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U.S. House Candidate Could be State’s First Muslim Rep

March 3, 2008

Author: Dayna Sheinberg

Source: Indiana Daily Student

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=49433&comview=1

If Andre Carson wins the Seventh Indiana Congressional district seat, he will be the second Muslim elected to Congress and the first to represent the state of Indiana.

Carson, 33, is the Democratic candidate in the special election for his late grandmother Rep. Julia Carson’s seat on March 11.

While Carson...

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Compulsory Religion Classes Illegal

March 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The State

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thestate.com/372/story/335521.html

A Turkish high court ruled Monday that religious education classes geared toward Sunni Muslims should not be compulsory, a major victory for a Shiite branch of Islam.

The ruling affecting Turkey's Alevi community is also likely to please the European Union which has made religious liberties a condition for Turkey's...

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Court Bans Veiled Terror Suspect

March 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7275392.stm

An Austrian court has excluded a young Muslim woman from the start of her trial on terrorism charges because she refused to remove her full-face veil.

The suspect, identified as Mona S, is charged, along with her husband Mohamed M, with links to al-Qaeda and posting a threatening video on the internet.

The presiding judge ordered the woman to be...

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Islamic Body Urges Wealthy People to Assist the Poor

March 3, 2008

Author: Ahmed Tahir Ajobe

Source: allAfrica/Daily Trust

http://allafrica.com/stories/200803031189.html

An Islamic organization, the Jama'atu Izalatu Bida'a Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS) has called on wealthy Nigerians to assist the poor and impoverished members of the society.

The national chairman of the group, Alhaji Ibrahim Na Alhaji said until the wealthy cultivate the habit of assisting their indigent brothers, the much desired national...

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Jews, Muslims Gather to Promote Local, Global Peace at PeaceWalk

March 3, 2008

Author: Yusra Tekbali

Source: The Arizona Daily Wildcat

http://media.wildcat.arizona.edu/media/storage/paper997/news/2008/03/03/News/Jews-Muslims.Gather.To.Promote.Local.Global.Peace.At.Peacewalk-3247259.shtml

As death tolls in the Gaza Strip continued to rise over the weekend, Muslims and Jews in Tucson marched to promote understanding and peace on a...

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NY Student Who Dumped Qurans in Toilet Gets Community Service

March 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--quranvandalism0303mar03,0,1438546.story

A former Pace University student who twice threw copies of the Quran into a toilet at the school after disputes with Muslims pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct in connection with the incidents.

Stanislav...

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Interfaith Shabbat Draws Jewish, Muslim Students

March 3, 2008

Author: KATIE WALSH

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/03/03/20339/

Friday evening, students from the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) sat down for Shabbat dinner, friendly banter, and cultural and religious learning.

Participants in the Muslim-Jewish Dialogue filled up at least two tables at the Shabbat. The discussion was relaxed, with conversations about what people...

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New Immigration Screening Methods Target Muslims, Critics Charge

March 3, 2008

Author: Marisa Taylor

Source: Chicago Tribune/McClatchy Newspapers

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-immigrant-profilingmar04,1,3594616.story

In the six and a half years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, federal law-enforcement agencies have secretly established profiling techniques to screen immigrants based on their nationalities, protocols that critics charge encourage the unjustified...

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Muslim Woman Forced to Leave Gretna Mall

March 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sun Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sunherald.com/218/story/404015.html

A Muslim housewife says her civil rights were violated when a security guard forced her to leave a shopping mall when she refused to take her religious headscarf off.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based Muslim civil liberties group, made the incident public Friday. The group has asked...

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U.S. Zeal for Iran's Non-Muslims Faulted

March 1, 2008

Author: Thomas Erdbrink and Karin Brulliard

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/29/AR2008022903488.html

For decades the United States has funded an effort intended to help Christians, Zoroastrians and Jews escape persecution in Iran. Now some of their leaders are questioning American motives as sects that have endured here for thousands of years dwindle rapidly as a...

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Playing with Fire: Mixing Politics and Religion Can Be a Dangerous Game

March 1, 2008

Author: Jodi Enda

Source: Conscience

http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/conscience/current/cWinter0708_playingwithfire.asp

Less than two months before Iowans would go to their caucuses, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a “faithful citizenship statement” urging Catholics to “use the values of their faith to shape their political choice.” While the statement didn’t tell...

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What is Islam?

March 1, 2008

Author: JOE RODRIGUEZ

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/194/story/327331.html

Part of a message posted on the outdoor sign of a south Wichita church proclaims, "Islam is a lie."

A newsletter published by Wichita's largest Protestant church contains a column that asks the question: "Can Muslims be Good Americans?" The answer, according to the article, is no.

Other Wichita churches hold town hall meetings and weeks-long...

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Secularists Face Tests In Northwest Pakistan

March 1, 2008

Author: Candace Rondeaux/Imtiaz Ali

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/29/AR2008022903675.html

Parliamentary elections have come and gone in this village of mud-brick homes, but signs of unrest still abound. In the council hall, the walls have been stained by blood, evidence of a preelection bombing at a political rally. In the village cemetery, the graves of more than...

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