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Muslim Group Wants Hate Crimes Investigation After Suspicious Powder Mailed

June 8, 2010

Author: Dan Scanlan

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-06-08/story/muslim-group-wants-hate-crimes-investigation-jacksonville-after

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for an FBI hate crime investigation after an envelope of what turned out to be harmless powder was mailed to Muslim teacher Yusha Evans’ apartment Monday in...

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New National Holiday Irks Non-Orthodox Faiths

June 8, 2010

Author: Alexandra Odynova

Source: The Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/new-national-holiday-irks-non-orthodox-faiths/407733.html

Russia will celebrate a new holiday next month under a decision backed by the Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church that is stirring up decidedly unholy feelings among non-Orthodox Russians.

Christianization of Rus Day on July 28 won't be counted...

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Pastor's Newspaper Ad Fans Religious Tensions In St. Cloud

June 2, 2010

Author: Ambar Espinoza

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/06/02/st-cloud-religioius-tensions/

A pastor has upset Muslims and Christians with a paid newspaper advertisement that questions whether Islam threatens the United States.

Other religious leaders have criticized the advertisement as fearmongering. They say it has contributed to a tense climate in...

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Rare Collection Of Hand Written Sikh Manuscripts In Punjab Village Getting Ruined

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/06/rare-collection-of-hand-written-sikh-manuscripts-in-punjab-village-getting-ruined/

A rare collection of hand-written manuscripts of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim religion along with outstanding relics of European Renaissance, collected by a Sikh scholar in Punjab village are in state of gross neglect. A Sikh scholar Dalip...

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For Christians In Iraq, the Threats Persist

June 1, 2010

Author: Aamer Madhani

Source: USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2010-06-01-iraq-christians_N.htm

The small bomb exploded inside the courtyard of the motherhouse just moments after Sister Maria Hanna received an anonymous phone call warning her to get her nuns out of the area.

The recent attack on the Immaculate Virgin convent was nothing new. By Hanna's count, it was the 20th time the convent in the...

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Muslims, Churches Blast Israel for Deaths In Raid On Flotilla

June 1, 2010

Author: Michele Chabin

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/muslims-churches-blast-israel.php

Tens of thousands of Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday (June 1) continued demonstrations against Israel's deadly interception of a flotilla of ships trying to deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza.

Nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed on the...

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Mosque Calls the Faithful And the Curious

May 30, 2010

Author: Laura Elder

Source: The Daily News

http://galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=4a7ba47a268078d8

This blue-collar town in the Bible Belt isn’t a place most people would expect to find a mosque under construction. 

But Friday, crews wielding shrieking power saws and pneumatic hammers were working to complete the small, unassuming building at 2611 FM 1765, near Union Street, on the edge of a working-class...

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Heeding the Call: Here Come the Muslim 'Imamahs'

May 29, 2010

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article7139818.ece

Women imams could be leading prayers in British mosques within 15 years, according to a leading Muslim.

However, resistance from traditionalists means that although women may lead other women, it could be decades before they lead mixed congregations.

The number of female Islamic scholars, or alimahs, is...

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Religious Leaders Unite to Blast Cahill

May 29, 2010

Author: Michael Levenson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/05/29/religious_leaders_unite_to_blast_cahill/

Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim leaders, adorned in the vestments of their respective faiths, stood shoulder to shoulder on the steps of a Roxbury mosque yesterday and strongly condemned state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill for...

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Heeding the Call: Here Come the Muslim 'Imamahs'

May 29, 2010

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article7139818.ece

Women imams could be leading prayers in British mosques within 15 years, according to a leading Muslim.

However, resistance from traditionalists means that although women may lead other women, it could be decades before they lead mixed congregations.

The number of female Islamic scholars, or alimahs, is...

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Cahill Draws Flak for Comments On Muslim Community

May 28, 2010

Author: Martin Finucane and Michael Levenson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/05/cahills_comment.html

Governor Deval Patrick's campaign said today that gubernatorial challenger Tim Cahill was engaging in "fear-mongering" when he criticized Patrick's attendance last weekend at a forum with the Muslim community.

Patrick "has been and will remain committed to meeting with all...

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