Islam

Muslim Seminary Issues Fatwa Against Terrorism

June 2, 2008

Author: Andrew Buncombe

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/muslim-seminary-issues-fatwa-against-terrorism-838162.html

A Muslim Indian seminary which is said to have inspired the Taliban has issued a fatwa against terrorism, insisting that Islam is a religion of peace.

Senior clerics from the 150-year-old Darul Uloom Deoband issued the edict saying they...

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Islamic Hard-Liners in Jakarta Break Up Tolerance Rally

June 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/06/01/asia/AS-GEN-Indonesia-Religious-Violence.php

Islamic hard-liners broke up a religious tolerance rally Sunday, beating demonstrators with bamboo sticks and calling for the deaths of members of a Muslim sect they consider heretical, witnesses said.

About 200...

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Muslim Family Builds Hindu Temple in TN Village

June 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Muslim_family_builds_Hindu_temple_in_TN_village/rssarticleshow/3090249.cms

Showcasing secular values in this remote village of Tamil Nadu, a devout Muslim couple have built a temple for Hindu Goddess Mariamman in the backyard of their house and conduct regular poojas, arousing interest and curiosity in...

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Inside the World of UK Muslim Women

June 1, 2008

Author: Nick Mathiason and Huma Qureshi

Source: The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jun/01/britishidentity.islam

She wants to marry her soulmate, shops in Primark, TK Maxx and Topshop, and dreams of starting her own business. Meet the typical Muslim woman in Britain today.

A thousand women throughout the country have responded to the biggest lifestyle study of Muslim women undertaken in the UK. It appears to show that...

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Jesters of Different Faiths Use Laughs to Bridge the Divide

May 31, 2008

Author: Marek Fuchs

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/31/us/31religion.html?_r=1&em&ex=1212379200&en=93d9f037fa917cc8&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

The Jewish comedian began with a routine about raising adolescents. “There was a reason Abraham was asked to sacrifice Isaac at 12 and not 13,” he said. “At 13, it wouldn’t have been a sacrifice....

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Longtime High School Wrestling Coach Says Religious Controversy Sparked Firing

May 30, 2008

Author: Diane Macedo

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,360383,00.html

A high school wrestling coach in a Michigan city known for its large Arab community says he’s being forced out of his job of 35 years on trumped up allegations he allowed his assistant, a local clergyman, to try converting students to Christianity.

The coach, Jerry Marszalek, told FOXNews.com he thinks the decision to not renew his contract with...

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Britain's Got Talent: Dancing to the Same Beat

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network/The Telegraph

http://www.sikhnet.com/people/britains-got-talent-dancing-same-beat

A Michael Jackson tribute act featuring a Muslim and a Sikh has proved a massive hit on the TV show Britain's Got Talent. Here, Signature give their first interview with Celia Walden

On 29 May 08: Britain's got talent favourites Signature gave the Telegraph's Celia Walden a dance lesson and a quick...

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International Museum of Muslim Culture Thriving in Mississippi

May 29, 2008

Author: Sophie McNeil

Source: Jackson Free Press

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?mid1=676&&ArticleID=24882&&name=n&&currPage=1

Walking up the stairs at the Mississippi Arts Center, one might expect just another exhibit. But through the heavy wood and metal doors, Islam’s history and culture—rich with colors and textures—show that it is much more than an ordinary exhibit. The International...

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Muslim Women: Dress Code Violates Faith

May 28, 2008

Author: CHRIS SERRES

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/business/19303124.html?location_refer=Most%20Viewed:podcasts

A group of Muslim workers allege they were fired by a New Brighton tortilla factory for refusing to wear uniforms that they say were immodest by Islamic standards.

Six Somali women claim they were ordered by a manager to wear pants and shirts to work instead of their...

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