Islam

Muslims, Sikhs Welcome Change In Airport Security Screenings

April 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6950048.html

Muslim and Sikh groups praised the Transportation Security Administration for rolling back screening rules on passengers arriving from 14 primarily Islamic countries, even as some worry that profiling will continue.

The new rules had been enacted after a Nigerian Muslim man tried and failed to...

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Obama Talks Less Of Terror In Outreach to Muslims

April 7, 2010

Author: Matt Apuzzo

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hmaKsSfPsbleEB-Hs16JlU2JCnVwD9EUH4TO4

Less talk about "Islamic radicalism" and a lot more about doing business. In the year since President Barack Obama pledged a new beginning in the relationship with the Muslim world, the White House has begun to change the U.S. focus.

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Malaysia Sets Up Interfaith Committee to Ease Religious Tensions

April 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/317462,malaysia-sets-up-interfaith-committee-to-ease-religious-tensions.html

Malaysia has set up an interfaith committee of religious leaders to promote better understanding between the country's Muslim majority and other faiths, news reports said Wednesday. 

The committee would make...

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At Last Allowed, Muslim Scholar Visits

April 7, 2010

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/nyregion/08muslim.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A federal appeals court had ruled in his favor. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had issued an order that paved the way for a visa. And so, on Wednesday afternoon, Tariq Ramadan stepped off a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport for his first visit to the United...

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Bosnian Colleges Draw Turks Avoiding Headscarf Ban

April 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6343VJ20100405

About 1,000 Turkish students have left home to attend university in Bosnia, attracted by the low cost of living, good food and -- for women -- the right to wear an Islamic headscarf.

On Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan officially opened a new campus of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) on the outskirts of the Bosnian capital...

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Ohio Christian Convert Fights to Stay In US

April 6, 2010

Author: Matt Leingang

Source: WKOW

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12257775

A teenage girl who converted to Christianity and ran away from home is being blocked by her Muslim parents from fighting the possibility of deportation, her attorney told a judge Monday in an ongoing custody dispute.

Rifqa Bary, 17, who fled home last year and stayed with a Florida minister whom she met on...

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S.F. Chief George Gascón Apologizes to Muslims

April 3, 2010

Author: Jill Tucker

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/02/MNUI1CP0F7.DTL

Hundreds of Bay Area Muslims cheered San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón as he publicly apologized Friday for comments he made a week earlier referring to the susceptibility of the Hall of Justice to a terrorist attack by local Middle Eastern residents.

Gascón spoke for about...

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Afghanistan Mullahs In London to Bridge Cultural Divide

April 3, 2010

Author: Emily Buchanan

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8588527.stm

Their faces etched from years of conflict in the war-torn deserts of Helmand Province, four senior Islamic scholars step into a pod on the London Eye.

As the giant wheel turns they stare in silence at the city spread beneath them; the River Thames, the Houses of Parliament and miles beyond.

It is their first time ever in Britain. As they soak up the...

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Christians Mark Easter In Strife-Scarred Northern Nigeria

April 2, 2010

Author: Aminu Abubakar

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJ7O7BMY_fn2bCL5ZoZd962nLIrg

Thousands of devout Christians thronged the dusty streets of Kano in Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north to mark Jesus' crucification in a show of sharply improved sectarian ties in a city previously notorious for religious intolerance.

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More U.S. Muslims Facing Problems In Return From Abroad, Groups Say

April 2, 2010

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/01/AR2010040103909.html

Muslim advocacy groups say an increasing number of Muslim and Arab U.S. citizens and permanent residents who travel abroad are facing new complications in returning to the United States because of heightened security.

An attempted Christmas day bombing on a Detroit-bound...

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Six Killed In Thailand's Insurgency-Plagued South

April 1, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom and Jason Szep

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6302EI20100401

Suspected Islamic insurgents shot dead six Buddhist villagers in Thailand's restive south Thursday, police said, the latest attack in the troubled region bordering Malaysia.

The villagers in Narathiwat province were believed to have been ambushed, said police Colonel Sanit Suwanno. Two bodies were found in a pick-up truck and four...

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Travelers With Muslim Names Find Themselves Fighting for U.S. Visas

April 1, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/31/AR2010033103613.html?hpid=topnews

The clean-cut young Frenchman seemed to have everything going for him. A graduate of an elite French engineering school, he had interned at the upper-crust Rothschild bank in Paris, handled wealth management for a while on Wall Street and was accepted for a...

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American Muslim Finds Obstacles In Quest to Become An Imam

April 1, 2010

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/31/AR2010033103944.html

If there were a prototype for an American-style imam, Adeel Zeb might be it.

In Koran study groups, the 28-year-old volunteer chaplain at American University weaves in references to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and comedian Dave Chappelle (both Muslim), TMZ.com, frat...

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