/newyorks-famed-rubin-museum-exhibiting-hinduartifacts.html

Prestigious Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) in New York (USA) is currently reportedly exhibiting various Hindu artworks, including "The Churning of the Ocean".

Titled "Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe", this exhibition till May 10 spans...

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President Praises Islamic Students' Role In Society

February 27, 2010

Author: Marie O'Halloran

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0227/1224265276990.html

Islamic students make a “very positive contribution” to Irish society and its economy, according to President McAleese.

She said: “They are helping to advance the frontiers of science, medicine and research – it is their encouraging experience of Ireland that helps our higher...

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