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Conservative German State Bans Burqas for Civil Servants

February 2, 2011

Author: Erik Kirschbaum

Source: Reuters FaithWorld

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/02/conservative-german-state-bans-burqas-for-civil-servants/

Hesse, a state run by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, on Wednesday became the first German region to ban Muslim face veils for public sector workers.

 

Hesse Interior Minister Boris Rhein announced it...

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Dutch Jews Want Fast Punishment For Anti-Semitism

February 2, 2011

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/02/AR2011020201514_pf.html

Jewish groups in the Netherlands called Wednesday for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as parliament debated how to combat rising anti-Semitism.

Among other measures, a Jewish umbrella organization said it wants...

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51 Organizations Tell Congress that Hearings Targeting American Muslims Are Divisive

February 1, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Advocates

http://www.muslimadvocates.org/latest/51_organizations_tell_congress.html

Today, Muslim Advocates, working in coalition with 50 faith, civil rights and human rights organizations, formally asked Congressional leaders to object to divisive hearings targeting millions of American Muslims that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY) has called for later this month...

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Interfaith Services Encourage Respect Among Religions

January 31, 2011

Author: Bennett Louden

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20110131/NEWS01/101310315/1002/NEWS

Two Christian churches included Jewish and Muslim readings in their services Sunday to demonstrate respect for other faiths and to counter recent religious conflicts.

 

The Rev. Denise Yarbrough, pastor of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 1360 Lake Ave., was joined...

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Proposed Islamic Mosque In Bridgewater Draws Concerns From Residents About Traffic

January 30, 2011

Author: Eugene Paik

Source: New Jersey On-Line/The Star Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/proposed_islamic_mosque_in_bri.html

An Islamic mosque, complete with a daycare center and a school, could be a new neighbor in a high-end residential section of Bridgewater Township.

 

Representatives of the Chughtai Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Bedminster, have filed an application...

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Muslims and Jews Join Forces to Tackle Religious Hatred

January 27, 2011

Author: Nasser Hanif

Source: The BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12294215

Jewish and Muslim students are joining forces to tackle anti-Semitism and Islamophobia on university campuses - in a bid to spread a message of tolerance.

 

One of those with first-hand experience of religious hatred is Yassir, who as a student in 2004 was abused as he set off for his mosque in London. Four teenagers spat at him and called him "Bin Laden".

In a Muslim State, Fear Sends Some Worship Underground

January 27, 2011

Author: Liz Gooch

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/asia/28iht-malay28.html?ref=religionandbelief

Like most Muslims in Malaysia, Mohammad Shah was raised according to the Sunni school of Islam. But when he was about 30, he said, he came to believe that Sunni teachings did not answer all of his questions about Islam. He began reading about the Shiite school of thought, the world...

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U.S. Muslims Try To Counter Negative Perceptions

January 27, 2011

Author: Cathy Lynn Grossman

Source: USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-01-27-PewMuslimInside27_ST_N.htm?csp=34news

Mustafa Qureshi, a Cub Scout, holds an American flag and his sister, Aisha, joins in reciting King's "I Have a Dream" speech at a community center.

These are the people U.S. Muslims want people to see as their neighbors — not shadowy radicals envisioned by anti-Islamic...

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