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Malaysia Women Group Gets to Keep 'Islam' In Name

October 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/29/AR2010102900808.html

A prominent Malaysian women's group won the right to keep the word "Islam" in its name Friday after a court ruled against religious activists critical of the group's opinions on women's rights.

 

The High Court struck...

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Obama's Trip to India: Sikhs Are Not Muslims

October 25, 2010

Author: John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42151

News that President Obama may skip a visit to the Golden Temple, the holy shrine to millions of Sikhs on his upcoming trip to India, is a sign of the confused times in which we find ourselves.

 

Part of the requirement for entering the Golden Temple - a sprawling and serene complex of polished marble that...

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Murfreesboro Muslim Baffled By How Others Portray His Faith

October 24, 2010

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennesean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20101024/NEWS01/10240381?GID=s6AxSAu1+vKVcYx8O+5HJE0J7pR3BTNGuvkuBo2IX0o%3D

Bless their hearts.

 

That about sums up Azmi Mukahal's attitude toward critics of his faith and the mosque in Murfreesboro.

 

"We need to ignore it," he said. "We are all Americans. We need to live...

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Civil-Rights Suit Alleges Muslim Was Fired for Refusing to Haul Beer, Though Company Had Agreed to Accommodate His Religion

October 22, 2010

Author: Stephanie Farr

Source: The Philadelphia Daily News

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/105507553.html?cmpid=15585797

A Muslim man claims he was fired by a trucking company after refusing to transport a load of alcohol, according to a civil-rights lawsuit filed recently in federal court.

 

Vasant Reddy, 35, of Northeast Philadelphia, said it's against his religious beliefs to "consume, possess...

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Muslim Americans Rally to Get Out Vote

October 22, 2010

Author: Amy Lee

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/2824752,CST-NWS-muslimvote22.article

The so-called Ground Zero mosque. The Florida pastor intent on torching Qurans. And the Disneyland hostess barred from wearing a hijab.

 

Kiran Ansari cites those issues and others as proof that "Islamophobia" is on the rise in the United States and underscores the need for Muslim...

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'Three Faiths' At New York Public Library

October 22, 2010

Author: Edward Rothstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/arts/design/23faiths.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

The sweep of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library — “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” — is stunning. It stretches from a Bible found in a monastery in coastal Brittany that was sacked by the Vikings in the year 917, to a 1904...

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At Mosques, Inviting Non-Muslims Inside to Ease Hostility Toward Islam

October 22, 2010

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/nyregion/23mosques.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Brother Abdullah was working the sidewalk outside the Omar Ben Abdel-Aziz Mosque in Jamaica, Queens, on Friday, looking for the curious, fearful, idle and confused.

 

It was an hour into a two-hour open house intended to dispel ignorance and promote neighborliness and...

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Woman Charged With Hate Crime Against Two Muslim Women

October 21, 2010

Author: Janet Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013220695_muslimwomen22m.html

Two Seattle Muslim women said they were simply trying to fill up at a gas station in Tukwila on Saturday when another woman started yelling slurs, kicked one woman and slammed a car door on her leg, and then pushed the other.

"I'm terrified, I'm crying," said Imaan, one of the two Muslim women,...

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