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After the Fort Hood Shootings, a Muslim American Soldier Battles On Friendly Ground

March 24, 2010

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/23/AR2010032303766.html

At 2 o'clock on a Monday morning, the sound of angry pounding sent Army Spec. Zachari Klawonn bolting out of bed.

THUD. THUD. THUD.

Someone was mule-kicking the door of his barracks room, leaving marks that weeks later -- long after Army investigators had come and gone...

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In Germany, Xenophobia Diverted By Open Doors

March 23, 2010

Author: Nicholas Kulish

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/world/europe/24germany.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Everything seemed to be in place for a protracted xenophobic row and attendant media frenzy in this depressed industrial town near the French border.

A Muslim congregation applied in November to build a minaret and three golden cupolas on the roof of the old movie theater...

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Buddhist Leaders Attend Indonesia's Muslim Congress Opening

March 23, 2010

Author: Bagus BT Saragih

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Jakarta Post

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=58,9022,0,0,1,0

The opening ceremony of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) congress Tuesday represents the largest Islamic organization’s commitment to religious harmony. Wearing orange monk’s robes, two Buddhist leaders stole the spotlight among the thousands of NU members participating in the congress.

One of...

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Sikh “Turbanology” to Train Police Officers

March 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=9146

A groundbreaking documentary exploring the role and symbolism of the turban since the London Bombings is to be used to train Officers at British Transport Police.

It’s the first time that “Turbanology: After 7/7” has been licensed by a British law enforcement agency as an educational toolkit.

Speaking about the licensing Paul Crowther...

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Quebec Seeks to Lift the Face Veil

March 23, 2010

Author: Joan Delaney

Source: The Epoch Times

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/31925/

Women who wear the niqab—full face-veil—must uncover their faces when applying for a medicare card in Quebec in order to ascertain their identity, the province’s human rights commission has said.

Niqab-wearing women also do not have the right to insist on being served by a female employee, the commission said in an opinion last...

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A Synagogue’s Unveiling Exposes a Conundrum

March 21, 2010

Author: Michael Slackman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/world/middleeast/22egypt.html?src=me

Down a winding alley, deep in a quiet neighborhood of rutted roads and donkey carts, where food vendors sold cheap sandwiches and children chased after a soccer ball, an extraordinary moment passed here with little notice: Jews and Muslims, Israelis and Egyptians sat together and celebrated their shared...

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The Washing: In the Muslim Custom Of Bathing the Dead, She Found a Deep Sense Of Reward -- And Shaved Off 40 Sins

March 21, 2010

Author: Reshma Memon Yaqu

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/12/AR2010031202891.html?sub=AR

I hadn't planned to wash the corpse.

But sometimes you just get caught up in the moment.

Through a series of slight miscalculations, I am the first of the deceased woman's relatives to arrive at the March Funeral Home in west Baltimore on this Monday...

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Belgian Court Suspends Headscarf Ban In Flanders

March 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/314761,belgian-court-suspends-headscarf-ban-in-flanders.html

A top Belgian court on Thursday suspended a ban on wearing the Islamic headscarf and other religious symbols in schools in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders, arguing that it was not clear that the right body had imposed it. The Flanders regional education...

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Islamic Society Will Return to Interfaith Conference Of Greater Milwaukee

March 16, 2010

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/87990642.html

The Islamic Society of Milwaukee, which suspended participation in the area's largest interfaith group over an incident late last year, said it will return to the organization and begin talks aimed at ensuring such slights don't occur in the future.

The society, which represents about 15,000 Muslims, distanced itself from the...

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Campaign Set Up to Get Muslims to Vote

March 16, 2010

Author: Sabina Alderwish

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8568010.stm

Leading Muslim scholars have given their backing to a campaign to try to get more people from their community to vote in the general election.

A Get out and Vote website has been put together in a strategy to encourage Muslims to make it to the ballot box.

There is a large population of Muslims living in 50 UK parliamentary seats....

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Brandeis Stands By Muslim Students

March 15, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: Wicked Local Waltham/Daily News Tribune

http://www.wickedlocal.com/waltham/features/x1514353623/Brandeis-stands-by-Muslim-students

Standing on the edge of Brandeis University's Peace Circle, senior Beth Bowman urged the 100-plus students and faculty gathered in support of the campus' Muslim community to look around and take in the feeling of unity.

In the wake of vandalism...

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