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MSA Launches First Islam Awareness Week

January 28, 2008

Author: Dougal Sutherland

Source: The Swarthmore Daily Gazette

http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2008/01/28/msa-launches-first-islam-awareness-week/

This week, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) will be hosting the inaugural Islam Awareness Week, an attempt to raise awareness of the group's (and the religion's) presence on campus. There will be several events throughout the week, focusing mostly on the experience of Muslim...

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Interfaith Leaders Call for Intervention In Gaza

January 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=597

As the growing humanitarian crisis continues in the Gaza Strip, interfaith leaders in Southern California held a press conference and a vigil to call for an end to the collective punishment of 1.5 million residents. Interfaith leaders highlighted the importance of social justice and its centrality to Abrahamic faith traditions."

"Violence done in the name...

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Nazia Fights and Wins a Battle for Muslim Women Rights

January 27, 2008

Author: Kashif-ul-Huda

Source: TwoCircles.net

http://www.twocircles.net/2008jan26/nazia_fights_and_wins_battle_muslim_women_rights.html

A 19 year old Muslim girl has successfully changed a 50 year old tradition. Nazia Tabassum, a student of History is making history of her own.

It all started when breaking stereotypes, the girl in hijab won the election for the post of Joint Secretary at the Ranchi...

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Survey: Europeans Think Islam is Dangerous

January 27, 2008

Author: Jason Groves

Source: Daily Express

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/32867/Europeans-think-Islam-is-dangerous

AN “overwhelming majority” of Europeans believe immigration from Islamic countries is a threat to their traditional way of life, a survey revealed last night.

The poll, carried out across 21 countries, found “widespread anti-immigration sentiment”, but warned Europe’s...

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Zoning Panel's Rejection of Proposed Mosque Raises Questions

January 27, 2008

Author: Jim DeBrosse

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/01/27/ddn012708mosque.html

SUGARCREEK TWP., Greene County — When the First Baptist Church here advertised a speaker last fall who would tell "the truth about Islam," Dina Ezzeddine of Kettering assumed it would be an interfaith gathering aimed at dispelling negative publicity about her religion...

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Turkish PM Challenges Headscarf Ban

January 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Al Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AF64357F-1B17-41B5-A036-CF5E23252E0F.htm

The Turkish prime minister has challenged a ban on Muslim headscarves in universities and public offices, saying there was no need to wait for a constitutional change to remove the ban, state media says.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing to lift the ban which he says is merely a question of...

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European Party to Defend Against Islam

January 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=265215

The heads of leading far-right parties unveiled a plan for a new European "patriotic" party yesterday to defend the continent against Islam, immigrants and the impact of globalization. Heinz-Christian Strache, head of Austria's Freedom Party, said the group, whose backers include French National Front leader...

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Officials Need to Show Hardship if They Want to Deny Halal Meals to a Inmate

January 24, 2008

Author: Howard Fischer

Source: Capitol Media Services

http://www.svherald.com/articles/2008/01/24/news/doc4798227982050939942206.txt

PHOENIX — Arizona prison officials need to show a real hardship if they want to deny halal meals to a Muslim inmate, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

In a unanimous ruling, the judges overturned a lower court decision which accepted the claims of the state...

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Pakistan Army Says Scores of Islamic Militants Killed, Captured

January 24, 2008

Author: Nancy-Amelia Collins

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-01-24-voa15.cfm

The Pakistani army says it killed 40 Islamic militants and arrested 30 during two days of fighting along its border with Afghanistan. The United States, meanwhile, has offered to train Pakistani security forces in their fight against the al-Qaida-linked militants. VOA's Nancy-Amelia Collins reports from Islamabad.

The fighting took...

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Dutch Muslims Condemn MP's Film

January 24, 2008

Author: Geraldine Coughlan

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7206644.stm

The Dutch Muslim Council has attacked far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders' politics as "racist and fascist".

The council, which includes 200 organisations, appealed for calm ahead of the planned release by the MP of a controversial film.

Mr Wilders says his film will show the Koran as an inspiration for murder.

The Dutch Muslim Council...

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A Capitol Gain for Muslim Train Hero

January 24, 2008

Author: DAPHNE RETTER

Source: New York Post

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01242008/news/regionalnews/a_capitol_gain_for_muslim_train_hero_616852.htm

January 24, 2008 -- WASHINGTON - The Brooklyn Muslim who defended a group of Jewish subway riders after they were allegedly attacked for saying "Happy Hanukkah" last month will get an all-American reward next week - a seat at the State of the Union Address...

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Muslim Women Advise on Extremism

January 23, 2008

Author: Dominic Casciani

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7203925.stm

Leading Muslim women are being brought together to advise ministers in a new tactic to root out extremism.

The Muslim Women's Advisory Group is to be launched after the government came under pressure to help women in the Muslim community gain a greater say.

The group of 19 women assembled by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears is to work as part of...

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Three Little Pigs 'Too Offensive'

January 23, 2008

Author: Sean Coughlan

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7204635.stm

A story based on the Three Little Pigs fairy tale has been turned down by a government agency's awards panel as the subject matter could offend Muslims.

The digital book, re-telling the classic story, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

Becta, the government's educational technology...

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