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Serbs Halt Sale of Controversial Novel on Islam

August 19, 2008

Author: Ivana Sekularac

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/artsNews/idUSLJ49002320080819

A controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammed's life was pulled from bookstores in Serbia to avoid conflict with the country's Muslim minority, the publisher said on Wednesday.

"The Jewel of Medina", a debut novel by American journalist Sherry Jones, hit bookstores in Serbia on August 1, a week before Random House cancelled its U...

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Muslim Sprinter Wins Olympic Sprint Dressed Head to Toe in Hijab

August 19, 2008

Author: Niall Firth

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1046912/Muslim-sprinter-wins-Olympic-sprint-dressed-head-toe-hijab.html

Sprinters have long been squeezing their muscular frames into the most eye-wateringly skimpy, tight and revealing costumes imaginable.

But one female athlete at this year’s Olympics is bucking the trend...

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Grounded Pilot, Wife Sue Over 'No-Fly' List

August 19, 2008

Author: Christopher Wink

Source: The Patriot-News

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2008/08/grounded_muslim_airline_pilot.html

A Gulf War veteran and his wife say they've been unfairly placed on a federal list that limits their commercial flight access and threatens his job as a commercial pilot. To fight back, the couple, who are Muslim, filed a lawsuit today against a host of U.S. government agencies. "We...

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Coca-Cola Celebrates Ramadan

August 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Net Daily

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=72822

Coca-Cola plans to celebrate Ramadan this year by decorating cans with a crescent moon and star – a widely recognized Islamic symbol.

The moon and star can be found on at least 11 flags of Muslim countries, and now it will be featured on packaging in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Morocco, Tunisia and other Islamic...

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Religion a Hurdle in Shabana’s Bid to Find a House in Mumbai

August 18, 2008

Author: Jawed Naqvi

Source: Dawn.com

http://www.dawn.com/2008/08/18/top11.htm

Indian actress Shabana Azmi claimed in an interview on Sunday that she and her celebrity husband Javed Akhtar had been unable to find a new house for themselves in Mumbai because they are Muslim.

“If Shabana and Javed Akhtar cannot find a house in the most cosmopolitan city you can imagine what must be happening with the ordinary Muslims elsewhere,” she said in a...

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Muslim Voters Meet Candidates, Officials at Picnic

August 17, 2008

Author: Ben Hubbard

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/16/AR2008081602046.html

Some came for the spicy chicken, others for the twisty balloons. But Maura Yasin came to send a message to the public officials and political candidates who turned out to mingle with members of Northern Virginia's Muslim community yesterday.

"I came to be part of the crowd, to...

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Southern California Muslim Youth Meet Leaders from L.A. Gov't, Media & Civic Groups

August 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=681

Last week, the Muslim Public Affairs Council held its second annual Southern California Muslim American Young Leaders Summit, bringing 27 young leaders together to discuss pressing policy issues with local government agencies, civic groups, and media professionals. The three-day Summit allowed the young leaders to engage with officials in local government, including...

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Kashmir Shuts Down Over Land Row

August 4, 2008

Author: Altaf Hussain

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7540157.stm

A shutdown is being observed in Indian-controlled Kashmir valley to protest against alleged assaults on Muslims in the state's Jammu region.

The Hindus in Jammu have been protesting ever since the state government rescinded the transfer of land to a Hindu shrine.

Muslims had protested saying that the move was aimed at altering the demographic...

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As Tensions Rise for Egypt’s Christians, Officials Call Clashes Secular

August 2, 2008

Author: Michael Slackman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/02/world/middleeast/02egypt.html?hp

A monastery was ransacked in January. In May, monks there were kidnapped, whipped and beaten and ordered to spit on the cross. Christian-owned jewelry stores were robbed over the summer. The rash of violence was so bad that one prominent Egyptian writer worried it had become “open season” on the nation...

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