Islam

D.C. Police Won't Intervene to Remove Women From Mosques

June 21, 2010

Author: Bill Myers

Source: Washington Examiner

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/D_C_-police-won_t-intervene-to-remove-women-from-mosques-96758814.html

The D.C. police department will no longer intervene in an ongoing protest by Islamic women over their place in area mosques, The Washington Examiner has learned.

A group of Muslim women has provoked confrontations in...

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Planned Mosque Near NY's Ground Zero Sparks Debate

June 21, 2010

Author: Karina Ioffee

Source: The Washington Post/Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/21/AR2010062103654.html

Plans to build a mosque near the site of the September 11 attacks have touched off a firestorm among New Yorkers nearly a decade after Muslim extremists linked to al Qaeda slammed planes into the World Trade Center.

The Cordoba House mosque, part of a Muslim...

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Islamic Center Divides County Opinion

June 20, 2010

Author: Scott Broden and Doug Davis

Source: Tennessean/Daily News Journal

http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20100620/NEWS01/100619008

Inflammatory comments over a new Islamic center south of Murfreesboro have residents and professionals arguing their points while many more are calling it one of the ugliest displays of religious intolerance in the county’s history.

Questions of whether the public was given adequate...

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A Marine, a Mosque, a Question

June 18, 2010

Author: Jim Dwyer

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/nyregion/20about.html?ref=religion_and_belief

A few hours after the town hall meeting began, deep into the question-and-answer portion, Bill Finnegan lined up for a turn at the microphone. He had not come with any intention to speak, but as the evening dragged on, he changed his mind.

A Muslim group had made a deal to buy an empty convent...

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Minorities Tell Congress Of Racial Profiling

June 17, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100617/NEWS06/100617097/Minorities-tell-Congress-of-racial-profiling

The stories of minorities being racially profiled in Michigan and other states were heard today at a Congressional hearing held by U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

The hearing featured testimony...

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Sikhs, Muslims Lobby Against Racial Profiling

June 16, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/sikhs-muslims-lobby-against-ra.php

Sikh and Muslim groups are pushing Congress to pass a bill prohibiting racial profiling that's been languishing for more than nine years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Two groups, Muslim Advocates and the Sikh Coalition, are seeking passage of the End Racial Profiling...

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Riverside Man Files Suit Alleging He Was Denied Citizenship Because He Is a Muslim From Egypt

June 16, 2010

Author: David Olson

Source: The Press Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_naturalization17.2669753.html

A Riverside man Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the federal government, alleging he was denied citizenship because of his Muslim religion and Egyptian nationality.

Tarek Hamdi, 50, who has lived in the United States since 1977 and in Riverside County for five years, said he went...

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Man Attacked for Being Muslim, Public Safety Officers Say

June 15, 2010

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15295575

Sunnyvale public safety officers are trying to track down two young men who struck someone in the face on a busy street, apparently simply for being a Muslim man who was wearing a black cap and holding a Koran.

He might be the third victim in Santa Clara County this year to fall victim to a reported anti-Muslim crime, according to...

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South Bay Muslims Deliver Meals From Mobile Soup Kitchen

June 15, 2010

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15303293?nclick_check=1

This summer, a group of Silicon Valley-based Muslims will serve all-halal meals to the hungry from a roving food truck — an effort that's the first of its kind in the Bay Area, perhaps in the nation.

The Bay Area chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America, or ICNA, will officially debut its...

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Barcelona Will Ban Use Of Face-Covering Islamic Veil In City Buildings

June 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/96290643.html

Barcelona is to become the first major Spanish city to bar the use of face-covering Islamic veils in municipal buildings.

City Mayor Jordi Hereu announced the measure Monday but insisted it was not specifically religious. He says it is aimed at all dress that impedes identification, and thus includes...

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Muslim Student Union Members Shocked By Suspension

June 14, 2010

Author: Deepa Bharath and Ellyn Pak

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/university-253265-union-student.html

UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union members say a year-long suspension came as a shock and that the university's action would deny Muslim students a sense of community, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

“Suspending the MSU would undoubtedly create a chilling effect and...

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Dispute Over Traffic Ticket, Veil Marks Extent Of Unease In France Over Muslims

June 14, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/13/AR2010061303280.html

It started as a traffic ticket, issued to a woman at the wheel whose vision police said was dangerously obstructed by a full-face Islamic veil.

Before long, the case expanded into allegations of polygamy and welfare fraud against her common-law husband, a French national of...

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