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Quran Stolen from NC Airport Chapel; Note Found Criticizing Islam - World Religion News

April 10, 2017
PEOPLE KEEP STEALING FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA AIRPORT CHAPEL. Copies of the Quran were stolen from the interfaith chapel at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Co-director of the chapel, Reverend Alice White, a Pentecostal minister discovered the theft, which happened when she was busy at work in the chapel office.

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Muslim Community Supports Victims of London Terror Attack - World Religion News

April 2, 2017
MUSLIMS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN IN SOLIDARITY OF WESTMINSTER ATTACK VICTIMS. Muslims in London are coming together in solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack outside the UK parliament on Wednesday, March 22. The Launchgood campaign was started on Wednesday night by Muddassar Ahmed to raise money to support families of victims of the Westminster terror attack. Mr. Ahmed was one of the attack witnesses. He was inside the Parliament building attending a meeting when the attack happened.

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Muslim Schoolchildren Bullied By Fellow Students And Teachers : Code Switch : NPR

April 1, 2017
Muslim children are more likely to be bullied in school than children of other faiths. A new survey by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) reveals that 42 percent of Muslims with children in K–12 schools report bullying of their children because of their faith, compared with 23 percent of Jewish and 20 percent of Protestant parents.

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EU court allows companies to ban headscarves. What will be the impact on Muslim women? | Religion News Service

March 25, 2017
(The Conversation) The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that interprets EU law issued a landmark judgment on March 14 that upheld the right of private companies in EU member countries to enact policies barring employees from wearing “religious, political and philosophical signs” in the interest of “neutrality.”

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Switzerland Votes No on Burqa Ban - World Religion News

March 19, 2017
SWISS GOVERNMENT REJECTS BURQA BAN. An initiative to ban niqabs and burqas by Swiss People’s party, a right-wing political party, has been rejected by the Swiss upper parliament. The clothes in question are generally worn by Muslim women; it covers their full body and face. The debate over such coverings has gathered widespread cultural tensions in a few European regions. The vote by Council of State went 26 to 9 against the measure. Interestingly, Ticino, an Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, had pushed in a ban on wearing burqas in 2016. There were four abstentions. The...
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New Trump Travel Ban is Still a Muslim Ban - World Religion News

March 12, 2017
TRUMP’S REVISED EXECUTIVE ORDER BANS IMMIGRANTS FROM SIX MUSLIM-MAJORITY COUNTRIES. A new ban on travel to the United States was signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 7. Officials of the Trump administration hope the latest step will end all legal challenges concerning the matter. The travel ban is valid for 90 days. It stops new visa assurance of six nations, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Yemen and Somalia. Other than stopping travel for people arriving in the United States from these countries, it also does away with refugee program followed at present by the United States...
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J.K. Rowling’s Tweet Bumps Muslim Fundraiser for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Over $100,000 - World Religion News

February 26, 2017
MUSLIM-AMERICANS RAISE OVER $100,000 TO REPAIR VANDALIZED HISTORIC JEWISH CEMETERY.Despite Donald Trump’s repeated assurances that his government would tackle the problem of anti-Semitism, American Jews were aghast to wake up one morning to find almost 200 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery at St. Louis vandalized.

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These Muslim store owners shut down their stores to protest Trump order - The Washington Post

February 3, 2017
Thousands rallied in Brooklyn on Thursday to denounce President Trump’s executive order on immigration, drawing perhaps the largest public U.S. protest by Muslims in recent history. They gathered for prayer as speakers condemned Trump’s order, which temporarily bans citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country.

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