Islam

Court Says US Border Inspections of Muslims Were Allowed

November 26, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/26/america/NA-GEN-US-Muslims-Stopped.php

NEW YORK: U.S. immigration authorities acted constitutionally when they subjected dozens of people returning from an Islamic convention in Canada to screening tactics usually reserved for people suspected of being terrorists, an appeals court said Monday.

The court upheld the conclusion of a federal judge that the 2004...

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Mosque Conversion to Cost £1.5m

November 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/shropshire/7112058.stm

Members of Shropshire's Islamic Foundation need to raise around £1.5m to create a mosque complex.

They have bought the former Territorial Army building in Wellington, Telford and have planning permission to convert it to a mosque.

Saleh Laher, a member of the foundation, said it hoped to have the building ready...

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Oral Histories Pay Tribute to Muslim Women

November 23, 2007

Author: Clem Richardson

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2007/11/23/2007-11-23_spotlight_on_city_people_oral_histories_.html

The gallery at Harriet's Alter Ego is a small, spare space in the rear of a delightfully stylish women's clothing and accessory store on Brooklyn's Flatbush Ave., blocks from Grand Army Plaza. Nsenga Knight is making history there.

The...

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Chechen President Calls for Women to Wear Head Scarves, Latest Nod Toward Islamic Tradition

November 21, 2007

Author: Musa Sadulayev

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20071121-1246-russia-chechnya.html

The president of Chechnya has called for all women to cover their heads with scarves, the latest in a series of his unofficial orders toughening social customs for women in the violence-wracked, mainly Muslim Russian region.

The...

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Former Pub Could Become a Mosque

November 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/7103401.stm

A former Nottingham pub could get a new lease of life - as a mosque.

The Jamiat Ahle Hadith group has paid about £350,000 for the old Boulevard pub on Alfreton Road and has started using it for worship.

The building, erected in the 1890s, is being redeveloped although it has yet to receive planning...

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Candidate Confronted by Arabic Speaker

November 18, 2007

Author: SARAH LIEBOWITZ

Source: Concord Monitor

http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071118/NEWS01/711180314

Describing the United States as "the last best hope" for carrying on the ideals of western civilization, Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo called last night for an end to the nation's "bilingualization" and "Balkanization."

"I think Europe can not be counted on to help...

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Danes in Poll Tussle over Migrants

November 13, 2007

Author: Thomas Buch-Andersen

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7087474.stm

Immigration has become the central battleground in the Danish parliamentary election, which takes place on Tuesday.

Denmark's relations with the Muslim world reached crisis point in 2005 over a Danish newspaper's publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

The leader of the opposition Social Democrats, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, proposes...

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