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Mosque Support Rallies On Facebook

July 1, 2010

Author: Melinda Hudgins

Source: The Daily News Journal

http://www.dnj.com/article/20100701/COLUMNISTS04/7010323

In contrast to vocal protesters of a proposed Rutherford County mosque who publicly expressed their opposition at a recent public meeting, some supporters are taking a quieter approach to their First Amendment rights — in cyberspace.

Days before the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro invited local residents in for an open...

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Liberty U. Removing Ergun Caner as Seminary Dean Over Contradictory Statements

June 30, 2010

Author: William Wan and Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/29/AR2010062905331.html

At an evangelical institution such as Liberty University, personal testimonies are a kind of sacred currency; how Jesus saved you from damnation often defines you as a person. Nobody had a story quite as dramatic as that of Ergun Caner, dean of Liberty's seminary...

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Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue At Ladakh to Promote Communal Harmony

June 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Sify

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,9312,0,0,1,0

A three-day long Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue and seminar 'Addressing Violence: Religious Resources for Conflict Resolution 2010', is being held at Leh.
Hosted by Mahabodhi Devachan Centre, the objective of the seminar has been to bring together influential representatives of these two great religious traditions.

Expert...

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Ghana's Unique African-Hindu Temple

June 29, 2010

Author: Rajesh Joshi

Source: BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/10401741.stm

The air is filled with the sweet smell of incense burning in a corner of the huge hall.

Wrapped in shiny bright clothes, idols of Hindu gods and goddesses smile benevolently from the elevated platform.

Sitting on the white marble floor a group of more than 50 men, women and children sing devotional Hindi songs.

Nothing extraordinary about this...

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‘What Kind Of America’? Hate-Filled Rally to Stop Mosque

June 28, 2010

Author: Thomas Tracy

Source: The Brooklyn Paper

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/33/27/bn_tt_baypeoplemosquerally_2010_07_02_bk.html

If they build it, they will bomb.

Angry Sheepshead Bay residents came out in a show of force on Sunday to protest a planned mosque and Muslim community center in their neighborhood.

“If they build a mosque there, I’m going to bomb the mosque,”...

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Hindus Want Diwali as School Holiday In Burlington

June 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ANI/Sify.com

http://sify.com/news/hindus-want-diwali-as-school-holiday-in-burlington-news-international-kg1p4cceedf.html

Hindus have applauded Burlington School Board (Vermont, USA) for declaring Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr as school holidays.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, while congratulating the Board for these two additional holidays,...

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Sign Vandalized At Future Mosque Site

June 24, 2010

Author: Mark Bell

Source: The Daily News Journal

http://www.dnj.com/article/20100624/NEWS01/100624015/Sign+vandalized+at+future+mosque+site+

A sign marking the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was found vandalized for the second time in less than six months Wednesday, according to an Islamic Center spokesperson.

“At this time we’re going to release one statement and that is...

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'Young Imam' Is the Reality Show Creating All the Buzz In Malaysia

June 24, 2010

Author: James Hookway

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704911704575326623895421154.html

The U.S. has "American Idol." Britain has "The X Factor." Malaysia, one of the world's more progressive Muslim nations, has something rather different—a televised search for the country's most eligible young religious leader.

"Young Imam" might look familiar at first glance. Ten...

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Candidate Denounces Murfreesboro Mosque Proposal

June 24, 2010

Author: Travis Loller

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100625/ap_on_el_ho/us_candidate_mosque_tenn_2

A Tennessee Republican candidate for Congress says plans to build a mosque in a Nashville suburb pose a threat to her state's moral and political foundation.

In a Thursday evening statement, 6th District candidate Lou Ann Zelenik said she stands...

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