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ACLU Program Will Protect Muslims In FBI Questioning

April 1, 2010

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/392EC8E5A63A468F862576F8000070D0?OpenDocument

Adil Imdad, 41, moved to the United States as a teenager from his native 
Pakistan in 1981. Five years later, he became an American citizen, and in 1995, 
he moved to St. Louis to pursue a master's degree in...

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Malaysian Custody Dispute Lost Between Courts

April 1, 2010

Author: Liz Gooch

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02malay.html

Through most of their 17-year marriage, M. Indira Gandhi says she and her husband observed rituals that she considered integral to their Hindu faith. Each morning they would pray before a shrine and on Fridays they would fast. During festivals they donned brightly colored, traditional outfits to attend their local temple.

Those were...

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Belgium Prepares to Impose Nationwide Ban On Face-Covering Veil

April 1, 2010

Author: David Charter

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7083543.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

The face-covering veil is set to be banned within weeks in Belgium, making it the first country in Europe to make the wearing of Muslim clothing illegal.

Women who flout the ban will face from one to seven days in jail or a fine of €15 to €25.

While...

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Muslim Students In London University Prayer Room Row

April 1, 2010

Author: Poonam Taneja

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8598455.stm

Some Muslim students at City University in London are praying in the street in a row over prayer room facilities.

The university closed a prayer room after Muslim students were attacked in November. A new multi-faith room was opened the following month.

A group of Muslim students now refuse to use the facility as they say...

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Governor Signs Repeal On Teachers' Religious Dress; Ban Will Lift In July 2011

April 1, 2010

Author: Betsy Hammond

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/04/governor_signs_repeal_on_teach.html

With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon's ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. 

The ban won't lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the...

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Leaders Of New Spring Hill Mosque Hope Non-Muslims Visit to Learn

March 31, 2010

Author: Beth N. Gray

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/religion/leaders-of-new-spring-hill-mosque-hope-non-muslims-visit-to-learn/1083984

For the past year, passers-by have been curious about the impressive construction project in the 6300 block of Barclay Avenue — a gilt-domed, turreted, two-story edifice.

It is the new place of worship and education...

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Traditional Moroccan Festival Uniting Jews, Muslims At Close Of Passover Comes to Somerville

March 31, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Wicked Local Somerville

http://www.wickedlocal.com/somerville/news/x1009765234/Traditional-Moroccan-festival-uniting-Jews-Muslims-at-close-of-Passover-comes-to-Somerville

Prism and the American Islamic Congress are partnering to create a multicultural evening of music, art, dance and food based on the North African tradition...

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Muslims Probe Growing Islamic Financial Sector

March 30, 2010

Author: Ron Csillag

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/03/muslims-probe-growing-islamic.php

Global leaders in Islamic finance are meeting in Toronto Tuesday and Wednesday (March 30-31) to probe the growing but still under-explored world of financial products and services that comply with Shariah, or Islamic law.

The Usury-Free Association of North America (UFANA) conference...

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French Council Advises Against Total Ban On Burqa

March 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/6935998.html

France's highest administrative body has concluded that a total ban on Islamic face-covering veils in public risks being found illegal and advises against it.

The Council of State also says in a report on the veil that even a limited ban would be difficult to...

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Rally At Apollo Supports Muslim Students In St. Cloud Schools

March 29, 2010

Author: Dave Aeikens

Source: St Cloud Times

http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010103290058

More than two dozen Muslims and their supporters rallied for peace Monday across from Apollo High School to show support for students who attend the St. Cloud schools.

The rally was on public property on the west side of 44th Avenue North across from Apollo. It went from about 8:30 a.m. and ended before 1 p.m., said Mohamoud...

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Female Muslim Doctors Allowed to Wear Disposable Sleeves for Modesty: Official Guidance

March 27, 2010

Author: Rebecca Smith

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7528335/Female-Muslim-doctors-allowed-to-wear-disposable-sleeves-for-modesty-official-guidance.html

All staff involved in caring for patients should be 'bare below the elbows' to ensure sleeves do not become contaminated and hands can be washed thoroughly to prevent...

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School Leaders, CAIR Meet Over Complaints

March 27, 2010

Author: Dave Aeikens

Source: St Cloud Times

http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010103260041

St. Cloud school district and leaders of a Minnesota Islamic civil rights group agreed Friday to continue to work together to make schools safe for all students.

Members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Minnesota chapter and St. Cloud school district officials met in St. Cloud for about 90 minutes Friday to...

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A Call to Help Muslims In Need Of Health Care

March 25, 2010

Author: Don Sapatkin

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/89095127.html

When Imam Siraj Wahhaj was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago and discovered that his health insurance did not cover treatment, the word went out.

"People all over the world called me and said, 'I'm praying for you,' " said Wahhaj, head of the Muslim Alliance in North America. "But what about the little guys? No one is...

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Muslim Group Asks for Look Into Harassment Claims

March 24, 2010

Author: Amy Forliti

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/local/89028392.html

A Muslim civil rights group said Wednesday it wants the U.S. Department of Education to investigate reports of harassment in Minnesota public schools — including a report of a bus driver who routinely left Muslim students stranded in the middle of winter.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on...

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