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Female Comedian Stands Up for Islam

March 1, 2010

Author: Chris Casey

Source: The Greeley Tribune

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20100301/NEWS/100309996/-1/RSS

Tissa Hami knows something about being hijacked.

Her budding career fell victim to cratering public opinion toward people of Middle Eastern descent in the months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Hami is essentially American, having lived in the United States most of her life. But she was born in Iran...

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Hindu-Muslim Clash In Holi Celebrations

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/hindu-muslim-clash-holi-celebrations

Tension gripped Uttar Pradesh's Badosarai town in Barabanki district Monday afternoon following a 'minor clash' between Hindus and Muslims over Holi celebrations.

No one was seriously injured in the incident, police said.

The clash between the two communities erupted when some Hindus, who were...

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Lawsuit By Moroccan-American Muslim Accuses Police Of Bias In Hiring

February 28, 2010

Author: Colin Moynihan

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/nyregion/01muslim.html

As the New York Police Department has initiated and expanded counterterrorism efforts in foreign countries over the last several years, it has also aggressively tried to recruit speakers of Arabic and other languages of countries where Islam holds sway.

But a Moroccan immigrant who applied to become a police officer as a...

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President Praises Islamic Students' Role In Society

February 27, 2010

Author: Marie O'Halloran

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0227/1224265276990.html

Islamic students make a “very positive contribution” to Irish society and its economy, according to President McAleese.

She said: “They are helping to advance the frontiers of science, medicine and research – it is their encouraging experience of Ireland that helps our higher...

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Danish Newspaper Provokes Uproar With Apology Over Muhammad Cartoon

February 27, 2010

Author: David Charter

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7042939.ece

A Danish newspaper was accused yesterday of betraying the freedom of the press after it apologised to Muslims for offence caused by its reprinting a cartoon showing the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban.

Politiken, a leading Danish newspaper, had printed the cartoon as a gesture of...

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Muslim Goes to Feds Over Head-Scarf Firing

February 26, 2010

Author: Henry K. Lee

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/25/BALB1C6HR5.DTL#ixzz0gZ66UVBL

A Muslim woman has lodged a complaint with federal officials after she said she was fired from her job at a San Mateo clothing store for refusing to remove her hijab, or head scarf.

Hani Khan, 19, of Foster City said she was fired Monday at the Hollister clothing...

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Detroit Art Museum Opening Islamic Gallery

February 26, 2010

Author: Jeff Karoub

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/02/26/1274894/detroit-art-museum-opening-islamic.html

In the heart of the largest concentration of Muslims in the U.S., the Detroit Institute of Arts this weekend is opening a new permanent gallery of Islamic art showcasing exhibits including a rare 15th-century Quran of a Mongol conqueror.

"The Arab and Islamic...

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Danish Paper Apologises for Printing Muhammad Cartoon

February 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8539831.stm

A Danish newspaper has apologised for any offence caused when it reprinted a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban in 2008.

Politiken said it was apologising as part of a settlement with Muslim groups in the Middle East and Australia.

Other Danish newspapers criticised Politiken for its move.

Twelve cartoons of Muhammad were...

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Rep. Myrick, Muslims Defend, Debate In Testy Town Hall Meeting

February 26, 2010

Author: Tim Funk

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/02/26/1274391/rep-myrick-muslims-defend-and.html

In a testy two-hour town hall meeting, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick argued Thursday night that the threat of homegrown Islamist terrorism is real and defended herself against charges by local Muslims that she was spreading fear about their religion.

Using charts, maps, handouts and...

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New CAIR Director Speaks for Young South Florida Muslims

February 26, 2010

Author: Lois K. Solomon

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-cair-muhammed-malik-20100318,0,3997755.story

Muhammed Malik is putting out a call to his generation.

A generation of 20- and 30-something Muslims who connect to their birthplace, the United States, more than the lands of their immigrant parents. A generation that immerses itself in the public debates of...

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Faith Community Rallies Around Sikhs

February 24, 2010

Author: Joanne Shuttleworth

Source: The Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/Local/article/601721

The faith community is rallying around the Guelph Sikh Society as it faces backlash to its proposal to build a Sikh temple in Guelph’s south end.

Eleven United Church ministers have written a letter supporting the Sikh community and chastising those whose opposition to the temple is racially motivated.

“I...

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