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Flight Ban for Muslim Pair Who Refused Full Body Scan

March 4, 2010

Author: Tony Brooks

Source: Daily Express

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/161604/Flight-ban-for-Muslim-pair-who-refused-full-body-scan

Airport bosses last night defended their decision to prevent two Muslim women from boarding a flight for refusing to undergo a full body scan.

The women, who are the first in the UK to receive such a ban, had been selected at random to pass through a recently-...

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Photographer Captures the Women Who Wear the Hijab

March 4, 2010

Author: Sandy Illian Bosch

Source: The Doings Hinsdale

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/hinsdale/entertainment/2075471,doings-dicover-030410-s1.article

Sadaf Syed of Willowbrook grew up in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a teacher. She found a way to fulfill that dream, not with a teaching degree, but with a camera.

"I believe we're all here to educate one another," said Syed. Through her photo...

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Lomita Rejects Plan to Expand South Bay Islamic Center

March 3, 2010

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/03/lomita-rejects-plan-to-expand-south-bay-islamic-center-.html

A Lomita mosque’s plan for a new center on its property has been rejected by the City Council, prompting the mosque’s congregants to allege that there was anti-Muslim bias at play.

But Lomita Mayor Don Suminaga said the...

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Bay Area Hijab Dispute Tests Limits Of Corporate Inclusion

March 3, 2010

Author: Matt O'Brien

Source: The Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_14506788?source=rss

Hani Khan never set out to be the next lightning rod of the culture wars, testing the limits of religious acceptance in the Bay Area and the retail industry.

Unfazed by the blaring pop rock, haze of cologne and sepia-toned posters of bare-chested surfers, she walked...

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Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

March 3, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/jews_muslims_say_body_scanners_violate_religious_laws/

Canadian lawyer Kerry Gearin is planning to fly to Washington, D.C., this summer for a conference on Islamic family law, but the full-body scanners being deployed in some U.S. airports make her wonder if she’ll be forced to leave her modesty...

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Pakistan: Sikh Beheadings Show Dangers Minorities Face

March 2, 2010

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Episcopal Life Online/Ecumenical News International

http://www.episcopal-life.org/81808_119963_ENG_HTM.htm

Christian groups in Pakistan and India have joined political and other religious leaders in deploring the recent beheading of two young Sikh men by a Taliban group in Pakistan, and have demanded security for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

"We condemn this diabolic act," said Victor...

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Judge Urges Counseling for Parents Of Teen Convert

March 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/03/judge-urges-counseling-for-par.php

A judge urged an Ohio couple to stick with counseling toward a reconciliation with their teenage daughter, who ran away to Florida last year claiming she would be harmed for converting from Islam to Christianity.

Rifqa Bary's parents have denied their daughter'...

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Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Holi In Uttar Pradesh

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/lucknow/Muslims-join-Hindus-to-celebrate-Holi-in-UP/514177/H1-Article1-514198.aspx

Hindus and Muslims on Monday came together and took out a procession, called a Holi Baraat, in this Uttar Pradesh capital to celebrate the festival of colours amid communal unity.

This is a decades old tradition followed by...

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CCTV to Deter Attacks On Mosque In Mansfield

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/8542511.stm

CCTV cameras have been installed at a Nottinghamshire mosque in a bid to deter vandals.

There have been regular attacks at the Jamee Masjid mosque in Mansfield since it opened in 2008.

Recently the letters BNP have been carved into its wooden door, windows have been smashed and people have spit on the door....

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Rashad Hussain, a Muslim And New U.S. Envoy, Is Bridge Between Two Worlds

March 1, 2010

Author: Scott Wilson

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/28/AR2010022801912.html

Rashad Hussain, President Obama's new special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, was an avid high school debater in Plano, Tex., where he grew up.

His debate partner and best friend was a classmate named Josh Goldberg, meaning that at the end of many...

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Iraqi Christians Protest Over Killings

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8542326.stm

Hundreds of Iraqi Christians have taken part in protests calling for government action after a spate of killings.

At least eight Christians have been killed in the past two weeks in the volatile northern city of Mosul.

The killings prompted an appeal by Pope Benedict on Sunday for Iraqi authorities to protect vulnerable religious minorities.

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