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In New York, a Parking Gift On a Holiday

November 27, 2009

Author: Sam Dolnick

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/nyregion/28parking.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

For many in New York City, the Friday after Thanksgiving is a day to digest turkey, jostle with shopping hordes — and curse the fresh parking tickets tucked beneath untold thousands of windshield wipers.

Every year, a sleeping army of New Yorkers and their out-of-town guests...

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In Marseille, Unease Over Mosque Project

November 26, 2009

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/25/AR2009112503892.html

Notre Dame de la Garde, an elegant Roman Catholic basilica, has stood for 150 years on a promontory just south of Marseille's Old Port, looking down protectively as fishermen push out to the sea and symbolizing the irrepressible spirit of this fabled Mediterranean city.

But a...

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Best Buy Ads Feature Muslim Holiday Greeting

November 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120863175

To appeal to Muslim shoppers this holiday season, Best Buy has been printing circulars in parts of the country with the greeting : "Happy Eid al-Adha." The Muslim holiday is Friday, and it marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Some people have complained that Best Buy is giving Christmas short shrift. But some Muslims are delighted.

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For Jews, Roiling Yemen No Longer Place to Call Home

November 25, 2009

Author: Sudarsan Raghavan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/24/AR2009112403898.html

The last remaining Jews in Yemen are vanishing, driven out by politics, war and hatred. Once numbering 60,000, one of the oldest Jewish populations in the Arab world now has fewer than 350 members.

In recent months, persecution by Islamist extremists has intensified,...

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Statement By the President On Hajj And Eid-ul-Adha

November 25, 2009

Author: Press Release

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-hajj-and-eid-ul-adha

Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha.  The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world...

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Greek Orthodox Church Sues Turkey Over Access to Religious Sites In Cyprus

November 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/24/greek-orthodox-church-sues-turkey

The Greek Orthodox church of Cyprus has taken Turkey to the European court of human rights over allegedly preventing the 500 Greek Cypriots living in the Turkish north worshipping at religious sites there, a church lawyer said...

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Tennessee Man Sentenced to 14 Years In Prison for Burning Islamic Center

November 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tennessee-man-sentenced-to-14-years-in-prison-for-burning-islamic-center-71813692.html

Senior Judge Robert L. Echols of the Middle District of Tennessee today sentenced Michael Corey Golden to 14 years and three months in prison and three years of supervised released for vandalizing and burning...

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CAIR Seeks Prayer Rights for Maine Muslim Student

November 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-seeks-prayer-rights-for-maine-muslim-student-70629372.html

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked a school district in Maine to allow a Muslim student to exercise her constitutionally-protected right to pray between classes.

According to the mother of the 7th-grade student at Lewiston...

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Muslim Schools' 'Risk Of Closure'

November 19, 2009

Author: Divya Talwar

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8364756.stm

Many independent Muslim schools in England are under threat of closure, according to the Association of Muslim Schools (AMS).

The organisation, which represents almost 100 independent Islamic institutions, said many could not afford to stay open.

Most schools use fees and donations to cover costs and need about £2000 per pupil per...

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In WA, Old Mining Town Elects a Muslim Mayor

November 18, 2009

Author: Manuel Valdes

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gl0Vj3_wOeua66V58NNs_q0sSb6AD9C1JGP81

Granite Falls residents are suspicious of any newcomers, let alone a Muslim native of Pakistan who moved to this rugged, blue-collar mining town to open his own bar.

But 54-year-old Haroon Saleem has thrived, winning over the town...

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Muslims And Hindus Find Common Ground In College

November 18, 2009

Author: Courtney Bowerman

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Features/Culture_Society/2009/11/18/Muslims-and-Hindus-find-common-ground-in-college/12584872894928/

Despite a long history of political and religious strife in India, Hindus and Muslims studying at Michigan State University say ethnic similarities are helping them overcome traditional differences....

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Police: Woman Charged for Tinley Park Hate Crime

November 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1890813,kenney-tinley-park-hate-crime-111809.article

A southwest suburban woman has been charged with a hate crime for an alleged attack on a Muslim woman at a grocery earlier this month.

Amal Abusumayah was paying for groceries at the Jewel store at 17117 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park on Nov. 7 when she felt a sharp tug on...

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Muslim Neighbours Attend a Hindu Marriage Ceremony In Jammu And Kashmir

November 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/muslim-neighbours-attend-a-hindu-marriage-ceremony-in-jammu-and-kashmir_100276076.html

Hundreds of Muslims attended a Hindu marriage ceremony here on Monday.

Gatoo, the only Hindu Pundit family residing in the area dominated by Muslims, received a lot of help and support...

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Boldly Modest Declaration Of Faith

November 15, 2009

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/13/AR2009111301573.html

Smar Abuagla steps out her front door at 7:20 a.m., her shoulders slightly hunched, her eyes watchful.

Last year when she made this walk to the bus stop on the first day of school, she was wearing black skinny jeans and a short-sleeved T-shirt; her hair was in braids. But...

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