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Chinese Turn to Religion to Fill a Spiritual Vacuum

July 18, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128544048

Alongside China's astonishing economic boom, an almost unnoticed religious boom has quietly been taking place.

In the country's first major survey on religious beliefs, conducted in 2006, 31.4 percent of about 4,500 people questioned described themselves as religious. That amounts to more than 300 million religious believers, an...

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Legislator's Proposal Would Ban Use Of Sharia Law

July 18, 2010

Author: Bill Sherman

Source: Tulsa World

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=14&articleid=20100718_18_A1_Viewsd561266

A proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would ban Sharia law in the state court system is either a pre-emptive strike against encroaching Islamic law in the U.S. or an expression of Islamophobia, depending on who you ask. 

State Rep. Rex...

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No Student Tests On Two Muslim Holidays

July 18, 2010

Author: Elisabeth Hulette

Source: The Capital

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/top/2010/07/18-47/No-student-tests-ontwo-Muslim-holidays.html

No tests will be scheduled in the county's public schools on two Muslim holidays this year: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Local Muslim leaders have been requesting the change for two years, arguing that students who practice Islam and are granted...

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Hindu Minority Homeless In Kashmir

July 15, 2010

Author: Prerna Suri

Source: Al Jazeera English

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/07/2010714144652155297.html

Muslim separatist groups have been fighting Indian rule in Kashmir for two decades. New Delhi blames Pakistan for supporting them. Pakistan denies the claim.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict.

In the lead-up to talks between the two countriesin Islamabad on Thursday...

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New Video Features 9 Prominent Muslim American Scholars Speaking Out Against Violence In the Name of Islam

July 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1167

In an unprecedented statement of united opposition to religiously-motivated violence, nine diverse and highly respected Muslim American scholars and religious leaders have lent their voices to a special video message produced by the Muslim Public Affairs Council called "Injustice Cannot Defeat Injustice." 

New Video Features 9 Prominent Muslim American Scholars Speaking Out Against Violence In the Name of Islam

July 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1167

In an unprecedented statement of united opposition to religiously-motivated violence, nine diverse and highly respected Muslim American scholars and religious leaders have lent their voices to a special video message produced by the Muslim Public Affairs Council called "Injustice Cannot Defeat Injustice." 

Hindu Minority Homeless In Kashmir

July 15, 2010

Author: Prerna Suri

Source: Al Jazeera English

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/07/2010714144652155297.html

Muslim separatist groups have been fighting Indian rule in Kashmir for two decades. New Delhi blames Pakistan for supporting them. Pakistan denies the claim.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict.

In the lead-up to talks between the two countriesin Islamabad on Thursday...

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Chinese Preachers Bridge Indonesia’s Ethnic Gap

July 14, 2010

Author: Aubrey Belford

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/world/asia/15iht-indo.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

In Indonesia’s crowded world of celebrity Muslim preachers, it often pays to have a trademark. For Koko Liem, his ever-present Chinese-style outfits — garish satin tunics paired with matching skullcaps — play the role.

Whether in television...

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Chinese Preachers Bridge Indonesia’s Ethnic Gap

July 14, 2010

Author: Aubrey Belford

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/world/asia/15iht-indo.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

In Indonesia’s crowded world of celebrity Muslim preachers, it often pays to have a trademark. For Koko Liem, his ever-present Chinese-style outfits — garish satin tunics paired with matching skullcaps — play the role.

Whether in television...

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