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Mosque Plan Inches Forward

April 30, 2010

Author: Scott Merzbach

Source: Amherst Bulletin

http://www.amherstbulletin.com/story/id/170891/

A smaller parking lot and stricter limits on the number of people allowed in the building at one time appear to be making neighbors in Amherst and Pelham more comfortable with the conversion of a former school on Harkness Road into the Hampshire Mosque.

Planning Board members asked mosque officials to provide a better management plan for parking,...

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Belgian Lawmakers Pass Burka Ban

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8652861.stm

Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public.

The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay...

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Local Muslim Group Hopes to Form a United Front

April 30, 2010

Author: Helen T. Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/30/1914932/local-muslim-group-hopes-to-form.html

Whenever there has been a crisis in the world, from 9/11 to events in the Middle East, no one group in the metro area has been able to speak for the local Muslim community.

The newly formed Midland Islamic Council wants to change that. And it also has other ambitious goals, such...

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Belgian Lawmakers Pass Burka Ban

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8652861.stm

Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public.

The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay...

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Local Muslim Group Hopes to Form a United Front

April 30, 2010

Author: Helen T. Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/30/1914932/local-muslim-group-hopes-to-form.html

Whenever there has been a crisis in the world, from 9/11 to events in the Middle East, no one group in the metro area has been able to speak for the local Muslim community.

The newly formed Midland Islamic Council wants to change that. And it also has other ambitious goals, such...

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Birmingham Could See Britain's First Female Muslim MP

April 30, 2010

Author: Caroline Gall

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/england/8647214.stm

Next week's election promises a swathe of new faces in the House of Commons.

Not only are we witnessing the largest number of MPs to retire in 60 years but, with a record number of Asian women also standing, Britain could have its first female Muslim MP.

This breakthrough moment in politics has...

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Fighting to Leave the World the Hindu Way

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News/Hindustan Times

http://in.news.yahoo.com/32/20100430/1053/tnl-fighting-to-leave-the-world-the-hind_1.html?printer=1

UK-based Davender Ghai (71) is a man with a mission, and this mission is a matter of life and death for him - literally. For the last four years Ghai was locked in a legal battle with the British government for his right to be cremated in the open...

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Birmingham Could See Britain's First Female Muslim MP

April 30, 2010

Author: Caroline Gall

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/england/8647214.stm

Next week's election promises a swathe of new faces in the House of Commons.

Not only are we witnessing the largest number of MPs to retire in 60 years but, with a record number of Asian women also standing, Britain could have its first female Muslim MP.

This breakthrough moment in politics has...

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