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Burger King Settles Suit over Worker’s Beard

December 3, 2007

Author: Jane M. Von Bergen

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking/business_breaking/20071203_Burger_King_settles_suit_over_workers_beard.html

The owner of a Burger King in Brookhaven will pay $15,800 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission on behalf of a Muslim employee who was fired in November 2004 after he refused...

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Muslim Leader Urges Rethink on Mufti

December 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/03/2107761.htm?section=justin

Senior Australian Muslim leader Dr Ameer Ali says it is time for the head cleric or Mufti of Australia to be either replaced or the position abolished altogether.

Dr Ali is the former chairman of the Prime Minister's Muslim Reference Group and current vice-president of the regional Islamic council of South-East...

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Radio Host Michael Savage Sues Islamic Organization Over Ads

December 3, 2007

Author: KIM CURTIS

Source: Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20071203/APN/712030750

SAN FRANCISCO -- Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage sued an Islamic civil rights group on Monday for copyright infringement over the organization's use of a 4-minute segment of his show in which he called the Quran a "book of hate."

Savage said the Washington, D.C.-based...

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Arab-American Paratrooper Faces Deportation After Afghan Service

December 3, 2007

Author: Ed Pilkington

Source: Guardian Unlimited

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2220866,00.html

A highly decorated Arab-American sergeant in the US army, who is currently serving as a paratrooper in Afghanistan, faces deportation on his return to the United States because of an irregularity in his immigration papers.

Sgt Hicham Benkabbou has been served with an order to stand trial for deportation as soon as he arrives home,...

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Four Muslims Shot Dead in Thai South: Police

December 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Associated Foreign Press

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jb4mVsFss9vtxY5Wz18nu91fvxHA

Four Muslim men, including a village chief, were shot dead by suspected rebels in separate attacks in Thailand's insurgency-torn south, police said Sunday.

The latest attacks followed last week's gruesome killings of a Muslim military informant and two Buddhist men in the region, which has been rocked by...

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Younger Muslims Tune In to Upbeat Religious Message

December 2, 2007

Author: Kevin Sullivan

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/01/AR2007120101803.html

Muna el-Leboudy, a 22-year-old medical student, had a terrible secret: She wanted to be a filmmaker. The way she understood her Muslim faith, it was haram -- forbidden -- to dabble in movies, music or any art that might pique sexual desires.

Then one day in September, she...

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Indian Muslims to Meet on Bangladesh Author Row

December 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Associated Foreign press

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hmd9YrmySJ0idV1WmZeF9fzpCZJg

Hardline Indian Muslim groups said they would meet on Sunday to decide whether to keep up demands for the expulsion of Bangladesh author Taslima Nasreen, hounded into hiding by protests against her.

The Milli Ittehad Parishad, an umbrella alliance of 12 Muslim groups, on Saturday announced the meeting, a day...

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Sudan Jail Teacher 'In Good Spirits'

November 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sky News

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1295080,00.html

The British teacher jailed in Sudan for insulting Islam by allowing her class to name a teddy bear Mohammed is in good spirits and not too distressed, her son has said.

John Gibbons was able to chat to his mother Gillian for a "reasonable length of time".

"She said she doesn't want anyone using her as something to stoke up...

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WSU Panel to Present Findings on Muslim-American Experience

November 30, 2007

Author: MANDY BURTON

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071130/NEWS02/71130013/1048/SPORTS01

A panel discussion on Wayne State University's campus this evening will share the findings of a task force on Muslim involvement in American political and civic life.

The study, called "Strengthening America: The Civic and Political Integration of Muslim Americans," was...

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Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him

November 29, 2007

Author: Perry Bacon Jr.

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/28/AR2007112802757.html?hpid=topnews

In his speeches and often on the Internet, the part of Sen. Barack Obama's biography that gets the most attention is not his race but his connections to the Muslim world.

Since declaring his candidacy for president in February, Obama, a member of a...

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