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Figures Show Islam Third-Largest Religion

November 29, 2007

Author: Patrick Logue

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/1129/breaking44.htm

Muslims are now the third-largest religious group in the State behind Catholic and members of the Church of Ireland, according to Census figures released by the Central Statistics Office today.

There number of people who said their religion was Islam was 32,500 in April 2006, when the Census was conducted across...

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The Battle over Mosque Reform

November 29, 2007

Author: Dominic Casciani

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7118503.stm

British Muslim leaders are to tell mosques to reform - but do young Muslims even care?

This week began as just another for Britain's mosques. But by the end of it, things could be very different.

The four largest Islamic organisations in the UK have, against expectations, agreed professional standards for mosques. It may sound...

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Judge Declines to Block Autopsies of Muslim Men

November 28, 2007

Author: MAX B. BAKER

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/story/328475.html

FORT WORTH -- A Tarrant County judge declined Tuesday to stop the autopsies of two men killed in a traffic collision late Sunday night. The men's families had objected, saying autopsies violated their Muslim faith.

Abdel Rahman Joudeh, 23, of Arlington and Mohammad Khan, 18, of Grand Prairie were killed when their car veered into the path of a...

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UW-Milwaukee Students Object to Security Fee for Anti-Islamic Speaker

November 28, 2007

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1578213.html

MILWAUKEE — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student group that's invited a speaker who's raised the ire of some Muslim organizations elsewhere because of his anti-Islamic message is objecting to a school demand that it post extra security fees for the appearance.

UWM's Conservative Union said the university is trying to kill the Dec. 4...

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Report: 'Islamofascism' Blinds U.S.

November 28, 2007

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/International_Security/Emerging_Threats/Briefing/2007/11/28/report_islamofascism_blinds_us/6439/

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The term "Islamofascism" dangerously obscures important distinctions and differences between groups of Islamic extremists, says a counter-terror think tank.

"Since Sept. 11 conservatives have continually lumped various groups...

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Mitt Romney Rejects Reports He Would Not Consider a Muslim in His Cabinet

November 28, 2007

Source: FOXNews.com

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,313303,00.html

Mitt Romney said Tuesday that reports claiming he does not think a Muslim would be needed in his Cabinet are inaccurate, and that he would consider applicants "of any faith and ethnic group" for positions in a Romney administration.

"The people who would be part of my Cabinet is something that I really haven’t given a lot of thought to at this point," Romney said, speaking to reporters at a...

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To Muslim Girls, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In

November 28, 2007

Author: NEIL MacFARQUHAR

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/us/28girlscout.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

MINNEAPOLIS — Sometimes when Asma Haidara, a 12-year-old Somali immigrant, wants to shop at Target or ride the Minneapolis light-rail system, she puts her Girl Scout sash over her everyday clothes, which usually include a long skirt worn over pants as well as a swirling head scarf.

Girls from...

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Kenyan Muslims Deny Sharia Claims

November 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7115387.stm

Kenyan Muslim leaders have dismissed as propaganda allegations that an opposition party promised to introduce Sharia for Muslims if it won elections.

The National Muslim Leaders Forum said its deal with the Orange Democratic Movement was to end the current discrimination against Muslims.

Christian leaders have been calling for the pact to be made public...

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Canadian Muslim Barred from Air Canada Flight Files Human Rights Complaint

November 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Canadian Press

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5ghJG4QIkRFBCXXbVBJY7amf_tkIw

A Canadian Muslim who says he was blocked from a domestic Air Canada flight because of racial profiling has filed a complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

While attempting to purchase a ticket in Vancouver to fly to Victoria in May 2004, Shahid Mahmood said he was flagged as a security...

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Bid to Free Teddy Insult Teacher

November 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7114439.stm

Sudanese officials have indicated that the British teacher arrested for allowing her class teddy bear to be named Muhammad could be released soon.

Gillian Gibbons, of Liverpool, may face blasphemy charges for insulting Islam's Prophet. A conviction could mean six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine.

The Sudan Embassy in London said the...

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Right-Wing Hindus Urge India to Protect Muslim Author

November 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071126/wl_sthasia_afp/indiareligionculturebangladeshnasreen

Opposition Hindu nationalists Monday pressed New Delhi to provide security to Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, who faces death threats from Muslim groups at home and in India.

The demand came with Nasreen in hiding in the...

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