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Orthodox Jews Urge Quebec to Abandon Proposed Niqab Ban

October 20, 2010

Author: Rheal Seguin

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/orthodox-jews-urge-quebec-to-abandon-proposed-niqab-ban/article1766182/

Quebec's Orthodox Jewish community appeared for the first time on Wednesday before a National Assembly committee, taking up an unexpected cause - fighting a bill that would ban the wearing of the Muslim niqab when...

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CAIR Director Breaks Ground for First Alaska Mosque

October 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire/CAIR

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-director-breaks-ground-for-first-alaska-mosque-105284448.html

Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), recently broke ground for the first mosque in Alaska and offered an address on "The Rise of Islamophobia and Its Impact on National Security" at an event...

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A Question of Appearances: Obama Will Bypass Sikh Temple On Visit to India

October 19, 2010

Author: Lydia Polgreen

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/asia/20india.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it...

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US Attorney Joins Legal Battle Over Tennessee Mosque, Says Islam Is a Recognized Religion

October 18, 2010

Author: Kristin M. Hall

Source: The San Francisco Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sfexaminer.com/nation/us-attorney-joins-legal-battle-over-tennessee-mosque-says-islam-is-a-recognized-religion-105206954.html

Federal attorneys on Monday jumped into a court battle over the construction of a Tennessee mosque by offering legal proof...

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Hamburg Moves Toward Official Recognition Of Islam

October 18, 2010

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: The Globe and Mail

Wire Service: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/19/hamburg-moves-toward-official-recognition-of-islam/

Hamburg may soon become the first German state officially to recognize Islam as a religious community and give Muslims the same legal rights as Christians and Jews in dealing with the local administration...

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A Canadian Line Of Campbell's Soups Has Activists Stewing Over Islamic Connection

October 18, 2010

Author: Paul Farhi

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/17/AR2010101702840.html

Andy Warhol found artistic inspiration in a can of Campbell's tomato soup. These days, some activists are finding sinister Muslim connections in the same can.

 

Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products...

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Crossroads Of Antiquity Can’t Decide On New Path

October 18, 2010

Author: Steven Lee Myers

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20ezekiel.html?ref=religion_and_belief

This small town, shaded by date palms on a bend of the Euphrates River, has been revered as a holy place for centuries — by Jews, by Muslims and, for periods of peace, at least, by both. “The old democracy,” as the local police chief put it.

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Muslims Gather In Washington for 'Islam On Capitol Hill'

October 16, 2010

Author: Dan Gilgoff

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/16/muslims-gather-in-washington-for-islam-on-capitol-hill/

Hundreds of Muslims turned out Friday for a new annual event in Washington called Islam on Capitol Hill, the event's organizer said Saturday.

 

The event saw hundreds of Muslim children touring the halls of Congress, hours of prayers and speeches on the...

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Report On Imam Denounced

October 15, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20101015/NEWS05/10150327/Report-on-imam-denounced

A range of religious and civil rights leaders -- Christian, Muslim and African American -- blasted a Department of Justice report Thursday that cleared FBI agents in the shooting death of a Muslim leader, saying it was incomplete and failed to examine the use of undercover informants in...

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In Observing Muslim Holiday, Cambridge Notes Its Diversity

October 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2010/10/14/in_observing_muslim_holiday_cambridge_notes_its_diversity/

The Cambridge school system’s decision to close school for one of two important Muslim holidays is a good way to promote the acceptance of Muslim students, especially...

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UNC Junior Reshapes Lifestyle After Converting to Islam

October 14, 2010

Author: Kelly Poe

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2010/10/unc_junior_reshapes_lifestyle_after_converting_to_islam

Before sunrise, Matt Stevens is closest to God.

He wakes up every day between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. for fajr.

He washes his face and kneels toward Mecca, then puts his head to the ground to bow before God. The first thread of...

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Muslim Performs Durga Puja In This Kolkata Locality

October 14, 2010

Author: Kamalendu Bhadra

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6745225.cms?frm=mailtofriend

Shahid Ali is a Muslim priest who will perform the rituals at a Durga Puja this year. But that's not the only reason we're writing about him. Like the deity he will worship, Shahid and the humble locality he stays in, are a symbol of the victory of good over evil, of humanity over divisive faith and...

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