Islam

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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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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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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Muslim Woman In Italy Is Fined for Wearing Veil

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/world/europe/05italy.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A 26-year-old Tunisian woman has been fined for wearing a face veil while walking to a mosque in northern Italy, adding to the growing debate on the integration of Muslim minorities in Europe.

The police in the city of Novara, a...

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Swiss Canton Considers Burqa Ban

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/321920,swiss-canton-considers-burqa-ban.html

A Swiss canton on Tuesday passed legislation preparing the groundwork for a possible ban on the Islamic burqa.

The local council in Aargau, a canton (state) in the north of Switzerland along the German border, voted overwhelmingly to work on a state initiative to make wearing the burqa...

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Swiss Canton Considers Burqa Ban

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/321920,swiss-canton-considers-burqa-ban.html

A Swiss canton on Tuesday passed legislation preparing the groundwork for a possible ban on the Islamic burqa.

The local council in Aargau, a canton (state) in the north of Switzerland along the German border, voted overwhelmingly to work on a state initiative to make wearing the burqa...

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Muslim Woman In Italy Is Fined for Wearing Veil

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/world/europe/05italy.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A 26-year-old Tunisian woman has been fined for wearing a face veil while walking to a mosque in northern Italy, adding to the growing debate on the integration of Muslim minorities in Europe.

The police in the city of Novara, a...

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Appeals Court: Holding Cells Not Covered By Religious Freedom Laws

May 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The San Francisco Appeal

http://sfappeal.com/alley/2010/05/appeals-court-holding-cells-not-covered-by-religious-freedom-laws.php

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today that Orange County officials were entitled to require a Muslim woman to remove her headscarf when she was held in a courthouse holding cell four years ago.

A panel of the 9th U.S....

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Utah Islamic Center Raises $100,000 for New Mosque, School

May 3, 2010

Author: Lesley Mitchell

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_15003928

The Utah Islamic Center moved one step closer Sunday to raising money needed to build a new mosque and school in south Salt Lake Valley.

A fundraising dinner and auction Sunday evening netted about $100,000, bringing the total raised to more than $300,000, said Nadeem Ahmed, chairman of the board of Utah Islamic Center in Salt Lake City. While the group...

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Workplace Religious Freedom Bill Finds Revived Interest

May 3, 2010

Author: Lauren E. Bohn

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/05/workplace-religious-freedom-bi.php

More than a decade after it was first introduced, an on-again off-again bill to protect employees' religious expression in the workplace is attracting renewed attention that could lead to action on Capitol Hill in coming weeks.

The Workplace Religious Freedom Act would revise and...

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Malaysia Top Court Hears Landmark Religious Dispute

May 3, 2010

Author: Razak Ahmad

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-48177820100503

Malaysia's highest court began proceedings on Monday on a landmark inter-religious child custody dispute whose outcome could further raise political tension in this mainly Muslim country.

The Federal Court heard objections by lawyers representing an ethnic Indian couple fighting each other for custody of their two children and...

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Workplace Religious Freedom Bill Finds Revived Interest

May 3, 2010

Author: Lauren E. Bohn

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/05/workplace-religious-freedom-bi.php

More than a decade after it was first introduced, an on-again off-again bill to protect employees' religious expression in the workplace is attracting renewed attention that could lead to action on Capitol Hill in coming weeks.

The Workplace Religious Freedom Act would revise and...

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Appeals Court: Holding Cells Not Covered By Religious Freedom Laws

May 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The San Francisco Appeal

http://sfappeal.com/alley/2010/05/appeals-court-holding-cells-not-covered-by-religious-freedom-laws.php

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today that Orange County officials were entitled to require a Muslim woman to remove her headscarf when she was held in a courthouse holding cell four years ago.

A panel of the 9th U.S....

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