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Belarus Editor Jailed for Islam Cartoon

January 19, 2008

Author: YURAS KARMANAU

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/270/story/255491.html

A Belarus court sentenced a newspaper editor Friday to three years in prison for reprinting a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked worldwide riots when it was initially published in a Danish newspaper.

In Vienna, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe protested the...

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Buddhist Thai Govt Says Fails to Win Muslims' Hearts

January 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://uk.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUKBKK60160._CH_.242020080118

The Thai government said on Friday it was failing to win over the ethnic Malays of the predominantly Muslim far south, where more than 2,800 people have been killed in four years of separatist insurgency.

"We made great progress on military operations last year, but our efforts with the people remained...

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NY Settles Suit over Dress Code for Prison Guards

January 18, 2008

Source: Newsday.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--prisons-religious0118jan18,0,2415823.story

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Justice Department has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of state prison guards who had sought the right to wear certain types of religious clothing on the job.

The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan announced Friday that the state's...

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The University of Tulsa Masjid

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 918-812-3278
Email: msa-tu@utulsa.edu
Website: http://www.utulsa.edu/iss/mosque/default.html
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History

Muslim students began arriving on the campus of the University of Tulsa in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Muslim Student Organization of TU (MSA-TU) was formed and began working on plans to provide a place for Muslim students to perform...
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Muslims Reassured Job Quota

January 17, 2008

Author: Ajay Jha

Source: Gulf News

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/08/01/17/10182435.html

The federal government yesterday reassured Muslims that it is considering their demand for reservation in educational institutions and government jobs.

Home Minister Shivraj Patil gave this assurance while speaking at the annual Conference of State Minorities Commission.

"We have to apply our mind as to how best to do this [...

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Islamic Militants Attack Troops in Southern Mogadishu

January 17, 2008

Author: MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080117/NEWS07/80117050#article_comments

Islamic militants fired mortar shells and guns in the Somali capital today, sparking crossfire with Ethiopian troops and their Somali government allies that killed at least 20 people, witnesses said.

Mogadishu...

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Runner Wears Uniform That Caused DQ

January 17, 2008

Author: Alan Goldenbach

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/16/AR2008011603574.html?hpid=sec-religion

Juashaunna Kelly, the Theodore Roosevelt High School senior track star who was disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational for wearing a noncompliant uniform, wore the same unitard yesterday and set three personal records at the D.C....

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Smith Targets Internet Extremism

January 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7193049.stm

The home secretary has outlined plans to target websites promoting extremism, as part of efforts to stop people being drawn towards radical groups.

Jacqui Smith said she wanted to use technology to stop "vulnerable people" being "groomed for violent extremism".

"Because something is difficult, that is no reason not to have a go at it...

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"The Corridor of Peace," a Commentary by Farzand Ahmed

January 17, 2008

Author: Farzand Ahmed

Source: India Today

http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/the-corridor-of-peace-3.html

In December last year, All India Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Council, a Sufi organisation, led a peace march to Parliament, holding placards that read: “Islam says killing of one innocent is killing of humanity. Sufi Corridor can play an important role in establishing peace and unity.”

Despite the overly idealistic veneer...

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Prep Athlete Wearing Muslim Clothing Disqualified From Track Meet

January 16, 2008

Author: Alan Goldenbach

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011503356.html?hpid=sec-religion

Juashaunna Kelly, a Theodore Roosevelt High School senior who has the fastest mile and two-mile times of any girls' runner in the District this winter, was disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational indoor track and field meet after...

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