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Hindu Girl Weds Muslim Boy; Now Fears for Safety Of In-Laws

March 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news611041.html

A Hindu girl who married a Muslim boy against the wishes of her parents has moved the High Court praying for protection of her in-laws and husband from the police and her own family members. 

A division bench of Justice AP Lavande and Justice Pramod Kode issued notices to the respondents including state home secretary and Amravati Commissioner of Police among...

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Fears Over Non-Muslim's Use Of Islamic Law to Resolve Disputes

March 14, 2010

Author: Afua Hirsch

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/14/non-muslims-sharia-law-uk

Campaigners have voiced concerns over a growing number of non-Muslims using Islamic law to resolve legal disputes in Britain despite controversy over the role of sharia law.

A spokesman for the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) said that there had been a 15% rise in the number of non-Muslims using sharia...

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Williamsburg Jewish Students Visit Hampton Mosque And Islamic Center

March 14, 2010

Author: Prue Salasky

Source: Daily Press

http://www.dailypress.com/features/family/dp-gl_mosquevisit_0314mar14,0,433822.story

Friends Heba Elkobaitry, a Muslim of Egyptian heritage, and Nancy Lazarus, a Reform Jew from Maryland, have big goals for interfaith understanding. Members of an informal five-member "faith club" with three Christians on the Virginia Peninsula, the pair work together in the...

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State Department Criticizes Iran for Persecuting Religious Minorities

March 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/03/13/us.iran.religious.persecution/index.html

The State Department condemned Iran's persecution of religious minorities on Friday following the Iranian authorities' detention of Baha'is and Christians in recent months.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 45 Baha'is in the last four months, and as many as 60 Baha'is are imprisoned in...

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New Islamic Show Creating Spaces for Dialogue And Understanding

March 13, 2010

Author: Eshe "Aisha" Asale

Source: Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-37847-DC-Islam-Examiner~y2010m3d13-New-Islamic-show-creating-spaces-for-dialogue-and-understanding

‘Living Islam in America’ is a new thirty minute current affairs television series produced by Inner Attainment Production Company. Its aims are to educate American audiences about Islam...

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Federal Panel Finds Bias In Ouster Of Principal

March 12, 2010

Author: Andrea Elliot

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/nyregion/13principal.html

A federal commission has determined that New York City’s Department of Education discriminated against the founding principal of an Arabic-language public school by forcing her to resign in 2007 following a storm of controversy driven by opponents of the school.

Acting on a complaint filed last year by the...

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Muslim Women Debate Gender Segregation In Mosques

March 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124623737

Recently a group of Muslim women in Washington, D.C. sought to protest what they considered to be an injustice — being confined to a separate prayer space from their male counterparts. The issue of gender segregation is one that many Muslims are talking about and to get some perspective host Michel Martin speaks with Asra Nomani who...

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State Dept. Highlights Religious Freedom Violations

March 12, 2010

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/03/state-dept-highlights-religiou.php

The State Department issued its annual human rights report Thursday (March 11), noting religious freedom violations in countries ranging from China to Iraq to Saudi Arabia.

The report on 194 countries called 2009 "a year in which ethnic, racial, and religious tensions led to violent...

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TiZA Families Seek to Join In Legal Fight Over Religion At School

March 12, 2010

Author: Sarah Lemagie

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/87419902.html?elr=KArks:DCiUHc3E7_V_nDaycUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUr

In a formal move to join the legal battle over religion at their school, several families at Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) have asked a judge to let them intervene as parties in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota....

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After Vandalism, Brandeis Imam Asks for Return Of Quran

March 12, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: The Daily News Tribune/GateHouse News Service

http://www.dailynewstribune.com/news/state/x1664755310/After-vandalism-Brandeis-Imam-asks-for-return-of-Quran

After vandals wreaked havoc on the Muslim Student Association suite last week, Imam Talal Eid, Brandeis University's Muslim chaplain, said the theft of his Quran "is what keeps me upset."

"I use it for...

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Swedish Newspapers Reprint Mohammed Cartoon

March 11, 2010

Author: Andrew Ward

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/caa3ca58-2cac-11df-8abb-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

Leading Swedish newspapers yesterday published a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog after the foiling of an alleged plot to kill the artist responsible for the drawing.

Seven people were detained in Ireland on Tuesday in connection with the alleged plan to...

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Official: 122 Iraqi Christian Families Return to Mosul

March 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: TREND

http://en.trend.az/regions/met/iraq/1652588.html

Some 122 Christian families have returned to the troubled northern Iraqi city of Mosul since the March 7 parliamentary elections, a local official said Thursday.

Representatives of the city's Christian population had earlier told the German Press Agency dpa that some 250 Christian families had fled following a string of deadly attacks targeting the...

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