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American Muslims Hope Obama Will Encourage Tolerance, Respect for Rule of Law

December 10, 2008

Author: Mohamed Elshinnawi

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2008-12-10-voa37.cfm

What do American Muslims expect from President-elect Barack Obama? What can they do to help redefine their role in U.S. society? Those questions topped the agenda at the recent annual meeting of the private Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, in Washington D.C., attended by more than 700 Muslim-American activists from...

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Religious Funds Draw Money In Difficult Market

December 10, 2008

Author: Tim Paradis

Source: Daily Breeze

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/ci_11187067

Sam Saladino's mutual fund wasn't even a year old when the stock market began slipping. But even through the punishing run in stocks this year, he's managed to attract investor dollars and beat his benchmark.

His Epiphany Fund, which invests according to Catholic principles, is among those that use religion...

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Members of Destroyed Mosque Start Anew

December 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WKRN

http://www.wkrn.com/global/story.asp?s=9500436

Ten months after a Maury County mosque was destroyed in a hate crime, members have a new building to worship in.

For days after the mosque was defamed and set ablaze, Daoud Abudiab and other members picked through the charred rubble, hoping to save what few items were still recognizable.

"Unfortunately, we were not able to salvage any of that," he told...

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Kashmir Pilgrimage Offers Hope for Hindu-Muslim Unity

December 10, 2008

Author: Sameer Mohindru

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122884940864892043.html

The annual pilgrimage to Amarnath cave in the southern Himalayas has been a rare example of Hindu-Muslim unity in India for centuries.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Hindus trek through snow-clad peaks to the sacred cave of Amarnath, 3,888 meters above sea level, during a two-month period between June and August.
...

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Pakistani Christians, Service in the Midst of Conflict

December 10, 2008

Author: Henrik Hansson

Source: World Council of Churches News

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1722/pakistani-christians-ser.html

Pakistani Christian communities confronted with the presence of the Taliban and Al-Qaida serve their Muslim neighbours in an unfriendly environment.

Christians in the North Western Frontier Province of Pakistan find themselves in the...

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Obama Hopes to Reboot US Image Among Muslims

December 10, 2008

Author: Jennifer Loven

Source: The Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081210/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_interview;_ylt=Ast14HBxyvpUsP8CU9LhNBc7Xs8F

President-elect Barack Obama says he will try to "reboot America's image" among the world's Muslims and will follow tradition by using his entire name — Barack Hussein Obama — in his swearing-in ceremony.

The U.S. image globally...

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Hotline Set Up for Reporting Suspected Profiling at the Border

December 10, 2008

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081210/METRO/812100477/1361

A coalition of community and civil right groups announced today the establishment of a telephone hotline and Internet address for quick reporting of any incidents of suspected profiling at the U.S.-Canadian border.

The groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union-Michigan, citied the...

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On Eid, Bands Against Terror

December 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/On_Eid_bands_against_terror/articleshow/3815902.cms

They wore black ribbons, carried placards of peace, sent out emails and SMSes reiterating harmony, and put up banners saluting those who died in the 26/11 terrorist attack. From Chennai's Thousand Lights Mosque to Delhi's Jama Masjid, from Khwaza Banda Nawaz dargah in Gulbarga...

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Muslims, Christians Hold Interfaith Rights Rally

December 9, 2008

Author: Al Jacinto

Source: GMA News

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/138459/Muslims-Christians-hold-interfaith-rights-rally

Muslim and Christian religious leaders held an interfaith prayer rally in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The organizers of the prayer rally also displayed several photographs of political activists and civilians, who...

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Virtual World for Muslims Debuts

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7768601.stm

A trial version of the first virtual world aimed at the Muslim community has been launched.

Called Muxlim Pal, it allows Muslims to look after a cartoon avatar that inhabits the virtual world.

Based loosely on other virtual worlds such as The Sims, Muxlim Pal lets members customise the look of their avatar and its private room.

Aimed...

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India's Muslims Hope to Avoid Backlash

December 8, 2008

Author: Erika Kinetz

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iebxq2ToFkGYJsWMbbQHADpab0jwD94UNHT00

The cleric stood before dozens of bearded men who had gathered on a crowded Mumbai street corner to honor the 171 people killed by Islamic militants.

"Many innocents were killed by these terrorists," said Ibrahim Tani, president of the Muslim Council of India. "Those...

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India Attacks Haven't Led to More Violence

December 7, 2008

Author: Siddharth Philip

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-12-07-india_N.htm

When Hakim Iqbal goes to the mosque today to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, he will wear a black armband — a sign of solidarity with Mumbai's Hindus and Christians after the terrorist attacks on this city that left 171 dead.

Nearly two weeks after Islamic terrorists rampaged through the heart of India's commercial...

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Muslim Groups Urge Interfaith Dialogue in the Wake of Mumbai Attacks

December 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=749

Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Council on American-Islamic Relations urged interfaith dialogue between Indian Muslims and Hindus in the wake of last week's Mumbai attacks.

The call for an interfaith effort came on the heels of a two-day initiative in New York, where local Muslims and Jews joined in offering condolences and prayers for...

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