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Birmingham Could See Britain's First Female Muslim MP

April 30, 2010

Author: Caroline Gall

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/england/8647214.stm

Next week's election promises a swathe of new faces in the House of Commons.

Not only are we witnessing the largest number of MPs to retire in 60 years but, with a record number of Asian women also standing, Britain could have its first female Muslim MP.

This breakthrough moment in politics has...

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Belgian Lawmakers Pass Burka Ban

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8652861.stm

Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public.

The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay...

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Mosque Plan Inches Forward

April 30, 2010

Author: Scott Merzbach

Source: Amherst Bulletin

http://www.amherstbulletin.com/story/id/170891/

A smaller parking lot and stricter limits on the number of people allowed in the building at one time appear to be making neighbors in Amherst and Pelham more comfortable with the conversion of a former school on Harkness Road into the Hampshire Mosque.

Planning Board members asked mosque officials to provide a better management plan for parking,...

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Why Does Tariq Ramadan Cause Such a Stir?

April 29, 2010

Author: Eleanor Goldberg

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/comments/why_does_tariq_ramadan_cause_such_a_stir1/

With an open collared baby blue shirt and Dolce & Gabbana jacket hugging his slim frame, Tariq Ramadan appears the epitome of Western sophistication.

But from 2004 until just a few months ago, the Department of Homeland Security viewed him...

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Why Does Tariq Ramadan Cause Such a Stir?

April 29, 2010

Author: Eleanor Goldberg

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/comments/why_does_tariq_ramadan_cause_such_a_stir1/

With an open collared baby blue shirt and Dolce & Gabbana jacket hugging his slim frame, Tariq Ramadan appears the epitome of Western sophistication.

But from 2004 until just a few months ago, the Department of Homeland Security viewed him...

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Greece Promises Mosque State-Built In Athens

April 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36834821/ns/world_news-europe

Greece's Socialist government says it will build a mosque in Athens for a growing number of Muslim immigrants in the Greek capital, following years of delays.

Ten of thousands of Muslims in Athens currently gather at informal prayer houses in converted apartments and warehouses.

...

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Mojave Cross Case: a Signal On Religious Symbols

April 28, 2010

Author: Mark Sherman

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8QO_ctQm-Ud4QJtkds1JkQu1-YQD9FCCASG2

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled a greater willingness to allow religious symbols on public land Wednesday, a stance that could have important implications for future church-state disputes.

By a 5-4 vote, the...

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Greece Promises Mosque State-Built In Athens

April 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36834821/ns/world_news-europe

Greece's Socialist government says it will build a mosque in Athens for a growing number of Muslim immigrants in the Greek capital, following years of delays.

Ten of thousands of Muslims in Athens currently gather at informal prayer houses in converted apartments and warehouses.

...

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Mojave Cross Case: a Signal On Religious Symbols

April 28, 2010

Author: Mark Sherman

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8QO_ctQm-Ud4QJtkds1JkQu1-YQD9FCCASG2

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled a greater willingness to allow religious symbols on public land Wednesday, a stance that could have important implications for future church-state disputes.

By a 5-4 vote, the...

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Controversial Anti-Muslim Ads to Be Reinstalled On Miami-Dade Buses

April 27, 2010

Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/24/1595650/controversial-anti-muslim-ads.html

Ten controversial advertisements by an anti-Muslim group that were removed from Miami-Dade Transit buses after the department received complaints will go back up.

The ads, which a transit official said were pulled last week because they ``may be offensive,'' have the message ``Fatwa on...

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Author Chronicling Islam In Canada Says Que. Becoming Uncomfortable for Muslims

April 26, 2010

Author: Jonathan Montpetit

Source: Google News

Wire Service: The Canadian Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hHGKkqwWWjaJviduBhKcMQ91Ertw

The niqab flickered briefly for Sheema Khan as the logical next step in her effort to rediscover Islam.

The Muslim face covering, which reveals only the eyes, appealed to the then Harvard grad student as a...

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Five Dead As Christian-Muslim Strife Flares In Nigeria

April 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j_rACN_HhyDp6iT5Q-3WlauXnxsA

Five people died Saturday in a new outbreak of sectarian bloodshed in the Nigerian city of Jos, as angry youths sought revenge for the death of a Muslim teenager, police and residents said.

Hundreds of Muslim youths went on the rampage in Jos,...

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