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Muslim American Girls Taunted, Assaulted At School For Wearing Hijab

December 21, 2010

Author: Tarice Gray

Source: Change.Org

http://education.change.org/blog/view/muslim_american_girls_taunted_assaulted_at_school_for_wearing_hijab

Some California schools get a "F" for teaching tolerance, an Islamic civil liberties group is saying. The Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) says it's hearing from students and their parents saying that...

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Malaysia Seeks to Export Its Halal Credentials to China

December 21, 2010

Author: Liz Gooch

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/business/global/22chinahalal.html?ref=religionandbelief

Electrical goods, coffee, herbs and spices are among the products that MasterMalaysia Global usually trades with its Chinese partners.

Next year, however, the company, which is based in Kuala Lumpur, is planning to help export another home-grown commodity to China...

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Muslim Convention Ponders Interactions With American Culture

December 19, 2010

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-muslim-conference-20101219,0,167964.story

Sitting before an audience of hundreds of Muslims at the annual conference of the Muslim Public Affairs Council on Saturday, Edina Lekovic raised her microphone and began asking pointed questions about where American Muslims have stumbled in reaching out to the broader American...

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Bridging the Great Divide

December 17, 2010

Author: Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/7115308.cms?frm=mailtofriend

Headlines around the world often announce the arrival of Muharram with stories of bloodshed. Iraq and Pakistan are two particularly dangerous places where participating in processions to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain is tantamount to walking into a battle zone. Yet, people still come...

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Young Muslims Urged to Give Blood During Muharram

December 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/manchester/hi/people_and_places/religion_and_ethics/newsid_9291000/9291630.stm

Muharram is a period of mourning to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Muhammad.

In an extreme demonstration of their faith, devout Shi'a Muslims makes themselves bleed on the festival day of Ashura.

But the...

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Muslim American Artists Strive to Bridge a Chasm

December 16, 2010

Author: Thalia Gigerenza

Source: The New York Times/The Bay Citizen

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/us/17bcarts.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief

When Wajahat Ali, a young Muslim American playwright from Fremont, needed to build an audience for his work, he produced his plays in cramped Pakistani restaurants in the East Bay and used Facebook to get the word out.

 

His play “The Domestic Crusaders...

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A Formerly Persecuted Minority Gains Clout In Afghanistan

December 16, 2010

Author: Borzou Daragahi

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghanistan-sects-20101216,0,6884868.story

Along rutted streets in newly revitalized neighborhoods hang green, red, yellow and black banners commemorating Imam Hussein, the prophet Muhammad's grandson, whose death more than 1,300 years ago continues to forge the identity and fuel the grievances of...

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Dutch May Introduce Burqa Ban as Early as 2011

December 16, 2010

Author: Sara Webb

Source: Reuters

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6BF45W20101216

The Netherlands could ban the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women, as soon as next year, Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders told Reuters in an interview Thursday.

 

Wilders' populist Freedom Party is the third largest in parliament and provides crucial support to the minority ruling coalition in exchange for the...

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Sweden Bombing Doesn’t Soil Image Of Tolerance

December 15, 2010

Author: John F. Burns

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/world/europe/16sweden.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

As they consider the suicide bombing that recently rocked their country, many Swedes have taken comfort from the attack’s most enduring image, as captured by a security camera: a man in a red jacket kneeling by the dying bomber, asking if there was anything he could do for the man...

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Muslims Criticize Handling Of Israelis' Stay At D.C. Hotel

December 15, 2010

Author: Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121407206.html

Muslim employees of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington said they felt discriminated against after being barred over the weekend from floors where an Israeli delegation was staying, a Muslim advocacy group said.

 

One hotel worker whose duties involve going to...

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MPAC Commends L.A. City Council for Unanimous Passage Of Resolution On Religious Pluralism, Islamophobia

December 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

http://www.mpac.org/programs/government-relations/mpac-commends-l.a.-city-council-for-unanimous-passage-of-resolution-on-religious-pluralism-islamophobia.php

The Muslim Public Affairs Council congratulates the City of Los Angeles for standing up against the nationwide spread of...

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Muslim Woman's Headscarf Incident Prompts ACLU Lawsuit

December 14, 2010

Author: Andria Simmons

Source: The Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/muslim-womans-headscarf-incident-776839.html

Two years ago at the Douglasville Municipal Court, Lisa Valentine was jailed after refusing to remove a headscarf she wore as an expression of her Islamic beliefs.

 

On Tuesday, Valentine returned to the courthouse to announce she was filing a federal lawsuit...

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