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Mosque Pray-Ins Against Segregation Of Sexes Are Springing Up

May 22, 2010

Author: William Wan and Michael Laris

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/21/AR2010052104253.html

Last Saturday, five women took off their shoes and walked across the padded carpet at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, one of the Washington region's largest Islamic centers.

For weeks, they had planned for this moment, to stand behind the men in the main prayer hall...

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South African Muslim Bid to Ban Cartoon Fails

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8696763.stm

A bid by a Muslim group in South Africa to stop the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad has failed.

The drawing by Jonathan Shapiro, known as Zapiro, shows the prophet on a psychiatrist's couch bemoaning his followers' sense of humour failure.

He drew it in response to a Facebook group inviting drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, which prompted...

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Muslim Families Withdraw Mosque Zoning Request

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WSMV Nashville

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wsmv.com/news/23633196/detail.html

A group of 40 Muslim families who had hoped to build a mosque in the affluent Nashville suburb of Brentwood have withdrawn their rezoning request. 

Jaweed Ansari, trustee for the proposed Islamic Center of Williamson County, told The Tennessean the families were not prepared for the anger from neighbors...

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In India, Hindu And Muslim Men Make a Meal to Heal the Religious Divide

May 21, 2010

Author: Will Evans

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0521/In-India-Hindu-and-Muslim-men-make-a-meal-to-heal-the-religious-divide

Ahmedabad, the Indian city from which Mahatma Gandhi led his nonviolent freedom struggle, has earned notoriety in recent decades for vicious religious violence between Hindus and Muslims....

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Interfaith Group Visits Mosque In Chino

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_N_ncenter22.13b66512.html

About 130 members of the Women's Interfaith Committee of Southern California, came to the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino for a tour and meeting with Imam Shamshad on Thursday

Organizers said Imam Shamshad took the guests inside the San Bernardino County-based mosque prayer hall and gave them an...

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Pakistan Asks Facebook to Block 'Draw Mohammed' Page, Then Will Consider Restoring Service

May 21, 2010

Author: Chris Brummit

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-as-pakistan-internet-crackdown,0,372913.story

Pakistan acknowledged the "suffering" caused by its bans on Facebook and YouTube, but said it would only consider restoring the websites if they take down pages considered offensive to Islam, the...

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Multiple Faiths Urge for Capture Of Mosque Bomber

May 20, 2010

Author: Tiffany Griffith

Source: WOKV

http://wokv.com/localnews/2010/05/multiple-faiths-urge-for-captu.html

Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are contributing to the reward money to find the man who bombed a Jacksonville mosque.

Bishop Wiley Tomlinson from New Covenant Ministries is among the local faith-based leaders who are showing support despite differences in beliefs with Jacksonville's Islamic Center. He's adding $5,...

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Spanish Town to Debate Islamic Veil Ban

May 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/morocco/?id=39064

A Spanish town is to debate calls for a ban on wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public amid growing cross-party opposition to the burqa in the country, a local party said Tuesday.

 

The council debate in Lerida, a town of some 140,000 inhabitants in north east Catalonia, will take place on May 28.

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Controversy Over Ground Zero Mosque Plans

May 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8691382.stm

A controversial plan to build a mosque has divided relatives of the victims who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The mosque will be close to where the twin towers once stood in New York.

Critics call the location of the proposed Islamic complex "offensive" but others hope it will help to increase understanding between communities.

Matthew Price...

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Women Protest As French Cabinet Gets Veil Ban Bill

May 19, 2010

Author: Elaine Ganley

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jBLvcjYl38M5uHzhqlF2IV8WWOywD9FPRKJ00

One runs her own company, another is a housewife and a third, a divorcee, raises her children by herself. Like nearly 2,000 other Muslim women who freely wear face-covering veils anywhere in France, their lives will soon change and they...

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Sheboygan County Mosque Gets OK From Town Of Wilson Board

May 18, 2010

Author: Dan Benson

Source: Sheboygan Press

http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20100518/SHE0101/5180427/Mosque-gets-the-OK

After an hour and a half of fiery discussion, including comments from two dozen speakers, and before an audience of more than 120 people, the Wilson Town Board voted unanimously Monday night to grant a conditional use permit for Sheboygan County's first mosque.

With the approval, Mohammad...

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Muslim Soldier: Army Has Not Addressed Harassment Complaints

May 18, 2010

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/17/AR2010051703820.html

Two months after a Muslim soldier complained to the Pentagon about being harassed after the Fort Hood shootings, Spec. Zachari Klawonn said the Army has not followed through on its promises to address problems at the country's largest military base.

Commanders at Fort Hood, Tex...

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