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Gathering At Capitol Condemns 'Demonization' Of Islam

September 1, 2010

Author: Stephen Magagnini

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/09/01/2061974/gathering-at-capitol-condemns.html

Sacramento's famous diversity was on full display at the Capitol's East Steps this morning as 50 community leaders across faith and race condemned the rising tide of Islamophobia across California and the nation.

"Aren't we long past the freaky demonization of one group that lets us ......

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CAIR National PSA Campaign Challenges Growing Islamophobia

September 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire / Council on American-Islamic Relations

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-national-psa-campaign-challenges-growing-islamophobia-101989538.html

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today launched a national public service announcement (PSA) campaign featuring Muslim 9/11 first responders and designed to...

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Far-Right Anti-Mosque Video Game Triggers Outrage In Austria

September 1, 2010

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/01/far-right-anti-mosque-video-game-triggers-outrage-in-austria/

The picturesque Austrian province of Styria is overrun by huge mosques with minarets, if you are to believe an online video game designed for the far-right Freedom Party ahead of regional elections on September 26.

In a shooting range-style game, players have 60 seconds to collect points...

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Re-Entry Program Gives Muslims Second Chance

September 1, 2010

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: Newsbug.info/The Chicago Tribune

Wire Service: Associated Press

http://newsbug.info/articles/2010/09/01/front/state_news/doc4c7e507bdb4e3795488064.txt

Instead of stepping back into lifestyles that risk landing them in prison again, a handful of former inmates who embraced Islam behind bars are spending their days constructing green transitional...

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Vigil In Support of Mosque Near Murfreesboro Draws 150 People

August 31, 2010

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100831/NEWS01/8310344/Vigil-in-support-of-mosque-near-Murfreesboro-draws-150-people

Mark West believes in freedom of religion.

That belief brought West out Monday night to a candle light vigil in support of local Muslims in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse.

It also inspired the...

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NYC Community Board Head Wants Interfaith Center

August 31, 2010

Author: Deepti Hajela

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iNLTahM5QJw8Ts0SpTgWLjXwN7gAD9HU80TO0

The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interfaith dimension would help unite people, saying a nondenominational chapel built at the Pentagon as part...

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French Fast Food Chain Expands Its Halal-Only Outlets

August 31, 2010

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67U3BE20100831

A French fast food chain announced on Tuesday it would almost triple its line of halal hamburger restaurants because sales had doubled in a trial that sparked a heated debate about the integration of Muslims.

The Quick chain of 358 restaurants around France said it would boost its halal-only outlets to 22 on Wednesday after the trial in eight areas...

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Ramadan 2010: The Big Picture

August 30, 2010

Author: Alan Taylor

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/ramadan_2010.html?p1=News_links

Muslim men and women across the world are currently observing Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint. During Ramadan, the Muslim community fast, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset. Muslims break their fast after sunset with an evening meal called...

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The Spiritual Convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr And 9/11

August 30, 2010

Author: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/the_spiritual_convergence_of_rosh_hashanah_eid_al-fitr_and_911.html

As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews prepare to begin their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of both faiths...

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Syrian Soap Operas Confront Taboos and Spark Debate

August 29, 2010

Author: Lina Sinjab

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11102416

Ramadan is a time for prayer and reflection but it is also the most popular season to unveil new TV dramas in the Middle East.

 

Syrian soaps have become popular across the region in recent years due to their realistic plots which have also caused controversy.

 

Religious leaders in Syria have already called for one soap...

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