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Fired Guards Sue Delco Prison Over Grooming Rules

July 31, 2010

Author: Mari A. Schaefer

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20100731_Fired_guards_sue_Delco_prison_over_grooming_rules.html

Three former prison guards have sued the Delaware County prison, alleging religious, sexual, and racial discrimination after they were fired for not cutting their hair, which they say their religion forbids.

Nigel LeBlanc, Eugene Briggs...

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People Of Diverse Faiths Pursue a Lofty Goal In a Peace Hike Up Mt. Baldy

July 31, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-baldy-20100731,0,6497230.story

The mountain was supposed to impart energy to its pilgrims, but as he neared the top, Ashraf Carrim wasn't feeling it.

Slumped on a boulder not far from the peak of Mt. Baldy, the Muslim imam from Torrance laughed when asked how he was faring on his hike. "Badly," he replied. A...

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Fired Guards Sue Delco Prison Over Grooming Rules

July 31, 2010

Author: Mari A. Schaefer

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20100731_Fired_guards_sue_Delco_prison_over_grooming_rules.html

Three former prison guards have sued the Delaware County prison, alleging religious, sexual, and racial discrimination after they were fired for not cutting their hair, which they say their religion forbids.

Nigel LeBlanc, Eugene Briggs...

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People Of Diverse Faiths Pursue a Lofty Goal In a Peace Hike Up Mt. Baldy

July 31, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-baldy-20100731,0,6497230.story

The mountain was supposed to impart energy to its pilgrims, but as he neared the top, Ashraf Carrim wasn't feeling it.

Slumped on a boulder not far from the peak of Mt. Baldy, the Muslim imam from Torrance laughed when asked how he was faring on his hike. "Badly," he replied. A...

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Key Jewish Group Rejects Ground Zero Mosque

July 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128882354

The nation's leading Jewish civil rights group has come out against the planned mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero, saying more information is needed about funding for the project and the location is "counterproductive to the healing process."

The Anti-Defamation League...

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Islamic Feminists Storm Some Barricades

July 30, 2010

Author: Emily Esfahani Smith

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704682604575369472168848914.html

Muslim feminists call it the "penalty box." It's the area of a mosque where women, segregated from the men, pray. In Islam, prayer is required five times a day and Muslims often pray in congregation at mosques. During these prayers, women usually are partitioned off in a separate room...

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Islamic Feminists Storm Some Barricades

July 30, 2010

Author: Emily Esfahani Smith

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704682604575369472168848914.html

Muslim feminists call it the "penalty box." It's the area of a mosque where women, segregated from the men, pray. In Islam, prayer is required five times a day and Muslims often pray in congregation at mosques. During these prayers, women usually are partitioned off in a separate room...

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