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A Hindu-Muslim Durga Puja in Agartala

October 8, 2008

Author: Kishalay Bhattacharjee

Source: NDTV

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080068029

Serial bomb blast across various states in the country may have dampened the spirit of Navaratri, but the blasts on the eve of Durga Puja has not changed the festivities in Tripura, which has a unique tradition of Hindus and Muslims celebrating puja together.

Not far from the big-budget colourful Durga Puja...

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Egyptian Killed in Sectarian Row

October 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7658355.stm

Egypt's occasionally fragile sectarian ties have been shaken by the murder of a Muslim whose wife converted to Islam against her Christian family's wishes.

Police said Mariam Khilla's brother, Rami, broke into their Cairo home and opened fire, killing her husband and injuring Mrs Khilla and their daughter.

Mr Khilla had been searching for...

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Muslim Youths to Advise Ministers

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7656108.stm

A group of young British Muslims are being named as advisers to ministers as part of a drive against extremism.

The move comes as part of fresh plans to prevent radicalisation and address community concerns.

The 22 Muslims aged 16-25 will hold regular meetings with key ministers and civil servants.

Muslims called for a voice for youngsters...

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Ramadan Sees Birth of Emerging Muslim Labor Movement

October 7, 2008

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

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

Hundreds of Muslim workers at two meat processing plants in Colorado and Nebraska walked off the job earlier this month, protesting their employer's refusal to grant time to pray and break a 12-hour fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan....

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Police Destroy Suspicious Backpack at Austin Mosque

October 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6041413.html

Police safely exploded a suspicious backpack left in the parking lot of an Austin mosque.

Austin police Lt. Cedric Hudson said Azzam Baytie, 46, had made threats to the mosque, the North Austin Muslim Community Center. Baytie, described by authorities as "emotionally disturbed," claimed he had a bomb in his backpack,...

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Hindu-Muslim Family’s Choice of Cremation Arouses Anger

October 4, 2008

Author: Annie Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/nyregion/04cremate.html?em

Friends and family remember Shafayet Reja as an affectionate young man who stayed up late to write poetry, danced exuberantly at weddings and explored the faiths of his father and mother with an openheartedness that led him to declare on his Facebook page, “I never get tired of learning the new things that life has to offer....

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Muslims End Holy Month With Call to Spread Love

October 2, 2008

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081002/NEWS10/810010234

Azeeze Abdoley arrived at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo long before dawn yesterday, joining other kitchen volunteers at 5:30 a.m. to prepare meals for more than 1,000 guests.

The community meal was part of the Muslim observance of Eid ul-Fitr, or Feast of Fast-Breaking, the holiday...

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Manual Outlines Muslim Radicalization in Prisons

October 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/02/europe/EU-France-Prison-Radicals.php

Security officials from several European countries have developed a manual to help prison authorities prevent their jailhouses from becoming incubators for Muslim extremists.

The manual, developed by France, Germany and Austria, includes signs that may indicate that a prisoner was...

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Inland Muslims Sign on to Nationwide Voter Registration Push

October 1, 2008

Author: David Olson

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_muslimvote02.ceed6a.html

Hanna Shafik has been a U.S. citizen for 13 years. The Egyptian-born woman always meant to register to vote but didn't do so until Wednesday, when she spotted a voter-registration table at the Ontario Convention Center after leaving prayers for Eid ul-Fitr, which celebrates the end of the...

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"The Quran Tells Us to Serve"

September 30, 2008

Author: Michael Riley

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/NEWS02/809300338/1070

This evening, Nasser Ahmed will be on the roof of the mosque at the Islamic Center of Ocean County in Toms River. He'll be looking heavenward, searching for the moon. He won't be alone; other members of the congregation will be with him. The search for the moon is a communal experience, requiring...

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