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Firm Sues Sweden Over Dislodged Muslim Lawyer

May 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Local

http://www.thelocal.se/26528/20100508/

A law firm is suing the Swedish state for discrimination after one if its lawyers, a Muslim woman, was removed from a case following a complaint from a Christian asylum seeker.

The woman's employer, Salmi & Partners, was outraged after the Supreme Migration Court ruled on Thursday to have the woman taken off the case. 

"It's...

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Firm Sues Sweden Over Dislodged Muslim Lawyer

May 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Local

http://www.thelocal.se/26528/20100508/

A law firm is suing the Swedish state for discrimination after one if its lawyers, a Muslim woman, was removed from a case following a complaint from a Christian asylum seeker.

The woman's employer, Salmi & Partners, was outraged after the Supreme Migration Court ruled on Thursday to have the woman taken off the case. 

"It's...

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Muslim Group Decries Minnesota Woman’s Repentance Prayer About Ellison’s Election

May 7, 2010

Author: Paul Schmelzer

Source: The Minnesota Independent

http://minnesotaindependent.com/58561/muslim-group-decries-minnesota-womans-repentance-prayer-over-ellisons-election

As the Minnesota Day of Prayer was being held at the State Capitol Thursday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the National Day of Prayer Task Force to repudiate a statement made by a...

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Muslim Group Decries Minnesota Woman’s Repentance Prayer About Ellison’s Election

May 7, 2010

Author: Paul Schmelzer

Source: The Minnesota Independent

http://minnesotaindependent.com/58561/muslim-group-decries-minnesota-womans-repentance-prayer-over-ellisons-election

As the Minnesota Day of Prayer was being held at the State Capitol Thursday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the National Day of Prayer Task Force to repudiate a statement made by a...

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Muslim Health Clinic Goes Beyond Muslim Identity

May 6, 2010

Author: Natalie Moore

Source: Chicago Public Radio

http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=41813

There’s a growing number of Muslim-run free health clinics in the United States. And this includes at least two in Chicago. For the doctors, providing health services is not just about a Muslim identity or only helping Muslim patients. Yet the tenets of Islam do guide the physicians. 

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network runs a free...

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Muslim Health Clinic Goes Beyond Muslim Identity

May 6, 2010

Author: Natalie Moore

Source: Chicago Public Radio

http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=41813

There’s a growing number of Muslim-run free health clinics in the United States. And this includes at least two in Chicago. For the doctors, providing health services is not just about a Muslim identity or only helping Muslim patients. Yet the tenets of Islam do guide the physicians. 

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network runs a free...

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SoFla Muslims Fear Backlash From Terror Attempt

May 5, 2010

Author: Amara Sohn

Source: NBC Miami

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/SoFla-Muslims-Fear-Backlash-From-Terror-Attempt-92853924.html

When news broke late Monday night that a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen had been arrested for the failed Times Square bombing, many South Florida Muslims became worried about a backlash against their community.

"I wished he's not Muslim," said ...

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Diversity Of Islamic Art On Display In Fremont

May 5, 2010

Author: Matthew Artz

Source: The Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/health/ci_15017156

Even after working for a year to bring a Pan-Islamic art exhibit to the East Bay, Fremont artist Nabeela Sajjad stills struggles to define Islamic art.

She says it's much more than just calligraphy and that it's as much defined by the diversity of Muslim communities across globe as by the religion's prohibition on depicting faces.

To showcase...

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An Unusual Perspective: I Wore a Niqab for a Day In a Major German City

May 5, 2010

Author: Chamselassil Ayari

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5560643,00.html

Chamselassil Ayari, a reporter for Deutsche Welle's Arab language service, wore a Muslim full-body covering garment for one day. Her experiment begins on a sunny spring Saturday afternoon in Cologne's busiest shopping street.

People jostle through the streets and the many stores. I glance into the window of a luxury shoe store not...

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Near Ground Zero, a Mosque Moves In And Meets the Neighbors

May 5, 2010

Author: Aaron Rutkoff

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/05/05/near-ground-zero-a-mosque-moves-in-and-meets-the-neighbors/

Ground Zero is going to get a new neighbor: a mosque.

The project is driven in part by the needs of a growing Muslim population in Lower Manhattan. The nearest existing Islamic prayer space, the Tribeca Mosque, has been holding three...

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SoFla Muslims Fear Backlash From Terror Attempt

May 5, 2010

Author: Amara Sohn

Source: NBC Miami

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/SoFla-Muslims-Fear-Backlash-From-Terror-Attempt-92853924.html

When news broke late Monday night that a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen had been arrested for the failed Times Square bombing, many South Florida Muslims became worried about a backlash against their community.

"I wished he's not Muslim," said ...

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US Sends America’s First Muslim Country Singer On Middle East Tour

May 5, 2010

Author: James Reinl

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100506/FOREIGN/705059948/1135

Singing country music songs from beneath the brim of a cowboy hat with a full-bore Southern drawl, the up-and-coming performer Kareem Salama breaks the expectations audiences may have of an Egyptian-American Muslim.

At least that is the message the US state department hopes to make...

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