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Girl, 16, Banned From School for Wearing Hijab In Spain

April 16, 2010

Author: Fiona Govan

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/7598004/Girl-16-banned-from-school-for-wearing-hijab-in-Spain.html

Najwa Malha, who was born i[n] Spain to Moroccan immigrants, has been excluded from classes at the state-run Camilo Jose Cela School in the Madrid suburb of Pozuelo after being told that her hijab was in violation of...

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Muslim Woman Denied Foster Care License Because Of No-Pork Rule

April 15, 2010

Author: Kimberlee Hauss

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/04/muslim-woman-denied-foster-car.php

A Muslim woman in Maryland says she was denied a foster care license by a state-authorized agency because she does not allow pork in her home.

After 26-year-old Tashima Crudup was denied her license, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed a discrimination complaint with...

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Africans Worried About Future Religious Conflict

April 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/15/ap/africa/main6397777.shtml

More than a quarter of people in sub-Saharan Africa worry about future conflict along religious lines, though concerns in Rwanda and Nigeria are even higher, according to a new survey on religious attitudes released Thursday.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public...

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Delaware DMV Offers Apology for Headscarf Incident

April 14, 2010

Author: Mike Chalmers

Source: Delaware Online/The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100414/NEWS02/4140336/DMV+offers+apology+for+headscarf+incident

Getting her driver's license should have been an exciting rite of passage for a Sussex County teenager, her mother said.

But when Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles workers told the 16-year-old girl to remove her...

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Census Encourages Wary Muslims to Complete Surveys

April 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/04/census-encourages-wary-muslims.php

Nine years of scrutiny have made some American Muslims wary of the federal government, and that has the U.S. Census bureau working to make sure its crucial survey doesn't become a casualty of fear.

Muslims are not the only group the agency has identified as...

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Secret Shrine Shared By Muslims And Christians

April 13, 2010

Author: Dusko Arsovski

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8618275.stm

Up 240 steps, behind a padlocked wooden door, is a shrine holy to both Christian and Muslim believers.

It is not well known. Wary of flocks of tourists, the people in Makedonski Brod, in south-western Macedonia, have kept its existence a well-guarded secret for years.

The aged building, marked only by a cross from outside, is decorated within by Christian...

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Egypt Sectarian Clashes Up, Gov't Action Weak: Study

April 12, 2010

Author: Dina Zayed

Source: Reuters

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE63B01B20100412

Egypt must face up to increasing sectarian violence and prosecute offenders in order to stave off a further rise in such attacks, a rights group said on Sunday.

"The state does not have a plan to quash sectarian tension and it does not even acknowledge its existence," Hossam Bahgat, director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights,...

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Omid Djlalili, UK's Iranian Comic, Takes On the Muslim-Jewish Divide

April 12, 2010

Author: Michael Theodoulou

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100412/FOREIGN/704119940/1135/NEWS

Portly, besuited and bald, Omid Djalili glides into the spotlight with his remarkably graceful, trademark belly-dance. He sports a winning grin and swings his microphone suggestively at midriff level.

Like all successful comedians, he has his audience tittering before...

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Lawsuit Claims Bias In Rejection Of Proposed Islamic Center

April 8, 2010

Author: Bob Goldsborough

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-0409-islamic-suit-20100408,0,3274485.story

A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday against the DuPage County Board and county zoning officials alleging discrimination in the rejection of a proposal for an Islamic educational center and place of worship near Naperville.

The Council on American...

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Muslims See Double Standard In ‘Terrorist' Label

April 8, 2010

Author: Omar Sacribey

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6950037.html

When 19 Muslim men crashed two planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, it was widely labeled “Islamic terrorism,” even as many Muslims cringed at the term.

So when nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia, fueled by visions of the apocalypse, laid plans to gun...

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No Longer Banned, Muslim Scholar Speaks In NYC

April 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/08/AR2010040806182.html

A Muslim scholar who was banned from entering the United States for years has made his first public U.S. appearance since the ban was lifted, saying he looks forward to when he can enter the country without answering questions from...

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In West Warwick, Islamic School Goes to Church

April 8, 2010

Author: Tatiana Pina

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/FLOOD_ISLAMIC_SCHOOL_04-08-10_SSI1GKJ_v18.3a54fd5.html

By all accounts, Rose Achabi is a shy person.

But as she sat through Easter service at the Full Life Christian Fellowship Church, she could no longer hold her tongue.

At the Islamic School of Rhode Island at 840 Providence St., where she is a teacher’s...

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